Thursday, 31 January 2013

A Dog called Baxter!

Here are some WIP drawings on a characterful dog I just produced for a valentines present! The starting out I find difficult, as I only see part of the dog in front of me and I quickly want it to look right!

Then, once I have him all in, in this case I started with black, I can add in the other colours. I am working in coloured pencil here, and I make them very sharp with a blade! This is inportant for areas around the eyes and where fine hairs show up ...

Finally he is done, I can see from his eyes that he has collie in him!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

done-up dolls house - time to play!

The dolls house that came from a friends loft was cleaned and white-washed, then collaged creatively with all kinds of embossed and coloured papers ... then sealed with my favourite ronseal water based varnish....

Some of the colours are really strong, but these look great with the plain wooden things that I managed to pick up locally for Christmas!

My girls had fun choosing how to set up the house, and I think they did a great job ...

So does this lucky resident! I love making my home nice too, do you?

Monday, 14 January 2013

Friday, 11 January 2013

Red fish!

Woking with a lovely jumper at the moment which was not really wearable any more - makes some super red fish though! And some other stuff, do you want to see?

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Sometimes, your crafting inspires others, and they join you in your creative space ... here is Mike getting rather sticky with some PVA and some really nice papers ...

While working on my dolls-house, I pulled out a selection that might improve Mike's magnolia Lampshade and it certainly got his creative juices flowing ...

I've crafted with Vicki before, and i enjoyed watching her work with these beautiful fabrics as I added eyes to cats and stuffed them ...

This is going to be a really beautiful cushion soon!

Have you picked up some crafts for those dark winter nights?

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Collage and colours....

Remember my dolls-house-doer-upper? I had great fun Collaging it today, it is going to be quite the pad!

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

One fish, two fish, red fish - blue fish!

A happy new year to you and all the best for 2013. Any resolutions? I am going to try and do the daily blog again xxxx