Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Hello, only 9 days left to go and our container arrives onsite tomorrow. I am excited and apprehensive. I still have so much to do!!I am looking at this pallet sofa, I wonder how quickly it could be knocked up!! hammer and nails etc..
maybe I really need a month or two more. I still have allot of ideas. at the moment I am making cushions out of skip bags. and the chairs are made from re bar mesh, they look great if I do say so myself.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Hi sorry so lame haven't written in a long time, well you know busy. lots of big changes in my life. still beavering away on the show garden, Just finished this sketch. I hope it gives a better impression of how it will all look.
feed back appreciated as pretty soon there is no turning back!
Many thanks Whitney

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


It's been a while scince my last post, i have been very busey but now i feel it's time to re-boot my resourses for the show i hope to be on the road to sourcing the container tomorrow. and there is still so much to do.
I planned on doing a mock up of the re bar mesh gabion but someone stole it out of my back garden....uhgg people shish!!!
these shelves are conveniently made from old crates they have a nice rustic industrial character about them

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Saturday, 19 February 2011

Eclectic not chaotic, this assembly of random plates on the wall takes the twee tradition of putting plates on the wall and transforms it into something resembling art instead. Its requires patience and restraint to achieve this look and get it right.

Sunday, 13 February 2011

Plastic bottles made into candle holders they look good here but I bet if I made one it would look terrible and I would forget about the candle and burn the bottle that would such!!! but why not cut off wine bottles to much the same effect?


Hey look all sorts of things can be made from Cans
I firs saw these in Mexico and I think they're cute and charming But having actually bought one I now know they are very prone to rusting...... Shame

Wednesday, 9 February 2011



I think this is a triumph the pull down Formica burough desk is absolutely my cup of tea.


I wasn't sure about this at first but Its really grown on me there is something a little surreal and nuts about it so I guess that's why it's something I dig.

From Junk to Jem...
Recycled and retro can it get any better than this.

My newest discovery Thomas Wold
He is also from the East Bay Where I grew up! Check out his fantastic recycled furniture Each piece is bespoke...Love love love it, so much friend I'll just have to copy it!!!

Sunday, 6 February 2011
















I never ever get tired of this.......waking up in the morning to find these little green noses so full of potential waiting to greet me, I can imagine and plan and dream about where they will grow and what I shall plant them with and if these guys are really good and pretty maybe they will get to go into the show at Detling?
Cleopatra glamour made simply from bobby pins and gold string.

Monday, 31 January 2011

recycled newspaper bench...
good ol milk crates I used to wish I could graduate from beer crate furniture to the real stuff. now I'm sorry I threw them all away.


keys from a computer key board it looks like it would leave a fascinating pattern on the back of your thighs..
Spades and spokes I spose.
Another design by the very same person I would love to know how they made these? and what you would do if your kid squashes a jammy dodger into it?

This is a wonderful piece that is really a work of art.
paper clips re-invented with some of those spare keys that you never know what to do with. I could see it getting harder and harder to resist a bit of a craft attack!!

Sunday, 30 January 2011

ok I'm really feeling love for this, any ideas about how to drill holes in the bottom of teacups? I'm thinking of using a masonry drill or maybe something with diamonds embedded into it and I'm thinking of using tape to stop there from being shards and chips breaking off.

Thursday, 27 January 2011

I wonder when my local jumble sale is on next?
this dress is epic...
he'll never even notice they've gone
I think my husbands may find some of his ties go missing....
or this....
Have you ever seen this use for a necktie?
Neck ties are full of potential


People used to think nothing of recycling, for instance women during the war made clothes from their husbands suits while they were away fighting. We faced huge challenges in those days and our grandmothers could still teach us allot about re-invent re-new re-create.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

this is the View of the garden with Erigeron karvinskianus planted on the roof.
This is the Master plan view with the container top off, I've rendered it with scans and images of re-cycled things I scanned sweets and buttons, paper paint brushes, and string. there are some typos as always but so far so good I hope.
This image hopefully has not been manipulated because if not, I love the Bilbo Bagginess in the Hobbit hole feeling in this hallway how fabulous!!