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Knitted Floor Rug

This is something I’ve wanted to do for a while, make a floor rug for the library. It was time consuming, but couldn’t have been simpler. Starting with good old fashioned French knitting, using up various odds and ends of … Continue reading

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Hamsa Hand Amulet

I’ve been thinking about creating a Hamsa hand amulet to hang in my bedroom for ages. Chances are you have seen these symbols on jewellery or clothing at some point, many different cultures and religions use them. For more details … Continue reading

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Cloisonné Inspired Box

A few years ago at a community quiz night, I won a scented candle and aroma reeds set that came in this very sturdy cardboard box. I’ve kept it all this time because I knew one day I’d do something … Continue reading

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Cyanotype Cushions

Back in the dark ages (aka the early 1990s) when I was a hippie dippie art student majoring in printmaking, I fell in love with cyanotype or blueprinting. A combination of two chemicals mixed with water and set out in … Continue reading

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Christmas Decorations 

I love Christmas, especially decorating my tree.  Unfortunately with four cats and a wolfhound, I can’t decorate with the divine collection of vintage glass baubles my mother offered me (sigh), nor can I use any tinsel (one of my cats … Continue reading

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Another Lampshade Gets a Makeover 

A while back I updated the lampshade in my studio with acrylic ink. I was going for an Under the Sea theme. It didn’t quite turn out the way I envisioned, but I stuck with it. Well I decided it was … Continue reading

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New Patchwork Project 

I have been working on a new Patchwork project, another blanket. This time in blues, browns and reds. I’ve never done squares before and I love the result!

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