Thursday, 19 February 2009


I have always wanted to learn to paint. My grandma painted watercolours and oils (I may post some pictures of them sometime) and as a girl I loved to sit and draw and paint with her. I did GCSE art and have done nothing since except doodling (winning a doodling competition a few years ago and meeting Christine Hamilton!!!)

Last year I bit the bullet and enrolled on a beginners art course, I'm now onto level 2 and LOVING it. Here is my latest - as yet unfinished - effort.

The picture below is my first and only finished and framed painting.

Any comments would be gratefully received - if anybody is out there reading!

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Rabbit Egg Cosy

In order to get into the habit of posting to this blog I am going to show some pictures of an egg cosy I made last Easter. My first foray into sewing since GCSE needle work which scarred me for life!

I am currently in the process of trying to knit an egg cosy - knitting is a very new thing to me and so it may take a while.

Saturday, 14 February 2009

Ta da

So, here it is. I've had this little blog sorted for about a year now!! Yes, a year, and haven't posted a single thing to it. Why? Fear - what do I want to say? I suppose I want to record my attempts to make things and bring up a happy healthy family - with varying degrees of success!!
First things first, Valentines Day and the remnants of our Valentines breakfast (minus Mr B who has an OU tutorial) oh well, the kids enjoyed it - chocolate chip pancakes.

I also forced Mr B to make his Valentines card to me - his is the Harry Hill one, mine is the heart.

Hopefully, in the coming weeks some of my paintings, knitting and even maybe sewing will magically appear on here.

Thanks for reading, if indeed anyone actually is!!