Sunday, 26 October 2008


I posted 15 of these last Friday morning.I was quite sad to see them go but plan on making more.Although fast running out of time. Having to do my tax return tonight then I have 2 nights left of sewing for the Christmas Fair (and its half term this week) before we leave on Wednesday night to stay in London with friends... because on Thursday morning we are catching the Eurostar to Paris.I am sooooooooo excited. I cannot wait to meet up with Polaroid friend Tod Brilliant and his wife and then in the evening more polaroid people are partying.But most of all I am looking forward to taking photo's and chilling in Paris and eating beautiful food at La Divette du Moulin in Montmatre, a place we found when we took the children to Paris in 2007.

Monday, 20 October 2008

Nearly Finished...

...almost done with my huge order. just waiting for more lavender to arrive so I can fill the last two and post to Uneeka.Off to Paris next week for 3 days with my holga and polaroid cameras to meet up with Tod Brilliant and CarmenDeVos and various other polanoiders.Exciting and a much needed break after a month of 5 hours a night sleep (and sometimes even 4 hours).

Friday, 17 October 2008

My Day Trip

I took a day off and went to London to meet an old friend,to look around the Frieze Art Fair and to see the wonderful Annie Liebowitz exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.Then saw more and cake.then home...back to work! :)

Tuesday, 14 October 2008


One of my favourite Etsy Shops at the moment is rarrarpress.
I LOVE her postcards.Yesterday I ordered 5.One of which I will frame for my brother's birthday gift,he has grown a handlebar style moustache lately! He's in India at the moment with his moustache.

Monday, 13 October 2008


her art always makes me smile.

Saturday, 11 October 2008

Making Cider

The weather was amazing today. My old school friend Jez was having a cider making weekend. (most weekends at this time of year he makes cider because thats what he does for his job, alongside organic farming).So off we went to help collect apples and press them and sample the goods. I had a 'kier rural' ,like a champagne (but cider) with blackcurrant cordial.
The children loved it, not the cider (!) but the rural adventure.The weather couldn't have been more perfect.We would've stayed for the veg stew around the campfire but Iris was SO HUNGRY and the food was still an hour and a half away at 6pm.I'm sure we could be persuaded to volunteer again... 

Friday, 10 October 2008

The Mop

and to finish off the day on a much happier lighter note the MOP (as we know it) is in town.


i've just had some of my images printed as cards for a shop.Because it was a small print run I couldn't afford to do litho prints and had to go for digital...which you'd think would be good enough.The printers (lets name and shame because i am annoyed - firstly sent my 300 cards 4 days late.but thats ok. I'm a tolerant person.HOWEVER they arrived looking like they'd been lying around in a stock room for 3 years.They had bleached out and marked YELLOW borders (even though we'd given them an extra 0.5 cm bleed on the crop)...thats not all, they also had marks on every one, upturned corners, hairs on the images,look like they've been cut with a blunt blade, ink coming away at the fold...IN FACT they are totally unsaleable.Anyone who knows me knows if it ain't perfect I won't sell it, and these had my name on the back.300 UNSALEABLE cards (i'll cut them up into gift tags) SO THEN I phoned the printers politely.They,politely, agreed to reprint with a matt laminate coating free of charge (that's good of them) and I received the new batch today.Yes they are much better quality BUT yet again i'll be calling them on Monday.The fold is 2mm out...which matters when it leaves a white line next to the black border of the image.arrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Morello Living

Christmas is at our house already! These will soon be available at Morello Living.

Sunday, 5 October 2008


I'm still manically sewing away. 50 little robins at the moment.Have finished making the Morello Living order,just needing to photograph the items for their website / catalogue.Ophelia took her 11+ exam yesterday.Fingers firmly crossed...quick update but must go and make...

Thursday, 2 October 2008

trees and birds

I made these last week for Uneeka. The birds are stuffed with organic wool and home blended cinnamon, orange and clove.They smell like Christmas.Have lots of other things to make still so won't be blogging that much over the next month.Large Christmas Fair coming up in November and a few days minus the kids in Paris to look forward to.
My 'Facebook' friends list is turning into a  'little black book' list. So keeping me busy. getting 300 cards printed today.Better go and tidy up the mess i've made...everywhere thread,seqins,newspaper shreddings,buttons,needles and parcel tape...