Another Drawing

  Just a little sketch inspired by some bulbs I saw on the weekend. I tried the flowers white, like the ones I saw, but it was just too bland, so I went with the purple. I’m tempted to whip this up into a silk ribbon embroidery something or other, not sure yet!

Pizza Mail!

Oooo, I do love it when my postie comes to visit! The delightful build up of anticipation over the previous couple of days, jumping every time I hear a knock at the door, the delicious sound of a craft knife slicing through packing tape, the thrill of seeing the contents of the package for the first time… I love parcels!   Late last week, I

Padded Pinboard

With various weekly going-ons, we were accumulating quite a pile of stunning artworks, courtesy of Picasso the toddler. But what to do with them? Mummy-guilt prevented me from filing all of them in the round container in the corner, but our fridge isn’t magnetic, so that wasn’t an option either. So yesterday, during nap time, I made a padded pinboard to hang on a spare

Finally…

Something other than toddler craft! I have “finished” a series of small canvases to grace the walls of my studio. I say “finished” in the sense that they are are done for now, but I’m still not sure if they need something else or not, so I’ll see how I feel after they have been up a while. The series all together:   And individually:

Who needs plastic?

I awoke to the wonderful sound of rain, tapping a constant stattaco on the roof above. The sky was grey, puddles formed on the lawn wherever they could. I lay in bed, listening to this wonderful, rare sound, thankful it had arrived, and wondering if it was falling in all the right places.   The previous night, I had lain awake and planned out the

More toddler craft

Today’s effort was a “pram” for Pooh Bear:   Made from a 3-litre milk container, the boy thinks this is just fantastic, and loves taking Pooh for walks. It took about 3 minutes to make, and has provided at least 30 minutes of entertainment. And if he’s sick of it tomorrow, it can go back in the recycling bin from whence it was rescued, and

Soaking up some sun…

and doing some drawing.   I dusted off the old sketch book & pastel set this morning, and enjoyed a few moments in the sun while the toddler had a blast in the sandpit. The weather has been so lovely lately, nice mild days, and as long as the wind stays away, sitting in the sun is the best place to be.   As a

Toddler Craft

Is so much fun! Last week, we made a cash register: This was a huge hit, and now lives in the bottom drawer of our kitchen for easy access. It’s not really visible in the photo, but on the right hand side I have taped a ruler, as in the toddler’s world, the only way of paying for things is with a card! LOL, I

Thought of the day

From Sunrise this morning, it has really struck a chord. Have you danced today? Don’t wait for the storm to pass, learn to dance in the rain

Altered notebook.

I was hoping to get some more sewing done yesterday, but my husband was home sick, and he went down for a nap at the same time our son did. Unfortunately for my, our bedroom is right next to my studio (as in, there is a door between the two), so I didn’t want to make too much noise, lest I rouse the slumbering giant.