House of Toys


Another arty farty scrap book, this time in the shape of a house.

Inspired by some odd shaped scraps of heavy cardboard.

The outer walls were painted with a coppery mix, the inside walls are whitewashed, while the roof was painted gold, then crackling medium before a coat of green.


The windows and door are torn from magazines,

the pots are scrap booking embellishments.

The toys are torn from magazines and catalogues too.


Thereare some toy embellishments too.

The pages are held together with rings made from heavy jewellery wire, with some acrylic yarn holding two keys.


And room for a story to be added by the futue owner.

A Guide to Bear Making


A Guide to Making Bears


Who needs help from a Friend?

I printed the story of

making my first bear as an arty Farty book just for fun while I had the flu.

(I was way too sick to clean the bathroom or vacuum the floor!)


Then I told why I wanted to make that first bear.


The printed pages were glued to heavy cardboard.


The heavy cardboard pages are painted with brown acrylic paint.


I added the story of how Monty came to live with us when I had it nearly ready to put together with rings made from heavy jewellery wire, and I trimmed it with a few bear buttons.