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

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

advent: Parcels day 13

A weekend of making presents : ) Mr Reindeer seems happy about this!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 10

This is the "Secret Santa" present I received last night. I had a sneak peek, or to be precise, full look, modelling and posing for photos!

advent: Parcels day 9

Ooops - a day late! So busy this week, and yesterday was not anywhere suitable to paint. Here is the wrapped "Secret Santa" pressie I knitted for Stitch and Bitch London's Festive party last night.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 8

I love tying red bows on presents! Today I have also been tweaking photos in my etsy shop, with some help from from lovely friends Red Flannel Elephant and Treacle Toffee .

Also found time to check out Moo's advent calendar .

Monday, December 07, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 7

Something hand-made for a sister! The Christmas tree has come indoors ready for decorating, too.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 5

Another oddly shaped package: maybe all will be revealed on December 25th!

Advent: Parcels day 4

Whoops! Yesterday's parcel got painted but not posted..

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 2

Another unusual package shape!

Fifteen knitting kit

This painting is of the fab Fifteen knitting kit that I was delighted to win in a competition run by Stitch and Bitch London! It is a limited edition kit, containing lovely pink and grey wool from the sheep that supply lamb to Fifteen's restaurant. Naturally, I had to start knitting straight away, then paused to set up the kit as a still life to paint. The kit is very well thought out: as well as the three balls of yarn, there is a pair of gorgeous wooden knitting needles, and a choice of five knitting patterns for items that the wool could be used to make. I'm making the lacey scarf, and very much enjoying the knitting of it, so can recommend the kit as a fab special present for someone who loves knitting, or wants to learn.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Advent: Parcels day 1

The first day of advent and I am painting my advent calendar again this year! This year I am making a lot of presents for people, which is resulting in some unusual parcel shapes and which I think will be fun to paint : ) There is a clue on a previous blog post about the contents of this package!