Sunday, 31 March 2013

Easter Creativities

He has risen! It doesn't feel like spring, certainly doesn't look like it outside, but we can still celebrate this weekend and here's some of my Easter crafts I've enjoyed to brighten up the chilly days, let's hope some spring sunshine turns up soon.

Easter decorations for the family, simple ceramic eggs big and small tied with a piece of ribbon or mix of rustic string.

Wrapped in bright spring-like paper tied with twine. Paper from the store Tiger (, I love this shop, so many curious products from household utencils, to children's crafts.

Mum's hung by the fireplace.

Spring time table arrangement, you'l need a dish or interesting container, florist's foam, mix of foliage, spring flowers and for mine I added some fabric eggs to add interest.

Here are my assortment of fabric eggs made using scraps of fabric and polystyrene eggs. Tutorial on how to do these can be found at Polly Rowan's beautiful blog,

The completed arrangement; blossom, rose, veronica, tulips and hyacinth.

Here are some others using my ceramic egg shaped bowls in three different sizes, they look good together on the table amongst scattered fabric covered eggs.

I regret I can't take credit for the Easter bakes but I certainly enjoyed my mum's yummy selection of classic Simnel cake, ginger flapjacks, mocha squares, and chocolate nests.

Happy Easter! :) 

Thursday, 28 March 2013

The Walcot Exhibition

For the first exhibition i've been properly part of I felt it was quite successful! It was cold but the atmosphere was welcoming and the little Chapel where it was held certainly added to the ambiance. All the work went up in time (just about!) and the turn out was good. I was pleased with how my work fitted in and coincidentally everyone's choice of blue tones created a harmonious feel. Here's some of my highlights of the private view night...

Nathalie and Hannah serving wine and nibbles

Anna with her geometric scarves and wall hanging

Charlotte (right) with her twin by her lily print drapes.

Megan and her perspex house jewellery

Enticing people to come in with atmospheric jam jar tea lights.

Me by my work, collection of necklaces and the statement wall hanging featuring draped knit and resin beads.

The buzz carried on through the evening.

Adorn me... The Gradation project.

It's been long over due but here is what happened with the 'Gradation' brief. The exhibition was over a month ago now and these are some of the pieces I had been working on to go in it.  I got carried away with draping knit and making ceramic eggs. Though it was a while ago, with Easter here it's appropriately spring like and eggy!

My work space with all the background work and developments.

Some of the ceramic rejects.

The collection.

Dip-dyed knitted chains.

Pop of colour with blue chain and a few coral links.

Draping with knit for a statement piece.

Knitted panel necklaces with hanging egg beads.

The pendant variety.

Light-catching resin with a touch of metalic sparkle encased.