Category Archives: illustration

Another baby arrives….

Be careful what you do for a first baby, you may have to do the same for the second, third etc., Luckily for me, I love making bunting. A friend has recently had a second baby boy and so here … Continue reading

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Block Printing….

This year I got a last minute chance to go to the Sewing Bee show in Excel London. It was a great day and I saw some wonderful materials and gained so much inspiration. I was going to try a … Continue reading

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This years Christmas cards…

Well it’s almost Christmas… are you ready? I’ve finished work now, gifts are bought and wrapped and distributed and these cards have been posted and delivered…. Whilst at the most fabulous Handmade Fair in Hampton Court in September I saw … Continue reading

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Just a few more napkins…

The thing is, one always needs napkins…. They used to be such an expensive thing to buy – which is strange when you think how easy they are to make. But, lately it seems shops are just giving them away … Continue reading

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Sunflower…

Does everyone love sunflowers? I think they must, they are just so beautiful, bright and the more you investigate them the more fascinating they become, here’s an interesting site which lists just 20 sunflower facts. I don’t profess to drawing … Continue reading

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Napkins – decorating a little gift

One of the items on my niece’s gift list was a salt and pepper set, cute little hens. As I love drawing on napkins I decided to do some to match these little hens. I bought some nice plain white … Continue reading

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Pyrography

In a recent sort out I came across my old Pyrography set, its basically a soldering iron which is used as a pen to burn designs into wood.  Mines not a great one as the point at which you can … Continue reading

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