Wednesday, 13 November 2013


Fortnum & Mason Tea Caddy Job

Household Blend Tea, 250g Caddy

A nice commission from earlier this year.

'A new arrival in our range of heritage teas, Household Blend was created in the 1920s to satisfy the tastebuds of all members of the family. Noble in taste and unequalled in thirst-quenching qualities, each pot is a transport of delight.'

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Little Red Riding Hood

Tea towel

The newest design was launched at Made London. I was very pleased with how well received it was by customers and fellow exhibitors - we sold out! Well, of all we were able to wrap before the show.

or cut and sew dolls

The second Made London was a great show - wonderfully talented and friendly exhibitors, a warm and buzzing atmosphere, happy and interested customers and a beautiful building.  

Kealwork and Native Hands
Jane Moore and Linda Bloomfield
Lovely cafe

Monday, 9 September 2013

Fanny Coiffure

Tarn Gorges, France

Stemless carline thistle or Silver thistle (Carlina acaulis, eguzkilore) 

Naiads and Dryads

Dove Sisters

Some more paintings, the top two will be at the 10th Brighton Art Fair, 19th - 22nd September!
Dove sisters sold at Glyndebourne.

Isabelle's Doll

Victor Friedman

 'High society hairdresser's secret life as street photographer

D Train to

By day Victor Friedman was a high society hairdresser tending to Manhattan's moneyed matrons. But away from the salon patronised by the likes of Jackie Kennedy and Marilyn Monroe, Victor spent his time in New York City's more down-at-heel locales pursuing his passion for photography.

Man and
Mannequins, NYC

For more than 40 years, until his recent retirement from the coiffure trade, 83-year-old Victor straddled these two disparate worlds giving him a unique insight into the high and the low of New York society, as well as a treasure trove of stories and images of a city that has largely disappeared.'

Elizabeth Arden,
Fifth Avenue

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Glyndebourne Paintings




Harlequin Boy
Some paintings delivered to Glyndebourne Opera House for the beginning of their season.
Most of these are based on the opera Ariadne on Naxos, and show some of the commedia dell'arte characters. I'm very pleased to have sold three on the first night, so will have to get back to the easel immediately!

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Impressive pierced Bracket fungi, Shelf fungi or phylum Basidiomycota

Souzou: Outsider Art from Japan

This wonderful exhibition at the Wellcome Collection is on until the 30th June, and is free.
It's a large exhibition, with an incredible variety of work, and at the end are some really interesting films of the artists at work.

Shinichi Sawada

Ryosuke Otsuji

Masao Obata

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Utsushi – The Search for Katsuhira’s Tiger

Fox and Lamb

Pattern parts in a lovely Murray Marks box

  Being rather short on time, and urgently needing a small fox for a birthday girl, I decided to make this from a pattern by Gingermelon on Etsy, rather than make my own. The very clear instructions made it a pleasure, and it was interesting to use different methods or solutions to your own. Especially when you realise how convoluted and over complicated your own can be!
I didn't have any fox coloured felt so he's Arctic.

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Mice Bridesmaids for Beautiful Bridesmaids

Advice for brides: Do not stay up late nights trying to make mice for bridesmaids!

Pearly Couple find London Home

Bath International Music Festival

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Golden Time

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