Monday, 27 February 2012


Royal Academy


ps if you have i-player then go and watch The Culture Show, Monday 27th February.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Quart into a pint pot

I love books

They are the one thing I can't stop buying and the one thing I can't get rid of.  One day we will work out how many we actually have.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Another year older and another year wiser...possibly not

Today I have reached the ripe old age of 44. Droopy Drawers according to my mate Carl (obviously he spends far too much time at the Bingo hall).  I have had a great day; homemade cards from my boys; a beautiful print of a hare from my husband; lovely books and things from my family.

Yesterday I went walking with my family (although missing my littlest one who was out at a sleepover).  And what do you think I might have got up to?
Come on then

I'll get there before you
She's doing it

Hey Mum, I can go faster than you

She's your daughter!
No she's yours!

The only downside of rolling down the hill at the age of 40+ is that you stay dizzy for much longer and you get photo's taken of you behaving disgracefully.

I got a lovely selection of goodies today:
My cake, decorated by my boys.

They wrote a book about me and Tim

What a fantastic present.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Hatchling part two

First take one egg and keep warm by the fire side; make sure the egg is cushioned as the hatchling inside can be very restless.

Before long the small beak will break through the eggshell and the hatchling will begin to emerge.  Be careful of the sharp claws, like all newly borns he is a little unsteady and will use his toes for anchorage.

Dragonets have very sharp tails and have been know to push them out of the other end of the shell, thus they can become stuck and will have to be fed tales and songs to keep them happy.

Dragon Small was a joy to make, starting at the tail (there is a lot of personality in a tail) and then creating nose, eyes and ears.  The egg is felted to form (a paperweight in this case).  Dragon small is then needle felted onto a wire armature before being inserted into his egg.  Then he is finished off  with more needle felting to anchor him in place.

I am rather proud of Dragon Small as he was made for a very talented and special person, someone who has an undoubted affinity with dragons both big and small.  If you would like to see him in his new home

To find out about the wonderful Lady of the Dragons herself look here

Thursday, 9 February 2012

A step back in time

to when men were men, usually louche but always stylish.
Some were roguish:

Some were gentlemen

Some were bad

Style was all

With just a touch of naughtiness

And the girls could do it just as well

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Shhh don't tell anyone

But I am having rather a lot of fun, I don't want to share the secret just yet.

We are just sitting on this one, waiting for it to hatch...
Image Detail