Shop!!

Shop!!

So delighted to announce that it is now possible to purchase my sculpted leather creations direct from my website. This is something I have been planning for a while, hence my excitement.  It will be stocked with items already for sale in my NOTHS shop.  But it will also provide opportunities to list more ‘one … Continue reading

Burnished Pins

How cute are these…. totally unique pins made from meticulously sculpted veg-tanned leather to match the Burnished Bronze Combs introduced to you here. I adore this quirky but versatile design.  It would look wonderful adorning the lapel of a formal outfit but equally at home on a warm tweedy coat or pinned to a cosy … Continue reading

Style Guru

Style Guru

What is your unique style?  Describe in three words what best defines your work?  If a complete stranger inquired as to the qualities that make your creations ‘stand out from the crowd’, what would you say?  What is the ‘essence’ of your business? It was questions like these that really troubled me in the early … Continue reading

Burnished Bronze

These shimmering combs herald a new sculpted-leather range: “Burnished Bronze”.  This range has been inspired by the gentle whispering hues of mellow autumn days tucked away in a flint cottage: the tawny leaves which we gathered on walks along twisting lanes, the faded charm of antique linen, ripening peaches in creamy earthenware bowls and sprigs … Continue reading

Potential New Line

I am so excited to share with you some leather and beaded jewelry designs I have been working on for a commission: 2 necklaces and a bracelet.  I simply adore the vintage styling and intricacy of the pieces, which meld so well with our curling Tanglefrost blooms.  The potential of earrings and pendants would not … Continue reading

Be encouraged!

Be encouraged!

Dear precious, creative soul, Do not be discouraged when your endeavours do not turn out the way you expect. Instead be encouraged! For, through these very experiences, you develop the strength to press on regardless, to keep going and to face such challenges with fresh determination.  If the creative path were smooth and free from … Continue reading

Hedgerow Wonders

I’ve always adored the tangled hedgerows that grow so exuberantly in the British countryside.  The very wet summer we have had this year has resulted in them being even more lush and dense than ever. While growing up, we used to spend most summers camping and, much to my delight, there were always plenty of … Continue reading

Just do it!

Just do it!

If you told me 5 years ago that I’d be spending most of my days sculpting and painting leather blossom and leaves ready for sale, I would definitely have laughed. For the last week of August would have seen me embroiled in preparing my classroom for a new academic year: putting up fresh backing paper … Continue reading