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.

Thursday, 10 November 2016


As you may remember I write my own poems and some time ago I wrote HoneyBee Bear which I usually sell with a lovely bear to go with it.  
Then I had a light bulb moment and thought why not put it in a box frame along with a little, real suede, single dimension teddy bear and, tah da, here it is!

Just a gentle reminder, please don't copy my poems as they are copyright 
and it's how I make my living :)  Thanks very much.
If you should like to buy one like it or with any of my other poems just let me know.


Making paper Christmas Trees is such fun.  They're a bit tricky but just very cute, especially in a cluster.  With music script or handwriting paper, they both look so pretty.

You can find out how to make them on Utube if you like. 
Type in 'How to make a Christmas Tree from Paper' and it should pop up.
Why not have a go and pretty up your Christmas Table too?


With Christmas round the corner I wanted to make some fir cone decorations with new hessian ribbon I'd ordered especially for this very moment several months ago.  I like to be prepared!

Now,  I thought, let's go for a walk to find the fir cones, but who new they would be so hard to find at this time of year?  I just assumed fir cones - autumn - great!  Not so, it seems they are like gold dust round here unless someone knows where they are???

So what now?  Hurrah I found a box of cones I'd collected earlier in the year in Devon, really big ones, and thought ahah!   Treasure!       The result?....see what you think.

Next time I see cones I'll know to pick up loads ready for next Christmas!!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Birdies in jars

Time has flown by and have been encouraged today to write another post.

I love all the shabby chic, vintage interest there is at the moment so decided to make a vintage jar with decoupage, lace and music paper.  Great for storing all sorts of things it is still for sale.

Earlier in the year I made a different kind of decoration with little clay birds and mini bunting

Sorry the photos as not brilliant but I have a lot of fun making this one and it has now gone to a new home.  Hope the little birdies are happy!

Friday, 7 November 2014


I haven't written in my blog for a year so thought it was time to catch up a bit.  Hope you like these little Bears in boxes.

I've been busy making little bears/mouse in boxes and tins. 
Some have their own hottie (most important when it's cold outside!) and some have a little notebook to write in. 
They are small enough to fit in a pocket or for keeping children happy on journeys. Great fun!

This first one is in a maroon silver spotted box with little brown fluffy bear snuggled in pink, soft pillow and  lovely striped, ribbon edged blanket.  The little hottie is embroidered with a daisy.  All hand sew except for the under blanket which is machine edged.  Otherwise all hand sewn.

The poems are my own and copyright to me.
LITTLE  BROWN  BEARBear loves her little bed!

The next one is a dainty Little Blue Mouse with her friend Blue Bear who live in a double opening, hinged box with poem inside the lid, which explains that their little notebook is for you to write down all the lovely things you do together.

What's in the box?    
Let's look and see.....

I can't wait to see what they write about today!

All poems are copyright to me.

These little gifts are for sale, so please contact me if you are interested.  I'd love to read your comments.

Friday, 11 October 2013


I love to make new cuddlies and think these qualify :).  The two little owls have already sold but Bunny is still looking for a new home. 

 My daughter was throwing away an old Bunny as he'd become just too tatty so I took him to pieces and adapted the pieces for a new pattern and hey presto this Bunny arrived a few days later on my workbench.  
He's incredibly floppy and just 'different'. 
 He has some friends shown below which I made later based on the same pattern.  The little one is still here waiting for a new owner but the other two have been 'adopted'.