Advent Calendar

I thought I’d make an advent calender this year for the girls.  It measures 125 cm wide and 85 cm high and looks like it’s been crafted from a Yeti, which it hasn’t, of course.  I used three traditional Christmas shapes for the pockets – angel wings, stars and hearts.  Each pocket contains a chocolate treat and each shape has a chalkboard label pegged to it for each day of December going right through to Christmas eve.  It’s proved very popular x

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Leda – the swan

I have recently completed my first paper mache sculpture.  Leda is a swan and has been created to scale with an abstract body.  She wears a delicate crown and has diamante sparkles on her wings.

She measures 45 cm high and 75 cm long and is available to purchase.  Please use the contact form if you would like to make an enquiry x

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Mister Finch – Living in a Fairytale World

I recently had the pleasure of attending the private view of Mister Finch‘s debut exhibition, Cinder Embers, at Anthropologie in London.

If you don’t know Mister Finch then allow me to introduce you to him.  He is an amazing British textile artist who enchants everyone with his magical textile creations.

The Cinder Embers exhibition contains a collection of Mister Finch’s work inspired by the Parisian taxidermy shop, Deyrolle.  A collection of soft sculptured woodland creatures take their place in a setting straight from the pages of a beautiful fairytale.  A giant six foot fox sits majestically in a chair, a large spider climbs the wall, masked foxes adorn the wall and moths in small carriages fly across the ceiling.  It is nothing less than magical and an absolute delight to see.

Mister Finch also launched his first book on the evening, personally signing limited editions of Mister Finch: Living in a Fairytale World.
 Anthropologie was the perfect setting for the evening, providing delicious cocktails and a gorgeous backdrop for the event. Mister Finch’s book is a portfolio of his work, beautifully photographed and catalogued.  Of course I couldn’t go home without a copy to keep, so this is my copy and I love it!  Every time I look through it I find new favourite pages.

Mister Finch’s appeal is universal.  This is obviously down to his amazing work together with his warm and quirky personality and the fact that he is, indeed, a man who sews.

The exhibition runs until 4 January 2015 and can be found inside Anthropologie on the Kings Road in London.  An absolute must for lovers of textile art and magic x

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Putting on the Ritz

Top hats will never go out of style x

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Sweet 16

“She’s beautiful. Just like a … angel.”

Bashful, Snow White.

Happy Birthday to my gorgeous Emily – 16 today! x

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