Monday, 31 January 2011

It's me!

I have a double page spread in the latest issue of The Derbyshire Magazine!

I'm showcasing my Valentine's Day wares and there's also a preview of Tattered Rose Bridal!
All very exciting!

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

My Mother of Pearl...

Here's something I was working on over the weekend.  I adore buttons and my very special jar of vintage mother of pearl buttons is very dear to me!  They spend most of their time looking pretty on my shelf but I've finally found the right creation for them...
Meet Edna.  Lovingly layered with brown paper (1 of 4!) by my other dear Mother of Pearl. (Thanks Mum)
While I'd got the button jar open I also did a comb to match, in for a penny as they say.....!

I did some simple hair grips too but forgot to photograph them (must have been too busy playing with the buttons!)

Monday, 24 January 2011

Less than 2 weeks to go....

I'm very excited about taking part in the Wedding Event with a difference on February 6th.  (Click here for more information).  I've been planning out my layout and sorting out all of the details, I can't wait to meet all of the excited brides!

Sunday, 23 January 2011

With love...

Well Valentine's day is edging ever closer!  Here's a selection of cards I've created.  Hopefully something for the boys and the girls and not a fluffy teddy in sight! 
Find a selection of my cards at Opus Gallery Ashbourne and at the Village Shop.

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Christmas, already?!

Here is the fabulous treasure that arrived for me last week.  It's my prize for winning the Mixed Media category of Beads & Beyond magazine's Jewellery Maker of the Year competition.  There is so much stuff! inks, clay, jewellery components, stamps, threads, felt and more!  I'm going to have lots of fun experimenting. 
Now if only I could get it all back in the box, why does that never happen? it all went in before and I haven't added anything!

Monday, 17 January 2011

A peek of things to come...

This has been a work in progress for a couple of weeks and I finally finished it off yesterday.  It is destined for fabulous things and all will be revealed soon!  How exciting!

Sunday, 16 January 2011

A trip to the ballet...

Saturday night saw Mother and I visit the ballet.  The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre's 'The Sleeping Beauty'.  It was fabulous, the set, the costumes, the dancers, everything!  I think it may be a little late for me to take up ballet, though I think I may have been a ballerina in a previous life, I get twitchy feet when I'm watching them dance!
I have this pair of old ballet shoes in my work room, Mr B thinks they're awful but I think they're just beautiful!

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Where did today go?

Please can I have Wednesday back from whoever stole it?

Today has been VERY busy!  I finally had some daylight to play with my new camera...

I'm very impressed but still have a lot to learn!

I visited the fabulous Roundhouse in Derby for a meeting about the 'Wedding Event with a Difference' by Save The Date magazine on Sunday 6th February.  I'm now very exited, the plans that they have for the day sound amazing.

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Beads and Beyond Magazine Jewellery Maker of the Year 2011

In all of the Christmas madness, I may have neglected to mention this...
My necklace- Meadow Dreams (above) won the mixed media category of Beads and Beyond Magazine's Jewellery Maker of the Year 2011 competition!  How exciting.  I have a box full of treats on the way so expect more creations soon!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Love is in the air...

More finished pieces. Perfect for decorating a wedding venue or as a gift for your valentine.  These can be made to order, with special names, dates or particular colour combinations.   Feel free to get in touch for more information.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Here's the hard work...

A collection of pretties! 

My personal favourite, a close up of the Charleston Headband.
After being asked several times at various events last year if I do any pieces for weddings, I've decided to do just that!  I had so much fun when I organised my own wedding, perfecting all of the small details that go towards making the day extra special.  I have since helped out various friends and friends of friends and really enjoyed it, so here goes....

Tattered Rose

If you know anyone that is getting married and wants something a little special you know where to send them!  I'll be at various wedding fayres over the next few months, more details to follow...

Sunday, 2 January 2011

Happy New Year!!

Only a couple of days late, but I have been busy!  I have great plans for 2011, here's a taste of what's to come...
This is what my work table currently looks like and i'm having lots of fun creating!