Inspirational Quotes

 I’ve been drawn to inspirational quotes long before they became a huge fashion thingy. The great motivational power that can be found within the lines of a few astutely chosen words in fancy handwriting or HUGE text; printed on a t shirt, notebook or techie thing (just to name a few) can be quite uplifting […]

New projects on their way

Today I’m sharing a couple of projects that are a work in progress. I found these lovely cactus cut-outs made from MDF. I hear cactus is the new pineapple these days (actually I’ve heard it for a while now) so I better jump on the bandwagon before it’s gone. I’ve primed them and lightly sanded […]

Merry Christmas

Hello friends. Well, it’s that time of year again, Christmas is almost here and a new year is just around the corner. Thank you for sharing your stories, special moments and your creativeness. In so many cases your ingenuity has left me in overwhelming admiration. I am so lucky to have found you all. Your […]

Deadline Dilemmas

Publishing deadlines are looming over my head as magazine production turns its focus on preparations for their Christmas issues. My Christmas designs are now due. I’m busily putting my schedule in order by prioritising each project by its cut off date. And one by one each project will go through the same process; After finalising […]

Button Disaster!

Remember the wooden flower shaped buttons I showed you last year?  I had only just purchased them and was so excited and eager to start on a new design I had in mind. I wanted to combine them with an idea I had for a cross stitch pattern. Well, these brightly coloured pink and deep […]

Stash Buster

At the start of every year I give my studio a good clean up. From emptying and refilling shelves and cupboards, washing windows and furnishings and finally giving my painting space (yep…walls included) a good scrub. A clean space enables me to have my supplies properly organised, accessible and easy to put away once I’ve […]