Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Enchanted Nest

Looking back to the move into the new 
High Street studio in March. 
I can see it was the best thing to happen.
The new studio is working out soooo well and we
all love the making and sharing the window display.
I picked out the 'Enchanted Nest' as I think it symbolises 
how much we love our new home the creativity and how sharing 
with a whole new audience is really wonderful.
View the whole post and more beautiful pictures 
on The Old Art Room Blogsite

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Oriental Cathedral Window

I have been waiting to use this yellow Oriental Fabric for quite
It needed to be cut so that the ladies were in focus.
By using this Cathedral Window technique,
there is enough interest but allows the fabric shine through.
It is a variation on the traditional cathedral technique
using Machine andHand stitching.
Its Cathedral Window with a twist.
I will be teaching it at the Textile Sessions.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

Circus Animals

Mum brought me these 'wild animals' before Christmas.
They make their sounds when you push their tummies.
I had fun today putting frills around their collars.
Just had to do it:)))))))
See more of my Circus fun 

Blue and Green King Size Quilt

I am working on Commissions at the moment in the studio.
This is a king size quilt for a client who want it
for their 25th Anniversary.
I love working with these colours.
See more of what is going on in The public studio,
The Old Art Room

Circus Journal Back Page

This is the back page of The Circus Journal I have been
This is one of the inspirational themes for the studio.
See more of the pages HERE

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Oriental Junk Journal

This is my completed Oriental Junk Journal. Lots of Chinese and Japanese Inspiration.
I got it done for the Chinese New Year of the Sheep/Ram.
Enjoy viewing.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Video of my Christmas Keepsake Junk Journal

I have spent all day learning how to use a video camera set up overhead so 
I can craft and film at the same time.
Visit my Christmas2inspire website to see 
the video of the flip through of my Journal

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Cinch Paper Punch

The Cinch Machine arrived and I can now punch 
multiple holes in all the papers that I seem to accumulate 
while making projects. 
also most know I do recycle a lot!!!
I was given a bag of spirals too, so I am well away to
start some themed journals.

January New Year Nails

Kim at Innovations in Swaffham has been
looking after my nails for two years and 
I have loved the effect.
I have had glitter on the tops of my nail colour every
two weeks.
 At Christmas I dipped my nails straight in the glitter pot and loved it.
So have started this year with Chinese Red and holographic glitter.
Sooooooo sparkly.
Looks like the holographic glitter is my trend for the year.
See more of my nail colours by clicking the written labels below.
Visit their Facebook Page HERE

Monday, 5 January 2015

1970's Craft Junk Journal

I have posted pictures of this sewn journal before but this is the video.
The paper is collected and the majority comes from
two 1970's craft books. The cover is made from
1970's fabric and the spine are kebab sticks.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Circus is Coming to Town

These are a few of the pages from a my Circus Inspiration Album.
This is one of the new topics for January in the studio.
I normally make a sketchbook but because I had large pictures 
I put them in this 12"x12" Album.
I have really enjoyed the start of this theme.
See more of the pages on my Cards2inspire Blog
Also see art journals on my Tech Blog

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Friday, 2 January 2015

Christmas Tag Book Part Two

I have added some more to The Christmas Tag Book.
I am trying to get it finished by Twelfth Night.
See more Christmas inspiration 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Christmas Tag Book

The first day of the New Year and with the decorations
taken down I am still wanting to enjoy the last
of the Christmas holiday.
This Tag Book is made from six tags.
I received them as part of a gift.
Five are in the coin style envelopes I made and 
one is the cuff band that holds the book 
I will decorate the tags over the next couple of days.
See more Christmas Inspiration
on my blog HERE

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Christmas Card and Keepsake Journals

I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas.
I had a nice break, ended up with flu and a chest infection!
While recovering I sorted out all the Christmas cards and keepsakes
that I had collected over a few years. 
As some Christmas cards came through the letter box
they ended up straight in the journals as they 
made me smile and fitted straight in.
I will hopefully place a you tube video of the journals,
 when my voice gets back to normal.
The journal on the left is a Nordic Inspired Christmas Journal
See Photos of the journal HERE
 I started the other keepsake journal alongside
the one I made for Irene which can be seen on my 
Christmas2Inspire blog HERE
This is a short video of Irene's Christmas Journal
There are some some similar pages
but I have added a lot more during this break.
You can see more of the posts on my Christmas2Inspire Blog
which I have managed to update 
I have managed to up date the blog and
 there is lots to inspire
during this holiday season.
I have already started on next years projects and ideas
so visit and I wish you all a 
Happy New Year.