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Monday, 9 December 2013

Time to Say Good-bye

The time has come
 for me to say cheerio
I'm just juggling too many balls
I'll leave the blog up
but won't be posting any more
you can always find me at  

Before I go though
I'd like to wish you all
a very merry Christmas
and a happy New Year

Evie xx

Thursday, 28 November 2013

Naive Art

Mixed Media Naive Paintings

some paintings for the Arts Market on 7 December
at 'Out of the Blue'

Friday, 15 November 2013

Gut Art

Gut Art course by Mystele

This is the second year that I've joined this course
Mystele is a remarkable artist and dedicated teacher

Here's my latest piece
collage and acrylic on paper 17x12"

Friday, 8 November 2013

Sunday, 6 October 2013

Gouache Painting of a Geisha

I painted this Geisha way back in 1999
and have decided it's time to let her go

I love painting on black paper, so striking

see more HERE

Wednesday, 25 September 2013


Looking for a wee gift?
Come and have a look 

10% discount offer
on all sales over £15 ($24)

expires on 17 October

Monday, 23 September 2013

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Primitive Witch

As the leaves start to change colour
thoughts turn to Halloween

here's GRAGGS see here

Thursday, 29 August 2013

Altered Matchbox Swap

September Swap
I'm hosting an altered matchbox swap
at 'The Trodden Path'
I'd like to invite you to join us
you're welcome to make more than one

Here are some examples from Google

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Fabric and Lace ACEO

I've had some Buckinghamshire  hand-made pillow lace for ages
but felt guilty about cutting it up

but finally decided to use this beautiful vintage lace
and I even aged it!!

So here it is (stitched under the crochet piece)

Nature Study ACEO

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Walnut Crystals

I've tried this and it works really well

Mix some walnut crystals into half a pint of warm water
(decide how much according to the colour you like)

Add half teaspoon gum arabic powder
and half teaspoon of Pearlex (antique gold gives aged look)

put all into fine spray bottle

you can use this on paper and/or fabric

Have fun!

Vintage Inspired Fabric Art

My sewing machine has had an MOT
my goodness how expensive that was
but now sewing has become a pleasure again

Here are some ACEOs I made

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Little gift idea

Sometimes you're looking to make a gift
something small and not too expensive

This might just be the perfect thing

see it here

Thursday, 1 August 2013

August Artist Trading Card Swap - MONA LISA


Make 2 for 2 in return
Sign-up deadline: 5 August
Mailing deadline:  16 August

To keep postage costs to a minimum, you can choose the country for your swap.

There will be a discussion for sign-ups where you post your name, your country and choose HOME or INTERNATIONAL preference.

I will assign swap partners on 6 August.

Photos may be posted at any time.

OK swappers, let’s see what you come up with this time.

Happy creating!!


Friday, 26 July 2013





Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Primitive JOODY Doll

This doll is a different type of primitive
and I liked it so much
I decided to keep it

So I made another very similar
and here she is

see her HERE

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Special Offer

see all details HERE

ACEOs are artist art cards, 2.5x3.5" and a lovely way to get some one-of-a-kind art at a bargain price!

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Happy Voices

I feel that I'm neglecting my painting
so here's one that's been sitting waiting



Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Merla and her Pet Crow

Another grungy primitive doll
painted, stained and baked for a prim look
Merla and her Pet Crow

more info HERE

Friday, 12 July 2013

A Humourous Look at Capitalism and Cows

You have two cows. You sell one, and force the other to produce the milk of four cows. Later, you hire a consultant to analyse why the cow has dropped dead.

You have two cows. You go on strike, organize a riot, and block the roads, because you want three cows.

You have 2 cows. You re-engineer them so they live for 100 years, eat once a month and milk themselves.

You have 2 cows. You redesign them so they are 1/10 the size of an ordinary cow, and produce the milk of 20 cows. You then create a clever cow cartoon image called cowkimon and market them worldwide.

You have two cows, but you don’t know where they are. You decide to have lunch.

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Here's Another Primitive

I just love making these dolls
my sewing machine has taken on a new life
here's DELILAH

listed on ETSY

Monday, 1 July 2013

Prmitive Doll Mabel

Aged Fabrics, Needle Sculpted, Roving Hair, Vintage Buttons, 14"

Friday, 28 June 2013

Primitive Cat Doll

This is the first of the primitve dolls that I've made
and I am seriously addicted

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Friday, 14 June 2013

Shabby Cottage Chic

I had an irresistible urge to get my sewing machine out
and just sew

but I wanted to do something new
so I came up with


Fabric Fancy
it contains a secret
if you want to learn more

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Blog Hopping

I have loads of blogs that I visit frequently
and have not added to my own blog
because I thought it would take forever
I've just discovered that it's really easy
using 'add a gadget' and my Google subscriptions
and all my links are now
in place

So pleased!

Friday, 7 June 2013

Modern Still Life

It's amazing what happens when you just mess around!
I painted over something I had done for a course
and which I didn't at all like

and bingo!!
I like this so much now
I've hung it in my kitchen

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Whimsy Art

I haven't posted in a while
due to family matters
but all is well and
I feel ready to get going again

Just felt in the mood for a little whimsy
ACEO cats

Here are a few:

listed at Etsy

Sunday, 26 May 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

ATCs Vintage Risque'

These are my ATCs for the swap

This swap is open till 31 May
come and join us at