Architecture from the heart.

For my sister’s wedding last year I really wanted to give her and her new husband a gift that was personal and special to them. I considered many options but decided to draw them a sketch of the church in which they would be getting married. It happens to be the church that we all…

Bronze coat from the stash

I don’t know if this is the same for all home stitcher’s but I try really really hard to buy ‘sensible’ fabrics that work well in many variations, a denim here, a white cotton there. Nothing too out there because I have had a tendency in the past to make impulse purchases that leave me…

Cupcake Central

I love making cupcakes and the recipe I use was the first recipe I ever learnt from my mother as a child. I’ve adapted it over the year’s using various combination’s depending on the flavour/texture I desire. Half flour, half ground almond makes for a moist nutty cake. Replace 30 grams of flour with cocoa and…

Home home

When I was a young girl I used to torment my mother with the promise that one day I would live abroad. London truly is the most magical of cities when you aren’t using the central line during rush hour forty eight weeks of the year and I wished to experience it as a tourist instead…

Bags of character

Every now and then I feel inspired to create a new  character for my drawings, I have quite a few now and they all have different personalities. You’ll get to meet them as we go along but keep an eye out for Grey Cat and Mathilde. I thought it would be fun to print some…

LEGO Man Costume

This is the Ninjago costume I made for my son’s sixth birthday last year. It was a big hit with our little guests, everyone had their picture taken with him and he was guest of honour throughout the festivities. I used packing boxes, yellow duct tape, polystyrene for the head and spray paint. The whole…

LEGO Party

  Last year I had so much fun creating a Lego themed birthday party for my youngest son. I went to town and spent a month absorbed in every Lego themed party project I could think of. We had… Lego cupcakes: Vanilla cupcakes topped with vanilla buttercream and tiny Lego figures I made out of white…

Tulip Cupcakes

Every so often I bake up a batch of vanilla cupcakes and sell them at the school market. I use a recipe that my mother taught me as a child and that has served me incredibly well over the years. I simply weigh my eggs and then the rest of my ingredients to match. For…

Portrait Practice

I have always wanted to try oil paint, always harboured a wish to be brilliant at portraits. I just never had the courage to try until recently. When I did, I went BIG, had a lot of fun and created something I am pretty pleased with, especially considering it’s my first ever attempt at painting…