Saturday, 27 April 2013

I might be a little bit in love with...

....crocodile stitch...

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Boo! It's Sparkly!

A little bit later than planned as I had a bit of a rush on puppets last week, but as promised another talented artist to share with you - this week, the lovely Ali Crick of 
Ali does fab stuff with glass, mostly painting...
but also some beautiful mosaic glass lanterns and candle holders
 Stepping away from the more traditional *bride and groom* wedding type glassware, Boo it's Sparkly offers something a little bit different 
and a little bit special
mostly inspired by nature especially 'trees - each branch, twig, strip of bark having it's own unique pattern and impact on the world' 
Ali started glass painting about 5 years ago, but has always been 'a little bit crafty' :)
Boo it's Sparkly has grown out of that delicious craftiness and hopefully will continue to do so.
If you like what you've seen here, please go and check out the 
and if you live in the Hereford area, watch out for Boo it's Sparkly! at a craft fayre near you.


Wednesday, 10 April 2013


Over the next few weeks, I am hoping to feature the talents of some other artists and crafters that I am lucky enough to know.
To start us off,  I asked the lovely Julie of Rugazzled to tell us a bit about her very gorgeous rugs and wall hangings...
"My name is Julie Napier and I am the executive creator of "Rugazzled", a business I started up a year ago. I create decorative rugs and wall hangings, art for your floors and walls.
I am a hoarder of beautiful things and would make rugs for friends and family, and it was suggested that I start up a business out of it.
All my creations are made completely by hand with no machinery involved and all is environmentally friendly.
I get inspiration from life itself and the beauty of nature.
I started off making rugs from recycled materials, turning materials that seemed to have lost their value and which had no further use, into something that would become a wanted item, but my passion for beautiful fabrics got hold of me and I now search for luxuriously soft, rich fabrics.
I really love what I do and hope you love them too."
I do love them - lots!!
and am even lucky enough to own one...
If you like what you've seen here, please check out Rugazzled's online shop and etsy shop and pop over and say hi on their facebook page

Friday, 5 April 2013

In the garden...

We still have snow in bits of our garden but we've had some blue skies and sunshine as well this week 
^^^ look at that proper blue that is ^^^ 
flowers have been showing their faces...
and the garden has been attracting all sort of visitors...
...some of which have migrated to my shop now

*squirrel not included ;o)