A happy new year.

I am so excited for the new year! I haven’t made a single new years resolution which is exhilarating! One decision I have already made though is a lifestyle choice which is to be kinder to myself. I can highly recommend it! I’ve been practising the art of mindfulness. And no, it really isn’t a…

Crafting in the new year.

This holiday has been great for getting back my crafting mojo. It went missing back in 2016 and I’ve finally found it hidden in my fabric draw. I’ve been painting again and have really enjoyed being at peace with some canvas and my old brushes. And I’m chuffed to bits with my latest make! Remember…

Block printing on linen

Hello, it’s been a while since I’ve done any crafting but since I’m now hibernating i thought it was about time to tackle some projects I’ve been meaning to do. Back in the summer I bought this beautiful Indian wooden block with the intention of printing some fabric, roll on a few months and I’ve…

Mindfulness & other stuff.

Hello, We are hurtling towards Christmas at an astonishing rate which means a new year is upon us, which means I will soon be turning 40. Well, July actually, but somewhere in your late 30s you enter warp speed and it doesn’t matter what you do it just seems impossible to slow it down, believe…

Festive floral flat lay 

Hello, We awoke this morning to heavy snow. I’m not one for the cold or wet so I decided to spend my snow day Sunday drinking lots of tea and styling a little festive flat lay. I made a moody backboard using a canvas board and acrylic paints. It works really well against wire fairy…

Slow Living

Slow Living, two words all over technology and something everyone is banging on about (apart from Brexit) 🙄. Chances are if ones taken a photo for ‘slow living’, then one hasn’t r… Source: Slow Living

April showers.

   I’ve been painting a lot of landscapes just lately which is very unlike me. I’m seeing a very strong shift in style that seems to of come upon me, and I’m embracing it with open arms and water laden brushes.  It’s quite something for an artist when ones style changes on its own, without…

Walking in the fields.

  Since getting Purdey, our new puppy two weeks ago I have not stopped, there has not been much time for photography I can tell you. I can’t wait until she’s old enough to take over the fields. I love this shot of my daughter walking through the corn fields last year! I can’t get…

Handmade and vintage fair, first exhibition.

      It really has been a manic couple of weeks, I’ve been up to my eyes printing fabric, sewing cushions and gathering together my hoard of vintage treasures for my very first fair. Throw a puppy into the mix and you can begin to imagine my exhaustion, ha, but it’s all worth while when…

Our puppy Perdey.

Meet the newest addition to our family…    Say hello to Purdey, our little beagle pup. It’s been 15 years since I last had a puppy, and nearly 12 yrs since my last baby, I’d completely forgotten how they take over. She’s into everything and is howling the night away bless her, hope that one…

Winter berries.

   A pop of red against a winters light always makes for a striking photo. Im not usually a fan of red, but in the depths of winter, when these berries hang like ruby jewels I’m greatful for their statement. Cold natural light, Fuji DSLR, vintage 100mm Nikon lens, ISO 400, shutter 125, f4.

Still life, Spring tea

   I just love these little grape hyacinths, they cover my garden in late winter/early spring, and I love digging them up and putting them in vintage teacups and pots. I’ve got a stall on a handmade and vintage market this Mother’s Day so will be potting up these little treasures to sell, I know…