Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Late summer gems

Wow, I've been spectacularly neglecting my blog of late. Instead I've been concentrating my efforts on enjoying these last few weeks of summer, even as I write I can see the first few hints of red and brown creeping into the leaves of the tree outside my window. Whilst I do love Autumn, I'm not quite ready to submit to its charms.

To keep me in the summery mood I thought I'd share some pictures of festivals, camp fires and Ferris wheels!!!

Beautiful bunting at a sun drenched Green man festival

The Green man himself

Ferris wheel rides!

Stunning cliff top walk from Woody Bay, North Devon

The slopes covered in a carpet of stunning purple heather

Not a bad view from our picnic spot

Heddons Mouth
Our camp at Caffyns Farm

One of the best things about the site is they allow campfires!!!

Friday, 5 August 2011

New 'Trees in the mist' pieces

On my latest visit to Cornwall I produced these two collaborative pieces of glass with my dad. He made the beautiful bowls and then I worked on them cold, masking off the tree design and sandblasting the colour away to create a relief.

I'm really pleased with them, it's such a great change to work in a completely different medium, I will definitely be trying out some more ideas when I get the chance.

To find out more about my dad's glass blowing skills and see more of his work, check out their website here.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Buttons for sale!

I have added a few little handmade fabric covered buttons to my etsy shop. Perfect for craft and sewing projects!

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

The sea, the sea!!

We just got back from a little break in (for once) sunny Cornwall where we had a lovely time spent with family, swimming in the sea, gorging on cream teas and picnicking on the beach. So before I get back to reality and knuckle down to some proper work I thought I would share some of my snaps with you.