Archive for November, 2016

Way back in February a friend alerted me to the Map Return Scheme being run by the Ordnance Survey people.  Of course I immediately emailed them to ask for a box of old maps but heard nothing so assumed I’d been unsuccessful, as they were offering them on a first come, first served basis.

Then in April an enormous box was delivered to my house.



Over a hundred maps, it was a very exciting day for me.  Of course I had to tweet them and say thank you 🙂


I didn’t tell them that my dog lost the will to live while I was busy sorting through all the maps…


I’ve now made a start on recycling the maps and turning them into books.  The first few are in my Etsy shop now.




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Another miniature painting that’s available in my Etsy shop.  This is my favourite so far, mainly because this is a painting of my all time favourite snack food.  I love these but they were discontinued a couple of years ago and so far I’ve not managed to find a replacement 😦


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Royal Flush


This was fun to make, albeit a bit fiddly.  It’s available in my Etsy shop now.

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I’ve spent a lot of time bookbinding and painting recently so I thought it was time for a change.  This week I decided to repurpose the cardboard from some old shoe boxes to make some pretty book-style storage boxes.  I’m really pleased with how they turned out, and it gave me the opportunity to use some of the gorgeous fabric that I’ve got stashed away.  They’re now available in my Etsy shop.


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I do like murals that enliven otherwise dull public spaces, and underpasses are always in need of a bit of brightening up!  This one goes under the Westway, with the entrance just by Paddington Green (W2) and if you’d like to know a little more about it then click here.  You can also click on my photos to bring up a larger version.



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Ok, all bar one of these have already been sold but there’s still one left in my Etsy shop, so snap it up quickly!

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A selection of books made using the Secret Belgian Binding method.  Available in my Etsy shop now.


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