Thursday, 31 January 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
january, as always, brings skintedness in its wake, and so, as always, i turn to the ebay.
silver shoes, you have no place in the mama wardrobe and so you must away!
*hammock now sold!
Saturday, 19 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
some christmas gifts* (and o-o's library book - nice illustrations of NYC and pleasing typography), need to crack on with reading a novel (or six) as per my new year's resolutions. meanwhile, m's got the OFSTEDs in, shudder.
* obviously the divas and dictators book wasn't a present...bought for myself after a particularly trying day!
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
last night i finally watched the tove jansson documentary, made me wan to live on a finnish island and knit socks. i've got an idea brewing for which i need to make perforations, isn't this the cleverest?
Saturday, 12 January 2013
i've managed to edition and photograph the sparrow prints. they are available for purchase in my folksy and etsy shops now. perhaps you could hang him on a wall near a window so he can watch the avian goings on outdoors?
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
i'm midway through printing a new edition of the little sparrow screen print (observant readers will notice the sparrow is facing the other way this time). i've used the same fresh blue-green as the first edition and added a sunny yellow (don't we all need a little sunshine in these dark january days? sorry about the gloomy photo, midwinter + victorian terrace = not ideal light for photographing art). i hope to get them finished tomorrow afternoon, if wee baby j has a nice long nap. then i'll be able to list them in the shops over the weekend, in good time for, gulp, valentines. i plan to use my ill gotten gains to fund a new table and chairs (these have already been ordered, ours are rather bow legged!) and the purchase of the yellow jacket that i've been coveting.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
here's my ubiquitous 'didn't last year fly by and here are my new year's resolutions' post...
2012 was a year of big changes and dramatic arrivals. jul was a cheeseandcrackersfest, just the way i like it. this pretty much sums up the post christmas period. i'm so very lucky (and happy) to be cosy and safe in my little wonky house of chaos with my lovely family.
my new year's resolutions are (have since discovered that that's not how you spell liqueur)...
today, in the spirit of organisation and spring cleaning i made this new storage solution for my tapes (adhesive not cassette) and twine. satisfying.this at the komedia. i loved the techno obsessed big bro and the speccy dad. o-o loved the octopus. afterwards he kept doing a runner and tested my patience.