Monday, 26 April 2010


I've just discovered the wonderfully creative jeweller Terhi Tolvanen. Her website is a veritable treasure trove of beautiful ideas and explorations.


Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Custom pincushions

One of my favourite things to do is make custom items. Last week was a pincushion week and both have found new homes in the USA. The top one is a delicious moldy one and the lower, my popular 'pixie cups' design.

I had an edition of pincushions in my Etsy shop using re-purposed shot glasses. After making about 30 of them I skipped off to Habitat to buy some more and horror! I was told the line was completely discontinued. So...I've had to play with new designs which have internal supports instead. These are my first two goes, one has a plastic disc, the other half a felt stone inside to make them stand up independently, both work well.