Thursday 28 November 2013

Journals and bags

I've added two of my hand made paper journals and another bag to my Etsy shop. 
Thank you Clare for purchasing my necklace, it will be heading to the UK this week.

There are fifty pages in total consisting of my decorated papers and water colour paper

some of the pages in this journal

the second journal

some of the pages in the second journal

the front of the bag

the back

the inside lining

this is a guatemalan worry doll stitched on the front

this is a stitched medallion from an Indian necklace.

Thank you all again for visiting and your kind words

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Thank you all again

Thank you everyone for your words of support, it really does help knowing there are people out there who have experienced a similar sort of loss and have got back on track with their lives. I have a wonderful brother and we talk a lot, this also helps knowing he shares the same feelings as I do.
I've started to list some things in my Etsy shop and hope to have more in the next few days. They take so long to photograph and list. Here are a few of the pieces. I will have more jewellery and bags as well as stamps soon.

the front

and detail, the buttons are polymer clay made by Sabine Spiesser

the back

the inside

one of my hand made necklaces, there are more photos in my shop

this one features an eclectic mix of repurposed elements

a brass key plate and brass flower form the centre piece.

I cut off and drilled, then added eyelets to a silver teaspoon handle
I also soldered and added an eyelet to a piece of vintage china
the long bead is one of my fabric beads
the owl has swarovski crystal eyes

I'll have more soon.

Thank you all once again, I really do appreciate your support.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

Thank You

I'd like to thank you all for your kind words and prayers over the passing of my sister. We are slowly accepting that it's happened and that we have to go on. I went into my studio for the first time today and feel the need to get back to a routine. I've left some blank pages in my journal as I can't bring myself to write about it yet but I will when the time comes.

Below is the beautiful sunset at Watego beach, Byron Bay where we stayed, if only briefly. We will return in happier times.

Thanks everyone once again, I really appreciate all your support.

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Family tragedy

We have had the most terrible week. My husband and I drove for three days to Byron Bay in northern New South Wales for a two week holiday. We had only been there for three days when my brother rang me at 2.00am Wednesday morning, to tell me the dreadful news, that my sister had died in tragic circumstances. Our world fell apart. We turned around and drove home again. We still can't believe it happened, she was only fifty five, way too young to die. Her husband is shattered as are we. She was the most loving and caring sister you could ever have. Life will never be the same again.