Thursday, June 16, 2011


I don't like posting without pictures but I am still having "issues" with applemac.....I have plenty of pics to update and hope to soon......

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Adorning Crowns...

At the last Paperific I met Linda Baldock, doing a fantastic Make'n Take flower chipboard brooch, and we became Facebook friends (along with 100's of others! lol). Linda recently proposed a swap whereby participants made an embellishment to add to their own Crown - we are all Queens of some sort.

Today I finished my pieces, a combination of "Collections" dress form and butterfly, cuttlebugged, painted, embossed and gilded. I just hope they arrive at their destinations in tact. Swappers are from all over Australia and the U.S. I can't wait to see my returns...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

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Because of problems with my new laptop (Christmas present) I haven't blogged for aaaaaaaaaaaaaaages! So I am back on the "old" one to solve these issues.

This pic is of a double page spread I did in a book for Nicky in our Beyond Altered Books swap. Sue provided the group with discarded school books to alter and swap. It's a lot of fun but also taking a long time as we only meet monthly and not everyone attends every month.

Nicky wanted elephants in her book, I bought this felt elephant in Torquay during the holidays and painted the background using one of my favourite Ro Bruhn techniques.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


Organised by Greta, Teresa and I did the most wonderful felting workshop with Elizabeth Armstrong ( today. I can't believe the fantastic, finished pieces we all made. Elizabeth is a very talented, experienced felter and inspirational artist and her workshop was so organised and full of her beautiful pieces. She is in the process of publishing a felting book which I can't wait to get my hands on!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Something Old, New, Borrowed and BLUE!

With the renovations and the cleaning out of stuff accumulated over the 26 years we have lived here, my wedding dress was "re-discovered". Sarah is the only one who can fit into it now and was eager to try it on. It is still in perfect condition but I didn't want her to smile because she had just finished a "pushpop" lolly and her mouth was all blue!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Christmas Cards 2010

A bit late with the blogging but at least I posted all my Christmas cards out on time this year! I made three different ones. I forgot to take a pic of the first lot and had to change design only when I ran out of supplies. The red and white ones were for my Crafty Mum friends, to surprise them as they had helped with the first lot (the silver "Merry Christmas" is a bosskutt die which took a lot of time to cut/remove from negative). They did a great job...