Friday, 12 February 2010


I am so excited to report that my wee brooch made it into the exhibition. Will keep you posted on the exhibition opening etc. I can't wait!!!

I am off to rest now.

The last few days have been madness and I have worked myself to bone. Not long resting though, will be back in the studio tomorrow at some point no doubt.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Something different

I have been experimenting with making a brooch out of wood for submission to an exhibition. Will have to wait a few weeks though to see if it gets selected. Fingers crossed. Below are a few pictures of the brooch I submitted.

For the exhibition you had to visit the new refurbished Ulster Museum and be inspired by something in the museum's collection. I was inspired by a Katy Hackney brooch (different from this image) which was on display. The use of wood was appealing and it was a real experiment for me using the wood and textiles.

I think I will be making a few more of these and maybe pop them into frames as well. Hopefully my brother will oblige with cutting the wood. I am very good with the electric belt sander. It was very scary to use the first time and I found it was better not to hit the centre of the spinning circle sander.

Thursday, 4 February 2010


Love is just around the corner and what a perfect way to express it, by sending that special someone a valentine card. I have been working away on creating some sweet cards to send to that special person in your life.