Wednesday, 12 September 2012

moving blogs

Dear readers, this blog is moving over to a new name the linen moth - in an attempt to separate my complicated working life from my personal one! Please carry on following me over at the the linen moth as nothing has changed but the name!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

puzzle ball

have just made this puzzle ball out of scraps of gingham...took me all evening to figure out a pattern and then to make it up, but the result is a very tactile and groovy, squishy ball that children can throw, squash or simply dribble all over...

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Oh dear this poor blog is being neglected as the day job, the evening job and then the extra part time job eat up all my time....will try to post some more creative bits the meantime, despite having too much to do, I sneaked off to Oxford with my fabulous BBC chums for some overdue inspiration and enlightenment! Christine took me o the amazing Pitt Rivers Museum, what a treat, and how come I have never seen it before...V&A eat your heart out.....( the reason they are both pulling such funny faces is that it was pouring with rain!!!

Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Our annual pilgrimage to the RA summer Exhibition...requested this year by our eldest....funny to think we used to drag her around art galleries kicking and screaming when she was little.....and this year there were a fair few bunnies in the publics' paintings! Top Hats snapped in Jermyn London...

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Had to share this all with you...Youngest son turns out to be a great painter! not bad for a 15 year old who says he does nt want to do art!!

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Another visit to the factory....sweltering temperatures, delici
ous exotic food that I have not had to buy, prepare or cook, amazing toys and fun with the instagram app...looking forward to coming back to London though...just in time to toast the Queen!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Spanish book club weekend

A wonderful 3 days in Spain with my book club...staying at my folk's villa, beautiful deep blue skies, hot sun, tasty fresh fish and great company........who needs books? Thank you mum and dad!

Friday, 27 April 2012

birds and cups

HHere are some paper collages that I did while in Spain...2 days of cloudy skies and a bracing wind was enough for me to get out the scissors and the glue stick....thought the tea cups would make a nice tea towel?

Monday, 23 April 2012

more garden bracelets for spring..

More bracelets for the Etsy shop which has been sadly neglected for far too long...these 2 bracelets are not the usual bangle style that fits all wrist sizes, these fasten at the wrist with a little bobble button and so fit snugly instead of twisting around..will be in the shop tomorrow.

Monday, 16 April 2012

La Plaza Nueva Granada

Now here's a sweet coincidence.....Saw this beautiful cardboard model of the Santa Anna church in the toy Museum one rainy morning in Bethnal Green...and then here I was at the real Santa Anna church in the Plaza nueva during Easter week!

Sunday, 15 April 2012

gorgeous Granada

Thought I should post something rather than the gaping hole that this blog has been in 2012...Semana Santa in Spain is amazing to be part of and this year we went to the magical Granada and saw some truly beautiful sights.....

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Happy mothers day! I shamefully forgot it was mothers day today but my lovely children did nt.....a beautiful handcut card that Rob Ryan would have been proud of and a spectacular gateau....

Monday, 6 February 2012

So long since I last posted anything....My lovely Fran bought me that beautiful American photo booth book and it got me thinking about collaging faces the way photo booths capture the head and shoulders and the snapshot of an expression...

Friday, 6 January 2012

painted russian dolls

Very scant on images to post lately so here are yet more russian dolls that I painted on thin MDF before Christmas....not very good photos but everything I do these days is done in a rush! Maybe when the men in white coats come to take me away, I can paint faces all day...its great therapy!