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birds of a feather

23 Jan

One of the many joys in my life is listening to bird song and watching the little balls of feathery energy hopping about. I decided to create these little bird brooches because I thought they would bring some fun and beauty into peoples lives.

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And for those of you who do not wear brooches I thought I’d design the birds a little bigger and make them into a handsome wall hanging.

hanging birds



12 Nov

There exists a certain type of person among us that gets a little crazy about collecting particular objects. I have seen people (and possibly done so myself) do a little dance and utter a squeal of delight when they stumble upon yet another bunny or bird to ad to their collection. And I sheepishly confess that I too am a little obsessed, in particular with polar bears and foxes.

I had already created my little origami fox brooch, but for the true collector, one item just isn’t enough, so I came up with this little fox while I was doodling one morning. Let me introduce you to… Julian the fox.

wooden origami brooches

15 Sep

I have always been fascinated with the incredible and intricate world of origami and when the occasion arose for me to make my own wooden brooches I took my inspiration from the ancient Japanese masters. I had a lot of fun creating these little creatures that now adorn my coat and jerseys.

Fantastic Mrs fox

oh, my deer

my little bird of happiness

bear necessity

in the beginning…

1 Sep

There are a few things in life that make me very happy (and sometimes even get me doing a little dance). My husband and Nutella rank right up there with some of my favourites, as well as any pretty paper products.  Ever since I was small I would linger in the stationary section of any shop and dream of all the different design I would one day create. It was therefore only a natural progression that I started creating designs to adorn my walls and spoil my friends with.

And out of passion and an overflow of creativity my little company ‘paper-tales’ was born.