Monday, 29 August 2016


We are at the end of yet another month, there has been a birthday my younger daughter Holly turned two. My bigger daughter Rebecca got her GCSE results and I am happy to report she got straight A,s in every subject. She worked so hard at times I was so worried about her health, staying up late studying, cramming revising well it all played off.

We have also enjoyed time together has a family in the garden. It has been unbearably hot at times, which makes a change from the usual summers that we have which are not nearly as hot. It s turned a little milder which suits me fine and a drop of rain to help the garden. 

I have been working in my sketchbooks as you can see from my last post. I have also picked up my knitting needles and am knitting Christmas gifts for friends. I would like to make the dress above all in time for winter. The wool also shown is the yarn I will be using. Which I think would really suit Holly. She is a proper girly, girl and will love it if I can master this pattern, we shall see!!

Wednesday, 24 August 2016


What a beautiful morning it is here in my part of the world. The sun is shining the birds are singing and all feels right. That all said I have been away from this space longer than anticipated because on going issues with toothache. To cut a long story short, I had a tooth removed a month ago and my dentist was unable to remove my roots. I am waiting for a referral to the hospital. In the meantime if food touches near the root it akin to accidently poking one self in the eye ouch!!! Any way it will get resolved as does everything in life.

I wanted to stop by to show you a  bag I made. The pattern can be found right here it's a Crocheted linen bag.

 Here is one I make earlier, and I love it. It fits easily in my handbag and is right there when I  need it. I have not done much crochet for a while, but this is so simple to make I can even do it with Holly jumping on me.

I have got my sketch books out and brushing up on my art work, my favourite subject is Holly, but the girl wont sit still, so I have to sketch quick. I find while she's sat on her potty, watching one of her TV shows is best. Drawing from life is invaluable and I think its great I have the opportunity to have my own little life model to learn from. I really feel I have neglected my art work for so long. I know I like to dabble in all sort of crafts but drawing is my first and only love and one I want to pursue again seriously. in the past I have taught the subject, exhibited in galleries and have had work published, which I am proud of. It's not the fame I want, it's the Joy of doing what I love making people smile. It's harder to follow your dreams when you become a mum, but not impossible. So I have everything I need my family and my art perfect!!