Archives for May 2010

Surrounded by beauty

Savouring the beauty around me. The Palm tree that surprised us by blooming this year The newly planted Scabious that I have fallen madly in love with The beautiful shrub that attracts bees and nesting birds alike (anyone know its name?)  The gorgeous Rhododendron we tended back to life after it had been abandoned by […]

Dreaming of drawing

Growing up, I was rarely without a pen or pencil in my hand. I loved drawing and would draw on any paper available. I thought they were all lost, but recently, during a clear out, I came across a bunch of drawings from my teens and twenties. Such a wonderful treasure to unearth, and very […]

Make your own luggage tag bookmarks

Love reading? Always lose your bookmarks, or have too many books on the go at the same time? Looking for a quick gift for grandparents or teachers? These bookmarks are very easy to do. We made them because I came across some ink stained luggage tags when I turned the office into a studio, but I […]

Spring Spruce Up: Porch

I’ve been dreaming of doing this all winter. The scuffed walls of our small enclosed front porch have been driving me just a little bit crazy. I finally painted them yesterday while Aoife was at preschool, using Dulux Soft Moss 3 (10GY 54/238). Before After If you’ve been around a while, you may remember me talking […]

Artistic Mother: week 2 poetry journal

I loved making this. I use a lot of pretty notebooks and journals in day to day life, often paying a fortune for the pleasure, so buying a relatively cheap notebook and decorating it myself was a real treat. I will definitely do this again for other journals. I used two of my background papers […]