I have new lantern designs out just in time for Christmas although the designs I've made are deliberately meant for use all year round. As usual I've used hares and owls as my customers seem to love them so much. But this year I've also made up a design I've been thinking about for a … Continue reading Christmas lanterns..
Its been so busy here that I've neglected my blog lately. The busy-ness at this time of year is business as usual as I get stock ready for Christmas. Most days I'm working through my job list or cutting in the studio so its good to have a day like today where I can … Continue reading My Christmas countdown begins..
WHERE did the summer go? Too fast as always but then time flies when you're having fun. This week its back to work with new original cuts to be framed and added to the shop and new lanterns to be made. I'm hoping to get some new designs made up over the next two weeks … Continue reading Into autumn
I finally have video features and can share with you a time-lapse of the cutting process. These videos condense a few hours work into a few moments and I love watching them as when I'm working it never looks like this to me. This is a cut I made two years ago but I'll post … Continue reading How its done….
I can't believe its been a month since my last blog and what a month of sunshine we have had. Record breaking temperatures and a garden desperately in need of rain after weeks of glorious sunshine. Its been hard to get down to work with so much loveliness outside the studio window. Papercutting doesn't lend … Continue reading Flaming June
LAST weekend's Bank Holiday brought us the most glorious hot weather and sensibly we made the most of it. The boys and I went to Bury and enjoyed an ice cream in the Abbey Gardens, which were packed with people, colour and blossom. And my parent points went sky high when I agreed to a … Continue reading Pleasure in small things
I can't believe its May already - almost halfway through the year. This month my eldest turns 16 and does his GCSEs, we open our Swedish house for the summer (hurrah! see more on our house blog here ) and I'm busy busy at work and in the garden, getting things potted up and hardened … Continue reading New shoots.