Kees en Kas

Kees and Kas the Fireboys! Late last year I had the great pleasure of illustrating a Dutch children’s book by the author Pedro Dubislav. Called Kees en Kas De Brandweer Jongens, the book tells the story of twin boys who dream of becoming firefighters. Unfortunately their exploits lead not to glory but to chaos, exploding…

Lemonade Tea Towels

I recently made these tea towels for my most amazingly wonderful mother as┬áher 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…

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…

Football football football

On one of those ‘not hot enough to beach it’ day’s in the summer, I stumbled across a can of grass spray in the local garden centre. A little research on layout and five minutes later our lawn was transformed. The boy’s LOVED their new pitch and our OES puppy did too!

Every superhero deserves a cape

Back in June I made my littlest superhero a cape, it was mostly for my own fun I have to confess. Just a quick project with some turquoise gingham I had purchased in bulk and then left unused on the shelf. Even if he never wore it I thought it would make a sweet photograph…

Crazy Cress Heads

These cress heads were really economical and fun to create plus they have the added bonus of needing patience and a little care in order to grow. The boys loved making them but have decided that cress is not to their taste, we’ll try herbs next time for our very own crazy taste garden! We…

Elderflower Cordial

The summer holiday’s are now well under way and we have a new addition to our family. She is called Mathilde and she is an Old English Sheepdog who, at the time of writing, is just nine weeks old. All very sweet, cuddly and amazing with her besotted older brothers but not exactly the best…

Playdate Dress

I indulged this week and made a little summer dress for a friends daughter. I have three sons and it was a wonderful treat to be able to make something so delicate and feminine for a change. I used the OliverandS ‘Playdate’ dress pattern aged 12- 18 months. We all loved the finished result but…

Forest animal pre-school party biscuits

This weekend our pre school got together to celebrate summer with a day full of fun activities. These forest biscuits were my contribution to the food sale. They took a few hours to finish but were so endearing that I really enjoyed making them. Plus I missed the event as we were in London for…