Archive for October, 2011

Tea cup

October 11th, 2011 | Drawing and Painting | 7 Comments

 I had a lovely day yesterday making papier mache tea cups. The painted decoration was inspired by patterns found on my collection of china fragments (do you pick those up too?) I’ve grouted some of mine onto an old wall tile. The tea cups are made from Ann Wood’s excellant and very generous tutorial on her blog. I really want to […]


October 5th, 2011 | 'Freya and Fred' book | 6 Comments

This is Fred from my book ‘Freya and Fred’. He was being packed for the book signing tomorrow when he simply vanished. I hunted high and low and eventually found him in the garden. In Betty’s mouth… Poor Fred! So please do come and see me (and a half chewed Fred) tomorrow at Creative Quilting, you can ask […]

The cake

October 3rd, 2011 | Family, Food | 3 Comments

Joe decided that he was too old for a themed cake (hooray!) and asked me to make him a caramel and chocolate cake instead. So, I made him Nigella’s butterscotch layer cake, although I cheated and bought the caramel sauce because last time I tried to make it I had to throw away the saucepan! I decorated the cake with butterscotch […]