Sunday, 30 September 2012

Trying to focus!

I've finished messing about with the butterflies.

Trying now to focus on the birds again. I've got lots of ideas in my head but need to get to get some down on paper.

Trouble is, I've also got lots of crochet ideas I want to try - must focus!

Thursday, 27 September 2012


I have put the bird painting aside for now and continued instead with the therapeutic pastime of painting butterflies! I decided to try and age the look of the painting by giving it a wash of burnt umber. I'm now working on a partner for it.

I also managed another row of the blanket last night. I have to sew in all the ends before I start the next row as I can't bear having them all to do at the end.

No time to do any tonight, however. I'm off to the lovely Marmalade Yarns to help with their crochet class.

Tuesday, 25 September 2012


Struggling with the bird painting so distracting myself with a butterfly..

and a spot of crochet of course!

A baby blanket in the making.

The ironing remains untouched, running out of clothes to wear!!

Monday, 24 September 2012

On my desk today...

Working up some ideas for a new bird painting whilst listening to the rain outside.

I also finished the heart bunting.

The huge pile of ironing remains untouched!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

Where I work...

A view of my workspace - I'm lucky enough to have a room I can call my own. We converted an old, stone outhouse into my studio a couple of years ago and I love it! It's so much easier to do work every day when you don't have to tidy everything away when you've finished.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Blanket progress

More hexagons waiting to be joined. This blanket may take a while but I'm enjoying the process. I'm using Debbie Bliss cashmerino DK which is gorgeous to work with. Sadly, they appear to have discontinued lots of shades, including some of the ones I'm using. Fingers crossed I've got enough to finish it! The pattern I'm using is 'Rita' by The Natural Dye Studio .

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Little hearts

These little hearts are ready to be blocked and made up into some bunting. I've used Planet Penny cotton to make them - such lovely colours and it feels really nice to work with. I'll definitely be getting more when my current supply runs out.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Introducing Mabel...

This is my canine companion who sits at my feet as I work. She has been known to eat entire bowls of fruit and even a couple of crocheted blankets. Just as well she's loveable!