Sunday, 6 April 2014


It is wonderful to see all the signs of spring these few photographs are all from my very small front garden.

The wild cherry tree at the back has a fair amount of blossom on it, this does not normally appear until late April. I think we are three weeks ahead of average spring weather.

When having a bit of a sort out the other day I looked at the postcard calendar that I used for designs last year. It was uncanny I found that the next week to do was this week. I have done one design in three colours so far.

Boat race due soon. There is only one crew that I would like to win. Wishing you all a happy week.

Monday, 31 March 2014

Meadow and Flowers

The recent weather has been very British. I passed these beautiful trees on the way to the meadow. In the same garden there were some snowdrops at least 12" tall.

Last week we had an amazing hail storm. The ground was covered very quickly. My Father gave me this bowl of plants for Christmas, they have been in flower ever since.

This is a picture that I took of the floods a few weeks ago, it is amazing how quickly life changes and one can forget this all too easily.

I have been doing a small amount of sewing ready for Art Week. I still find it quite difficult to do standing up.

Monday, 24 March 2014


A few pictures taken at the end and beginning of different days.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Spring has Sprung

As we have the hottest day of the year so far these beautiful lambs made their entrance. They belong to Joe and Emma. They are the first lambs this ewe has had and she managed all on her own.

I have been trying to remove some of the weeds from my own small patch. When the sun is on your back life is perfect. 

When I was in hospital last year I drew in a couple of sketch books, I have looked at them quite a bit since then but have only just got around to making anything from the designs that I drew. This is a piece in progress. I have used Liberty prints and pen so far. All on Indian cotton rag paper. Have enjoyed it so much had to order more paper, looking forward to getting back to it.

I have also started off some flower seeds. I love this time of the year with all the new fresh green growth and the subtle warmth of the sun. Not keen on really hot weather. 

Wishing you all a good week.

Friday, 28 February 2014

Designs in Nature

Very short post this week, well for two weeks together. Have been trying to de-clutter, with a reasonable amount of success. Wanted to show you this amazing rose lichen pattern on the front page of a web site from a real craftsman, who works with natural materials and creates useful and beautiful creations.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Coco & Wolf

This week I would like to share with you a bit of the story of Coco & Wolf. This heart card is just one of the few cards made by them. They are essentially a baby and children's handmade clothes business. Set up only a short while ago by Amy who hand makes everything from her home in rural Somerset.

If you have children and love traditional Liberty print fabrics these clothes are beautiful. I am slightly biased as Amy is my Goddaughter. I feel very proud of all that she has achieved, she spent ten years in London most of them as a buyer for one of the main high street stores. Making and creating has been a part of her life since childhood. The link to her on line shop is below along with Facebook.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Week Five

Coming from a farming family I am finding the news reports from the west country very upsetting. It is much more than a job it is a way of life. The weather seems to be relentless at the moment. I know when I had to be prepared to move because of flood water in 2007 it was horrid. But I was safe. Lets hope that everyone gets some proper help now and that the jet stream moves away.

This is a collection of two of my doodles, a photograph my sister took of an orchid and the meadow. All altered using Waterlogue app.

The meadow yesterday. The lady who owns these horses comes each day to feed them and they love playing in the water. Recently some busy body from a passing train reported them as trapped, but even when the meadow is full, there are still acres of grass for them to roam on. 

As promised in my last post here are the thirty crochet squares. Need to decide what to do with them now.

Wishing you all a good weekend.