Wednesday, 24 December 2014

CD cover collaboration

A little Christmassy collaboration with my talented brother-in-law Matt Isaac who recorded some beautiful classical guitar tracks for Christmas. I was very excited to get involved and help design the cover, and make up the cases for gifts.

Monday, 8 December 2014

Christmas lino print cards

This years' lino printing efforts! Slightly wonky, but haven't yet resorted to buying them!
 Cutting the block..

    The printing process: rolling out the ink onto a glass sheet and hand-pulling the prints.                

Monday, 1 December 2014

Hand-painted baubles

This isn't a new idea I have to admit, I made these a couple of years ago for my sister's shop Green Homeware in Devon. This year I pulled out the stops to decorate our very first tree in our new home!

It all begins with some shiny basic baubles, homemade papier mach paste - made from water and flour, some torn brown paper and some paint & varnish to decorate.

 The final painted baubles! x

Click on the link to see what happened last time....

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Hand-made festive wreath

This was an exciting project for me, making my first wreath for our new home with the help of my talented friend Imelda. Here's the visual story of how it happened, starting with the holly and evergreen collection from the field next to home!

I started with Imelda's posh wreath bases made from moss covered straw.  Next made small bundles of mixed evergreen and tied them to the base with fine metal wool. This carries on right around the wreath till it is completely covered. 

Finish with oven dried orange slices, bundles of cinnamon and bright red Christmassy ribbon!

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Hand-painted gift cards

I really enjoyed this project, hand-painting florals and boxing some kraft cards a birthday gift. Tis the season to be sure of making pressies! Here's the results...
Making and hand-painting the box sleeve..
 Creating the cards..


Thursday, 6 November 2014

Jane Austen Prayer

A lovely recent commission to hand write an evening prayer written by Jane Austen, as a gift from daughter to mother. Here's how it happened!

Monday, 3 November 2014

Hand-painted anniversary mugs

Just over a year ago, both my sister and I were getting married and visiting this week has brought back some happy memories! I found some mugs and a card I hand-painted for my sister as a thank you on her dresser, and don't think I shared them here at the time. Super easy and lovely thank you gift inspired by the Burleigh asiatic pheasant crockery designs.