Wednesday, May 27, 2009

I made a new friend

I actually made him... Meet Horace, my new friend. I had some scrap wool, some wadding and some free time hence Horace. Wanted to make him as ugly/quirky as my real friends... just kidding you guys. Gave him a fishbone mouth and button eyes, well one eye anyway... He's so soft because he's made from peter pan darling wool which is extra cuddly. Meant to be for baby knitting but I think Horace deserves the fluffiness...

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Fabric Remants

I need fabric remnants and buttons for a new project, does anyone know where I could get some at reasonable price?

What I've been doing....

I've got a few days off at the moment from work, spending time with my little girl watching icarly. I secretly love this show and high school musical, I'm so glad I have a daughter or I'd be one of those sad women sneaking into kids films alone... anyway.... The ironing keeps calling me and I have been trying to tay faithful to it but craft room keeps calling so i've been making these little felt, button patches. will they be patches for bags, brooches? card toppers? time will tell... Oh postman just arrived with a big box of beads so ironing you will definately have to wait...

Urban Scrawls

Been spending some time working on my urban scrawls at the moment, exploring the theme of urban sprawl thru colour. There abstracted pieces ranging from light green, soft blues the the metallic greys, neon colours which make up our modern urban landscape.

itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Cards

Started to make teeny tiny cards from left over card and these really sweet puffy stickers I got from paperchase. each one measures approx 6.5cm x 9.5cm and comes with a pearly little envelope... Like everything else I'm making It'll take a while to put up on the website, currently between web engineers at the mo so a friend is going to teach me all the workings of dreamweaver etc so I can upload and adjust my site myself... So excuse the delay

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Looky Looky

Look what I just got made for my daughter Ceri, Aren't they adorable? I saw Aoife Mooneys typographic cushions and stuff at the creative Heart Fair and asked her to make these up for Ceri. We have them hanging up in her room now, might get some more for my cousins they make such cool gifts. She does them as large pillows and letters aswell.... I just keep looking at them and going awww...

Check out Aoife's stuff here

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I'm Still totally wrecked

from last weekend, god I'm getting old when it takes a week to recover. Well the Creative Heart fair was fantastic... so much fun and a fabulous buzz I so hope it will happen again. And!!! even better we raised €700 for the Irish Sudden Death in the young support group... A wonderful woman in a fantastic purple coat took home Heavenly abyss (which I decided to name my pink/blue painting from previous post) and I genuinely believe she will give it a good home.

Met lots of lovely people interested in my art and jewellery... made some pocket money too which helps with the "have to buy a house of my own before my daughter does" fund. Hmm won't start with the single mum/ mortgage complaints thing its too solemn....

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

My Big TV Moment

Finally... lol... On the City channel Dublin tonight at 7pm & 9pm talking about the creative heart of daintree fair. Was my first time doing anything like this, although it was only 5 mins I was so so nervous. But hopefully it does the Job and gets people along to see the fair.

The auction pieces are available to view online now and the lovely people from cake cafe are donating a cake for auction aswell..

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Sneak peek

sneak peek of one of the paintings I'm showing next week. still mulling over its title. Was trying to get across a kind of a struggle in colour, heaven vs hell, male vs female... God only knows who'll win that one... Answers on a postcard...

Painting Painting Painting

Guess what I've been doing last two days... No not the painting that makes my heart rejoice but the old fashioned crown and gloss. My lil bro recently moved out so we took the opportunity to repaint his room from dark beige to... light Beige. I know I know were too wild... Well one thing led to another and the painting of one room turned in to painting of sheds, benches, flower pots and doors... I was so so wrecked last night. But Oh so proud as only a day of hard work can make you...

Sooooo Today I'm treating my self and painting away on canvas in my usual manic abstract way... One piece has set my little heart alight... I will pop it up in a little bit but most of the work will make it into the Creative Heart Of Daintree Fair next Weekend so so excited about it....

Friday, May 8, 2009

Today I'm...

beading, got a big box of beads just calling to me, I've been collecting them for the last year but lately with the Creative Heart Fair inspiring me I've decided to do something. I adore beaded bracelets I wear them everyday, sometimes strings and strings adorn my arm... My new favourites are these marbled beads, there so pretty and modern... I'm mixing and matching them with Pearls.

Thursday, May 7, 2009


needed some inspiration for my paintings so got creative with.... face paints... Was trying to recreate some of my landscape tones from my new Urban Scrawls Collection... I like it...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

The Creative Heart Of Daintree

Taking part in the creative heart of daintree fair on the 16th & 17th of May. This is an arts & crafts fair showcasing some of the work of the very talented daintree paper girls. There'll be Photography, paintings, textiles and more on view so check it out...

It's being held in the Daintree building on camden st Dublin 2

For more details check out

Monday, May 4, 2009

New card designs

Will be up on the site soon, taking so so long to photograph everything and put it up. Using different camera so its trial and error for a little bit. Hope you like