Things [ Hand Made ]


My chance to wonder about hand made things and tell the world about those I make, love and cherish!

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Decorating:: Easter cakes.

Decorating an Easter cake in the best way!


Saturday, 19 April 2014

Reading:: Two Turtle Doves by Alex Monroe

I have always been fascinated by how people make things.

As I make more and my creativity grows I have become more fascinated with why people make things.

A dear friend gave me this book for my birthday and I am enjoying reading about someone else's creative process

....and trying not to get a case of the "wanties" over his beautiful jewellery like this one


Friday, 18 April 2014

Making:: Melly and me...Hooty the owl

How lovely it is to sit and make something with no other aim than to make someone smile.



A birthday gift for an 8 year old

From a pattern given by Ruth with a few adaptations


Thursday, 17 April 2014

Making:: Easter gift boxes

Making Easter gift boxes for friends who just need a little something to let them know how much they are loved but not making a thing so big that they feel overwhelmed by a gift.

Whitewashing over ready made useful boxes. You know the type, the ones that are hard to throw away and ypu put somewhere to use but never quite know what for.

Doodled over and filled with a bunny and a carrot.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Playing:: with English paper piecing

A winter project slowly coming to an end.


Deciding how to arrange the colours and excited to see it coming together.

At last. It's been a long winter and I am ready to be working with a new colour palette.



Using the last of the summer fruit from the garden to make apple and gooseberries pies.


Seeing how patchwork fills every part of life.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Enjoying:: doodling

Doodling birthday cards for friends with only a few pens.

Inspired by Cora Dantini this book


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Reading :: Cleo Mussi

and wondering if I have time to play around with some mosaic.

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