Tuesday, 10 December 2013

{ Elsie’s }

back from a fun three days at Aunt Elsie’s Christmas Do in the Market Place. warm thanks to Suzanne forgetting it all organised and keeping it running so smoothly. hope to be able to do another next year …

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

{ printed }

the printing has arrived - cards to be made ready for Elsie's on Thursday

Monday, 2 December 2013

{ dummy run }

trial run for the stall later this week, checking everything will fit on the table

Thursday, 28 November 2013

{ making }

Japanese celluloid charms, to make brooches for the stall at Aunt Elsie’s – which opens a week today

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Friday, 22 November 2013

{ another post, within a week! }

playing with my collection of things, to make cards.

and enjoying almost losing the colour – but not quite.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

{ must try harder }

been busy making things, and not blogging at all. here's an advance notice about an event coming up next month. lots of designers and makers involved. and here are some things i'm getting ready:

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

{ an eternity }

feels like ages since i posted something. i've been busy doing very small stitches, for the Yellow Suitcase Project. everyone’s work will be on show at the end of next week – details here: http://www.theyellowsuitcaseproject.co.uk/?page_id=312

here are some glimpses of my suitcase:

Friday, 13 September 2013

Monday, 2 September 2013

{ sunny in Oxford }

the fair went off smoothly, although windier than expected. the pebbles were popular – I hadn't shown them before, just made dozens of them here. so it was good to know that they appealed to other people.

Friday, 30 August 2013

{ ready }

packed up and ready for tomorrow morning. hoping it's a busy day.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

{ preparing }

getting ready for the day at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford next Saturday – planning the stall and packing everything up

Thursday, 15 August 2013

{ blog gone quiet }

I've been busy making things for the Pitt Rivers day, which is why the blog's gone quiet. That, and much allotment digging. But here's evidence that I have been making new things:

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

{ need / make / use }

At the end of August, I'm going to be showing work here.
There's more information at http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk/needmakeuse.html

Monday, 29 July 2013

{ suitcases }

Thinking about what I can contribute to the yellow suitcase project: theyellowsuitcaseproject.co.uk

Friday, 19 July 2013

{ neglected }

very little activity in my books. due to lots of activity digging and planting …

Thursday, 27 June 2013

{ unexpected }

In London, for New Designers, and came across one of Dorothy Caldwell's enormous quilts. And it wasn't behind glass, or in the distance, or guarded by anyone. So I could have a good look at the detail. It's a mix of hand stitch and print, on a huge scale. Did a workshop with her a while ago and we tried to work out if we each had our own stitching handwriting, which was interesting.

Monday, 17 June 2013

{ over }

studio trail is over for another year. thanks to everyone who came to have a look.

Sunday, 16 June 2013

{ red dots }

first day of the Studio Trail yesterday. started slowly, with lots of rain, but had a lovely afternoon when the sun and the visitors came out. happy that some of my pictures have found new homes with Debbie, Ian, and Tim & Greta. and happy to share my sketchbooks with a succession of thoughtful junior school-aged girls, who sat quietly and went through every single page, asking questions and telling me about their drawings.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

{ getting ready }

the Studio Trail is this weekend. busy getting ready. new brooches on the way.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

{ blue skies }

back from the blue blue skies of Greece, but they're blue here too. now off to the Contemporary Craft Festival at Bovey Tracey for the weekend.

Saturday, 25 May 2013

{ studio trail }

In three weeks time, i'll be showing new work as part of Whiteknights Studio Trail.
This is the link if you’d like to find out more:

Going to Greece first though!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

{ needles and felt }

been busy this weekend, making felt squares. will upload them in chunks. surprisingly tiring, sewing through thick industrial felt

Sunday, 5 May 2013

{ unintended drawings }

framing the pieces, and enjoying the drawings that have appeared on the reverse sides.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

{ foldings }

not related to stitches or prints or anything like that, but i've been making paper pots for planting seeds in, and the paper folding was the best bit:

Monday, 22 April 2013

{ punto in aria }

in Bath, looking at tiny stitches in the air

and details on jackets and dresses