Sunday, 20 April 2014


A very happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it. 
I received a gorgeous card from my pal Barb who's crafting talent has no bounds. Her neatness and choices of colour, pattern and embellishments are always a pleasure to see.
I just adore the little tail on the white bunny.
Thank you Barb.

Friday, 18 April 2014


It's my Blog anniversary today - 6 years since it started.
I was about 6 when this school photo was taken. Just look at my lovely long hair, wish it was like that now!
I wonder if I will be blogging in another  6 years??

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Both in the garden and made of card!!!
I thought I would have a go at something a little more 'masculine' whilst at the same time use up some of my old paper stash. I really love paper piecing too. The base is an 8"x8" canvas covered with Tims retro papers. 
I mixed some black acrylic paint with some Terra embossing paste and got a deep brown and spread some through Tims stars stencil. I need more practise at this paste lark as it always bleeds. Seems I'm using too much pressure so I'll be more light handed next time.
Anyway, this is what I've ended up with. 
Not my best work but it's different.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Today was a glorious day and I made the most of it.
A few more plants some williow canes and a few terracotta pots plus some brown paint and today's garden plan started. 
Looking at the border this is the right hand side. I actually didn't want to paint the sleepers but needs must and have to admit they look so much better.

See what I mean - this is the left side before I painted the sleeper.
I nurtured several house leeks over the winter in the greenhouse - they hate getting wet, me too!!! - but had the idea of re-planting them into little terracotta pots and attaching them to the end willow fan. However, I couldn't find the number of small pots needed so ended up buying troughs instead. This is what evolved. 
Enough done for today.

Saturday, 12 April 2014


It's a cold wind that's blowing today so I'm staying inside. Thank goodness for the new boiler too. It's a little smaller than the old one so when I saw the extra space I asked the fitter if I could use it or whether I had to leave it as 'breathing' space. You can tell what he said
I've had a little play with some distress paint this morning and made this 5" x 3" MDF plaque.
I used a brayer to paint it which gives a much smoother finish.
Might just try another.....