Archive for category : Family

Joe’s quilt

My eldest son Joe (14) after years of refusing to have a quilt on his bed suddenly asked me if I would make one for him. Well, I didn’t need to be asked twice! He chose the fabric himself from my Moda collections and asked for a simple zig-zag quilt. After much thought and consultation […]

Chief of Everything

July 26th, 2015 | Family, Other | 1 Comment

Tony has been working with me as my ‘Chief of Everything’ since November last year and is proving invaluable in so many ways: doing all my computer and technical work, business planning, running the shipping department, the finances and handling most of the daily admin and emails etc too. He works very late into the night […]

End of an era

July 19th, 2015 | Family | 3 Comments

In a few days school will be out for the summer.  And after eleven years of nursery and school runs I only have four more to do ever. Because Hen (seen here on his first day at school as a 4 year old- he was so excited!) is leaving his juniors and moving up to senior school. His lovely […]

Henry is eleven!

June 22nd, 2015 | Family, Food | 1 Comment

Our penguin loving youngest is eleven already. He is such a delight. Happy birthday Henry x


October 1st, 2014 | Family | No Comments

Joe, you are beautiful inside and out.


July 8th, 2014 | Family, Food | 3 Comments

So, my baby is 10. A whole decade with our Henry. Such a gorgeous, gorgeous boy! I made him a piñata cake, which he thoroughly enjoyed smashing as you can see!

‘Blossom’ by Henry age 9

May 6th, 2014 | Family, Other | 5 Comments

old crumbly branches hang elegantly over me swaying the beautiful pink buds side to side

World penguin day

April 25th, 2014 | Family, Other | 1 Comment

There’s a ‘day’ for everything now isn’t there? But today is special because it’s World Penguin Day and we happen to have the world’s biggest Penguin fan in the house- our Henry. Naturally, Henry asked for a penguin for his birthday a few years ago and so my parents adopted him an Adelie penguin which he […]

Betty’s 3rd birthday

April 14th, 2014 | Family | 4 Comments

                                                                                                                                  Can you believe Betty is 3 already! She is a delight. On Betty’s birthday we all went to the bluebell woods for a long walk. I took my big camera to take some photos of the Bluebells but they aren’t quite out yet. So I took some photos of an ordinary, every day dog walk instead. There was […]


November 13th, 2013 | Family, Sewing | 6 Comments

Did you know our Henry is penguin mad? No? Well, he is really is! So when I saw the penguin family on Basic Grey’s booth at Quilt Market I couldn’t buy a pattern quickly enough. I wanted a very simple, vintage look for my penguin- sorry! Henry’s penguin- so I dyed some wool blanket and […]