Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Fortunately the milk - floaty ball person carrier cake

Just a quick one from me our theme of 'Fortunately the milk' continues and it is influencing a lot in our day to day lives. For example it was my mums birthday and so she had to have a floaty ball person carrier cake. If you have no idea what I'm talking about you'll have to read the book! 

Monday, 28 July 2014

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Classical cat



Classical cat fabric now available to buy in my Spoonflower shop.


Sunday, 27 July 2014

Fortunately the Milk - summer holiday theme

The summer holidays have finally arrived for us and this year we have decided to theme our break around the book 'Fortunately the milk' by Neil Gaiman. Neil's Work > Books > Fortunately the Milk
If you haven't read it, you must. It's a perfect children's book that has little jokes in it for the grown ups. Boys will love it, just like William does because it's packed with dinosaurs, volcanoes, vampires, and aliens. So there is lots of potential for themed activities. Our first day of the summer holidays I introduced William to his own Professor StegFortunately the Milk: Gaiman's kid-novel is a tribute to fatherly ...
(one of the main characters in the book) and together we made strawberry milk shakes.

To make our strawberry milk shakes you will need 
300ml of milk 
one banana
half a punnet of strawberries.
Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
Garnish your straw with a strawberry. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Punk fish

Punk fish fabric now available to buy in my Spoonflower shop.



Friday, 18 July 2014

Flower art project

I thought I'd show you some of the larger art work I do. These are all based around floral subjects and are all A1 sized pieces. I like to work in mixed media and these art works combine the use of batik, inks, bleach and oil pastles. I love the vivid use of colour in these and have recently been using them to inspired new design work, both fabric design and cross stitch. 

Flower art project
This piece is a close up view of the dried poppy seed heads in my garden.

Snail embroidery

Snail embroidery
Snail embroidery
My new embroidery design due on my Etsy shop soon. Garden snail stitched in back stitch and french knots. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Flower project sketchbook

I have been looking back at some of my sketchbook work and came across this work on floral pattern repeats. I am thinking about reworking some of these designs for my spoonflower shop. 
Water colour flowers
Paper flowers tiled
Scattering of flowers
Orange water colour flowers
Black and white foxglove
Black white and yellow foxglove

Water colour foxglove
Black and white pansy design
Pink and black pansy design
Orange poppies
orange poppies
water colour flowers
blue irises
blue irises tiled
star flowers
paper flowers
watercolour flowers
floral pencil drawing tiles
water colour flowers tiled
Daisies tiled

Monday, 14 July 2014

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Small fish

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Small fish

Small fish fabric is now available to buy in my Spoonflower shop.



Saturday, 12 July 2014

Jungle 1st birthday party

It was my youngest's 1st birthday party recently and we wanted to have a bit of a jungle theme.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Lizard embroidery

i have been working on some new embroidery designs and also wanted to try stitching them in more of a variety of stitched as I tend to just stick to back stitch. This aboriginal inspired lizard design I have sewn in chain stitch and work the spots in satin stitch.

Lizard embroidery

I am hoping to work on a set of these and will put the designs in my Etsy shop soon.

Lizard embroidery

Monday, 7 July 2014

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Fishes

Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Fishes
Spoonflower Fabric of the week - Fishes
Fishes fabric now available to buy in my Spoonflower shop.



Thursday, 3 July 2014


What happens when people know you like crafts? They ask you to make stuff for them, not ever even condering how much time or the costs involved. As an example of that here are forty invitations I made for my father in law with just one weeks notice. 



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