Monday, 30 March 2020

Rainbows for the lockdown



I might blog a bit more. A blog seems like such a thoughtful place to be right now. We I live gently inside a family bubble and find myself not only free to home education once again, but legally required. 



So we have joined the worlds children in posting love on our windows, even tho we live in a cul-de-sac with no other children in it. 



Enjoy your daily walk and have fun counting rainbows. I’m doing a lot of cooking but aiming to keep crafting too. I hope you are well. 

Tuesday, 3 March 2020

I Can't Draw .... well i can but, i love books like this!

I Can't DrawI Can't Draw by Lydia Crook
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

i was given a shiny new hardback copy of this book to check out, since we are a very creative family indeed. i plan to let my almost teen have a play in this book, because i think its very clever in that it builds skill through games, and looks like a lot of fun. the book is one of those you can fill in yourself, so you can pretty much grab pens and pencils and get stuck in. you could cherry pic the activities a bit, but it does build nicely towards independent drawing so i would recommend working your way through it, and tick off what you have done in the contents using those cute boxes! i love quarto books anyway, this is another gem!

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Thursday, 27 February 2020

Edward Tulane



I’ve been making Edward for 10 years! And yes, I still have some to make! Have you read the book? 

Monday, 24 February 2020

About time I blogged ...



There’s some useful work being done in my house on this soggy windy Monday. A bed probably destined for the tip is being stripped of staples and ancient brown fabric so that some structural work can be done too. It’s not the only bed like this in my house, Matty has the one I picked up way before she was born and gave to my eldest. Amazing what storage fits inside a gutted divan. 

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Open for Art 19


So today was day one of open studios this year, and Mattys rat fell asleep in her display. So we had a real rat on show at The Raggy Rat 

I’m planning to blog everyday so you can have a little taste of the event ...

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Sorry about the huge paws ....

But that’s just the way it goes sometimes! 



I am going to enjoy furring these for an Irish tiger! 

Sunday, 8 April 2018

A Happy Birthday 12+12

Two not-so-little-but-will-always-be-my-babies girls are twelve today. They wanted really big badges ....


So this years handmade cards feature some felt flowers and a couple of strong safety pins, with stitching and a dot of wadding in the middle. 


I think they like them. Our next mission is to give some fabulous Lalaloopsy dolls a makeover or two. Twelve may be awesomely grown up, but it’s still great to play and craft with mummy. Bring it on. I’ve got my own Lalaloopsy doll too ....







Stay tuned for new frocks and costumes. And pets. Apparently.