Friday 27 February 2009

Something Fishy

I am in the middle of a few projects at the moment,
and haven't really got anything to show you...
So I thought I'd let you see some more of my silly fish,
like the ones in my header. I have a whole range of silly fish.
They are for my greeting card range called
'Something Fishy'. I need to go back to them sometime.

(Just noticed that I seem to favour the left facing fish.

They suffer from the same directional problem as my birds!)

Here's a couple of corny jokes...
What happened to the shark who swallowed a bunch of keys ?
He got lockjaw !
What do you get from a bad-tempered shark ?
As far away as possible
...and now, let me suffer you to a limerick!
There was a young fish named Belushi,
Who was terribly bossy and pushy,
One day he pushed too far,
And was caught in a jar,
Now he's on someones plate as some Sushi!

This last image is my Something Fishy Logo Fish

Wednesday 18 February 2009

Scented sachets

This is how the other two 'babies' turned out.
Filled with Provence lavender.
I might list the shell one on Etsy.
Now I'm in the scented sachet mood,
I might even make a few more.
All my fabric drawings were done with Pitt artists pens.
They are waterproof and I love using them on fabric.
I have a set in black and sepia.

Tuesday 17 February 2009

Pillow talk

Way back in this post,
I showed you my fabric panels.
After quite a number of years, (about 8) I finally
got around to making cushions with them.
(I still intend to make tassels for the corners)
But look what happened when I left them alone !

This little baby one is actually a bean bag/juggle sack
-whatever you like to call it. It has some lavender
added, so that when it is thrown about,
a sweet aroma fills the room.
There are more babies on the way.
I have a few scraps of the striped ticking fabric left.
I just love the look of this fabric,
and I don't want to waste ANY of it.
I think they might just turn out to be
lavender sachets. Perfect for slipping into a pillow.

...and talking of pillows, please set me straight...
in the UK, a pillow is the rectangular thing you sleep on,
a cushion is the square one, that goes on a chair
or sofa, or in this case also a bed!
What do you call them in the US?

Saturday 14 February 2009

Just made...

...this bag from this pattern.
Seen here modelled by older daughter.
Younger daughter in background
eating a biscuit and watching 64 Zoo Lane.

Here is a close up of the owl

He has silly dangly beady feet!

Wednesday 11 February 2009

Anyone like ironing?

Well...I spent much of my morning working
my way through the ironing pile that has
been gathering for some time now. I just have the
shirts to go and then I'm done - until next time!
I have to say, ironing is not one of my favourite things.

I've also taken a few pictures of my necklaces and so
I should be listing some of them on Etsy soon.

Here is a glimpse of some little pincushions
I was working on when I wasn't feeling so good last week.

Monday 9 February 2009

More necklaces...

Some more of my experiments with texture.
And if you were wandering about the weird background,
it's this cushion that I made ages ago.
It is drawn with permanent pen, and then quilted.

Sunday 8 February 2009

New Necklaces

I've been experimenting with different textures,
and been making some new pendants.
As usual, I am a step behind everyone-
If I'd thought of these before, then I could have
had them in my Etsy shop in time for the 14th.
(That's so typically me!)

Thursday 5 February 2009

I've been tagged - here goes....

I have just been tagged by Gifts of Creation.

This is the 4th picture in my
4th picture folder on my computer.
It was taken about a month ago when
we were out for a walk at a local park.

I am now supposed to tag 4 people to also
post their 4th picture from their 4th picture folder.

so....hmmmm...who shall I pick on ?....
OK...I tag....

Alys Paterson


Kathryn Estelle

Lil Kim

Wednesday 4 February 2009


I have to admit, I did rush this a bit.
But it turned out not too bad.
If I did it again I'd change a few things,
but I don't think I'll redo it. I'm too lazy.
I hope she likes it.
I think if I mounted it and put it in a bigger
frame it might look better,
but I don't have a bigger frame right now.
(Do I sound a bit insecure - that's because I am!)
My toddler has now commisioned me to
paint her a picture. So I guess that
is next on my list. I wonder how much she
is going to pay me for it. A BIG hug, I hope.

Tuesday 3 February 2009

My watercolours are out!!

I'm making a silly little picture for a friend and her
lovely new baby boy. I was going to applique some
bibs for him, but because I've been feeling
snotty and grotty, I just couldn't face it.
(He'll get the bibs sometime later.)
I was doing some doodling last night and came up with this idea.
Now to use my watercolours for the first time in ages.
Hopefully it will get me back into the swing of painting.
I do miss painting
I'll let you see it when it's finished.
(I'm really pleased with the two new
palettes I got at Tescos. £1 for 2!)

Monday 2 February 2009


We've all been coughing and sniffing
for the last few days, and I haven't been feeling
very creative, so I thought I'd let you have a closer
look at my profile picture. This is a watercolour I made
as a wedding present for friends (quite some time ago).
I wish now that I had made a higher resolution scan of it.