Monthly Archives: March 2017

Bobbin Lace…

Many years ago at a village fair my daughter had a go at bobbin lace… and was quite literally hooked. We eventually found a teacher and for a while we had an evening activity learning the first moves in lacemaking. … Continue reading

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Cat money box

I’m not a great fan of cats although there have been a couple I’ve met who even I can see are quite nice. But, many of my friends love them and are actually quite bonkers about them if truth be … Continue reading

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Applique on skirt

My mantra when starting this blog was ‘never leave things as they are’. A plain black skirt is plain no more due to a bit of applique work. Last year The Chelsea Physic Garden Florilegium Society‘s amazing art work was … Continue reading

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Flower Laser Cut Wooden Box

This week I have been back in the world of painting on wooden boxes. It’s a really nice size box and I love the laser cut flowery lid. Here’s what I did… First I painted the background with silver acrylic. … Continue reading

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Heart box

It might be a new year but I still enjoy decorating these wooden boxes from The Works, they are well made and ready to take drawing pens, paint, paper or even fabric. As you can see I started to draw … Continue reading

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