Monday, 25 November 2013

Free gift with every order this week!

We'll be surprising you this week with every order with a lil freebie when you order from my etsy shop.
Happy shopping everyone x x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Christmas gifts for guys...

Choosing Christmas gifts for men can be tough! My sets of flying ducks are about my most masculine piece, especially in the midnight lake finish above - these have been really popular to decorate the style conscious mancave! I think perhaps a few men might also like my new teepee clocks too, or even some of my plant markers for guys that like gardening.
I know I have a few gifts for men still to find! What are your failsafe gift ideas for guys?

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Festive decor

I never know what to title these... With customers in a range of English speaking countries, differences in languages can lead to misunderstandings! Christmas decorations? Or Christmas ornaments? Holiday ornaments? Holiday Decorations? Christmas tree ornaments? What do you call them where you live?

Stoneware lace bird decorations

New acrylic dove Christmas decorations with candy stripe bakers' twine

Porcelain star holiday ornaments with lace texture

Friday, 15 November 2013

Wooot toooooooot!!

We're going to be celebrating out 3000th etsy sale anytime!
To celebrate there'll be some freebies in with that one!
Have a great weekend everyone xxx

Sunday, 10 November 2013

hot out of the kiln - new ceramics

What do you think of this little gingko leaf bird bowl in porcelain - sweet as a Christmas stocking stuffer gift or a sweet place to keep your rings safe by your bed or sink? I used a real gingko leaf for this one - I just love the shape of them. I gathered a few leaves earlier in the year from a friend's tree to use for this piece. Good job I did because the next time I visited him, they had all fallen off because they are deciduous!
And some new porcelain wall art - titled "Let's Fly Together" I always miss the swallows when they fly south for winter. It must be wonderful to migrate each year. Such tiny birds and they go such a long way! Ours go to Africa I believe. Good idea - it is freezing here now! I added the subtle texture of feathers to the surface of the smooth porcelain, and really like the effect. Because of the way these hang, they create a slight shadow on the wall too. I like the flexibility of artwork that can be arranged to suit a space.

Thursday, 7 November 2013

New Christmas decorations!

Being sick gave me some serious time to think. I thought and thought and thought. In the blur of it all, I was still designing, still plotting, still inspired. I think that is why I am still sane now! Although there are some that might disagree with that diagnosis ;) Here are some of the ideas for Christmas decorations that blossomed in the midst of the chaos. I hope you'll like them.

Back in the summer, a couple of awesome friends took me away on a mystery trip. I had no idea where we were going, but they took me camping in Anglesey in Wales. Well, glamping in fact. We stayed in a fabulous place that had yurts and teepees in a super pretty location, with comfy beds and all equipment there. The perfect hideaway and so much fun. I will definitely go back. So I made these fun little teepee decorations, or Christmas Treepees as I like to call them, because I thought snowy teepees hidden among the branches of your Christmas tree would be super fun!
To turn Christmas trees into pear trees with partridges has never been simpler ;) My partridge in a pear tree.

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Free Christmas Decorations!

Who doesn't like free things? Well, we're giving away a free Christmas tree decoration with every order from my etsy and folksy shops this week. All week. Yes, free! I know! Free :)

Tuesday, 5 November 2013


I just love Pinterest. I could lose days over there, looking at beautiful things, drooling over delicious recipes and imagining fantastic places. I love to pin things for Christmas gift ideas and Christmas decor ideas too so that I am not overwhelmed by the task in hand once the festive season draws near.
If you'd like to connect with me over there then you can ♥ join me on pinterest here  

Monday, 4 November 2013

Loving these new clutch bags...

by Red Ruby Rose...

and made from silk I believe... Fabulous!

or these fun ones using Rowena's photography. Fun, but still super stylish and classic. Love it!

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Time flies

Time certainly does fly.
And I have been away soooo long from my blog! Well people, I really do have a good reason. Unfortunately, earlier this year I got some pretty devastating health news, and was pretty much out of the game for a while there. Luckily, and thankfully, I appear to be making good progress now, and am looking forward to getting through the rest of this year, and hopefully having a much better 2014!
So during my enforced studio break, I worked a little at home on some new ideas and new designs. I recently learned to cut these ideas using a laser cutter, so the first of my new range is now in my shop. Here's a new one that I hope you will like, appropriately enough, my "Time Flies" clock, made from laser cut acrylic.

What do you think of my new material? A clock was one of the first functional objects I ever made, so it has been fun to revisit that idea.
I have also made a version of these as Christmas tree decorations, and plant markers so I hope you'll like those too!