Sunday, March 30, 2014

Mmmmm cranberries...

Loving all things cranberry at the moment!

From jewellery to knitwear, here are a few of my favourite finds, including a pair of pretty studs just listed in my Etsy shop today.

Each and every one, mouth watering!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Wordless Wednesday....

Monday, March 24, 2014

Garden treasure!

I have been longingly waiting for my crucifix orchid to flower for the first time because I initially planted this plant from a cutting a dear friend gave me many years ago.

I have been hoping the flowers would be a red shade (my favourite).

The plant produced amazing long tendrils of leafy growth over the last twelve months, but still no flowers.

About two months ago, early summer, I noticed one long,thin,leafless stem growing vertically from the middle of two leaves.
Could it be?????

My plant HAS flowered for the first time and my, what a beauty!

I even got what I hoped flowers! And just look at their detail and delicacy......

My crucifix orchid.....

I always like to try and find one or two of my handcrafted jewellery pieces to 'connect' with my blog post. Here it red glass cross necklace which sold to a very eager young man at last Sunday's Craft Market.

Thursday, March 13, 2014


Browsing through some of my recent creations, I thought I'd show those few which have an Autumn leaning to them. This comes about by the use of colour, texture, evoking feelings and style.
Here is a sample.....

And finally, a touch of Mother Nature with her Autumn inspiration......

Autumn is my favourite season.

What's yours?

Friday, March 7, 2014

First fruits.....

Today I picked the first ripe figs from my White Atlantic fig tree! This is the first season the tree has borne fruit and the wait has certainly been worthwhile.
The flesh is strawberry red and tastes delicious!
Looking forward to the other twelve figs which are happily growing and ripening on this beautiful plant.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014


One day I will have my very own attic studio.
One day I hope these dreamy items will be housed in that studio for me to enjoy and instil further inspiration.....