Wednesday, 26 September 2012

MONTHLY MAKES @ The Ashcroft Arts Centre

Last night's September Monthly Make, creating felt posies, went well. The next one I'm running is Tuesday 13th November when we'll be making a memory / story hanging with vintage papers.

Check out my offering from yesterday (unfinished alas) and a sneak preview of what we will be making in November.

In other news, I have five sets of buttons up for grabs in the shop so go to to have a gander.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Bournemouth Pier

Recent birthday commission for friend and top Bournemouth surfer Alex Smith.

Monday, 10 September 2012


I spent a very relaxing weekend in the sun sifting through this amazing collection of vintage buttons to sort them into gorgeous sets. Here is the selection on offer and I will endeavor to get as many of them into the shop

as fast as possible.................


I found out last week that I have been accepted onto the Furniture Making and Restoration Practices program at West Dean College. I will be starting this term and am super excited to get started. Watch this space for tales of West Dean and images of the pieces I will be working with.

The Summer

The blog has been quiet (ok silent) over the summer but August has been busy as well as sunny.
Two weeks were spent at City of Portsmouth Girls' School in Portsmouth where I worked alongside Sara Scott (of Orange Apples fame) and Emma Boniface to deliver a two week summer school program for Bigfoot Arts Education.

A fun, hectic, tiring, rewarding, creative fortnight was had by the young people and leaders so thank you to everyone!