- Name: Cat
- Location: Norwich, United Kingdom
I'm a final year ecology student making jewellery and art in my spare time. I started this blog to keep track of my progress and meet other artists and crafters from around the world.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Friday, March 09, 2007
I heart buttons
Sorry for yet another bad picture, I had to take it indoors with the flash and the buttons are all quite shiny!
I also wanted to share with you that Matt had his first assessment as a teaching assistant this week, and he was awarded "consistently excellent" in every category :) Isn't he clever?
Saturday, March 03, 2007
Vintage Beauty Swap
The jewellery box is wonderful, the perfect place to keep all my little treasures, and it had these lovely gifts inside it as well! And the purse is really beautiful. The pictures don't really do it justice, it's covered in beads and sequins. The tiny bottle is an antiseptic talc with beautiful flowers on the label. Some of the words on it have rubbed off and what is left is so funny to read! It says "For infants and..........toilet. Invaluable...........chafing,.........irritations, sunburn etc...............antiseptic." I love it!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
I found these gorgeous cups in my favourite charity shop. It's on the corner of the main road into uni which makes it a bit dangerous as I have to walk past every day! The only remedy I've found is to make sure I only leave after 5 o'clock when I know it'll be shut! It's not a problem on the way in each morning as I'm usually late...
When I took them up to pay the woman said there should be two matching saucers but it turned out they'd been sold on their own earlier and she started saying rude things about the volunteers who work there. I assured her it was fine and I loved the cups anyway and she gave them to me half price because of the lack of saucers so it worked out fine!
The kids' sewing book as lovely, full of beautiful illustrations and photos. And since I'm a bit out of practice at sewing it's probably about my skill level!
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
I had a lovely time at home. We cooked nice meals together, we went out, we walked the dog, we watched Black Books on DVD, and just chilled and had a nice relaxing time. And now I have to go back to my dissertation and I'm feeling stressed again already!
So here is a picture of the ATCs I made for a swap recently, to delay the thought of red squirrel population densities and habitat preference for just a bit longer ...
Saturday, January 27, 2007
His name is Archie and he is a sock puppy made by the very talented Manda. If you haven't visited her blog you really should as it's fantastic and she makes some wonderful things which can be found in her shop. There may even be more sock puppies! In fact as I went over there for the link there are new ones! They're addictive. I liked Archie so much I had to buy him, but now I keep liking each one she makes which is dangerous as I can't buy them all!
Anyway, my boyfriend found out about my love of the things, (because I kept telling him and sending him pictures of the new ones I liked) and instead of thinking me very weird as most people might- probably you reading this! he secretly snuck over to treefall and bought me Henry Lewis! It was a lovely surprise this morning to find him waiting for me in the post along with a bar of my favourite chocolate :)
So now I am the proud owner of two lovely puppies. As you can see they have settled in nicely and are getting on very well.
I haven't been making a lot of art recently and I miss it. I've arranged a couple of ATC swaps to get me back into it when I have a bit of spare time. Nothing too heavy though as I should really be concentrating on uni as this is my final semester of my final year...
Better get back to that dissertation!
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
The painted sky
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Second charm set
They are made from a large glass bead with flowers on and a smaller pink bead on silver wire with tiny glass beads hanging from a jump ring from the bottom. To begin with I intended to make little glass collage charms for this swap but the second hand soldering iron I bought didn't work. As I was running out of time I thought I should stick to something I was more familliar with. Here they are all bagged up and ready to go.