I’ve really got the book making bug at the moment – I tend to go in cycles of enthusiasms that parallel my main painting passion and help to balance out my creative life. Last night I finished my first attempt at coptic binding and I totally enjoyed the experience. I found a lot of useful … More Coptic bound book
I wanted to make something personal for my Mum this Mother’s Day. For me as a mum the gifts I appreciate most are the one’s that show thought and caring, maybe they take a little time , like a board game or tell me that my sons know me, like a travel set of brushes. … More Mother’s Day – handmade with love.
I was thinking about what I would do with my Saturday when I noticed all the gum leaves lodged against my back doorstep ( no judgment please!!) Now for some of you that might have been the nudge you needed to start a clean up day but not me – I was more interested in … More Inspiration is sometimes right on your doorstep.
I shared a tutorial on a hand made concertina sketch book earlier this year which was inspired by a trip to my local art store. Just last week I popped in again and came away with an idea for this years travel sketch journal. Of course the art shop had a lovely little number but … More This years handmade travel journal
I promised I would show you what I did with some of those hand made concertina art books I made earlier so here are a few pics. I decided to add some little windows to the basic design so I could have an image on the front when it’s closed. I also experimented with different … More Artbooks
As promised here is a quick “how to” guide for making the dragonfly gift box featured in last weeks post. Although I’m making it to hold a small purse you can use this method to make a box to fit any size gift. Materials A sheet of waste card A straight edged ruler A pencil … More How to make a gift box from recycled card.