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3/3/2011 - More keepsake bags

Tie-dyed bags with glass leaf bead trim and satin ribbons.

Unique keepsake bags . These tie-dyed bags have been transformed into a beautiful and useful gift for you or for someone else. The beads are glass, the ribbons satin. The one on the left measures 10x10cms. On the right 8x8cms. Both fully lined in same fabric. £14.95 or £12.95.

26/2/2011 - Very vintage keepsake bag

'Very Vintage' Silk Parrot Bag. This fabulously eye-catching bag evokes the flamboyance of the art nouveau era. Any self-respecting flapper would have been delighted to own one! Made from a delicate pure silk scarf decorated with parrots, this one is fully lined in purple silky fabric and backed with the same.

Length: 21cms Width: 19cms

11/2/2011 - Honeysuckle, marmalade and gift tags

Marmalade and gift tags. The marmalade was made in January. I love the smell of marmalade all over the house.

My mother or my grandmother always made it so I had no need. Now, it's down to me and I'm loving it. Ordered so many Seville oranges that, even after I had supplied friends in the village, I still had too many for gifts and breakfast for a year. So...... into the shop with the remainder.

My real take on all this marmalade-making is the importation of sunshine from Spain straight into my kitchen in the dark time of the year. Perfect.

Now.....honeysuckle........two friends, Maureen and Tony, arrived with honeysuckle prunings. Have been making dreamcatcher hoops (and selling one!). They said:

We have been slashing and burning and thought of you........what a good community.

Wouldn't live anywhere else.

13/1/2011 - Decorated boxes

Inside purple and green tree box

One of a series of boxes (29cmx18cmx depth 9.5cm). Really enjoy making these.....first painted with white gesso, then piped with gesso, sanded when dry, painted with several coats of acrylic paint and a blending brush. Finally I use gilders wax and a cloth to polish various sections. This one is £125.

5/1/2011 - Blessings for 2011 to you all

Making new things for the shop.

Hi there. Back to work and keeping the shop open this year until we go on holiday in March. Have ordered a new easel so I can work at the back of the shop and keep the doors open too! However, before it arrives I have spent the last three days making boxes. You can just see one on the table here. More details in next post.