Friday, 28 September 2012


ironically i happened upon this while "surfing from one bookmarked website to the next, vaguely aware that there were other things I wanted to do..."

Thursday, 27 September 2012


wee baby j has discovered his hands. here he is enjoying some beads.

Monday, 24 September 2012

brighton art fair

on sunday i trundled down to the corn exchange with wee baby j and my pal emma bun to have a look at the brighton art fair. some of my highlights were...
art house meath i loved the colour palette used, almost neon oranges and pinks. i particularly coveted the tea party paintings. hardworking artists making art from the soul.

serena partridge delicate gloves and shoes made with teeny-tiny stitches (reminded me of the miniature shoes in my childhood copy of the elves and the shoe maker). 

box 2 it's always difficult to resist lovingly curated vintage ephemera.

alas wee baby j insisted on being carried around in my arms (not in the baby carrier, no siree), a full body work-out now that he's so big and wriggly, so i was not able to have a thorough peruse. glimpses of lots of inspiring work tho', made me want to make some art.

first fire

hello autumn.

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


all of o-o's trousers have gone through on the knees, the result of many happy hours scuffing about whilst playing on the floor. i have been patching the holes, which is what grandma would have wanted. i used off cuts from an old shirt but have just discovered this stuff which you can use to make waterproof patches (shown in the lovely photo below). i'm deffo going to order some.
also, recently pinned, this tutorial 'how to make felted elbow patches'. the instructions are a thing of beauty in themselves!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

the 75th percentile...

(not so) wee baby j has jumped from the 25th to the 75th percentile in four months. here he is, resplendent in chub. he loves chatting, having a massage, a good vantage point and being in close proximity to mama, da and o-o. i love looking into those old man eyes...

Monday, 17 September 2012

supermarket sarah

isn't this great?


alas, wee baby j's optimum performance period is between 5.30am and 6.30am. he goes back to bed for a nap at 7ish and i doodle around drinking tea and pinning until o-o awakes at (the much more civilised hour of) eight thirty. this morning this image caught my eye (via mockduck). lovely kitkat vending machine in jane foster's house (nice blog, art, style and life by the way!). 
obviously i immediately had a gander at ebay, there was a kitkiat one actually, but it was this GUM machine that really set my type geek heart aflutter... oh to have a spare grand to spend on such fabness.

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

from the shed of grampy b

we needed some storage to fit underneath the shelving in our downstairs room. i'd seen these and liked the colourful castors but baulked at the £55 price tag, they are only crates on wheels after all. handily, grampy b is a woodwork whizz and made these lovely sturdy boxes up for us. i painted them with blackboard paint so we can label scribble on them. 

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

grandma's lego

in the bucket of lego from grandma's house; mysterious, decades old, half completed lego constructions. a little bit mondrian. 

Monday, 3 September 2012

big boy lego

me and o-o have been enjoying the new big boy (small) lego he received for his birthday. fiddle-y fun.
'look mum, it's some kind of grampy mike'

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