Posted in January 2013

Loverly bunting!

How quintessentially English of me. One of my best pals who has a tea house in Brampton is a massive fan of bunting, for any occasion. I had an idea to attempt this in glass and what better way to celebrate valentine’s day than with bunting of love! This is made using fused glass and … Continue reading

Wire wrapping – a new skill for me!

I had a lovely day yesterday with Louise and Trudi cutting glass, hanging out and lunching at my house. The snow had started to thaw, so the drive was accessible and I did a morning workout of shovelling the snow just in case.  The work is in the kiln and it’s cooling down pretty quickly … Continue reading

Snowing, snowing!

It’s been snowing since Friday on and off, snowing all day today and now it’s snowing like it means it. The roads were clear when I went out around lunchtime today, but now it’s really coming down. The only problem is the drive and the road out of the village is very hard work – … Continue reading

Sandblasting!

Another new toy! Happily, this one came to us free of charge from someone de-stashing a workshop. It then became a bit like triggers broom as my husband replaced all the worn parts and brought it to a really great condition. He’s rigged up an old vacuum cleaner to collect all of the dust from … Continue reading

Sixties inspired

The monthly theme challenge on Frit Happens was “Sixties” and I had just the sample piece of art glass in my stash to do something that I wanted to try for some time. The glass was from a sample pack, and you may remember that I don;t always have good experience with those! But this … Continue reading

Out of my comfort zone!

So I decided to do something out of my comfort zone and ordered a starter pack for chaine mail. It was cheaper to buy the pack and get pliers, a little step by step book, container and rings than trying to work out the components and getting everything I needed. So here I am on … Continue reading

A gift from an Artist

A dear friend of mine, who came to us for Christmas lunch, gave me this original watercolour he painted of Fotheringhay Bridge. He is a super artist and I’m going to try and copy this in glass for him. Fotheringhay is a close village to us and is steeped in history, most notably Fotheringhay Castle … Continue reading