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December 30, 2016

Pearls? Just hang on it I will explain.

I made it through to the end of term and then had a lovely run up to Christmas and Christmas Day thanks to close friends and family. Although as you can see I did do things I'm not supposed to do like sitting on the floor.

I then d...

December 11, 2016

Initially I had been planning a blog about the value of creativity as a form of therapy that can help to relieve some of the difficulties and symptoms of things like depression, anxiety and stress. While this is still going to be largely or at least in part the theme o...

November 23, 2016

Well I was always told that honesty is the best policy and I have to admit in terms of blogging about Gilli's flowers it's true.

Initially I tried to hide the fact that I am a disabled crafter, partly because I didn't want to feel that the local groups I applied to join...

October 28, 2016

"Where do you get your ideas from?" , A friend asked me the other day after looking through some of my recent twitter posts. It set me thinking, as ideas are not something that I'm usually short of but I don't often consciously think about where they're coming from.

So...

October 2, 2016

Wow! Since my last blog post so much seems to have happened is hard to know quite where to begin.

I had an amazing response to my "yes I can" blog and as a result Arthritis Care contacted me to ask firstly if I gave them permission to share the blog post with the inform...

September 25, 2016

I will start by being honest and saying that personally I didn't like the song chosen for the Paralympics theme, it just wasn't my taste. And on watching the adverts for the games I felt that it wasn't applicable to me in my day-to-day life living with an acquired is d...

August 29, 2016

I have always loved fuchsias, and so since starting Gilli's flowers I have wanted to find a way of folding a fuchsia flower so that I could make earrings from it.

This love goes way back to my childhood. I remember my parents having a large traditional fuchsia bush in t...

August 16, 2016

Where to begin?
First of all I was really gutted that I wasn't able to get to the Leytonstone and designers market last Sunday (14th August) at the Northcote pub. I thought it might be useful to tell you a bit more about me, why I started this particular craft and why...

August 10, 2016

At shows I always invite people to handle my jewellery - why? Because it's the best way of them realising that it is not as fragile as it looks, or as they have assumed it is. This is due to the fact that a vital part of the process of making these pieces both at the s...

August 9, 2016

Hello and thank you for finding my website and reading this.

This will be a fairly short post, but I have decided that I can't put it off any longer and that it's time to publish my new website and on-line shop.

I'm not pretending it's completely finished but it's at the...

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