Saturday, 20 May 2017


This canvas was once a different picture altogether which I didn't like at all so thought I would experiment to see if it could be altered and ta-da  it worked!

Having given it a base coat of several layers and then some texture with chalk paint I decided I love the blow away seed head look so gave it a try and here we have it.  It looks best against a slightly darker wall as it is a very soft coloured painting but  still very effective.    
It will be up for sale shortly.

I'm now looking for another canvas I don't like so I can have another go with maybe some birds?  Who knows !

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Little Brooches

I had seen some lovely little brooches on Pinterest and thought I would have a go 
at making some myself.  
I like the fact that no two are ever the same as you can use any tiny pieces of material to bring variety.

Friday, 7 April 2017


My latest attempt has been to make clocks and this is the first one.
The outer rim is painted in Laura Ashley chalk paint 
with a French Vintage Roses image for the centre. 

Tomorrow, Saturday 8th April, I'm doing a Moondust Display at the local Methodist Church in Forest Road in Annesley Woodhouse, NG17 9JB.  
If anyone would like to come along and say hello I'd be thrilled to bits to see you and
 show you all the things I've been making.


I love making drawstring bags out of any material I can find. 
This one is made out of bridal satin and when I'd finished I had the inspiration to hand paint some little flowers on it.

I'd encourage anyone to give it a go as I used water colours neat from the tube which gave quite a density to the colour.
Why not try it on a spare piece of any cloth and see what you come up with.  You might be as surprised as I was!

Birdie Cushions!


Who can resist little birds when they bring a smile whenever you come in the room?

This first one has a ditsy rose backing and outer edge .  The back view is shown in next photo.

Left hand cushion shows back view of cushion above and the right hand cushion has tiny beads sewn on and the bird appears on both sides of the cushion.

Again the bird appears on both sides of the cushion but this time with a ditsy rose edging.
                                                       They just make me smile :)

All for sale, but collection only. :)

Decoupage Jug


I decided to transform this metal green jug into something more inviting.

So after several layers of chalk paint and
decoupaging beautiful pink roses here and there,
we now have a very pretty jug which would
look lovely almost anywhere.
There are some humming birds flying around too, even one flying up the handle.

All in all I was so pleased with the result.
The inside can't hold liquid but if you place a jam jar inside for water it will hold a lovely bouquet of flowers and be a very original piece.

It is for sale if anyone would like it at £14.50.

Friday, 11 November 2016


Pebble pictures are fun to do and if you can imagine it you can pretty much 
produce it in pebbles!  
It's not as easy as it looks though and takes quite a few trial and errors! 
Simplicity seems to be the key and I was so encouraged with the end results, 
I thought I'd share them with you.

If anyone is interested they sell from £12-£25.  
They come in a box frame, either white or pale wood effect as shown.