Sunday, 26 May 2013

A Personalised Plaque for Handmade Monday

For this weeks Handmade Monday I thought I'd show you a plaque I was asked to make for a little girl's room. My customer knew the sort of thing she wanted and emailed me her idea, I sent back a couple of quick pencil sketches......

Ideas for Bee Themed Plaque

Here is the completed Plaque....

B is for Beatrice

A Personalised Bee Themed Plaque
I love the colours that were chosen, pink and yellow are quite an unusual pairing but I think they look very pretty together.

Wishing you all a great week....

Jan x

Sunday, 19 May 2013

A Butterfly and Cupcakes Plaques

Hello all, I didn't manage to get over to last weeks Handmade Monday, I was busy painting plaques and the time went so quickly, I'm sure there is a little 'Time Thief' out there somewhere and steals away minutes, hours and even whole days. Here are some of my latest ones.....
 Purple, Lilac and Pink are popular colours for a little girls room.

A Plaque for Isabelle

 Pink and Green look good together for nice clean look

A Plaque for Sara's Pantry

Nan's Kitchen Plaque

 Chocolate cupcakes always look yummy

Chocolate Cupcake Plaque

I love all the different colour combinations that are chosen for the personalised plaques, it's one of the things that makes every one unique. Do you have a favourite colour combination?

This week I had a guest spot on Ragbags and Gladrags, a lovely blog by Claire, she makes great clothes and does lots of artwork too. I hope you pop over for a nosey.

That's me done for this post, I'm looking forward to peeking at all the other great blogs that are linking up to Handmade Harbour

Jan X

Sunday, 5 May 2013

A Day in Ipswich

I've been out and about over the last few days, most of the time I've remembered to have my camera with me, although on one of my outings I did forget the batteries and only realised when I wasn't anywhere near a shop. But despite that, I did manage to take a few photo's. These are a few I took in Ipswich.

Timbered Building on Sloane Street Ipswich

Christchurch Mansion Ipswich

I spent a good couple of hours looking around the beautiful Tudor Christchurch Mansion which also houses the Wolsey Art Gallery. I came across this lady on the wall just outside the gallery, isn't she lovely?

Outside the Wolsey Art Gallery, Ipswich

On the Pond in Christchurch Park

Christchurch Park, Ipswich

Most of these photo's will be used as research and inspiration for the paintings I'm doing for my Gallery Exhibition in June. I haven't done any crafting that I'm able to show you this week so I hope you enjoyed my pic's instead. 

Don't forget to pop over to Handmade Harbour and join in the Linky Party.

Wishing you a great week end

Jan x