Author Archives: solunarsilverstudio

About solunarsilverstudio

I am the mother of 4 wonderful people and a grandmother of 5 but sadly, my oldest grandchild died after a road traffic accident in 2010. I have been married to my wonderful husband – and my best friend – since 1981. I have always been creative – for as far back as I can remember – and having spent many years as a ‘mature art student’ and finally graduating in 2007, I spent some time working on my own range of pure silver jewellery. Recent events called a halt to my silver work and in many ways my desire to do anything creative but I realise now that I need to be making things again. I am hoping that this year's Thing-a-Day will help me back onto the creative pathway.
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Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

rhubarb,rhubarb

Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Two weeks ago I took a photograph of a rhubarb leaf when it was just beginning to unfurl and in my comment I said that I might have enough rhubarb to make a crumble by the end of Thing-a-Day. Well,

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Gracie Great-Hat Gardens

It has been such a beautiful day today, with clear blue sky and not a breath of breeze so even though the temperature was quite cool, in the sunshine it was really very pleasant indeed.  This was something that did not escape

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Gracie Great-Hat Gardens

It has been such a beautiful day today, with clear blue sky and not a breath of breeze so even though the temperature was quite cool, in the sunshine it was really very pleasant indeed.  This was something that did not escape

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Band of Gold

    I have been busy in the garden today so have not really had time to sit down and do something specially for Thing-a-Day so I am posting a rather creative solution to a problem shrub in my garden.

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Band of Gold

    I have been busy in the garden today so have not really had time to sit down and do something specially for Thing-a-Day so I am posting a rather creative solution to a problem shrub in my garden.

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The Final Garnish

With the final two embossed copper labels finished I have a full compliment of smart labels for my herb garden.  I am really pleased with them and am glad that I decided to spend the time to make them something special. I

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The Final Garnish

With the final two embossed copper labels finished I have a full compliment of smart labels for my herb garden.  I am really pleased with them and am glad that I decided to spend the time to make them something special. I

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Not Pudding in de Bin

I really do hate having to throw things away so when I realised that half of a pack of croissants was really too dry to eat I just couldn’t bring myself to put them in the bin.  So I went

croissant pudding

Not Pudding in de Bin

I really do hate having to throw things away so when I realised that half of a pack of croissants was really too dry to eat I just couldn’t bring myself to put them in the bin.  So I went

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Two More Herbs for the Pot

I managed to find the time to get two more of my embossed copper herb labels done this afternoon as the snow flurries stopped my work in the garden.  It is surprisingly tough on the fingers working with this copper

herbs

Two More Herbs for the Pot

I managed to find the time to get two more of my embossed copper herb labels done this afternoon as the snow flurries stopped my work in the garden.  It is surprisingly tough on the fingers working with this copper

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Choccy Woccy Rosezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You know how it is…busy day…evening meal…sit sown for a few minuteszzzzzzzzzzzzz. So I am a few hours late posting my thing for the 22nd…a chocolate rose. This is my first attempt at making modelling chocolate.  I have used white

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Choccy Woccy Rosezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

You know how it is…busy day…evening meal…sit sown for a few minuteszzzzzzzzzzzzz. So I am a few hours late posting my thing for the 22nd…a chocolate rose. This is my first attempt at making modelling chocolate.  I have used white

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Meet Dill and Basil Coppertag

Let me introduce you to my new range of embossed copper labels for my herb garden!  I found these blank copper labels in my local hardware store but instead of simply writing on them with a ball point pen I

herb tags

Meet Dill and Basil Coppertag

Let me introduce you to my new range of embossed copper labels for my herb garden!  I found these blank copper labels in my local hardware store but instead of simply writing on them with a ball point pen I

grace

Birthday Girl Meets Peppa Pig

                  The Birthday Girl. The final Peppa Pig cupcake display along with the giant cupcake. The party goers.

