Friday, 25 September 2015


A few of my thoughts this week:

Posh colouring books are wonderful (The Secret Garden, coloured by Eli)

Good denim is worth spending money on (Judy Dewsbury dungarees & Toast jeans).

Fat free yoghurt is disgusting, always buy full fat and just eat less.

Things always look better en mass (fabric bangles and the growing peg doll choir!).

Friday, 18 September 2015

on the craft front

Finished a commission for number 53,

almost finished a pair of slippers for a jeweller,

and started some peg doll for the school winter fair!

Also been working on more houses. I've started a nighttime one and a christmas street, a friend suggested that my boxes would make a good keepsake christmas decoration which I very much like the idea of.

in praise of tomatoes

Most happy dinners in our house seem to involve tomato sauce. Tinned toms, onion, garlic, herbs, brown sugar and seasoning...

add courgettes for (almost) ratatouille...

puree and add a little spice for pasta sauce....

spread on dough for pizzas. Also added to chicken curry and spag bol, thank you tomato sauce.

Friday, 11 September 2015


Back to school, with the added weight of the eldest starting secondary school and the youngest starting primary, has been emotional. I am still not really sure of how I'm feeling, maybe just a little lost I suppose. I've had a week of doing small household chores, a bit of art, a bit of work, a bit of yoga and a bit of walking, it's been a bitty week. I went for a walk this morning, in the woods, in the late summer sunshine and everything felt pretty great. I will keep doing a bit of this and a bit of that and I will enjoy every moment assured that soon things will settle.

Monday, 7 September 2015


The final pieces, finished on time for the weekend at The Beacon, open studios....

Thanks to everyone who came along this weekend. We will be open again Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th 1-5pm.

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

coastal currents

I will be exhibiting some of my work at The Beacon this weekend and next weekend as part of the Coastal Currents open studios. Please come along if you can, it's open between 1pm and 5pm, Saturday and Sunday. I don't have anything quite finished yet, but am confident it will all come together soon!!