I will be at the Anthropologie store in Bath this week on 22nd September, where there is an event showcasing Bath design businesses, ranging from food to drink to decorating to arty crafts. There is also late night shopping, a glass of fizz, plus food and drink tasters. I teach art and craft courses through … Continue reading An evening event at Anthropologie
Plaster Dipping and Plaster Sculptures Over the past two weekends I have been teaching some classes for The Workshop Cabin in Bath in the wonders of plaster, (cue large amounts of hand cream as it is pretty brutal on the poor mitts). The Workshop Cabin put on really cool workshops, ranging from painting to photography … Continue reading Plaster Workshops
I saw this post on Becoration, and it has some great ideas. Given my recent work on a map for a gallery, (picture at bottom of post), here are some things I can do with the leftover spares I have! I love the wall map with tags.... Great ideas for decorating with maps.
Voting on cushion covers…I am personally in favour of the Palm leaves, but all of them are lovely. Vote away!
I’m in the process of putting together a new collection of cushions for my Etsy shop and want to ask for your input!
It’s so much fun looking at all the choices of fabric out there, and while I have decided on some, I’m finding it hard to narrow down my final selection. I thought who better to ask than the great readers of my little blog? If you have a few minutes, thanks for looking through the fabric swatches below and voting for your favorite at the bottom. You can vote multiple times, so if you like several of these, just refresh and select again.
Don’t see something you like? Please leave a comment with your idea for a perfect cushion color or pattern. I really appreciate your help and who knows, your choice could end up on my shop come autumn!
Thank you so much for your input!
I have had a couple of queries about my plaster and gold feathers, so I thought I would put a tutorial up about making them. They are quite fiddly to make, but perseverance makes it possible! They look great framed, or randomly lying about. I balance mine on top of picture frames or keep them … Continue reading Tutorial – Plaster and Gold Leaf feathers
I have been really busy recently redecorating the house, and have not been running stalls at Artisan or Craft Markets for over a year. The last one I did was great, and I totally sold out and also took extra orders for my paper wreaths... but WOW was I knackered at the end! Christmas is … Continue reading Selling at Artisan Markets
Really nice upcycle by The Curator’s Collection
This Lovely primitive style piece is going to be used in an outdoor wedding this summer. From what I’ve heard of the details about this wedding, it is going to be absolutely beautiful!
Earlier I had posted about a 3 tiered table, well this hutch belongs to the same wedding.
I can just imagine it under the reception tent filled with beautifully decorated sweets, cutlery, plates and napkins …
… onto the pictures
This is how it came to me. I only have pictures of the bottom half … sorry!
I Primed the entire piece with a coat of espresso brown paint to begin with. I then proceeded to give it 2 coats of MMS Milk paint in linen with bonding agent added. I did not really want it to chip too much as I wanted to control the amount of distressing it would…
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There is something hypnotic at looking at reflections in a convex mirror, all of the distortions are really interesting. I also like the fact that I look like a Manga person or Dobby from Harry Potter with really huge eyes. A similar effect can be found by looking at your reflection in a soup spoon, … Continue reading Convex Mirror Collection
Marie Claire Maison has featured this interior shoot in April 2015 and the color palette is wow! Although having been up in London recently, I am bit bearded-out so to speak as every man I saw had full facial hair. I just always think of Mr Twit by Roald Dahl when confronted by facially hirsute … Continue reading Inspiring colour palette
I have recently completed an art piece for an exhibition for the Cornish Gallery POP, who are running a show later this summer called Art & the Map of Cornwall. Various artists were given an old large map of Cornwall, and asked to create a new piece of work around the piece that is inspired … Continue reading ‘The Great Wave Off Cornwall’ – Art & The Map of Cornwall exhibition