Sunday, August 24, 2014

A big fat update post

It's seems an age since I gave a general 'this is what I've been up to' update. If you're interested in what's been going on around here... read on!

I finished my two children's workshops at the local library. Kids are so much fun to watch as they explore and experiment. I felt very special indeed when one of my favourite little crafty kids gifted me two friendship beads. I don't give a hoot that I'm 40, I'm wearing these proudly!

After the great ice storm last winter (and I do mean 'great' as in large, not as in super-duper fun) panic sort of set in. We've had a woodburning stove installed so that we won't freeze to death should the power go out this year. So if you find yourself near by and without juice you can come visit us for heat and mulled wine :)

I've been working my next set of altered Altoid tins. This is the prototype for the exterior. It's Magic Screen from Pee-wee's Playhouse! This set is SLOWWWW going so it may be a while before you see the next update.

This snap is from another 'in progress' project. The inside is almost done but the exterior is being a pain. Sometimes I have to wait for just the thing to come along to finish off a piece... this is one of those times.

Believe it or not I'm actually starting on my Christmas making. It's seems impossible to me but here's photographic evidence of a holiday order in the making.

Finally, this wee silkworm pixie was discovered in the studio and is freshly listed in the etsy shop.


  1. Oh I believe the holiday bit completely! I am already scheduling october and november projects and orders and starting to think about when the "cut off" is going to be. . . trouble is I feel like the old Kris Kringle in that lovely Christmas special who just keeps getting requests for toys from the children of Sombertown! How can I say no? They've all been so good this year! :)

    Your work is, as always, an inspiration and truly divine!

    Looking forward to seeing the updates on all of these works in progress. . .