Friday, 29 May 2015

I am still alive...and creating

Just thought I'd check in and say I am still alive. Not only that, but I've been painting and drawing and making.

Blogging has been on hold for a while because getting to a computer is not something that happens much these days - these days are filled with rainbow rice, Playmobil tractors and trying to discourage my children to climb up the furniture. So previously, the photos I would post were taken on my Nikon and edited in Lightroom. They are now taken on my phone and probably uploaded from my phone too. So, while the quality of the photos will be a little different, there will at least be some content, where before there was none!

This week, I'll be getting things ready for a craft fair next week. My stall will probably look much the same as it did last time...

Saturday, 25 October 2014

inky feather doodle

Finding the time (and space!) to make stuff these days doesn't happen much, which is one of the reasons I've been spending more time in my sketchbooks - much easier to tidy away a book than a whole table of papers, paints, paintbrushes, glue, scissors, sewing machine, pins, fabrics, etc.

Here's a feather doodle.

Previously, I would photograph things for my blog in good light, with a camera instead of a phone. Well, as there are two tiny people occupying my days, that doesn't happen either! So instead, this was taken in poor light, with my phone, once the children were in bed.

Saturday, 3 May 2014

It's been quiet around here...

And when I say here, I certainly don't mean my house. I have a two and a half year old so it's rarely quiet.

This blog, however, has been quiet. There's a reason for that.

This happened...

Then, about a month ago, this...

This is baby R. He's now a bit over 1 month and we're slowly finding our groove.

Nowt else to say. I could try, but my rain has turned to porridge... my rain?! I meant my brain. And, to prove a point, it just took me about a minute to find the exclamation mark on the keyboard. So apparently, writing a blog post during a feed at 1.45 in the morning doesn't make for a very riveting or coherent post (the word 'coherent' ended up with a 5 in it before I corrected it*), hey ho!

*It's not even like I'm using a touchscreen. I am using an actual keyboard.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Make your own nappy cake {tutorial}

Way back in February 2011, I posted photos of a baby shower. The November before that, I also photographed a tutorial for a nappy cake, but never got around to actually blogging it. So...

I think the step-by-step photos speak for themselves, but if you think there's anything which needs clarifying, put it in the comments and I'll add some text to the post.

With my first nappy cake, I was told that Huggies were the best, so I used those. I now know that, if you're going to use disposables, Pampers are rubbish and Huggies aren't much better. If you're looking for the best disposable nappies, go to Aldi. Anyway, back to the tutorial...

And here's one I made earlier: