Thoughts and Musings

Find here a random stream of conciousness about all that goes inside my sugar coated world. New work, behind the scenes magic, fun trips, exciting events, stuff that I like and general ramblings!

Side Hustle!

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I can't quite help but have fingers in all the pies! I gave up my part time job with Visual Arts Scotland last year in an attempt to streamline my working life, keep things simple, and make more time. Well you know what you can...

Kickstarting Creativity

Right about now I should be showing you the results of an exciting period of research and development that I undertook using VACMA funding from Creative Scotland in partnership with Falkirk Community Trust awarded at the beginning of the year. They gave me a bursary...

Have it Your Way!

I've been scratching my head trying to narrow the Swizzel range down to a manageable number of colourways so that I could list the full range in the web shop. I know what my favourites are (peach and violet for a pendant, or pink and yellow for some drop earrings),...

Before and After

I think you'll agree that my studio has come a long way since our big move back in the depths of winter. When I spotted this house while casually browsing property websites (as you do when you're not even planning on moving house) it was the massive outbuilding that...

MADE Makers Online

MADE MAKERS online fair is Tutton & Young’s response to the recent closure of galleries, shops and events, meaning that there are limited opportunities for makers to sell work.  Join me and a whole host of other amazing Brittish makers for A FREE design and...

Sieraad 2019

Sieraad Art Jewellery Fair is THE destination for statement jewellery. This was my second trip, and I'd go back every year if I could. Makers and buyers flock from all over the world to the stunning Gashouder venue in Amsterdam (notable not least for it's proximity to...

Artisan Edinburgh

Look! It's me on the cover of a book!! I was beyond thrilled when Catherine Aitken, tweed bag maker extraordinaire, invited me to be featured in her glamorous coffee table publication featuring some of Edinburgh's finest makers. Imagine my delight when she gave me a...

Gimme Some Sugar! A Crowdfunding Project.

For the past fifteen years I have been doing the 'big juggle', balancing work (the real job), family (the actual real job), and the dream of being a full time maker. This year I have decided to take the plunge, and take over a decade's experience in staging...

Studio Faire Micro Residency

Back in February my lovely hubby gave me the best present ever! In just two days time I'll pack my bags and set off for the South of France, for my five day micro-residency at the idyllic Studio Faire! Life is a crazy balancing act these days, lots of plates spinning...