Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas season

I hope everyone is getting their shopping, baking and decorating done!  :)  Here's a couple more images of the clutches!  Eleven different colour combinations are now listed, and there's still about 4 in progress, plus a list a page long of other combinations I'll be working on.  I'd love to know what you think of them? 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Clutches, Etsy Shop Sale

I'm up to the first 5 clutches posted! 

I'm also offering free shipping in both my Etsy shops this coming weekend, Nov. 25-28.  You'll need to use coupon code SHIPPING at checkout. My textiles and painting are here, and my beaded jewellery here.

Sunday, November 20, 2011


I'm excited to tell you that the first silk clutches are up on my Etsy shop!!  There are three sizes, a mini, a classic (a long narrow shape, size similar to many clutches), and an ultra (which is extra large).  I will be adding more colour selections soon, as they are completed and photographed.  I can also do custom colour combinations. 

Shown below is the mini.  :) 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Evening Clutches Coming Soon!!

I know it's been a while, but the first few silk evening clutch purses are nearly ready!!  There will be 3 sizes/shapes to start out, and I'm just going to see how they go and adjust accordingly.  Here's a little teaser photo!  Look for them in my Etsy Shop soon, I'll post again when they're up. 

Also, go check out this blog post where of my bookmarks is featured! 

Monday, October 24, 2011

Artisan Studio Tour photos

I managed to get a small number of photos taken at the Artisan Studio Tour, before my camera battery ran out of juice.  The butterflies and jewellery are my work, the book bags and other pieces are the work of Noelle Hamlyn.  We were also teamed up with potter Adam Beales, but I didn't get pictures of his display (sorry Adam!). 

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Almost there!

Just a couple of days left before the Artisan Studio Tour!!  For the details go back to this post, or their website.
Also, you might like to read their interview with me

Friday, October 7, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Website Update, Painting!

A painting I did earlier this year, added today to the photo gallery on my website.  Enjoy! 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Studio Tour!

I'll be bringing some existing and hopefully some new textile/fibre pieces to this show, and possibly some of my bead jewellery also!  I'll be at stop #5 on the tour.  Great opportunity to get out and about, maybe even start your holiday shopping!

While I'm at it, check out the Studio Tour's Facebook page, and the 'event' invitation also! 

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

British Columbia

So, I've just come back from 2 weeks in BC, which was lovely.  I'll share a few photos in my next couple of posts.  I've now got to get to work on a few things for a show coming up Oct. 22-23. 

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Almost September

Yikes, I haven't posted in almost 2 weeks.  Sorry all. 
I've been busy though.  For one thing, I've had the beads all over the place and made some new pieces, which are now, or will soon be, posted to my Etsy!  Here's a peek -

Monday, August 15, 2011


As you can tell, there's no shortage of cool things at the ROM!  Love the colours and patterns! 
Coming later in the week, pictures from the Royal Botanical Gardens.  :)
birdwing butterflies
various, including wasps, weevils, latern bugs, millipede

Friday, August 12, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Blog Feature

Morning all!  First, I want to let you know that this very blog has been featured!  Check it out ~ Be @ Home Best of the Web and scroll down to about the middle.  

Have a look at this awesome old glass!

Flagon, Palestine, AD 350-425.
Blue Glass, Syria or Palestine, AD 25-125. 
Mould cast 'millefiore' bowls, Syria, AD 1-50.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Egypt - more!

Egyptian, painting on textile. 
Egyptian, linen tunic.  c. 1150 BC.
Egyptian, linen tunic.  c.  1150 BC.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Egyptian Wrappings

Ancient Egypt has always been fascinating to me.  These beautiful mummified animals and the intricate linen wrappings are awesome.
intricate wrapping
animal mummies & sarcophagi

beautifully wrapped cat mummies
hawk mummies
crocodile mummy, c. AD 100

Friday, August 5, 2011


These are so lovely.   A little disturbing perhaps, but lovely too.  Have a look at the specimen labels, they're aged, the handwriting is beautiful... I noticed one date in particular - 1928! 
Sparrows, label closeup
Look at the colours!  I think there might be a future piece of work inspired by these... 
Tanagers, label closeup