Category Archives: painting

“Get your loverley cauli ‘ere!”

As my daughter has pointed out, we seem to have reached the point when she receives grown-up gifts and I get toys…. As many of you will know, for the last year I have been mostly living in a 1/12th … Continue reading

Posted in 1/12th scale, Acrylic Paint, Arts & crafts, china-painting, clay, crafting, Decoration, Dollshouse, Fimo, Hand-Decorated, Handyman, Homemade, Miniatures, modelling, painting, Painting on China, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 25 December, Arts & crafts, block printing, clothes making, crafting, Decoration, embroidery, flowers, Hand-Decorated, illustration, painting, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment

My new bedside cabinet

One of my early blogs was about a three tiered cake server that I had decided to use as a bedside unit, I had painted it to tie in with my curtains and was pretty happy with it. That is … Continue reading

Posted in crafting, Decoration, drawers, Drawing, Flower, flowers, Hand-Decorated, Hand-Painted, painting, Uncategorized, upcycling, Wooden crafts | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Arts & crafts, Cartoons, crafting, Decoration, Drawing, fabric, fabric painting, Hand-Decorated, Hand-drawn, Hand-Painted, illustration, Laura Ashley, painting, Uncategorized, Wedding Gift | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Week off from the office….

I am lucky to be granted plenty of leave from work (not enough of course), and I always take it! My husband doesn’t get so much so this week I have been home alone and I must admit I’ve had … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & crafts, crafting, Decoration, Drawing, glass painting, Hand-Decorated, Hand-drawn, Hand-Painted, Homemade, painting, pattern, sketching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Vanessa Bell …

I was going to name this blog as being inspired by Vanessa Bell, but I’ve actually just copied one of her patterns…. I recently went to an exhibition of Vanessa Bell’s work at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.(It’s on until June … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & crafts, Boxes, crafting, Decoration, Hand-Decorated, Hand-drawn, painting, pattern, The Bloomsbury Set, Uncategorized, Vanessa Bell, Wooden crafts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cat money box

I’m not a great fan of cats although there have been a couple I’ve met who even I can see are quite nice. But, many of my friends love them and are actually quite bonkers about them if truth be … Continue reading

Posted in Arts & crafts, Boxes, Cat, crafting, Decoration, Drawing, Hand-Decorated, Hand-drawn, Hand-Painted, Money box, painting, pen & Ink, sketching, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment