Utterly bespoke paper roses order

Here’s a lovely idea from one of my customers…

Themed roses (gold and navy for a uniformed wedding), displayed in pots covered in sheet music to be played at the ceremony.

I don’t think you can get much more bespoke than that!


Painting Grove Avenue

I am obsessed with this view of my road, from the middle – often seen during walks.

The overhanging trees, the tunnel vision, the old garage in the foreground, a tram rumbling past at the end.

I have tried many times to recreate with drawing and painting.

Here’s the latest attempt, a work in progress, unfinished to date.

Grove Ave painting

And another picture of this beautiful view.

Grove Ave winter

Mills and Boon roses – Soooo romantic!

Here’s a box full of paper roses made from a classic 1977 Mills and Boon novel for a customer in Reading.

Mills and Boon roses 1

I sent the book cover and plot summary to add some more interest to the order.

Mills and Boon roses 2

I can also confirm the book has a happy ending!!!

Paper anniversary roses

I have had a few orders via Etsy recently for paper anniversaries (1 year).

Here’s a lovely one from a customer in Cheshire – the lyrics to their first dance printed on to ivory paper with half coloured pink. The same colours as the wedding.





Beeston Oxjam

I am delighted to be helping Beeston Oxjam this year with their website, as a volunteer.

It’s been an amazing phenomenon in our little town for a few years now, with several varied events running each year with a huge variety of artists. More than £22,000 was raised last year and with £85,000 raised in total over the last few years, it is probably the most successful Oxjam in the country.

I am thrilled to be manipulating data on behalf of such a worthy cause!

Full details at https://oxjambeeston.org/event/oxjam-beeston-2018/




Paper rose workshop

I was delighted to run a paper rose making session, at the new monthly Monday night Adult craft evenings, at the wonderful Canalside Heritage Centre (soon to celebrate its first birthday).

Twelve people spent two hours fiddling with sheet music and glue, with utmost patience, and created a little bunch of flowers to take home.

I was particularly taken with one lady, who had bought some music and lyric sheets which for years had been hidden in the piano stool she inherited from her grandma. She made these into flowers to sit on top of the piano – a lovely memory to treasure.


We all had fun. The two hours flew!

Look at the Canalside Heritage Centre’s WEBSITE for details of more Monday craft sessions coming up.