Thursday, 6 February 2020

Wooden Things...

Ive been working on more bread and butter items, so more wooden laser cut things. some jewellery and some embroidery thread holders, these are the first two Ive designed in the series , let me know what you think.

The bunnies are photos of a sculpture I made, Ive used silver findings on these 925.

Let me know your thoughts, hopefully you will like them.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

mixedmedia art works......

Heres three new mixed media art pieces.

I really enjoyed making them and experimenting with colour and texture.

Keeping Wales in the theme and heart of all.

These are available in my affordable art series and are in my Etsy shop now.

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Doggie Doll.....

Hello there,

Well Ive just finished making this little sweetie ,  standing at 16 inches in height and can be found in my etsy shop ( just click on the etsy banner on my blogg for more details )

As usual its free postage to anywhere on the planet.

Its been dark here today so taking photos has been hard, but the first photo is an accurate colouring of the Doggie Doll.

Thanks for looking , it really does help,

Happy Friday everyone xxx

Monday, 27 January 2020

Mixed Media Art journal...

  Ive been working on this art journal, its taken over 200 hours to make, but has been a real pleasure.

There are a lot more pages than the ones I have featured and some have moveable paper automata parts.

It has 26 pages in total with extra pages that open out. Its made using an old damaged antique book.

Its listed in my etsy shop now with more photos and you can see it on a  few videos on my instagram account.

Im running some retreats, that last for a week, where you can learn to make an art journal yourself, if you want details of these , please email me on

Happy Monday Folks , and as always thanks for looking xxx

Saturday, 18 January 2020

A little bit of Wales...

I love Wales.

Its the longest place Ive ever stayed, lived in. It inspires me greatly and threads its way into my work.

I have created a new range of printed lavender bags, and instead of using the black and white, I thought it would be a joy to include that wonderful red. So here you have the first in the series, and Ive listed them in etsy now.

We get a lot of grey in winter here in Wales, but it is also very beautiful, Im always on the look out for beautiful welsh cottages on my walks and I try my best to capture them on canvas, heres the latest in my welsh cottage series, also listed on Etsy.

Ive been working on some more doggy dolls, so I will be adding more photos of those soon,
warmest wishes,

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Happy 2020 and monkies......

Happy New Year everyone, heres to surviving 2020. I think its a year for great changes and a lot of monkies. So watch this space for more news about them.

Thanks to everyone for all their support last year in everyway, not just for purchasing, but for sharing, liking, recommending and all the love, Thank You  X X X

Wednesday, 25 December 2019

Merry Christmas

A very Merry Christmas from Darling HQ, thank you for all the support in 2019.

Heres to a wonderful 2020 for us all and a very happy year.


Wednesday, 18 December 2019

20 percent off !

I just wanted to say a big thank you for everyones support this year and heres a 20% off discount code to use in my etsy shop


just key the above code in and youll get a discount, its valid until the 1st of January and you can use it as often as you like,

lots of love and thanks,


Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Back to painting........

Just recently I have really enjoyed making a new series of small paintings called the welsh cottage in winter series.

Its been really rewarding to see people receive them so well .

I will keep making more as I am enjoying it so much.

They are all being offered for sale in my etsy shop.

I am aiming to add one regularly, the first painting sold straight away and I have today just added the bottom snow storm painting.

I hope everyone is keeping cosy as the cold nights draw in, not long till Christmas time, so its good to spend the evenings planning ahead for it.

I really want to be organised thoroughly this year ! lol.


Wednesday, 16 October 2019

A new sculpture, called, Learning to love your crows feet...

This sculpture is all about the ageing process, wrinkles and all, particularly the lines on the face, the crows feet.

Its not an easy thing ageing, and we need to love ourselves ,despite the changes.

We live in a society that worships youth, so lets change that, and admire age instead.

Its ok to age, we are so lucky to be here, every day really does count.

Celebrate, for we really are the lucky ones .

Monday, 30 September 2019

A dash of Halloween .....

I thought I would make a couple of dolls for Halloween, so the Bride of Frankenstein was born.

Then lil Pumpkin head too....

These were fun to make , plus I gave them wobbly heads too.

Most folks in the U.K. buy their Halloween décor from the highstreet so I expect these chaps will end up in the U.S.A. a big thankyou to my customers out there, always xxx

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Homes for my creations....

Its always nice to see my puppets in their new homes, heres one of my puppets whos now living with the pretty Vivian in New York.

I hope you both have lots of fun together and thanks for supporting me


Friday, 20 September 2019

Daughter number two.......

I thought it would be nice to promote my childrens work, all making it in the real world, so first of all, heres Annabelles work.

As you can see she works in a range of mediums with a strong folk art feel, all one of a kind pieces, ( Im so proud of her ! )

Shes a fab painter, but she also has a great feel for sculpting too.

She also does commissions.

Her work has found homes in lots of places. Shes been selling her art, since she was little and went on to do a degree in fine art.

Just lately shes been sculpting a lot of one of a kind, pots, for your favourite plants.

If you would like to find out more or you want to support her and her work, you can find her on facebook as Annabelle Aston Art or on instagram as art.annabelle.

Thanks for looking, I hope you like her work as much as I do xxx

Monday, 16 September 2019

Little Santas.....

 Yep its the c word, its that time of year when all us makers go a tinsy bit bonkers trying to keep up with it all.

So as usual I am making for Christmas and people are buying and ordering already !

These wee fellows stand at 10 inches in height.

Ive really enjoyed making them and watching their personalities develop :)

One of them is a tad more serious than the other one, hes obviously got more deliveries to do, lol.

 Im just finishing off a very large one now, but Ive managed to get these two into the shop.

I will be making a few pumpkin and witch dolls for Halloween very soon too, so that will be a fun change,

Have a super week !!


Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Hartley Hare flies again...

Another of my Hartley Hare style puppets flew off to New York earlier this week, I never tire of making them.

They are large with arms and legs, and an awful lot of hand sewing. But I can also stuff them and make them as a collectors toy rather than a puppet, which does make them cheaper.

As a puppet he is fully lined and a lot of work goes into the innards of him, so to speak.

But I really love making him.

If you want one of these making for  someone for Christmas then do place your order now as I wont have time to make him otherwise.

Also payment plan is available , just get in touch via my etsy shop.

Happy Puppeteering !


Monday, 9 September 2019

Lavendar Bags....

Tis the season of the moth...…. so I thought I would make some lavender bags to help.

Ive always made these, printed up old photos to do so, those of you who were with me in the beginning will remember, and if you ever come to see me at shows, I usually have a nice selection,

I rather like this grumpy welsh lady though, you can get one in my etsy shop, but I also give one away free with any of my welsh dolls that are purchased.

Keep those moths away !! lol.

Happy September