Saturday, 1 March 2014

Days together

Sometimes I wish I could bottle days like these.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Kilns and planters

This week my mum was getting ready for the RHS Show in London and I was there when she opened the kiln. Her kiln is a big beast that runs on gas and swallows money every time it fires. But being a giant, it can take some really big pots. In this firing there were a couple of garden seats - you can just spy them in the top picture - and this white planter which I'd love to call my own. She makes birdbaths and soda-fired planters too and I've got a few of these in our garden which are so beautiful that they manage to completely divert attention from my dead plants and thriving weeds.

She only really sells through galleries or in her studio. I'm trying to persuade her to sell online too but she hates the whole selling part of making. I'll keep trying...


Thursday, 20 February 2014

Big News

She can ride a bike now. No stabilisers or anything. That's big news around these parts. 
If I had this bike I could cycle with her. But which colour saddle, and which colour wheels? 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Head popping and empty spaces

I hope you've enjoyed all my recent posts. A particular favourite of mine was the one about monoprinting with the children, and the one with the hot foiled business cards. Although the one with my sister's wedding was quite special too. And I really enjoyed sharing my recipe for Danish cinnamon buns. Oh, and I almost forgot the one about Revealing Craft book has to be up there, as well as the linen table runner and placemats I designed and printed with the girls for our Christmas table.

Oh no, wait, that's right. I never wrote them. But I planned them all in my head, and even took photos for some of them. Surely that counts for something.

Instead, here are some images from Anya Hindmarch's Autumn/Winter campaign, which is so bursting with inspirational ideas my brain may actually pop.

I first saw this video back in the summer, so if we can just reset this blog back to August, I can pretend none of these blank empty spaces happened and carry on as usual.