Monday, 30 April 2012


So the sun finally came out! Morten played in the garden and chased the mouse that lives in the box hedge.

I worked on a 3 bears themed picture but i'm still messing about with it at the moment. More tomorrow I hope, sun AND work!

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Stuck indoors AGAIN!

It is STILL raining here, and now it is really cold and windy too. Morten is fed up as he hates getting his tummy wet when he walks.

I finished the new baby gift and it has given me some new ideas for an alphabet print. That will be this weeks task!

Friday, 27 April 2012

About a Boy

Finally my son's room is tidy so I thought I would venture in and take some photographs. He LOVES Ugly Dolls and I like the way he lines them up. He even made his own artwork for the walls. So cute.

I've also been working on a gift for a new baby. Bunnies work well I find! I still haven't quite worked out what to do with the little fluffy one!

Morten, as always, has been under my feet.

Thursday, 26 April 2012

A break in the clouds

So sick of all this rain! It did stop for a few hours though. Just long enough for Maisy and Soren to climb a tree!

Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Pretty in Peach

I love these colours. They always look so fresh and delicate. I bought the brooch in Paris quite a long time ago and it needs a bit of repair work to one of the wings. One of those jobs you never quite get round to!
The beautiful flowers are from my calendar by Florida based designer Anna Bond at Every month is a treat!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Dog Days

Morten and me haven't been up to much lately. Sometimes it is hard to make anything I am even slightly pleased with!

Here is a little sketch of him on happier days and a photo to capture the mood...

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Must be love...

Today we are going to a wedding. Here is a quick snap of the card before it goes in the envelope. I love it!
We bought this in Helsinki 2 months ago. There were Moomins everywhere and on everything! I hope we can go back one day.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Done and dusted!

Today I finally got round to finishing my brooches and packaging them up using my new tapes! I also called in to my other job at my children's school to collect my work for the next term. I have some nice scenery painting for the year 6 production and some preparation for a big display on the seasons. Will take photos as and when!

Monday, 16 April 2012


I was struggling with work today. I just couldn't seem to get anywhere with my new designs so i messed about with my camera instead! I took lots of snaps around our house. We only moved in 8 months ago and I am so pleased with every room. I would like to show you the children's rooms but my boy has covered his floor in tiny scraps of foil so I shall wait for a more tidy day!

Thursday, 12 April 2012


My lovely husband bought me this gorgeous card made with sustainable wood from My sausage dog on wheels proudly shows it off!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wednesday Treat

Today I got some good news from the bank. I have got the go ahead to open a business account, not that I can do much business till I open my Etsy shop! I WILL get past my techno phobia!

Today I went into Manchester for a quick mooch and came across some gorgeous tapes. I use them to decorate some of my packaging so I treated myself to a few I have had my eye on!

Here is one of my little allsorts brooches, I wonder if he has sold yet? A nearby sweet shop has taken a dozen and they are on the till. I have some designs in mind involving 1950's crockery and the new tape might give me a shove in getting them started!

Morten just had a bath. He is really soft and warm now. Cuddles on the setee tonight!

Sunday, 8 April 2012


This is Morten.

So he isn't left out.....a special dog friendly egg!

Happy Easter!

Spring!!Easter Day and the start of my blog. I would like this to be a place where I can show some of the things me and my family get up to. A bit of a scrapbook and diary so I can look back for inspiration and ideas.I see so many bits and bobs that I wish I could remember. I find some lovely little images all over that I want to keep a record of. I am so shockingly bad with anything remotely technical that this blog will be a real challenge for me. I have always been a strictly pencil and paper girl but now my inability to use anything that comes with a plug is standing in my way. Grrrrr!Step 1 Let's try and show you some Easter pictures from around our house......