Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas at home

Christmas day was full of faces.

Puzzled faces when noticing that the reindeer eat half of the carrots

Static face when opening the presents

Girl band faces when performing for the family . See previous performance here

Acting face for costume period drama

Baby face

Me, me face

Charming faces

Acting faces for the roles of Pirates of the Caribbean and Mary

... and over all lots of happy faces
Christmas was a lot of fun for Ana because she spent it with her cousins. She laughed and enjoyed every minute of it.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sunday, December 07, 2008

Mirror Drawings

Ana and I really enjoy doing mirror drawings. I do a line and then she follows. These are some we've done lately

And this is my favourite so far. Can't wait to see how they evolve.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Monday, December 01, 2008

Advent Calendar: done!

Done, made, finished! Well...kind of... I can see plenty of adding, removing, changing... but that's the sort of thing I like. An outgoing process, ever changing, never quite finished.

I used the lovely wool felt that gentlytiptoe gave me ages ago, a Linum table runner (which was the inspiration for the color scheme), some vintage fabric (Thanks to my great local charity shops) and old buttons (some lovely glass ones are some of my favourites). Did I mention I started it last year? I certainly did and it was going to be quite different to how's turned out, but I'm kind of pleased. Here are some close-ups:

And this is the entire calendar. Sorry about the flamenco dancer, nothing to do with it. She just happens to live there the rest of the year.

By the way, the filled pockets ( a mixture of tiny toys, cute finds and sweets) had to be emptied as a certain very impatient little girl couldn't cope with the day to day waiting when she first saw it.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Cute Stuff

A few cute things I've been making for Ana. She loves the bag. I love the book.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Big Draw

Today we took part in The Big Draw, a national event to involve people in drawing. Where we live the local art gallery had a theme: The city. Here is Ana diligently painting. She loved it and me too!

And here are some of our contributions

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008


This is the first time I've seen Ana drawing anything vaguely human so I was very excited to catch her doing it. When asked she said it was a "prinsenita" which it's her own Spanish word for "princess". Princesses are a big theme around here at the moment. Not one I would go for myself but she is totally obsessed by them. Don't know where this comes from as she's never read or watched anything about them with us. I blame those young carers at the nursery!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Here are some lovely projects from a fab book sent to me by a great sister in law. With all this amazing inspiration now I need to find some time to make something. Oh dear, pressure, pressure!

Thank you Nicky! You always get it right XXX.

Monday, April 07, 2008


Short lived but very enjoyable

Thursday, February 21, 2008