I am VERY excited to be taking part in the Wychwood Festival this weekend 🙂 No, no, not as a musician – ha! – but as part of the Kids’ Literature Festival. I’ve got two events to do: one informal session on Saturday (tomorrow, eek!) in which I shall be teaching people how to make … More Wychwood Festival, here I come!
My husband’s sister and her husband had a baby in January, hurray! To celebrate, I made some…you guessed it, bunting! Below is the finished result. I had a lovely text from my sister-in-law over the weekend who is delighted with it 🙂 Welcome, baby Gregory!
I had a lovely Christmas and New Year with family and friends. In fact, I felt extremely lucky, as I know that due to the weather, many people were without electricity and heating over Christmas. Not to mention the homeless and those without family and good friends. I felt surrounded by affection and humour, which … More Happy New Year!
My daughter is five, and she and I (or her dad) read a story or a couple of chapters of something every bedtime together. Recently, I’ve re-discovered Joan Aiken. Some of her short stories are a bit alarming but my daughter has fallen in love with ‘A Necklace of Raindrops’ which is a beautiful story … More A necklace of raindrops
I bought some lovely fairtrade roses from Sainsbury’s about a week ago. They’ve lasted brilliantly, especially considering they were only about £5 for the bunch. They opened right out and I had to remove some browning petals after a week (if you pull them out gently, the brown won’t spread and the roses last longer). … More Arty flower display
My friend Shelley had a little boy last week, and I wanted to make something special for him. Back at university, there were five of us who were really good friends, and ALL of us have had two daughters! Shelley is the first one of us to produce a boy! (after her daughter, who is … More Handmade gifts for a new baby
I made this with my daughter the other day. She’d been collecting acorns and had found one with a little hole in. ‘Then I stuck my nail in and it made a keyhole!’ she said proudly. So I suggested we add a playdough top to it to make it into a fairy toadstool. Wonder what … More Fairy toadstool!