Monday, 28 November 2011


In this awesome drawing, Matty has included out friend Olwen, but the thing I like best is that Mary really IS wearing pink trousers with heart-patches on the knees!

Sunday, 27 November 2011

WIP - sneaky peek!

cutting stencils with a very sharp blade ...

preparing to sew from the wrong side ...

Now to turn red lettering, black!

Saturday, 26 November 2011

goats and gadgets!

"Right, I think we are ready!" Goats-a-goggled and ready to invent, me thinks!

short-goat grabs his magical clockwork heart ...

While shaggy-goat sits down and feels the wind in his beard ...

But then short goat feels a bit odd viewing the world in orange ...

Ah, much better!

let's just hope he doesn't eat the leather straps, I have just remembered what goats are like!

Friday, 25 November 2011

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Goats in Coats ....

to be honest I only iron craft work, never actual people sized clothes!

Natty waistcoats for natty steam-punk goats, with fiddly watch-cogs sewn on with invisible thread!

I think they rather like them, i am quite fond of waistcoats myself!

Friday, 18 November 2011

Old Bear, well loved, seeks carer!

Here i am carefully stripping a dear old gent of a bear ... beloved companion to 2 generations, whos clothes are holding him together, and who could do with a bit of a rest!

I covered him in scrap fabric to form a pattern to create his twin, who actually might well make a nice girl friend for Andrew panda!

The same but different? I am sure they wont mind the age gap, and I hope my friends daughter enjoys unwrapping her on Christmas day! (I might sneak in to see her face!)

Saturday, 12 November 2011

fleece life-saver, for sofas all-at-sea!

and in progress, looking like the-cat-in-the-hat had a hand in it ...

Which is cool, Daisy loves to read from Dr Seuss books at present, in fact, child-led learning mostly consists of Daisy shadowing me through all my chores, asking, "what does this word say mummy?"

Friday, 11 November 2011

Monday, 7 November 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Putting the Cute into Balaclavas!

WE were recently blessed with a set of patterns for balaclavas, many of them jester style, and Daisy was very taken with them and of course then the other girls were too!

Here is Daisy, modelling the hat that Matty chose ... Mary chose the pink fabric and so we used t hat for embellishments to make each one unique!

Mary wears her own, and Matty wears Daisy's, all featuring ribbing made from a recycled T-shirts that was getting small for mary!

And we were warmer on bonfire night too!

Saturday, 5 November 2011


Mary is getting more and more grown-up by the day, Her drawn figures even occasionally get arms now, and are nearly always executed in pink and purple! The eyes have moved on from just being simple dots too ... Spot the tiny legs!

And now she has moved on from simply covering the kitchen counter in wet and over flowing vessels, she can have a turn at the washing up, too!

And she is really enjoying it, too! Do you like washing up?

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


i drew round the girls after dinner, and taped them to the doors - the drawings not the children - so they could set about colouring in.

they were very surpsed at the size of themselves!