In which I talk about the joys of painting, drawing, knitting, cats, music, living in London, and whatever else takes my fancy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

I've been away

I've been away for most of the past week, and now I am catching up with housework, blogging, etc. While I was away, I did make a little time to do some sketching, and will post some later on. In the meantime, I can report that I have a new drawing pen for out and about - looking forward to trying it out today!

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sewing is fun

When I was idly doodling in my sketchbook yesterday morning, I found myself drawing some new pieces of fabric all ready for sewing into something lovely. The inspiration for this came earlier last week from a friend showing me some gorgeous materials she had bought from Then I remembered my plan to use the rest of the pretty pink butterfly fabric (from the pump bag I made for one of my nieces) to make a new cushion cover: so here it is all finished! I'm glad I used some time yesterday to make it - sewing is such fun.

Friday, June 08, 2007

The "pomp" bags

I collected some photos today, and among them was this picture of the "pomp" bags I made last August for a nephew and two nieces. My sister said I could start a sideline in making them!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

What I've been up to

I've just begun working on the colours for the cat and stars - features a tiny amount of Winsor & Newton's anniversary "smalt" watercolour!

Amazing that my last post here was 12th May! A couple of events have interupted my regular posts here: firstly, I changed internet service provider, so have been spending hours updating my email contact details. Secondly, and far more exciting, I was preparing for and attending an interview to do an MA in Children's Book Illustration. Now I'm waiting to hear whether I've been accepted - I'd forgotten how nerve-wracking that part of the process is. Anyway, fingers crossed.