Monday, 26 November 2012

its been so long since I posted anything...

This has to have been the busiest year of my life!! and I turned 50....here are some of my latest addiction instagram - pics of the last 5 months...Norway with the family,Fin in his smart suit posing... Paris with my lovely Francesca and then Rome for my birthday...a wonderful time...

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Still working on the kiddie's book illustrations...this one above is for "this little pig goes to market..."- a collection of nursery rhymes.... I have drawn them out as pencil drawings, scanned them into photoshop where I have deleted the backgrounds so that they can be coloured in illustrator and so be more controllable...well that is the theorey!

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

found this litt
found this little bracelet / wrist band that I made a couple of years ago at the wonderful les soeurs anglaises workshop with the fabulous pantry violets...need to go back to this raw stitching...not sure if I can stop making such commercial stuff!maybe I need another week of stitching with like minded women!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

our trip to Norway

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2012 is a big year for our family, my folks 50th wedding anniversary, my lovely Fran's 21st birthday, and fast approaching my 50th! (eek!) so we all went on an amazing cruise to the Norwegian fiords....breathtaking scenery and some beautiful stops in Bergen and Stavanger.....

Saturday, 15 September 2012

I have been working on a set of illustrations for the Little Red Riding hood which is probably the most illustrated fairytale that ever was!....has nt made it any easier though,- I have drawn the images, scanned them into the computer and then using illustrator programme I have added the colour....

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

I have just returned from he most amazing 3 days in Paris! I went to visit the fabulous Maison et Objet Fair which was as wonderful as everyone had told me...then a couple of mad hours racing round Paris in sweltering sunshine then in pouring rain. A delightful lunch with Sam - La Petite Violette in a superb cafe in the Rue des Rosiers was the icing on the cake! We even squeezed in a whirlwind trip to the Musee D'Orsay....stunning
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Tuesday, 31 July 2012

puzzle ball

have just made this puzzle ball out of scraps of gingham...took me all evening to figure out a pattern and then to make it up, but the result is a very tactile and groovy, squishy ball that children can throw, squash or simply dribble all over...