Welcome to the land of Clootielugs where squirrels, rabbits and their like rule the roost. I love to make and sew and find inspiration from many sources although nature in its many forms tends to be the thing that fires my imagination most often!

You can see and purchase many of my creations on Folksy:

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Don't you find the week just flies by?! 'We' are in the midst of exams in our house and that together with a hectic after school schedule means its Friday again before I realise it...so...on that note...this week I want to feature a range of marvellous 'time' creations from those creative sorts at folksy! Please follow links to take a peek at what's on show in their shops and others!

Top Row left-right
1.Kelly Connors quirky take on the traditional wall clock http://www.folksy.com/items/532325
2.aged timepieces by rowan tree design http://www.folksy.com/items/521357
3.Great brooch by Steampunk Storm http://www.folksy.com/items/522677
Bottom Row
1.One of my favourite times! http://www.folksy.com/items/203562
2.At last! TEATIME! All my favourites...http://www.folksy.com/items/274513
3.As Ruby Simone says a real statement piece!http://www.folksy.com/items/403669

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Here we go!....yes folks...another week slips by and YES! FRIDAY is here and you all know what that means......FOLKSY FRIDAY TIME again!
This week my chosen theme is 'LIGHT' and once again I've been spoiled for choice!...

Lighting our lives in clockwise order from the top I present...
1. Cute lightbulb brooch from miadesign http://www.folksy.com/items/460229
2. Intriguing calligraphy fairy light shades from fflwcs & williams http://www.folksy.com/items/498433
3.A captivating and light art work from Gilflings Designs http://www.folksy.com/items/150530
5.yum-yum, mmm-mmm,...http://www.folksy.com/items/117206...probably smells good too!

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

I've been hard at work making drawings for my latest makings....and I've had such fun! See what you think...

I thought and thought about how to best use the image and have recently been loving candlelight and came up with the idea to simply print the image on unbleached cotton and make slip-covers for jam-jars to be used with tealights.

I've also used them over bought tumbler candle glasses. The end result is gorgeous- much better than I imagined! The light filters through the cotton beautifully creating a soft warm light and bringing the images to life. I've got loads more ideas for these, and will soon be making up sets based around themes...keep watching this space!
The covers can be tied with cotton thread to a wire handle wound around the neck of a jam-jar for the purpose of hanging. These look amazing hung in trees in the garden.....

or used as a night-light in a child's room if an LED tealight is used in place of a real flame candle. Please!! NEVER leave a burning candle unattended particularly not in a childs room!! Just have to state the obvious for my own peace of mind!

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Now, no-one likes to have favourites but....

My first Folksy Friday! Theme is woodland, one of my favourite places to be! These are just a selection from the brilliant makers to be seen on Folksy....

this field mushroom http://www.folksy.com/items/436342 is as beautiful as it is unusual

what a cute li'l prickler!

What a sweet card - and who can resist a little mouse? Certainly not me, http://www.folksy.com/items/148594

I love the delicacy of this watercolour print

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Been working hard today making 6 lavender moles for an order from a friend!
When people say "what you been up to today?" and I answer "Making lavender moles," I see the strange look in their eye...is it any wonder?

Friday, 7 May 2010

I thought I'd post up some pics of creations currently available on my store via Folksy:

Here I am a first time blogger, I will make some mistakes but I'm sure it'll be fun along the way. and I'll learn alot..in time...
I'll begin my showing a few of my recent snapshots, the kind of things that fire up my imagination!