Thursday, 31 March 2011


I'm working on some new baby cards at the moment.
In Dutch.
Which is different!

Monday, 28 March 2011


Anyone else forget to put the alarm clock forward an hour last night?
Just us then...
Saw this poor dodo at the Natural History Museum and felt a bit like one this morning - rushing around in a frenzy!

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Day out in London

We didn't realise our day out in London would coincide with a massive TUC demonstration - we came up out of Piccadilly tube station to be greeted by this!

For such a huge gathering of protesters (approx 250,000), there was a really friendly atmosphere, and we hung out in Trafalgar Square for a while.

Police protecting the National Gallery

I like this one of Tom with the news helicopter circling in the background!

Such a pity that it was later ruined by a small group of 'anarchists'...

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

A whale of a time...

Love this Moby Dick brooch from Ismay on Etsy - I've got a bit of a whale obsession at the moment - after reading 'Death of a Whaler' by Nerida Newton -

It's set in Byron Bay during the last days of whaling, and is a story of guilt and redemption - go read it !

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Little House Competition!

I finally put some of my new little houses in my Folksy shop - here

My favourite one - the one with the red roof - I will be giving away to one of my lovely blog followers - I will pick a random winner at 1pm this Friday (25th March)

(If you are already a follower you will automatically be entered into the draw - if you are not a follower yet - there's still time to start!)

Ooh PS - if you blog about this competition you will earn an extra entry! Just let me know if you have in the comments below...

Friday, 18 March 2011


This collage was inspired by a collection of eggcups on my kitchen windowsill that have little succulents growing in them

Happy weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Spring Weekend

Loving the sunshine! Molly's been lying in her favourite sunny spot all weekend- she's definitely a summer dog.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Little houses and New followers

I've been painting these little houses this weekend - there are four more but they're still drying. They have a wire loop on the roof which can be used as a picture holder or to hang them on the wall.
I'm going to put them in my Folksy shop in pairs...soon..

In other news - welcome to my 100th follower! - Giselle McMenamin - have a look at her amazing paintings here.
I'm planning a giveaway later this week to thank all my lovely followers - more details to follow (when I've thought of them)

Friday, 11 March 2011

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Gorgeous crochet..

Look at these lovely colours - and many more beautiful things for sale by The Sunroom here.
Feeling inspired now but I've run out of wool!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Just had to...

.. buy this...
I don't normally buy things on impulse, but this was possibly a record-breakingly fast Etsy purchase.
Available in other lovely Skinny Laminx fabrics here !

PS I now have post-impulse buy guilt...

Friday, 4 March 2011


This week I finally learnt how to crochet - with a lot of help from here.
I'm quite pleased with myself because I really didn't think it would ever make sense to me - I can't knit to save my life!
I've finished 7 squares for a blanket for the boys - only another 81 to go???