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Birthday Girl Meets Peppa Pig

                  The Birthday Girl. The final Peppa Pig cupcake display along with the giant cupcake. The party goers.

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Peppa Pig, pig, pig, pig, pig, pig…

My granddaughter loves Peppa Pig – amongst others – and so she is getting a Peppa themed cake for her second birthday.  For the first time, I am doing some cupcakes, with a giant cupcake as a top to the

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Peppa Pig, pig, pig, pig, pig, pig…

My granddaughter loves Peppa Pig – amongst others – and so she is getting a Peppa themed cake for her second birthday.  For the first time, I am doing some cupcakes, with a giant cupcake as a top to the

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Great Expectations

My granddaughter is two on Wednesday so I am starting to get the cake organised…or should I say cakes.  I am going to make cupcakes for individual consumption and top the arrangement with a giant cupcake.  I have seen the

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Great Expectations

My granddaughter is two on Wednesday so I am starting to get the cake organised…or should I say cakes.  I am going to make cupcakes for individual consumption and top the arrangement with a giant cupcake.  I have seen the

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Seed Filing System

As a ‘new’ gardener with some soil to grow in, I thought I would need to approach my plant growing with some organisation.  I am going to start a diary so that I know what days I sowed and harvested

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Seed Filing System

As a ‘new’ gardener with some soil to grow in, I thought I would need to approach my plant growing with some organisation.  I am going to start a diary so that I know what days I sowed and harvested

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Sow and Sew

A beautiful day here today has meant the hours have been filled with work in the garden starting to prepare the seed trays for sowing.  Cleaning out and preparing the cold frame for being pressed into service protecting my new little

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Sow and Sew

A beautiful day here today has meant the hours have been filled with work in the garden starting to prepare the seed trays for sowing.  Cleaning out and preparing the cold frame for being pressed into service protecting my new little

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Yoshizawa’s Butterfly

I am getting more and more into Origami thanks to this year’s Thing-a-Day.  It is so clever and effective…and easy to do in a few spare minutes. It would seem that many of the origami designs that we can do

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Yoshizawa’s Butterfly

I am getting more and more into Origami thanks to this year’s Thing-a-Day.  It is so clever and effective…and easy to do in a few spare minutes. It would seem that many of the origami designs that we can do

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In the Pink!

              Bright sunshine today – along with a brisk wind – but encouraging enough for me to take a walk around the garden and discover that things are coming to life. Not a very

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In the Pink!

              Bright sunshine today – along with a brisk wind – but encouraging enough for me to take a walk around the garden and discover that things are coming to life. Not a very

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Li’l Lily

                    Just a really quick origami fold for today as I have had the grandchildren here and have run out of time!!  As my youngest granddaughter is called Lily I have

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Li’l Lily

                    Just a really quick origami fold for today as I have had the grandchildren here and have run out of time!!  As my youngest granddaughter is called Lily I have

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It Does What It Says In the Box….

                  Well, they are finished and boxed and ready to be shipped out! Vanilla sponge with dark chocolate ganache centres and chocolate sponge with white chocolate ganache centres (4 of each); with

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It Does What It Says In the Box….

                  Well, they are finished and boxed and ready to be shipped out! Vanilla sponge with dark chocolate ganache centres and chocolate sponge with white chocolate ganache centres (4 of each); with

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A Single Red Rose

                  There has been a bit of a delay on the cupcakes…I will now have them ready for tomorrow… Today I have had to look after my granddaughter so have had little

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A Single Red Rose

                  There has been a bit of a delay on the cupcakes…I will now have them ready for tomorrow… Today I have had to look after my granddaughter so have had little

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Ups and Downs

                      I have a commission to do some cupcakes for my daughter (to take into work as a thank you to a colleague and his team).  She only wants 8,

ups and downs

Ups and Downs

                      I have a commission to do some cupcakes for my daughter (to take into work as a thank you to a colleague and his team).  She only wants 8,

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The Three Graces

                      Here are my Three Graces.  Three 20 minute sketches from life using bamboo dip pens and ink.  Perhaps they don’t have the noble sentiments of the original – they look more

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The Three Graces

                      Here are my Three Graces.  Three 20 minute sketches from life using bamboo dip pens and ink.  Perhaps they don’t have the noble sentiments of the original – they look more

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Ink-redible!!

