Saturday, July 28, 2012


I watched the olympics opening ceremony in awe last night, I really thought it was amazing and made me proud to be an eccentric Brit! Especially loved the bit with the Queen and Daniel Craig - good on you Liz! 86 and still able to parachute out the helicopter heh heh!

I'm still not too keen on the 2012 Olympic characters I'm afraid, can't get over that scary eye. I was googling pictures of them for this post and came across Waldi, the mascot for the 1972 Munich games and I think he is now my fave ever mascot (nothing to do with my obsession with sausage doggies of course...)
image courtesy of

Needle Felting

This afternoon I stepped away from the computer screen for a while and had a lesson in needle felting from the lovely Lisa from Tiger Lily Makes. My work friend and I had a great time learning how to craft things using needles and wool. I'm hooked now!

Here are my first few attempts:

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Apples and Bears

Thought I'd see how my bear doodles from before looked in a simple repeat :)

Monday, July 16, 2012


A print I sold to Lovli is available for sale at Paperchase via Happy Spaces!
Photo courtesy of print pattern

Friday, July 13, 2012

Joan and the fairies

I love old children's books and have a small collection of them I've picked up at car boot sales and ebay. Anything from around the 1950s especially! Last week when I was home my boyfriend's mum showed me an old book called Our Kiddies Tales that she bought in America and is dated around 1959. 

One of the stories has some really lovely woodland illustrations.
It's called Joan and the Fairies. (Ace name!)

I felt inspired to do some woodland themed prints this evening.
Hope Joan and her fairy mates approve!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Yum yum

Treated myself to a gingerbread man tonight.
Haven't eaten one of these in years!

Om nom nom

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


What a week! What a wedding! 

I watched one of my best friends get married at the weekend 
and it was a fab day, even if it did rain a bit. 
I was a bridesmaid and got to ride in an old vw camper van to the church.

Pretty blimmin exciting!

Sunday, July 1, 2012


I'm home for a weeks holiday at my mum and dads. 
I hope it's sunny for at least one day...