Monday, 31 May 2010


Today we went over to Rottnest Island on a friend's boat and met some friendly quokkas.
And had an ice cream of course :)

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Flying Down Under...

Like this bird - 'British Bird unaware he's flown to Australia' by Jane Ormes- we're flying Down Under tomorrow - packing panic has set in...
So it's goodbye for now, although I'll try to do some Aussie blogs while we're there!
Shops will re-open on the 21st June!
(Wish us good luck for the flight with a three and five year old... ughhh...:)

A fleet of boats

I've just packed this fleet of boats up to send to the Forge2 Gallery for their summer exhibition, Festival
I'm very happy to have my boats included in such talented company as the fabulous Aardvark and Andy Povey
It promises to be a bright and breezy exhibition, so if you're in the Northampton / Oxfordshire area, pop in and have a look!

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Daisy Dandelion

Super Macro...

Here are some of the pieces I made on my fused glass course - loving the super macro setting on my new camera!

It was really good fun and if you fancy a go and live anywhere near Malvern, have a look here for more courses throughout the summer.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Sunshine, lovely pressies and fish and chips by the river. That's a good birthday :)

Friday, 21 May 2010


Flowers are springing out everywhere - our clematis has got more flowers this year than it's ever had before....
And I'm loving these blue skies!

Another lovely thing is the Junky Chicken blog, which
features my Pier Postcards here - thanks Jenny!

Have a lovely sunny weekend - I've got a stall at St Mary's School Fete tomorrow (on the village green in Broadway, Worcestershire, from 11 til 3 - if you're in the area pop by!)

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Aussie Thursday - Tractor Home

Tractor Home is an innovative company based in Hawthorn, Victoria, which imports artwork and homewares from Africa for wholesale distribution in Australia.
They have some amazing products on offer including....

... gorgeous bowls woven from telephone wire...

...recycled tin flowers...

... recycled wire sculptures...

..and amazing plastic flower decorations.
Check out their inspiring website here

Monday, 17 May 2010

Barbie - Moody style..

Had the second barbeque of the year yesterday on our new barbie! (Well, new oil drum - the old one rusted through..)
And of course there were marshmallows for pudding..

I love Ed Boxall's lino prints, especially the ones inspired by camping trips with his family - our boys have a fascination with fire as well... have a look at Ed's prints here.

Friday, 14 May 2010

Folksy Friday - Fused Glass Finds!

I'm doing a one day Fused Glass course tomorrow, so here are some inspiring fused glass finds from Folksy - click on the pics to visit the shops!
Super Nova Fused Glass Ring from Tias Glass

Gold Heart Fused Glass Necklace from Sarah Myatt Glass

Fused glass ring from Rosie Maguire

Lime fused glass earrings from Edwina Simone

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Aussie Thursday No.3 - Made It Finds

This week's Aussie Thursday finds are all from the Australian handmade site, Made It.
It's an Aussie version of Folksy - only open to Australian sellers, but open to worldwide buyers - so get over there and have a look at all the fab stuff for sale!
Teacup Linocut Print from Ruby Victoria

Charley Lamp from The Owls are Hunting

Coffee Sack Cushion from Velvet Bean

Flower Bird Brooch from Little Viking Girl

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Croyde and Sennen

Named after two of our favourite beaches -these two are available to buy here.... and here.....

Tuesday, 11 May 2010


While looking through some old photos I found these polaroids from circa 1999 (when I was young, sniff...)
I had a polaroid camera for my 21st and spent the final weeks of my second year at uni wandering around Bearwood (Birmingham) taking very expensive photos of the sky, trees and other random things...




The door to my fire escape - my room was in the attic.
Ah, happy days! (going on ebay now to look at polaroid film :)

Chitty Chitty...

We went to stay with my sister and her boyfriend in Manchester at the weekend, and went to see....

It was really good and we especially liked the acting dogs!
We had a great weekend - thanks Mim :)

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Aussie Thursday - No.2

This Thursday - my favourite Etsy finds from Western Australian sellers - lovely , lovely things!

Oxidised Dove's Nest Ring from Starry Designs

'Departure' print from Fine Art Images

Belt Up Journal Cover from I Heart Charlie

Crocheted cushion cover from Art and Wool

Super Fruity soap from New Earth Soaps