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…

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…

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…

Lemonade Tea Towels

I recently made these tea towels for my most amazingly wonderful mother as her birthday gift. The lemonade design I had drawn up a while ago as part of a recipe collection which I then had transferred onto some screens so that I could print from them. The boys chose some mustard yellow gingham tea towels…