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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…

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…

Robot duvet cover

I’ve been meaning to post this project for a long time but never quite got there. In fact this whole project has been a little like that, I designed my robot at the start of last year. I finally ordered it as a print last October and by December I had found the time to…

Monsters Inked

Last week I had a long overdue clear out of my upstairs craft cupboard, it was quite fun actually. Like back in the day when my Mum would ask me to clear my room and in doing so I would discover favourite books, magazines, photographs and all manner of wonderful time temptations that would inevitably…

You’re a pink toothbrush, I’m a blue toothbrush.

A few weeks ago I was playing with my Sketchbook Pro program and an idea sprung to mind for a children’s sponge bag print, my boys are forever losing their toothbrushes when we travel so we were long overdue a little toiletry organisation. I drew some toothbrushes and a tube of toothpaste, immediately fell in…

The Gingerbread Man has my back

I had such a tight schedule for this week and last, the children finish school on Friday for the holiday’s and I had hoped to finish most, if not quite all, of my handmade Christmas gifts before they do so. There were hours planned at the sewing table, top stitching a quilt, some cushions for…