Category Archives: pattern

Hand-painted spoon rest

I recently brought this spoon rest, it was just plain white, just asking to be decorated! I’ve got a bit hooked on this pattern at the moment but felt it suited this item. Here’s what I did… Then I changed … Continue reading

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Inspired by Billy Connolly…

My husband and I watched a brilliant programme on TV recently. It was all about three new portraits of Billy Connolly in celebration of his 75th birthday. It’s well worth catching up on if you can. Whilst showing us his … Continue reading

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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

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Drawing on napkins…

For a recent birthday I received some little bird ornaments…there is a little story about these. My sister and I visited a Christmas Ideal Home Show and the very first stall had some lovely decorations which included some pears which … Continue reading

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Mini drawers re-do

Some of the little drawers from The Works, which I really love and use everyday, have been put up for sale in my Etsy shop. Some decorated for Christmas didn’t sell so I decided to re-do them… The design on … Continue reading

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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

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Bobbin Lace…

Many years ago at a village fair my daughter had a go at bobbin lace… and was quite literally hooked. We eventually found a teacher and for a while we had an evening activity learning the first moves in lacemaking. … Continue reading

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