felt landscapes (and porridge)

It’s been a while since the last post – must be too relaxed as it’s holiday time! Anyway here’s a little of what I’ve been getting up to… the view on the way home from work ….yay! Summer hols start here.The sunlight does the work for me here. Then a little trip to Newnham-on-Severn and … Continue reading

We’re selling and exhibiting!!

Really excited to tell you that Bex has sold some of her lovely necklaces recently as a result of the day we spent in Memento Gift Shop in Newent. The beads she made were much admired and she will be busy over the next few weeks making more as there as been so much interest … Continue reading

ideas for painting away the summer holidays

May Hill seems to have an addictive quality – Last Thursday’s weather was absolutely glorious, and during a jaunt up the hill with my son’s beaver group, I couldn’t resist adding a few more photos to the resource collection for summer holiday painting. Gorgeous greens….. This one is typical of my photography skills but hey – … Continue reading


Did you catch the latest episode of The Apprentice and the fast food challenge? Inspired by the My-Py team and a bit of Friday afternoon tired craziness we have come up with our own messy nest Business Plan for the Future including lots of important pie charts and analysis. Alan Sugar eat your heart out! Oh … Continue reading

Horse Rustling on May Hill!

So we decided we would go for a little wander yesterday lunchtime and collect some pics of May Hill for future art work. As we were innocently taking shots of lovely May Hill and surrounding views, dressed in floral patterns, flip-flops and shrugs, we were stopped and accused of horse rustling!! Hilarious or what. The … Continue reading

May Hill beads and Forest droplets

Just been rambling around May hill taking photos of these new May Hill beads and the little forest droplets. Not a great pic,  I call this one my forest egg- might put it under one of my chickens and see what hatches out! This ones a forest droplet, inspired by walks and cycling round the beautiful … Continue reading

Make Art – Be Happy.

I was chatting to a colleague, during a boring staff meeting, about him leaving  teaching this summer to become an illustrator. He basicallly said that ‘if you have art inside you, then you have to create and to be happy you have to make art.’ How true. He summed up what we are trying to do in … Continue reading

Postcard Design for Forest and Valley Open Studio.

Just designed a post card to hand out this saturday, 9th July, at the Open Studios, we’ll be making a sticky mess in Memento Gift Shop on Newent High Street. Miriams demonstrating and selling textile landscapes, needle felting and other yummy stuff ( will pop some pics on tomorrow) and I’ve got some beads annealing in the kiln…. if they come … Continue reading

Starting to make glassbeads again…..

  About a year or so ago, I did a 10 week lampwork course at the Fireworks Gallery in Bristol, making glass beads. Totally loved playing with fire and molten glass. Unfortunately for me, Georgina moved to London- check out her new shiney website http://www.fireworksjewellery.com/ and I had no where to play 😦 So last week … Continue reading

Come and see us at the Forest and Valley Open Studios

We’re excited, and yes, a little scared to be taking part in this years Forest and Valley Open Studios. http://www.forestandvalley-openstudio.co.uk/ We’ll be in Memento Gift Shop in Newent from 10-4 on Saturday 9th July. If you don’t know it the gift shop is towards the library end of the town. It’s hard to get lost in … Continue reading