Friday, 22 May 2009

Bank holiday awaits...

So its Friday evening before the start of the May bank holiday and its going to be sunny this weekend. Hooray!! Arnie (my lovely stripey cat) is very impressed about the forecast...

I will be working for Saturday, but then will have some time to relax and drink wine with friends hopefully. I have just finished framing a beautiful print that I bought from a fellow Etsy seller. I have spent a long time choosing how to frame this print as I wanted it to be special. The print is of a real 7o's inspired red hare I found from Dee's blog If you get the chance, check out Dee's shop at as she's a very clever cookie.

I have mounted it in a deep bevelled mount and then used a double mount to bring out the brilliant red. The whole thing is finished off by a brilliant red aluminium frame, and if I say so myself, it looks the business!!

I will take some photos of the finished article, so you can see what I'm rabbiting on about (or should that be haring?!) and maybe a couple of Arnie taking in the sun and post them up real soon.

Have a lovely weekend everybody:)

Monday, 18 May 2009

Reclaimed frames

As part of making and selling picture frames, I have decided to create a range of frames using reclaimed materials. These frames are made using waste from the workshop, that would normally be too small to use and I also recycle old vintage frames, resizing and refinishing them, ready for a new life in a new home. I sell these frames online or at and have sold at my first craft fair recently. The craft fair was great fun and having the frames out together on display, made them look fabulous and they sold like hot cakes. However, the organisation and preparation was another story! Check out the photo's below to see how midnight the night before the craft fair was looking as I tried to organise the frames to take!

At least the cat was trying to help!


My first blog!

Hi everybody!
This is my first ever blog, and apparently blogging is the bees knees.

Keep your beady eyes on this page to find out what's going on with Emerald Frames :)

Best wishes & regards, and speak soon!