May 2011

Recent Flickr favourites

Posted on 31 May 2011 in Creative life

Thanks for everyone’s nice comments on my recent posts! I’m still here and still creating things… I hope to post up details of what I’ve done soon(ish). I’ve also ordered some Moo cards, printed out some more copies of my zine, and ordered some stickers featuring worried square and happy peanut. I’ve been reading up […]

My DWYL Book

Posted on 28 May 2011 in Creative life

It’s about time I blogged about the product of my attendance at the Do What You Love Retreat, which was a gorgeous handmade book! As you’ll know from my previous post I took a class with the lovely Rachel Hazell, the travelling bookbinder. First of all I was excited to get some free supplies (always […]

Nothing more encouraging than compliments from creative people

Posted on 23 May 2011 in Craft

Well, I’m still mentally recovering from the DWYL retreat, really missing it and everyone I met there but feeling encouraged to continue trying to fit more creativity into my life. Whilst at the retreat I got a lot of compliments for this embroidered cuff I was wearing – there’s nothing more encouraging than other creative […]

Recent Flickr Favourites

Posted on 19 May 2011 in Creative life

1. Broadcast, 2. mixed media teapot picture, 3. A Happy Redundancy, 4. Day 352 – Sketching with Printing, 5. sun touched tulip, 6. Postcard Study, 7. Untitled, 8. Downtown, 9. IMG_3862 Created with fd’s Flickr Toys


Posted on 18 May 2011 in Art

Back from Doing What I Love!

Posted on 17 May 2011 in Creative life

“How beautiful it is to fit art into your everyday life” – Flora Bowley Well I got back on Sunday from the Do What You Love art retreat, and wow, it really was fantastic. I have not had time to collect my thoughts, but have just finished uploading my photos and so here’s a few […]


Posted on 9 May 2011 in Craft

Did you notice anything exciting when I posted this picture the other day? No. Not the untidiness of my bookshelf. Ignore that! Ignore it I say! Can’t spot it? How about now? I’m going on an arty/crafty retreat! My first ever. And it’s here: Where? Here: Where? Here: (Photos of Richmond by Bods) Seriously, it’s […]

Cheer on a Monday

Posted on in Craft

As it’s Monday, let’s have some lovely images to cheer us all up, shall we? I love how these all work together somehow. 1. droplets, 2. Little Birds Brooch, 3. Coolifornia, 4. ledger journal, 5. PERSONAL USE ONLY – Vintage Labels, Box Tops, Tins, 6. Let the Outside In, 7. Untitled, 8. Tilleke Schwarz 09, […]

Let me introduce you to someone…

Posted on 7 May 2011 in Fun stuff

Worried square is entirely fictitious and any resemblance to real persons is purely coincidental.

Back from holiday!

Posted on 5 May 2011 in Creative life

It’s been a bit quiet around here as I’ve been away walking on The Glyndwr’s Way; a 135 mile National Trail through mid-Wales, from Knighton to Welshpool. It was lovely… the weather was sunny almost every day, it didn’t rain once, and we had days without seeing a single person. The remoteness was pretty incredible! […]