Archive for August, 2007

School run bag

August 30th, 2007 | Sewing | 6 Comments

I got loads done last night. I went swimming, updated my shop and made my new bag. Exhausted today though! The bag is basically 2 rectangles sewn together. The front is ‘Forest’ by Amy Butler and the lining is ‘Ladybug’ by Etsuko Furayo. The strap is just a length of hessian upholstery tape. The bag is big enough […]

The Ambitious Project

August 26th, 2007 | Sewing | 10 Comments

                                            Yes, my lovely but never worn dressing gown is now a dress. To save making a dress from scratch I borrowed Tifs’ idea and altered a slip to wear underneath the dressing gown. The slip wasn’t […]


August 15th, 2007 | Other | 6 Comments

Thanks to Julie from ‘Little Cotton Rabbits’ who very has very kindly nominated me for this award. I must now pass on the honour… and I would like to nominate Melissa, Manda, Tif, Ali and Lynette. These girls have replied to my emails, answered my questions and always have an encouraging comment to make! Thankyou, you have helped me […]

Monoprint Tutorial

August 13th, 2007 | Drawing and Painting | 8 Comments

Here is my tutorial as promised: – 1. Assemble a washable flat surface (I use a mirror), Water Soluble Block printing ink, palette knife, print roller, pencil and paper.         2. Squeeze a line of ink onto the mirror and roll it out evenly until it covers an area in a thin film. […]


August 9th, 2007 | Drawing and Painting | 5 Comments

                    I have been experimenting with direct draw monoprinting. This is a great technique for producing one-off printed images using very little equipment. A mirror, water soluble block printing ink, a roller, paper and a pencil to be precise. I had a look on the internet and can’t find a […]

Sketchbook Cover

                                I don’t seem to be able to think without a pencil in my hand- and I definitely can’t remember anything unless I’ve written it down. So I have sketchbooks and lists everywhere (even by my bed), and this is my […]

Contradicting Myself!

This little picture is in my shop and now I’m going to contradict myself… I’ve been thinking about how to combine my blog and my shop… and I’ve decided that I want the pieces in my shop to be a surprise. So, when (if!) you visit my shop I promise there will be some lovely new […]

Another rainy day game

August 2nd, 2007 | Family | 2 Comments

Yes, it rained again today – so out came yet another old but favourite game! Give each fed up child an empty matchbox. Then get them to put as many things as possible into it. But the lid must still fit! We did this as a sponsored fundraiser at school and you can get over 100 things in a little […]