Sunday, 28 November 2010

MADE 10 Overview

Sorry this has taken so long, but I have been busily turning another year older as well as desperately trying to get rid of a never ending cold. Today I find myself tucked up in the warm, with a hot drink and an extra pair of socks on, hoping to get my brain back in gear!

MADE 10 was full of lovely items, many of which I had to restrain from buying, however I was treated to extra present from my lovely husband. A unique and very beautiful necklace from contemporary jewellery designer Emma Turpin. She creates stunning and unusual pieces of modern jewellery inspired by traditional crafts.

My butterfly eye fell for these beautifully hand cut paper artworks by Rebecca J Coles. They are so delicately made and extremely interesting to look at, and a particular favourite for a butterfly lover.

View more of her artwork at

It was nice to see more of Lara Sparks intricate and fun embroidery work. I have spoken about her work before but its worth reiterating because her pieces are gorgeous. Im still loving the cupcake cushions, but she had a lovely selection of brooches for sale at the fair

Martha Mitchell’s fun ceramic tableware and jewellery and framed prints were a favourite of mine. She produces funky cups and bowls decorated with hand drawn designs inspired by food packaging and bottles. Having a (slightly!) sweet tooth I really want to buy the Sweet illustration framed print for my kitchen! Yummy!

Check out more at her website

I am now going to eat warm crumpets with butter and jam, and to hibernate under my blanket. Keep warm x

Tuesday, 16 November 2010


This weekend sees the return of MADE to Brightons Corn Exchange. The Design and Craft fair is now in its 5th year and features contemporary and beautifully made works from over 100 designers. It runs from 19th - 21st November and is definately worth a visit. For more information visit the website

For those that can't make it, I will be showcasing my favourites next week.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Beautiful Textile Art

Check out some of the beautiful abstract textile art by Sarah Symes....these are my favourites, but see more at
Old Fashioned Romance
Venice Pier After the Rain


Sweet Treats

This week I have been inspired by my favourite recipe book, The Cupcake Book, and have been making yummy cakes. These ones however aren't edible, but I think they are just as delicious in paper form, and adorning cards. Of course they always have to be iced with a cherry on top!

My paper cakes

Things I want to make from The Cupcake Book

The Cupcake Book by Susanna Tee is available at Amazon