Sunday, 14 March 2010

Weekend necklaces

Last weekend we popped into Dover Street Market, where I saw some great african/native Indian-inspired jewellery. So this weekend, taking my cue from those pieces, I made a few necklaces using seed beads and japanese beads from the Bead Shop in Covent Garden. Here are my first attempts - I like their asymetric, off-beat design, and I'm playing with other colour combinations. I can see them worn with a simple white shirt, or if you wear lots of them at once you can create a more layered and obviously 'ethnic' look. However, I'm wary of straying too far into 'socks with sandals' territory... What do you think?

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Better late than never...

Ok, so it's a little late... but here's the gingerbread house I made at Christmas. I saw a very similar one on sale in Fortnum & Mason's for £15!!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Paper heart envelopes

With Valentine's Day coming up, I found a sweet little idea on Martha Stewart's site ( for paper heart envelopes. I made the envelopes using various papers -- some handmade scraps, some pieces of Japanese origami paper -- and some great self-adhesive ribbon that I found in a cute shop in New York called 'The Ink Pad'. All I have to do now is find a little trinket to hide inside the envelope for my Valentine to unwrap next week...

Monday, 1 February 2010

Sunday night silhouettes

Well, here goes...

I make things all the time: a necklace for a friend's birthday; handbags when I was a poor student; Christmas decorations for my desk at work. I love it - it gives me a chance to ruffle my creative feathers and I always feel better after making something. As I tend to give these little creations away as gifts though, I think it's now time to start recording everything before they go to their new owners. So here it is: a blog of the Things What I Have Made. Enjoy!