Sunday, June 21, 2009

Hereford Craft Fair!

It was great to see so many of you at the Hereford Craft Fair on 13th June. The sun shone and it was a fantastic day! Thank you to those of you who came along and said hello and for all your positive comments. It's really good to get feedback and it makes such a difference to know that my efforts are appreciated!

I thought I would upload photos of the stall for those of you who were unable to get there. I will be doing other Markets throughout the summer and am back in Hereford on Saturday 12th December.

Over the next few days I will also be listing a few new items in my etsy store at for those of you who can't wait until then!

Friday, June 19, 2009


We have just returned from our special wedding anniversary trip to Barcelona - without kids!!

What a lovely place it is - and so inspiring. I have come back with loads of ideas buzzing around in my head. Unfortunately I also have loads of washing to do which will have to come first - but not before I've posted to my blog!
We visited the Sagrada Familia which was stunning. I was particularly partial to all the text that was included and also found the funicular model especially inspiring. All those little bags of lead pellets - amazing. Then we went to Casa Battlo and Casa Mila.
The buildings are so decorative and the tiny shops with a whole host of goodies on display. It was lovely not to be met with the same old main brand shops - although as soon as we got home Ruby asked if there was a Top Shop or a New Look there! Whose child is she??!
Anyway it's good to be able to touch base with you - back to the real world now - ho hum!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Altered Book Exhibition

Most of you will know that I am a member of the Textile and Mixed Media Group Up-Front. We are currently working on new work that will be exhibited at The Beetroot Tree, Derby from 25th July - 6th September. But another exhibition we will be doing is an exhibition of Altered Books for The Small Gallery, Hereford around Christmas time. I don't know if you are familiar with the Altered Book genre. Each member of the Group has chosen a second hand book and a theme. The books travel from one member to the next for each to contribute their own interpretation of the theme. At the end we will all have a book full of the Group's gorgeous artwork.
Anyway I have just finished this month's book (pictured above) which belongs to Gilly Mound, the theme of which is "Where the Heart is" and I thought I would share it with you.
Hope you like it.