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Flickr Favourites July 6, 2009

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Here are some of my latest…

Ribbon - Red Arrows (8 of 8) by Today is a good day.
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I adore the Red Arrows, they are absolutely fanastic, & undeniably some of the best pilots on the planet! To anyone lucky enough to have the 24/25th July off you may be able to catch them at the Sunderland International Airshow 2009.

Un Combi VW Split de 1964 - Lomo Lubitel 2 by Scopict.

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I am a bug fan. The camper vans are awesome & who can resist the charm of an old style VW Beetle?

Laslett_Wedding_293 by Mrs Lippy.

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How gorgeous are these shoes??! They are awesome & I want them!

Nascar Pace Lap by Ray Horwath.

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I love Nascar… I’ve been to Ascar at Rockingham, Corby, but one day I want to go to the real thing… If we ever get to go on a US road trip that is definitely going to be on the agenda!


Recycling Challenge March 14, 2009

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I already upcycle things where possible… a broken bracelet becomes part of a necklace, an old t-shirt becomes part of a brooch, buttons adorn everything.. but I have been inspired by some of the amazing work ive seen this morning on flickr where designers have recycled items. So I’m going to give recycling as part of my design a try… we all want to be greener don’t we?





Recycled bottle tops – Tixinda, computer parts – DebbyAremDesigns, washers – additionsstyle & car parts – hioctanejewellery!!!

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Introducing… ME March 10, 2009

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Hello… I’m the real live person behind BeingBeatrice… I’ve been crafting for about a year now, mostly I make jewellery & accessories but i’ve also been known to paint & make monsters. My latest favourite discovery is embroidery… I’m awaiting some new patterns through the post!!!!

Twinkie Chan

Above is a pic of Twinkie Chan whom I absolutely adore… she crochets food themed scarves & other goodies & is just awesome. Check her out at www.twinkiechan.com


Above is a Julie West embroidery pattern. Julie West is without a doubt one of my all time favourite artists. Her work is so so cute & is accessible in many mediums including dolls & embroidery patterns. I’ve ordered the one above & I can’t wait…


Find her at www.juliewest.com




Some of my pieces… 1) Matchstick Love hairclips, 2) Under The Sea (available at http://themonstermaker.etsy.com), 3) Cats Painting.. A wedding present for my brother & sister-in-law & 4) Bertie Lentil… a lentil filled handsewn monster!

I like to work with felt, fabrics (my monsters are made with curtain fabric offcuts that I get for £3 a pop, huge sheets of it!), buttons, beads, acrylic paint, shrinkies & now embroidery threads & muslin. I find so much inspiration online, my favourite sites include www.etsy.com, www.flickr.com, www.abeautifulmess.typepad.com, www.sublimestitching.com, and www.ukhandmade.co.uk.

My favourite colours are purple & pink, I like making brooches, I like tattoos, dolls, flowers & sunshine, my favourite alcoholic beverage is white wine, I love to wear baggy jeans & flip flops, I adore Johnny Cash, I like to read & my favourite movies include Amelie & ET. Enough about me, who are you??!