Rodney, you stonker!

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!

And what skills can you bring to the Zombie apocalypse?

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?

Here hare here – raffle prize cushion

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

Make do and Mend charity evening

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

Red January 2020

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 Sewing Weekender 2019

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

A little trip out with our paintbrushes.

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.