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Itty Bitty Birds

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them? Rose F. Kennedy Not my usual color choices, one of the pieces for my Itty Bitty Valentine Swap partner who loves birds and dark colors. The itty bitty theme is for a tiny little 3 inch square, […]


Back Up

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Am starting to wrap up this year’s presents of things we have been creating for special friends. Turning them over to sign off and wrap I realised how plain the cardboard on the […]



Time never changes the memories, the faces of loved ones who bring to me all that I come from and all that I live for and all that I’m going to be my precious family is more than an heirloom to me A mini book on the theme of family using vintage photos. The photos […]


Changing Seasons

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and […]


Ceci et cela

An altered board book with a theme of French haberdashery. We used this as an example when teaching a round of AB classes recently. Theme of vintage French haberdashery, pockets, windows, drawers, buttons, lace, ribbons and more.


Altered Canvas

Possible new blog banner, what do you think? Not quite ‘altered’ enough but could do for now.


Somerset Studio – Nature Edition

“Let yourself be nurtured by all that is beautiful in the world.” Somerset Studio’s July edition on the theme of Nature, page 104


Beyond The Garden Gate

Thank you to everyone who has cheered me on during the creation process, the birds who dropped feathers, friends with postage stamps, Ewan Gardam for all ways luring me with more ribbon and buttons, Kaizer Crafts for the little tabbed album (joy to work with), Papier Valise for the little garden gate that started it […]



All the flowers of all the tomorrows are the seeds of today A piece from my favorite Altered Book that was featured in Allyson Bright Meyer’s Complete Idiot’s Guide to Altered Art.



All your dreams can come true, if you have the courage to pursue them. Walt Disney Altered Puzzle as seen in Allyson Bright Meyer’s Complete Idiot’s Guide To Altered Art