Prep pic!

We had a request for a prep pic! So here’s Ruth’s organised chaos on the studio table ahead of the Spring birds workshops in the studio. JP

Bon voyage!

Bon voyage HMS Queen Elizabeth! It’s not everyday that you see a 60,000 ton aircraft carrier pass the back of your design studio. JP

Flying the nest

I’ve been making another little mixed media bird. This one has such character, it takes a little time for their true personality to emerge. For a long time this was like a blue avocado pear. […]

Southsea Folk

Make sure you pick up a copy of the fabulous Southsea Folk — out now! Many thanks  to Lou ( for featuring us alongside all the other great creative businesses in Portsmouth and to Johnny […]

Ticket to Ryde

Back to nature Blowing away the post-Christmas cobwebs on the beautiful Isle of Wight. A big walk, with sore feet and muddy boots taking in Brading, Brading Marshes, Bembridge, St. Helens, Seaview and Ryde. Great […]

Spring bird workshop

Step towards spring by making a hanging bird decoration for your home. Bright colours, pompoms, textiles and tassels guaranteed. Shake off your winter blues by learning a new craft! Join Ruth as she leads a […]

Doing business

Our business cards have arrived Designed by JP and printed by the University of Portsmouth Printing Services. So nice to get these done, but it means we’ll have to start working on our Facebook page! […]

Throwing shade

Sometimes nature takes care of things Our design studio is based in a Grade 1 listed building, so we can’t put anything on the walls. Fortunately, some reflected sunlight and shadows gave me a momentary […]