Category Archives: painting

Painting a skirt…

I bought a white skirt from a charity shop recently and decided to decorate it… I found my fabric pens and started doodling and this is what I did… I drew these circular patterns all the way from hem to … Continue reading

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Peter Rabbit…

There has been a crazy renewal of interest in Beatrix Potter lately – she’s never gone away in this house though. I’ve always been fascinated with her delightful drawings of the woodland animals and bought the little books to read … Continue reading

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Baked Potatoes….

You probably know by now, that I spend quite a lot of my time in a house of little people. Well to keep the stories going I have to keep making and buying new props. Recently I was using some … Continue reading

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“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

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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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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

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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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