This a beloved new mug for Mother's Day: a wire-haired dachshund mug!!!!!
With their proper chunky square bearded snout!LOVE ME LOVE MY DOG.
And a note book with lovely cut out phrases by Rob Ryan, more of that below...
March and April saw lots of visits to London for work, day-long or afternoon and evening visits...
I don't tire of it, I just love the area around Westminster!
The slaying of dragons....
And some short Springtime walks at Cuttlebrook at weekends:
Herewith the cover of the notebook.
London on a sunnier day, near Victoria station, on my way to the strategic clinical networks.
Back at home a banana cake baked for JJ's birthday.....
Last of the daffodils and a start for early blue bells?
Back in London, early evening now at LIBERTY of London on the haberdashery floor.
They've revamped it and all the wools look even more scrumptious!
Quilting fabrics too, lots of Kaffe Fasset books...
And in line with the GREAT BRITISH SEWING BEE they now show aBOUT 6-7 styles of classic shirt in Liberty Tana Lawn, all with slight differences: from £95-120 or even 140. I reckon it could be made for just over £20? they've given them all names too.
They DO look glorious and sooo inviting and comfortable, I do so LOVE a great cotton classic shirt.
AAAAH: a DACHSHUND!
and another one?
And these horse and deer heads are terribly popular in all sorts of media, card, paper, needle felt etc etc.
Bakelite vintage telephones! But they don't whizz round for dialling like they used to: SUCH FUN!
Marbled cover notebooks, I just love a bit of marbled paper, still have marbling fabrics on my ''to do'' list and have a kit all ready , one from 2004 and one from Art in Action: July 2013?!
Scary plates with weird faces and even worse a mug with a staring eye? WHY?
Now THESE I DO like : LUMPY jug! TEXTURE.
Also liked this vest but it weighed a ton! Out of several layers of cotton tape sewn together.
Looked good on the mannequin too.
On another day I had a wee break with an apple tart?!
And much later AFTER the meeting it was a quick trip round John Lewis.
And them I looked for sewing patterns BUT the sewing bee has meant that they were ALL SOLD OUT of the good ones and it would take WEEKS to order apparently? GO SEW Britain!
Hello and welcome to my homely world in a small Oxfordshire town in 2013.I am a full- time working mum.
Very proud of 2 gorgeous girls , a fabulous if very stubborn wire haired standard dachshund bitch and her daughter : the daughter takes after her dad so they are very different; a wonderful( well 99% of the time anyway) and long suffering husband.
This is to be my diary of events for a creative crafting sort of person with all the happenings that occur in this day and age in English family life.I am very much learning as I go along, my eldest is my first at all the things that occur in a young person's life as it's all very different from when I was a little girl and I did not grow up in England.
Totally obsessed with textiles and the making of things- anything!
My passion is to make things with yarn or fabric or thread : any textile crafts or beads too.