Monday, 24 December 2012

It's here





Whilst setting up this festive diorama I remembered how fond I was of these little wooden villages. They're only a few decades old, hardly antiques or even worthy of the 'v' word but I admit to both pouncing on them if I see them at a car boot sale and setting up a small village green now and again when the little ones aren't around. I'm wondering whether the inhabitants of this place ('Mummy, it's Christmas land!!!') are alarmed by the beautifully handmade but slightly menacing oversized bird. 

Wishing you a truly lovely and restful Christmas. Have a sparkly one.

We're just about emerging from a flu-ish thing just in time for the big day here. Phew!

See you on the other side.

Monday, 3 December 2012

Two words...



...very honoured.

I made a silver quince necklace for Sue at The Quince Tree, or rather, was commissioned by her other half by proxy. It has been one of my favourite commissions to date. 

As far as I know, Sue is not the King of Spain's daughter but nevertheless it put me in mind of silver nutmegs and golden pears.