Recycled Note Book Covers

I am so pleased with my new product, recycled notebook or sketch book covers.These have been re-cycled from the very fashionable and popular PVC advertising signs. Obviously these awful things are not biodegradable and so will sit in landfill for ever so I have come up with a practical use for them instead of throwing them away.

I hand paint the the lengths of PVC and then sew them into shape. Then this turns into what I think are very desirable book covers with pencil loops on the front 🙂 Keep a look out as these will be soon available on my Etsy shop

Lampshade Commission

I recently up-cycled this lampshade for our living room and shared with my friends and followers on Facebook.lamp-shade-2It has resulted in me getting a commission for a Lampshade of a specified design which I realised just in time that I’d better not say any more in case they read this post!!! 😛

 

Preparation for Christmas Open Studio

I’m enjoying getting ready for my Christmas open studio this Saturday.  Here are some Christmas textiles in the making. These are made from up-cycled fabrics, hand dyed and block printed. 🙂

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Dragonfly Print Cards

I just made these super dragonfly print cards and wanted to share them with you.dragonflyI had made the blue background on my Gelli plate and decided to block print on top of it with the same dragonfly block I already used and while the ink was still wet added a little sprinkle of glitter! Cut to size and mounted on recycled board with a little addition with my John Bull printing set and they’re good to go!  🙂

I love this frog

I love drawing! Here’s my frog in my favourite colour way. I am pleased with this so it shall stay. frog-6He’s now available as a A4 digital print with a mount ready to framefrog-5and a recycled greetings card, direct from my studio or from my Etsy shopfrog-3The original drawing is also available 🙂

The Green Cockatoo

I’m just loving collage at the moment so here’s another for you to see.

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This collage was built on an old water colour that I got with a few others in a job lot at a church sale (I have left the original signature and just added mine). It adds to the surreal nature when magazine cuttings etc are applied. I’m really happy with this 🙂

Legs

I’ve been doing a lot of tidying in the garden and have had to recycle a chair that I was using as a plant stand. The legs I’ve kept, because I spotted something I could do with them.Legs 1 Legs 2I’m going to paint them. What do you think I’m going to turn them into?! 🙂