Tuesday, September 27, 2016

My Workroom Today

I love having several projects on the go at once. I find it helps my creative process to build momentum and solve technical problems.


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Finished At Last

I started this little Icon Box several years ago. I have worked on it, taking it with me between countries and finally here in New Zealand I have completed it.

Needle felted Madonna. Wet felted flowers. Candle flame blended wool silver. 

Added charms and beads found on Etsy
Hanging on the wall at last!


Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Beads and More Beads

My felting time over the last few months has been taken up designing workshops.
Everything has to be thought out when you are planning on teaching a class and sometimes it takes a lot more time than you had expected, hence other projects have to be put on hold.

It is a good discipline though and I always find some new ways of doing things that I had not thought of before.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Beads, Buttons and Brooches

I have had a felting marathon in the last few weeks making lots of beautifully rounded, embellished balls in lots of different sizes.
The next step is make beads, some brooches, a bracelet or two and some buttons.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Loving the Tea

My Tea Pot Cosy Covers have been very successful over the holiday season and have worked well to keep the tea nice and hot while looking very pretty on the table.
I brought a fabulous red cast iron pot to fit this cosy cover and am now obsessed with finding great tea pots and tasting lots of different teas.
My current favorite is Organic China White Tea.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

"On The Wings Of A Dream"

 Another voyage into the Christmas Season   
May this one be filled with peace and joy


Saturday, November 28, 2015

Steam Punked Again

Steam Punk Voyage

Yo Ho, Yo Ho

"It's A Pirates Life For Me "

"Out In The Big Blue Sea!"

The First Journey

It is interesting to look back on the beginnings of a creative project and see how an idea formed and where it has gone.
This is my first little boat made four years ago when I first arrived in Papua New Guinea and settled into the life of an expat wife, living in a compound with a lot more time to create.
At the time I didn't think about the journeying aspect of making boats as I have always had a thing about them (don't much like actually traveling and mucking about in them though!)
I have a compelling need to make them and more so in the last few years when I have been constantly traveling.

My first voyage into little boat building

Val was a Viking

Thinking up new themes for my little boats is a lot of fun and as is the way of creativity, the more I make the more ideas keep coming. 
I had a school friend called Val and while I don't think she was of Norse heritage, she seemed to be strong and fearless and had beautiful features so my Viking is named for her.

As I once again leave PNG for New Zealand, several boats, some finished, some still to be completed and some in the early stages of design will be packed into my suitcases for the journey. And of course several Tea Pot Cosy Covers destined for under the Christmas tree.