Apologies first of all for the terrible title, but hey. Here is Rodney, A much loved pet who was commissioned into an artwork for a 40th birthday. A birthday that is weighing on my mind at the moment, as mine is coming up. *shudder* Anyway, I digress. Here's a quick run through of my creation. … Continue reading Rodney, you stonker!
I used to watch a fair bit of zombie apocalypse programs or dystopian wotsits. One of the things I used to question was, “how much use would I be to people in a zombie apocalypse?” Not saying that this is a zombie apocalypse, but it is interesting how we have all learned very quickly … Continue reading And what skills can you bring to the Zombie apocalypse?
Hi world! So I'm reaching the end of week two of staying in. I have to go to work on a rota to supervise key worker children, which is something that helps break up the week, but is a bit worrying. I am in a much better place in terms of feeling positive about 80% … Continue reading 2 weeks in…
I’m not even going to write the word as I am sick of hearing it. But I am going to document my thoughts about the “lock-down” so far. School closed last Friday, but it was the Wednesday preceding it that we were all eerily sat round a computer monitor, waiting for the news we were … Continue reading The first week
Bonus points if you can comment and tell me where "here Hare, here" comes from! I love this cushion and I loved making it even more as it combined drawing and art with sewing - win win. For the Make do and Mend evening, I was asked to donate a raffle prize, so this is … Continue reading Here hare here – raffle prize cushion
In what accidentally seems to be shaping up as a year of charity, I was very eager to help when an email popped up from Charlotte inviting me to help at her fundraising evening. Charlotte was raising money for Marie Curie in honour of her mother. She decided to host an evening at my local … Continue reading Make do and Mend charity evening
If you've been following my Instagram, you'll be sick of hearing about my #redjanuary2020 antics, but here is a round up of what I found out during the 31 day active challenge. If you wouldn't mind... please bung a couple of quid to Mind mental health charity https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/red-january-2020-88b78220-bfc9-4a83-8a5a-5ad02f884278 January is long. Not much to add … Continue reading Red January 2020
The much-coveted weekend for sewing obsessives opened its doors to me, the weekend before my return to work. It was incredibly inspiring and thought-provoking as well as emotionally tricky. When I set my alarm to make sure I could get one of the tickets (that sold out in 2 minutes) it was a long wait … Continue reading The Sewing Weekender 2019
As the summer holidays roll on, you find yourself clutching at straws at how to fill the day, preferably for free. Hazel had been nagging for a picnic. Simple pleasures. So I dusted off our National Trust membership card and went to Greys Court near Henley. I packed our picnic, then had a bit of … Continue reading A little trip out with our paintbrushes.
When we were trawling around houses for sale, "you and your bloody sewing room" may have been uttered by my husband a few times. Mainly, because after checking that there were walls, ceilings and floors in each prospective property, my next thought was, "and where can I set up my sewing room?". My new home … Continue reading My Sewing Space (old!)