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The last post

June 1, 2016

It seems such a long time ago that I wrote the first post on this blog and now it is time to write the last one.

Although it has been fun I needed to get myself a real website, which I have done.

If you want to continue to follow me there is a blog section on the new website and I hate to say but it will probably get as much input from me as this one did.

Anyway, please visit me at


Copper and Blush!

September 17, 2015

It was such fun to work on this shoot with all these talented people! Check out the link and all the websites! All photos by Ashley Largesse.


Violets are blue

February 3, 2015

Lots of new things in the works and they will be available this Saturday at i made it! mine.





Roses are Red!

January 29, 2015

It’s nearly time for hearts and flowers day and I will be at this market selling some lovely things for your sweetie. I have it on good authority that there will be lots of other great artists there too!


Happy New Year!

January 1, 2015

I am determined to post more this year.

Would you like to try your hand at lettering? I would love to teach you and I am holding a one day workshop in Pittsburgh, PA later this month (24th January).

hand lettering workshop

And I’m back again!

November 13, 2014

The summer was crazy. Good crazy! Lots of brides, lots of shows and a road trip or two.

I tested out a few new product lines and they were successful and so the winter will be spent developing them and just staying warm.

So here are a few photos of Summer and Fall 2014.

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I’m back

July 7, 2014

Halfway through the year and I have really neglected this space. I have been so busy with weddings and now it is time for SouthSide works exposed.

My fingers are flying.

Here are a few images of work I have done and some new things for the market. The chalkboard seating chart is just a sample. I couldn’t photograph the real one without showing too many names.

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cmay envelope




the popped question.

March 25, 2014

Has someone popped the question? if so you should come to Hitchburgh….the very best alternative wedding fair, probably in the whole world.

I will be there and I would love to meet you and talk about your wedding.

Here is a taste of some of the things I have been working onImageImage



March 19, 2014

Hello. I have been so busy recently with weddings and upcoming events that I haven’t managed to write anything here. I will try harder!


a story

February 5, 2014

Many years ago I bought an old typewriter at a jumble sale and for the next eighteen years it sat in an attic. It wasn’t forgotten because it was a project that sat on the back burner in my mind. I have many of those projects.

My kids messed around with it and eventually pulled the ribbon right out of the spools. It sat and gathered dust. Then we moved to the USA and the old typewriter came with us. It’s new home was on an school desk in my studio and for the next eight years I piled as much on top of it as I possibly could.

Then I decided to try and clean it……not too successful.

I bought a new ribbon which the dog ate and turned his white fur black in the process.

Finally I bought another ribbon, kept it in a safe place and eventually attempted to install it. I over thought the installation process until Google was my friend and an old Underwood manual made the whole thing so easy.

I typed.

Those Underwood typists must have been strong because I really had to hit the keys hard to make a mark but at last, after more than 25 years…drum roll…..bigger drum roll….

Here is the first thing to roll off that old typewriter..







A small Valentine book for you to write down all the ways you love your special person.

For sale this Saturday at

Who knows, I may even bring the old typewriter with me.