Wednesday 21 November 2007


Superstition is the topic for Illustration Friday this week.
Some people are superstitious about black cats, it's either lucky or unlucky if they cross your path, I'm not sure which.
Well something must have crossed this little fellows path and spooked him badly.
I love cats myself but I can understand how if you're not a cat person they could freak you out, with their steady stares and slinkiness.

Monday 19 November 2007

Semi Precious Gemstone Bead Rings

I've started making rings, with sterling silver wire and semi precious gem stone beads.
Diamonds have never appealed to me and having watched the movie Blood Diamond recently they have even less appeal.
But I love stones, even beach stones, I compulsively fill my pockets on beach walks.
Now my stone collection is a little more costly!
I'm discovering gem stones on Ebay and I'm like a kid in a candy store.

These rings above are made with rainbow moonstone, which throws beautiful colours a the light catches it, aquamarine quartz, turquoise and rose quartz.

More moonstone here mixed with pink quartz, and the one on the right has some amethyst too.

Wednesday 14 November 2007

Clothes do not maketh the man but....

They certainly help to maketh the dolly!

A friend asked me ages ago to make soft toys out of her two kids first baby blankets.
Please god she wont regret it.
I make things impulsively and hope that they turn out right.
I wouldn't know what to do with a pattern for example.
Unfortunately for this little rag dolly, who has one arm longer than the other and one leg fatter and longer.
But hey it adds character , right? and nobody's perfect.
We'll just call her wonderfully Wobbly Wendy and love her to bits.

Anyway Wendy doesn't look too wobbly with her clothes on, a bit like myself really!

Saturday 10 November 2007

Robin Red Breast

This little cheeky Robin is a regular visitor to my garden, more like a permanent resident actually, we're great pals.
He was delighted to have his portrait taken.

Thursday 1 November 2007

The Boss

Man, I'd love a beer.



Relax dear, I'll give you a massage instead

OUCH BLOODY OUCH get away from me woman