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When am not doing the everyday stuff of life i am making things. Or thinking about making things....

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Summer sewing

Hello again! Yes its sunday night and about time i did some blogging! Here are some little things i have made recently.... Not much as alot of gardening and painting is on the go too!

First up a lovely blanket for Baby Luca. I just need to get to see Carol and Stels to give it to them and see little Luca too.

Some boy bunting for Alfreds 3rd birthday made with sone funky prestige fabric remanent.

A quilted large holdall bag that everyone at sewing class is making. Just needs a base inserted to stiffen it up. It was a patchwork piece from WRAP, made of mens shirts I'd say and i backed it with a bit of old blanket as i was going to just use it as a mini quilt. Instead it turned out nicer as a bag.it even has an internal pocket with zip and quilted handles. I lined it in Ikeas polka dot fabric.

 

 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Art and St. Ives

We had a super dooper time in St. Ives. Lots of happy memories of holidaying there as a child, running along the amazing dunes mat the Towans. Just perfect for a family holiday. Kids loved the beach and a whole day or 4 happily passed there with the Holt family also in residence. When we did get away from sand and beachcombing and kite flying, we visited St.Ives and the Eden Project and the newish Heartlands Mining Museum. St. Ives was good in that we were inspired by lots of art galleries. We got the kids water colours and they collected lovely flat pebbles to paint in acrylics when we got home (above). Unfortunately the rain poured down on us so no Barbara Hepworth Garden, boo and when we attempted to shelter at the Tate St.Ives, it had just shut due to a fire. Grrrrr...

 

The Eden Project met the high expectations of Stokie Bloke and i got lots of ideas for Mediterranean garden designs for an upcoming job.

 

 

 

 

Beautiful beach at Hayle/Towans. Godrevy was also a fab beach and very clean.

 

 

 

Happy holidays!

 

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Mostly clay ovens and birthdays!

Hi guys

Sorry for the long delays in posting but we were away for a lovely half term in St. Ives with the Holt family! I have also been doing a really huge painting project. More details soon when its finally finished ( not long now!)

So holidays pics will follow but here is a quick overview of our great clay oven course in Wandlebury, nr Cambridge. Our host Rupert was really inspiring, making gorgeous flapjacks, 12 hour ham, bread and elderflower cordial for our lunch. We made one oven, though it was too damp to set on our overcast day.

Luckily Rupert has two ready made ovens which he had fired up as we arrived. Other course participants keep bees so I joked to Stokie Bloke that bees are next on the list. You should have seen his face.!
My little boy celebrated his 5th birthday with an outdoors funfilled, slightly overcast chicken party!
 
I am mean for suggesting it over a bouncy castle party????
 
 
We had musical eggs, egg and spoon races, pin the beak on the chicken and pecking popcorn which wasa favourite with the kids. I gave books and homemade bookmarks for party presents and we had little lolly prizes for the best chicken wings!
The Cakes were not chicken themed as I was not confident making them, so instead we had Cookie Monster cakes. Thanks to Sarah Badger for the inspiration!
Happy Birthday my boy!