picture of silk ribbon irises

Many, as in many, years ago, when I was a young mum, I used to love doing embroidery. Mostly cross stitch. I still have all the books I bought back then, with lovely patterns and pictures in them. I kept them thinking that when I retired I’d have […]

I’ve put together a list of lovely handmade Christmas decorations available on Etsy. There are many more than just the ones I’ve listed. I just could not fit them all in. If you’d like to take a closer look, click on the picture and it will take you […]

Of the two – Art Nouveau and Art Deco – I have to say that I much prefer the Art Nouveau period for it’s gorgeous flowing and feminine designs. The Art Deco designs which followed were more geometric in form and do not inspire me anywhere near as […]