Tomorrow I am going to an all day Life Drawing class.  It is something I do once a month and totally love it!!!! I have previously enjoyed working with inks and a rather super bamboo dip pen – a zen

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Ink-redible!!

Tomorrow I am going to an all day Life Drawing class.  It is something I do once a month and totally love it!!!! I have previously enjoyed working with inks and a rather super bamboo dip pen – a zen

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Da-fold-dil

Well it might be the first daffodil of spring around these here parts but it isn’t much to look at! I didn’t have any paper large enough  to do the flower the recommended size (10 ” square) and the smaller piece just

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Da-fold-dil

Well it might be the first daffodil of spring around these here parts but it isn’t much to look at! I didn’t have any paper large enough  to do the flower the recommended size (10 ” square) and the smaller piece just

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Tuliporigami

  I’ve got the paper craze now!! Every day I can see the daffodil shoots growing larger in my garden  so it won’t be too long before I have genuine spring flowers to enjoy – but until then I will

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Tuliporigami

  I’ve got the paper craze now!! Every day I can see the daffodil shoots growing larger in my garden  so it won’t be too long before I have genuine spring flowers to enjoy – but until then I will

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Origamililies

I remember as a small child going for a meal with my family to a posh hotel and the wonderment of the fantastically shaped and folded napkins on the table…and the weight and crispness of the starched cotton fabric… It

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Origamililies

I remember as a small child going for a meal with my family to a posh hotel and the wonderment of the fantastically shaped and folded napkins on the table…and the weight and crispness of the starched cotton fabric… It

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Cut Flowers

Today I have had my (nearly) two year old granddaughter to stay so it has been a bit challenging to find the opportunity to get any ‘thing’ done. While she was distracted watching Mickey Mouse I had a go at

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Cut Flowers

Today I have had my (nearly) two year old granddaughter to stay so it has been a bit challenging to find the opportunity to get any ‘thing’ done. While she was distracted watching Mickey Mouse I had a go at

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Topping out…

                      The weather couldn’t have been more different from yesterdays – it has been grey and wet and cold.  I waited and waited until mid afternoon for it to improve

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Topping out…

                      The weather couldn’t have been more different from yesterdays – it has been grey and wet and cold.  I waited and waited until mid afternoon for it to improve

My materials for the day

Des Res

                    Today dawned with a clear blue sky so I had to turn my attention to outdoor activities as there is so much to do before the growing season starts. Yesterday

My materials for the day

Des Res

                    Today dawned with a clear blue sky so I had to turn my attention to outdoor activities as there is so much to do before the growing season starts. Yesterday

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Tip-trip-tryp-tych

Taking some vegetable trimmings out to the compost heap this morning it dawned on me that the little veggie rubbish tip was, in fact, the most colourful thing in my garden. Squidgy orange carrots and delicate carrot peelings, yellowing curly

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Tip-trip-tryp-tych

Taking some vegetable trimmings out to the compost heap this morning it dawned on me that the little veggie rubbish tip was, in fact, the most colourful thing in my garden. Squidgy orange carrots and delicate carrot peelings, yellowing curly

Ready...Steady...Snow

Ready…Steady…Snow!!

Wow…I think I am connected!!  Now let’s see if I can work this thing!! I completed 3 years of TaD in 2009, 2010 and 2011 but life got in the way last year and somehow February passed me by.  I

Ready...Steady...Snow

Ready…Steady…Snow!!

Wow…I think I am connected!!  Now let’s see if I can work this thing!! I completed 3 years of TaD in 2009, 2010 and 2011 but life got in the way last year and somehow February passed me by.  I