Thursday, 30 April 2009


It's time to flee to the sea! I'm away this weekend , which means any purchases made from now til Monday Won't get processed until Tuesday :) Just keeping you in the loop. Have a lovely weekend!

Bring on the sandcastles, icecream and sun (fingers crossed, although now I've expressed an interest in it, it will hide...)

ps/ picture is linked to the site it originated from, and instructions for making a rather nifty deckchair!

Monday, 27 April 2009

The Big Clean

A productive day off. Seriously spring cleaned room. Nothing quite like crawling into a freshly made bed and that is what I will do when the day ends :) (warning these photos in no way show you how clean and spacious my room now is... on a bright and sunny day I'll try and take some more accurate snap shots)

I've had a bit of a manic wool purchasing start to the year. I'm too much of a chicken to actually make something for fear it won't be any good... and I definitely don't need any more scarves. For now the wool will be treasured in it's original state until something important and warm is required. This is England after all ;) summer or no summer...

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

A visitor

Well, yet again I have been given the task of cat-sitting. Meet Trent :) The above snaps are from his last stay and I thought I'd make a little montage to help with the introductions. Professional killer, picky consumer, you name it... that's Trent.

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Happy Year One

Well I think the official date was yesterday but 'Happy Year Number One' to the blog! Quite scary to think I've been rambling at people for a year now on this thing. I hope you don't mind :) I plan to continue.

I had a lovely day off yesterday. We took the bus to IKEA and had a mini adventure with lunch there. I had Fish and Chips and Peas because I love Fish and Chips and Peas at IKEA (I can't explain that sorry). Anyway the bus ride ensured that we couldn't buy large, huge, massive, gigantic pieces of unnecessary furniture which was a relief. I did accidently spent a chunk of money on a tin jug (I wasn't expecting that chunk of cash to be quite as big as it was but it doesn't mean I don't love it any less), what can I say? They're very good at enticing desplays.
After the IKEA adventure we went to go see Monsters vs Aliens 3D. (I like to go to the cinema on my day off from the cinema... logic? lost that years ago apparently). It was fun and we were hyper on pick-a-mixes. The BEST way to spend a day off. After the sugar rush and expensive 3D specs I went to the Jam Cafe to see some music and socialise (Not very good at the last bit, especially when they have a tv on mute playing I heart Huckabees, distracted constantly I was)

All in all I had an incredibley unproductive picture making day (I did nadda). I was thouroughly greedy and ate too much sugar (I did feel sick yes but it was worth it) and now I am sat on my sofa eating not very fresh strawberries. All is well.

Above is a picture from a month or 2 ago. The afternoon light was beautiful and it was the first hint that spring was on it's rocking horse and tottering into town. I felt the need to share.

Right... Breakfast!

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Something fresh for the eyes

New prints now in the shops! Above: "April Showers" Measuring 8 inches by 10. Printed on posh archival watercolour paper. Nice and yummy. Below: "Sail away with me" Measuring 7 inches by 9. Also printed on posh paper :)

Right down the bottom limited edition print of 2009 NUMBER 1! "Bird song" Measures roughly A4 and is an edition of 10. (very tiny!) You know the drill, when the colour scheme's gone, it's gone! So be quick :) I hope you enjoy looking at the new prints as much as I've enjoyed making them.

Sunday, 12 April 2009

Easter greetings!

Have a lovely Easter Weekend and eat lots of chocolate :)

Wednesday, 8 April 2009

Team Spirit!

Hello folks! I got asked by the lovely polarity if I wanted to join forces to create some beautiful new lockets featuring some familiar faces. Cat has launched a new branch of 'artist' themed lockets teaming up with some great illustrators located on etsy (and in the wide world). I have to admit I was flattered to be asked and thrilled to see the final products! Her shop is here. Go check out the new treasures!

*photo credits go to Polarity ;)

Go team!

Saturday, 4 April 2009

Tree cups anyone?

A glimpse at what's been going through "the little grey cells" as Poirot would say. Currently sat in the work place colouring things in. That seems like a good Saturday afternoon activity wouldn't you agree? :)

Thursday, 2 April 2009

Nearly but not quite

Hey folks. Just letting you guys and gals know about this fun competition that the folk at I Dress Myself have been hosting. The designs are all in now and the 3 have been selected. I tried my luck but didn't make it to the finalists, sigh. Still I thought it would be fun to share what I've been up to and tell you to go vote for the design you like. Here is what I designed (above) and here are the 3 lucky entries (go vote!)

Have a nice evening :)

Wednesday, 1 April 2009

A body in the library

Hello! Well this is where I've spent a good few hours this week (pre-work) sat listening to Agatha Christie dramatizations and knitting. It's been such beautiful weather I've found myself traipsing around the city centre eager to be out of the house. I was glad to find a comfy seat in Bromley house library (the secret library, as I like to call it) with their garden. Considering it's located slap bang in the middle of town it's such a peaceful place to be.

Anyway I thought I would take some terrible pictures and share them with you :) (sorry for the poor photographic skills - I was being sneaky)
Right at the top is a snap shot of some dusty and well read fiction. The next picture (red chair) is the chair and secluded corner I've been settling in for those few hours. Below is a snap of some of my favourites (Sherlock on the right, Marple and Poirot on the wall in front as well as some Bronte's).

I'll have a proper print related post soon I promise :)