Monday, 30 April 2012

Drawn Dog!

Meet Herbie - hairy dogs are fun to draw! This pic is almost there!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Sofa so good!

It's not really a great day to leap off  the sofa and go outside! So we are getting the Hama beads out, and I may well do some drawing. Look out for a big change to this sofa to make it even more cosy to sit on, with a great big new cushion which has no gap in the middle. They don't make them like this any more, so i will be keeping hold of the original sprung seat cushions too!

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Socks Away!

Today was my sock monkey workshop at the WAND women's day event!

Some very bright socks were transformed into cheeky primates before our very eyes!

Here is mine!

And here is one who's picture was just sent to me by his proud creator!


Thursday, 26 April 2012


Getting ready for the Sock Monkey workshop I am running on Saturday!

How I love Rockford Red Healed Socks!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

The Princess and Picasso!

Did a bit of glittery embroidery, which will be part of some wearable art :-)

also working on this plush-team challenge piece ... lots of flat work today! Then I remember how much I like drawing, too!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Happy Birthday Solomon!

Made this cute monster-purse for a special present, it has the chunkiest zip ever!

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Happy Birthday Helen!

A special friend is having a BIG birthday today, so i made her a special present just for her ...So sorry, but you can't take this sweet puppy home with you!

Helen had a heart for dogs, so I hope she likes her new friend, and one who doesn't need clipping!

If you want your dog clipped, washed, fluffed up or generally de-tangled, then drop Helen a line below - I am giving her caring business a shout out!

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Monday, 16 April 2012

New Toy!

An exciting unexpected parcel landed on my door-step today, as I had won a prize in a magazine give-away!

So I quickly plugged it in and drew in my chopping board, wrote my name on the bottom of a glass, and added this to the book mark in my diary!

Then I realised a practical use for it, and wrote three names on three bottle caps!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Today I made food for a 'bring and share' lunch ...

But if Daisy keeps taking pictures like this, I will soon be out of a job ... or a blog? You can see more of me though ...

This is the girls third session with their birthday camera, and I'm pretty impressed. Of course there are the ones with the thumb over the lens, and the headless people, but photos like this one too, where the subject fills the frame beautifully!

And this is a lovely portrait of 6 year old Matty by her sweet twin :-)

Thursday, 12 April 2012

But then some one breaks a leg!

Following the making of Spirit II, there's a casualty. Too much galloping. So out comes the Araldite, my old Dad's favourite, and the little foal spends an over night wearing blue-tac hooves!

Then Mary, who would like to remind us that she is nearly four, learns to climb on the rocking horse all by herself! And is pleased. If still slightly nervous of the thing!

I was drowning in chores, so I got Daisy to fill in a few forms for me - that ought to do just nicely!

And I completed a couple of Rat Bags, and made a nice cup of tea!

Hmmm, shall I give that chair a paint job, perhaps? xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Today I made ...

A Movie ... And so did my girls!

Some of their birthday presents were the stars!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Happy Easter - Happy Birthday!

some savoury snacks to take with us! Mind you i did not get a photo of Sarah's lovely cake before we all devoured it!

Love Thy Sisters - yes, they do!

Hard work, all this worshipping? Soaking!

HeHe - no matter where you are, bottoms are always funny!

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Today I made a pile of presents!

After bedtime and ready for tomorrow morning...two very special girls will be 6 years old!

And I also worked on some hamsters, ready for all the events I have got lined up!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Knick-Knacks added in!

Wow - some new knick-knacks and some old ones, some I have not seen since I moved house prior to having baby twins! I used to collect pigs and one time, now I just collect things I really like! The champagne bubbles from 2003 still work - a good vintage then!

Some slightly bigger items fit into the glass fronted cabinet ... I had fun playing music and slotting in the little memories here and there!

and some in this ex spice-rack, for I need a knick-knack-rack more than a spice-rack! A joke in there somewhere!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Flooring ...

Broken and uneven, the entrance to my living room floor was getting pretty crunchy underfoot! So I bought a tub of Evostick, and set about repairs, all by myself this time!

having removed all the broken ones, and hoovered away all the loose dust and dirt ...

...I am faced with a somewhat boring and delicate Jig-saw puzzle!

DIY - time for knick-knacks!

It was time to get things up on the wall ... like this lovely printers tray which i bought off ebay, and then cleaned and oiled, and it is now on the dining room wall.

I am really pleased with this make-over, remember is looked like this! I used a little sandpaper to get the gentle ageing effect on the edges! This is in the hall, just below the old door bell ringer.

And from orange pine, to serene aqua, this one will go up in the downstairs cloakroom soon!

Monday, 2 April 2012

Wise Words ...

I have made this for two very lovely people ...

When someone who knows more than you, and who also loves you very much, gives you good advice, it would be very wise to take it! All the Best xxx

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Could have fooled me!

Our work on display at upwey village hall ...

but please don't be sad if you missed it!

You can see the exhibition here .