portrait of the artist as a young mouse

modflowers: a portrait of the artist

It’s funny how inspiration strikes. I mentioned in my last post how last Saturday I’d spent the day at Hope and Elvis, learning to make little shoes with artist Serena Partridge. Well, when I was there I purchased a little something from … Continue reading

change of mood

modflowers: change of mood - grumpy lion brooches

I am deep in craft fair preparation mode at the moment. This is usual for the time of year. For the past four years I have had a stall at The Secret Garden Craft Fair, part of Sherwood Art Week, … Continue reading

turned out nice – eventually

twirly corsages - 3 560

It is a good feeling indeed to finish off jobs that need finishing off. I have never been a particularly good finisher-off-er. I’m the sort that gets all enthused by a project and gets stuck in, only to then get … Continue reading

labour of love

modflowers: labour of love

Sometimes, making things comes easy. And sometimes they are a labour of love. It’s all about that “flow” that comes upon you, the feeling that the right thing is right there; that every piece of fabric you pick up is the … Continue reading

tiny steps

So life with a dog continues… I never appreciated, as a child, the work my mum put into turning our dogs into the well behaved, well trained, well adjusted creatures they all were. But I tell you what, I do … Continue reading

hopefully not rude

I haven’t been doing a lot of making this past couple of weeks. It’s always the same when the school summer holidays roll around. Lad isn’t small any more (in fact, at thirteen-next-month he is now taller than me) but … Continue reading