Recently I visited the Balingup Small Farm Field Day. This expo is a wonderful venue to not only see what is happening with farm machinery, a subject in which I have very limited interest, but also to get excited about the fantastic plants, animals and produce that are around in the South West. Local small artisans are also out in force. I love this kind of event as it is presents the possibility of seeing those craftspeople who may be […]
This heart though it does not look that impressive in a photo represents one of my more ludicrous craft forays. The reason it does not photograph well is that it is permanently affixed to the corrugated wall of the shed which has no lighting. The heart is large, measuring approximately 80cm by 100cm and very heavy. It is constructed in the first instance by cutting the shape out of chicken wire. I used kitchen scissors to do this to allow […]
We call this beautiful sculpture a Cassowary because it seems the closest description. In fact it is a fantastical creature which has been cobbled together from a collection ‘junk’’ (for the lack of a better term) by our very talented friend Alan Clement. Obviously Al has a lot of imagination and a creative eye and a talent with a welding implement. We are very lucky to have such creative and giving friends.
I think one of the major components of creating a crafty home is to showcase the work of other artists and craftspeople you admire. This particular piece was recently purchased from the Broome Factory and is the creation of talented artist Tunya Versluis. It is a small piece and features a collage of handmade silk paper, photography, paint and python skin!
On our block in Bridgetown we have created a fairy circle for one of our girls. It has been a process and she is now almost 17 but I wonder if girls are ever too old to believe in fairies? I wanted the garden to still be relatively natural in appearance and have avoided as much as possible the commercial version of the fairy, the one with lots of plastic and glitter. Central to the design are these two mosaic […]
I really wish I could think of a new name to describe this craft activity but hey – isn’t it amazing? I love creating something from such a pedestrian and disposable item that is usually just thrown away. I originally got the idea through Pinterest. It is so easy. Just press the toilet roll in half lengthways to create a fold and cut into four cross sections. Then get glueing – use the pegs to hold the sections together. I […]