Archive for June, 2013


June 26th, 2013 | Other | 2 Comments

I made myself a fancy hair comb the other day. Well, I say made but all I did was wrap a stripey ribbon round a cheap plastic comb. I just used what I had to hand so ended up with red and white stripes. I will be experimenting with embroidery silks shortly. Thank you for […]

the cake

June 21st, 2013 | Family, Food | 4 Comments

A penguin cake for the penguin mad birthday boy. Chocolate sponge, cut into penguin-ish shapes, covered in chocolate frosting with white ready to roll icing patches and food colouring painted details. The beaks and feet are jelly beans and the snow is crushed meringue nests. He was delighted!


June 20th, 2013 | Family | 3 Comments

Happy birthday my darling Henry! # photo by Sarah

Laura Ashley

June 18th, 2013 | Other, Sewing | 4 Comments

Months and months ago I was asked if I’d like to design a sewing project for the Laura Ashley blog. So without hesitation I said ‘yes please’ and here it is! I chose to work with the lovely Bloomsbury fabrics they’ve recently re-launched (this one and this one which are currently half price) and whilst […]


June 14th, 2013 | Other | 4 Comments

I picked a book at random (Wuthering Heights), let it fall open and photocopied the page. Then I whitewashed the words I didn’t want. A found poem. Inspired by the Scent of Water. Except Megan’s actually are poems and mine is more a random assortment of words. But never mind. I only made it because […]

A Field Guide

June 10th, 2013 | A Field Guide | 3 Comments

Book 3 is coming along nicely. I’ve made every project (all 34 of them). And Sarah is coming in a minute to take the last photos of me for the Autumn chapter. We just might be the only people in England who are pleased the sun has gone in!  

make do and mend

June 7th, 2013 | Money Supermarket, Other | 3 Comments

I’ve been involved in an exciting project with Money Supermarket. It’s early days and it’ll be a while before it’s ready but the first thing we’d like you to do is complete the make do and mend survey. Please. I was very interested and pleased to hear that Money Supermarket (who have proper tv adverts […]