Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
it's the school holidays and i've just come back from a short trip to the wairarapa with my mum, nephew and sons. it's been quite cold and rainy so i grabbed the opportunity to visit one of my fave second hand shops. i was thrilled to find these classic annuals, i love the colours and style especially the very trendy lady in her state of the art kitchen!i can see she is already multi tasking, it's obviously not a new thing!, i also found a couple of other cool items which i will post tomorrow. the shot of the beach is of us cooking dinner on a fire on the beach down by lake ferry, it's a beautiful rugged part of new zealand right at the bottom of the north island.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
this sweet little cross is a project that my very clever sister jutta created for the sunday school children to make this easter at church.she's amazing at finding simple materials such as drinking straws, coloured wire and pretty sequins and making them into something very unique and special, this reminds me of mexican craft work, which i love!
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
i showed you these pieces a few days ago, well here they are finished. i had real trouble photographing the owl one, my camera doesn't like the dark background, i think i'll give it another go today. i've got 3 more to post and i'll do that tomorrow. by the way, all these birds are native to New Zealand, alot of them live in the hills behind our house, they each have their own character!
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
it's the school holidays and my boys are already fighting over the computer so i'm posting early!i don't know about you but as much as i appreciate all the computer has done for my career, i wish it wasn't so much a part of our children's life. i am probably the meanest mum in the world, only allowing my boys on for an hour a day but they are both very creative and i just don't want them to fill every spare moment staring into a box.
Saturday, April 16, 2011
here are a selection of repeats i've been working on...thanks again for your lovely comments!
it's my son Austins 15th birthday today my i can't believe it, time certainly flies!
my younger son louis plays saturday morning soccer and while he's warming up with his team i use the opportunity to sneak down to the closest junk shop. today a found the cutest vase (german made) it goes wonderfully with the bowl don't you think! it has the same rough textured glaze with a smooth glossy side.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Friday, April 8, 2011
Craft tip of the week!
sign writing film is amazing stuff! it's available in tons of colours, its amazingly easy to use and is very durable. visit your local sign writing company, they will most likley have scraps and off cuts that they will give to you cheep or you can purchase it by the meter.
i use it for all sorts of things, for instance, the little white table is covered in glass. i've simply stuck strips on the underside to give it an individual look.
the rubbish bin is for food scraps for our worm farm (hence the apple),
we kept getting the bins mixed up! worms don't like egg shells!
you can use it outside too as it's designed to handle all weather conditions,i LOVE it!
a huge thanks to www.printpattern.blogspot.com for the lovely feature!
i just have to post this shot of "ruby loo loos, goody two shoes"
ruby for short, she isn't a puppy any more but gosh she's cute! she belongs to my amazing artist friend annie hayward, i'll be featuring her work very soon, i think you'll like it!
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
i spent ages rummaging around today looking for plates left over from my mosaicing days, iv'e taken photos of them as you can see, i've diddled around with some of the colours too, it's given my a cool idea, keep watching , i'll show you the results in the next few days!
thanks Helen and Alice for your kind comments!
I like Ellen Scissorhands! i might have to be Ellen scalpelhands though, i have the scars to show for it!