Botanical Printing

For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that…

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For my first blog post on TBCH I thought it appropriate to explain the textile art technique that nearly all my goodies contain. 
I have always created even when I had a young family and a challenging career but since retirement and sampling many art forms I have been captivated by a contact printing technique that allows me to combine all of my passions. My garden, slow stitching and creating unique cloth and paper. 

Setting up a new shop!

What a strange year 2020 has been! Back in January myself and my colleague Keli were working flat out completing wedding stationery commissions ready for weddings happening this year and then the news about the outbreak in China started to seep through. By the beginning of February I said to Keli that we wouldn’t be…

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What a strange year 2020 has been! Back in January myself and my colleague Keli were working flat out completing wedding stationery commissions ready for weddings happening this year and then the news about the outbreak in China started to seep through. By the beginning of February I said to Keli that we wouldn’t be taking any more orders now as I thought that most weddings were going to be cancelled. 

So, at the beginning of March I shut all of my online shops as I wasn’t certain I’d be able to deliver anything as the postal services were likely to be reduced. After about 6 weeks I decided to open up just to simple orders than could be posted in a postbox.

Over the past few months I’ve had lots of time to work on gift ideas like note-cards, prints and notebooks and I’ve found they have kept me quite busy! I think perhaps people are sending more letters to each other or notes of thanks.

Though I will continue to make wedding stationery I’m going to concentrate on small letterbox gifts for the near future and that’s why I decided to open a shop with the British Craft House!

I hope you will support my shop and other small businesses adapting to the times!

Taking Care of Your Artwork

Coloured Pencil drawing of a chocolaye coloured spaniel in a white mount If you are investing in original and bespoke artwork you want it to last! I am sharing the things I do to keep your art tip top and what you can do to take care of your artwork and keep it looking great! 

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Coloured Pencil drawing of a chocolaye coloured spaniel in a white mount

If you are investing in original and bespoke artwork you want it to last! I am sharing the things I do to keep your art tip top and what you can do to take care of your artwork and keep it looking great! 

Behind the Porthole

Since ‘lock-down’ I’ve been creating my Curious Copper Creations from my little workshop at home.  The door is a recent fixture – it fills the hole which is the doorframe – whereas the old one didn’t!You’re very welcome to come with me now to have a look Behind the Porthole . . . .

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Since ‘lock-down’ I’ve been creating my Curious Copper Creations from my little workshop at home.  The door is a recent fixture – it fills the hole which is the doorframe – whereas the old one didn’t!

You’re very welcome to come with me now to have a look Behind the Porthole . . . .

Say hello to my little friend, Slothypops!

Slothypops the sloth Reach For The Sky From what started out as a bit of slothy fun, with that very first post on October 1st 2018, came a character very much with a life of his own.

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Slothypops the sloth Reach For The Sky

From what started out as a bit of slothy fun, with that very first post on October 1st 2018, came a character very much with a life of his own.

Definitely no butterflies were harmed in the making of these…

Watching from the window as the wintry sun shoots weak rays of hope onto the nearly blooming daffodils, it is easy to forget that it is only January and that there’s a whole lot of Winter cold still to come, and if you live in Devon, a whole lot of rain too.

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Watching from the window as the wintry sun shoots weak rays of hope onto the nearly blooming daffodils, it is easy to forget that it is only January and that there’s a whole lot of Winter cold still to come, and if you live in Devon, a whole lot of rain too.