Saturday, 23 October 2010

saturday soldering

Kindly Di, soldering expert extraordinaire has made the marathon journey down from Manchester to show me how to solder her amazing dobbers! Yippee! I was planning to tie her to my kitchen table but she willingly sat down all day and soldered and fluxed and polished without a moan...and look what we made!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010


Very much looking forward to the soldathon that will take place this weekend! Di Foster's beautiful dobbers can never be recreated but I have a vision of what some of my family'd old photos could look like trapped forever behind glass....
Found the work of an amazing artist called Tabitha Moses,(bottom image) which reminded me of my medal phase, but I really love the way the photos have been immortalised by giving them a surround, hopefully I can crop into our famil pictures to make into dobbers of my own...Yippee!y

Sunday, 17 October 2010

anyone bored of bracelets yet?

Four more bracelets to put into the etsy shop...getting quicker which is great as they take ages to make and the domestics are really getting in the way at the moment! I'm very pleased with the liberty fabric one as it looks different from anything I've seen before....but there again that could be because its just odd!!!

Monday, 11 October 2010

roses on black

Another spoonflower attempt, scanned nature objects is the competition this week. I have scanned in all the late produce from my very neglected garden and tried to assemble the foliage into a traditional style flower arrangement....not perfect but it will have to do otherwise I shall miss the deadline!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

more bracelets

Have been busy making more bracelets for the etsy shop, and here they are.... I'm very pleased with the little velvet acorns and have been slicing into the liberty fabric stash to make more of the fabric bangles....