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Aventures of the Masked Canary

Without limits

I come from a long line of adventurous people – on both sides – who’ve moved countries for work and have married outside their “tribe.” When I learned that my … Continue reading

January 17, 2020 · 2 Comments

The Day Mum went to Westminster

I had a fear of the smear, Last time was sore, The poster by the door reminded me, I had to go slow but sure and kind, The smear was … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · Leave a comment

Love Recycling

There’s been a lot of media coverage recently about single use plastic so it got me thinking about the amount of plastic I throw out each week. Staggering, is the … Continue reading

February 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

See it, decorate it, sorted!

For someone who loves the decorative arts, the Christmas period provides a great outlet for my decorative tendencies. My collection of Christmas decorations grows bigger every year. I’ve never liked … Continue reading

November 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Made with blood, sweat and tears

A bit early I know, but my thoughts are already turning to Halloween. I’ve been intrigued by Halloween ever since I was a child, when dressed as Pippi Longstocking ¬†with … Continue reading

September 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

Recycling for charity

Here’s an extract from a newsletter extract from a place I used to spend a lot of time at: Katrine has been with with the organisation for an impressive 13 … Continue reading

September 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Bespoke hand-stitched felt bags

What to do with some felt off-cuts? I decided to fashion them into special occasion bags. The thick wool felt was a dream to stitch into, quick and easy too … Continue reading

September 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Decorative odds-and-ends wreath

For this project I used a polystyrene ring as a base. Perhaps not the most environmentally-friendly product but arguably a lot lighter than more sustainable products, therefore making it better … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Framed nostalgia

I have amassed a number of decorative items over the years, some with sentimental value and evoking lovely feelings of nostalgia. One such item, was a 1960s wedding head-dress given … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Creativity breeds creativity

I was so inspired by the #showthelove cake decoration project I did that I decided to develop it further and use another medium. The cake was greatly appreciated by the … Continue reading

November 26, 2016 · Leave a comment