Tuesday, 22 April 2014

House Work ...

With the three patchwork curtains finally finished, my living room looks ready for springtime!


From outside we appear to have delightful stained glass windows! These will be nice to come home to in winter, after choir practice!


One of my cushion-covers looked very worn so some curtain off cuts from a friend have remedied that! We also happen to like chickens anyway ....


Finally this Mother's Day card from school, provided inspiration for an Easter holiday joint family craft. It was made using markers and wallpaper samples ...


So we bought a canvas at value house and I dug out my own sample collection ...


Thanks to Daisy, Matty, Mary and Michael for making flowers with me :-)

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Happy Birthday to my special twins!

This morning there were two cheeky monkeys waiting for breakfast ...


Happy 8th Birthday Daisy!


Many Happy Returns Matty!


Little Mary, who is almost 6, wished them well. Which shocks me as this blog is now been running over 6 years and began all that time ago with a fishy project :-) Have you ever made a Sock Monkey? I do love monkeys ....

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

This is Lilli

A Yorkshire terrier from down the road ...


And she's been given the Raggy Rat treatment in time for Mother's Day!

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sock elephant for a baby girl ....

A snuggly pair of grey walking socks becomes a rather sweet elephant with some lemon cotton fabric for his ears and feet ...


Try curving the trunk as you stuff for a bit of movement! The tails curve come from being cut from the shaped toe-tip. 

Friday, 21 March 2014

Owl my Love ....

I created another pair of barn owls, one for a friend and one to hang out with me! There should be some cool Artwey events this year for you to meet her ....


A shot of me in my pyjamas, doing some tinting with my Copic Markers!


And finally, another of my involved pieces is completed. She perches in front of my latest IKEA hack ...

Thursday, 20 March 2014

A dog called Billy

This big beautiful boy recently passed away and I was asked to produce a portrait from this photograph ...

But as you can see, Billy's left eye is very much in shadow so I had to work a bit of Raggy Rat magic!


I always show my clients WIP images especially when I'm adding or changing details ...


And the family were very happy with Billy even saying its like bringing him back a little. And this is why I draw, to spread some smiles ....


And some happy tears!