Tuesday, February 14, 2017

new painted birdhouses

i've just listed some new birdhouses in my etsy shop  painting birdhouses is one of my first creative things that i did about 18 years ago and it is fun to be back at it, i just love making them look all cottagy and covered in roses.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

new sketchbook pages...

this first sketch is a pretty book i found at the library with all kinds of recipes and ideas for a simple cozy life and i did a drawing of the yummy looking cassoulet

i've lately been going through some old magazines and finding things to draw and i came across this article of the inspiration cards i sent to somerset life, which was a fun project and i was so excited to be in the magazine
and then one of my favorite books the painted garden and a pretty flower i think it is supposed to be a camellia but it turned out looking more like a rose.

hope to stick with sketching for awhile , i tend to start and stop projects a lot but i wish i could make the sketchbook a regular habit.

hope everyone is having a lovely weekend and maybe doing something creative...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

i've opened my shop on etsy!...

i'm so excited i have finally moved my shop to etsy which is something i've been wanting to do for a long time so i spent the past month working on new things to add to my shop here lots of fun paper goodies, here are just a few of the things....

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

something new...

I've been inspired by Mindy Lacefield lately and wanted to draw and paint girls, i actually first did some girl and fairy drawings years ago before i was really doing any journaling and i just feel this urge to get back to it, but the painting of them is something i've never done before and i thought i would use an antique book that i have had for awhile and do lots of practicing in there, and then i also wanted to keep a little sketchbook just for the drawings. Mindy has a lot of art classes on her website and i may decide to take one for fun.

Monday, November 28, 2016


just a little note to say that i have joined in with the cyber monday sale and probably extended through the week, everything in my shop is 20-40% off and 2.00 shipping, i have already marked the prices down to what they are. I hope you'll have a look if your interested.
Thanks so much!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

christmas tags and labels, journals

a pink and turquoise Christmas... i have been busy making tags and labels to add to christmas journals, and you can find them in my shop here

plus three christmas journals where you can write christmas memories, or keep your recipes or even add photos, they are all blank journals

                           Hope everyone has a wonderful beginning to the holiday season :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

a new type of journal

this new type of journal is a mix of a nature journal and a commonplace book, a place for quotes and other things that i like and also a place to add in some pretty little postage stamps that i just started collecting. Its in a small journal about 5x5 and its been a lot of fun to work in.

Friday, September 16, 2016

working on beaded jewelry this week...

Hello, this week i've been making some jewelry with handpainted wood pendants and some pretty beads. The one on the right has a little bit of a chain link at the top and the one on the left is beaded to the top. They are both 22 inches around and the drop is 2 and 1/2 inches long with a 1 and 1/2 inch handpainted disc. They can be found in the shop here