All posts filed under: Crafts

Illustration might be my first love, but it’s very easy to slip into crafting – especially with little people around, who just feed off creativity in the most amazing way.
Here you will find examples of some of my crafts project. Pinterest plays a big part in inspiring project, but equally, some of my original ideas have gone a little bit viral too – check out the Matisse egg, which is now being reproduced in classrooms around the world!!

Matisse egg

One of my daughter’s school project was exploring artists. With little time to spare (due the following day!!) and a Matisse exhibition in town and a little pinterest for inspiration (saw a balloon covered in leaves) and inspiration hit hard – we would make a […]

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Matisse egg

My daughter’s last term project was exploring artists. With little time to spare (due the following day!!) and a Matisse exhibition in town and a little pinterest for inspiration (saw a balloon covered in leaves) and inspiration hit hard – we would make a matisse […]

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Folky autumn leaves

There is one way of making the end of the summer less bitter sweet… It’s autumn leaves season!! Such a cornucopia of vibrant colours and unique elaborate shapes, everyday offers these little ‘ooh!’ moments of discovering these objects of beauty. We spent most of last […]

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Matisse egg

My daughter’s last term project was exploring artists. With little time to spare (due the following day!!) and a Matisse exhibition in town and a little pinterest for inspiration (saw a balloon covered in leaves) and inspiration hit hard – we would make a matisse […]

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Day of the dead stones

Found some great little porous stones here on Île de Ré which have intriguing little pock holes. They made me think of skulls and the urge to day of the dead them became unstoppable… This is today’s crop, more to come!!!

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Meet the Spooners – Pavia de Hantesin

Meet the Spooners – Pavia de Hantesin

In the Spooners series, let me introduce you to someone a little complicated – but rewarding in the end. There is a little bit of controversy here about the spelling of Pavia’s surname. Is she a Dutch aristocrat? Should this be Hentersinn? At present, frankly, […]

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Blue Fox

Woodland creatures gallery

Back in the autumn, me and daughter got a LITTLE obsessed picking up autumn leaves. This led to a lot of crafty afternoon with tippex… The next bit though was covering leaves in paint, then applying them to paper. It was very pretty in itself, […]

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