Monday, 25 May 2009

Printed Baby Grows.

These are my printed baby grows. I made the collagraph plate in the shape of the baby grows. It was pretty difficult to get it in the right place and also so the plate had the correct amount of ink on. But I think they work well and I have hung them on a washing line, to show how mundane and accepted test tube babies are now.

Thursday, 21 May 2009

Habitat Visit

I love these glass tumblers that I found in Habitat in Kingston. They are by Hennie Haworth, the illustrations work really well with the opacity of the glass. I especially like the gingham one.
The plates below are by Concetta Gallo also in Habitat at the moment. Her work also contains lovely illustrations, collaged photos, graphic elements and bright contrasting colours. The mix of the horses and ornate chairs is my favourite. She has a range of bowls, plates and vases; ranging from £6 to £95.

Monday, 18 May 2009


I decided to look at test tube babies. I didn't know the first was born over 30 years ago now. I am going to print my science prints on some baby grows. They are not the normal patterns or colours that you would associate with babies, I like this contrast.

Friday, 15 May 2009

Collagraph Prints.

After being inspired by light bulbs that I saw in the Science Museum, London, I made a collagraph plate with some on and the pattern works really well when printed. I espcially like the bulbs painted in peach behind the print.
The atom print, shows how the atom shells are layed out, these also make intereing prints. I printed onto pages of my old chemistry books from school, which creates a layer underneath that comes through in certain places.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

An Inquisitive Crow

This little crow was lingering around the cafe at Hampton Court palace. I was trying to take a photo and a child ran at it, but luckly it came back for some more crumbs!!

Saturday, 9 May 2009

Science Museum, London

Yesterday I went to the Science Museum in London, as research for a new project. Our group concept was 'Displacing Formation'. It made me think of science and scientific reactions, equations, numbers and calculations. I am going to draw from my photos to develop my ideas. The light bulbs and the old calculators particularly interested me.

Thursday, 7 May 2009


This is some of my recent weave samples and a visualization. It surprised me as I thought that threading up the loom and actually weaving would take a long time, but it was much better and more fun than I thought. However I still think I am a printer!!

Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Time for tea

I have just uploaded some of my Tea Pot Brooches on to my etsy site so check them out!!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009


I have been trying to deisgn a logo, but I use Avant Garde Crafts for my blog and etsy and JW on all of my product labels, it is quite confusing with both seperatly. So I have linked the two together. I think it works quite well.

Monday, 4 May 2009

Mini Etsy....

This is my first attempt at playing around with the html... so hopefully it has worked.
You can see a few of my bags and bow ties that I have made which are now for sale. :)

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Slash/Slash Notts

The event was a real success! The atmosphere was really good and lots of people came so it was really busy, including the bar! Below is my stall, it was hard to photograph as it was so dark.

Friday, 1 May 2009

Bow Ties

These are my hand knitted bow ties, and are the first items to go in my shop!! It was a bit tricky at first but I think I have now got the hang of it.

I am also preparing for a craft stall at an event called Slash/Slash Notts tomorrow which should be fun. Rescue Rooms, Nottingham. From 12 till 6pm.

Excitement galore...

I have just made a postcard containing all of my details, that people can pick one up at my craft fairs. It's pretty exciting! My etsy site will also soon be open for bussiness!!