Saturday, 31 March 2012


One of the three barn owls is a special present, and he got some very special treatment, the addition of some lovely old watch parts all over his head and chest!

Looking at the other two owls, I do think they might be a little bit jealous! It is still so lovely to have three of them staying with me!

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Union Jack!

Remember all that bonding over some cutting out?

It was time to do some sticking!

And we think it worked out very well!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Seeing Faces ...

I love seeing a new creature come to life...

Adding the tints with copic-markers is one of my favourite parts of the process!

Monday, 26 March 2012

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Big collage Flag ...

A family project for the Olympic year ... we will use that magazine cut outs to make a fun union-jack flag!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Faces ....

So first I get out my camera to share my baby owls with you!

And then my real life babies ask me if they can be in the shot too!

And then Mary pipes up, 'Do me Mummy!' so there you have them all!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

My girls make me cards and presents at Rainbow guides! Hope you have a lovely day xxx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Collage ...

The girls and I have been collecting colours for a fun collage project!

We are working together and the colours are red white and blue!

Meanwhile, over at the pond, things are afoot - or is that a-tail?

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

We made a small wildlife pond ...

I went freecycling again, and I picked up a very sweet pre-moulded and pre-used pond. you can see but it has a cute little exit part for little things wanting to leave the water.

Also from the ponds owner came some lovely frog spawn from her main pond

So one woman and three girls set about digging a lovely hole for our new mini ecosystem ... Mary went off to trampoline after a bit, then she fell asleep on the sofa and woke up shaky! Poor baby ...

We smashed roots, hooked out stones and fed fat juicy worms to the chickens! Then we kept measuring the height until it was a perfect fit, even though the garden slopes!

And we filled the pond with rain water from the butts and out of the sandpit too, where we found lovely rotting leaf skeletons and wriggly blood worms too!

We are gently proud of ourselves!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Brownie Points!

Sometimes you just have to sew on badges! These are rainbows ones, that my two little rainbows finally remembered to bring down their tabards for sewing! I have explained that asking me to sew them when we are about to leave for rainbow guides wont work, and tonight they took that on board! Tabards and colourful badges appeared folded by my sewing machine, as if by magic ...

Then I worked on the tail of something ...

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Owls well that ends well ....

My owl after a second firing, as the new wood fired kiln didn't quite get up to temperature!

Monday, 5 March 2012

T-Shirt ready ...

This is a photograph and I have also scanned him, he just needs some editing and he will be lovely xxx

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Ready ...

Are you ready for spring? It's just around the corner! You can win my Easter Bunny if you enter this give-away here on my friend's lovely blog!

My lion is ready for digitising, and will soon find himself on a T-Shirt. I added some oil pastel this evening, and that seems to have added a lot of depth.

Saturday, 3 March 2012


I came down after a shower to find girls busy making a field of miniature tents, using k'nex to make the frames ...

and various things to fashion the canopy!

I longed to climb inside and relax on a pile of bolsters! Must have been last night's Charlie and Lola episode with the Bedouin tents and camels!

Then Mummy made two more bunnies ...

Friday, 2 March 2012

did you guess what i was making?

And would you like one?

After all, spring is just around the corner!

come back on Monday for news of a cute give-away!