As my husband will confirm, I'm definitely a half-glass empty sort of person and I've always struggled with February. It is a dark month, coming at the very end of winter when we are tired of the cold and long for brighter, warmer days. On the whole it has never seemed to have very much … Continue reading February
When I first started my creative journey I made the decision that I would buy the canvas covers for my cushions, which I could then paint and embroider, rather than attempting to make them myself. At the time I was more interested in creating an image rather than making an object, so using the ready … Continue reading Never say never
This is my first attempt at illustrating a month in my garden. In need of something new this year I decided, in addition to taking the usual photographs, to use a sketchbook to highlight the main events and as it turns out the comings and goings of furred and feathered friends. As well wanting to … Continue reading January
With a whole new, and very different, year ahead of me I thought it a good time to try something fresh. I always love looking at other people's artwork and especially enjoy looking at sketchbooks and I am constantly in awe and envy of all the amazing sketchbook pages that I see online. For sometime … Continue reading Something a bit different for the New Year
This has been a tough year and like many I am glad to see that the end is now in sight. It has not just been a year dominated by Covid-19 and all its restrictions but also a year when I have lost both of my parents (just to explain why I have neglected my … Continue reading A glimmer of hope
On the whole I generally tend to prefer growing flowers in our garden rather than things that you can eat. As a child living in a country village everything was home grown in gardens and allotments. Once I married and left home my Dad often gave me the odd tomato or cucumber plant in the … Continue reading A change of mind
The one thing I had planned to do in the garden this year was to put up trellis and plant climbers to add some interest to the garden fences. The trellis was particularly important as it had once been in my Dad's garden and I had kept it to one side when clearing his garden … Continue reading Clematis
When I started my blog two and a half years ago it was primarily to bring together my interests, drawing, stitching, photography and gardening (not necessarily in that order). I had suddenly found myself with more time and was filling it with all of the above. I was keen to keep up to date with … Continue reading 100 Posts!
Cushions For several weeks now I have been busy working on updating my Etsy shop which to be honest was long overdue. I have been taking new photographs and in doing so have discovered that the garden room makes an ideal studio. It has a clean contemporary feel and provides the ideal space in which … Continue reading Etsy shop update
Living in Ely, one of my greatest pleasures is to potter around the markets. Whilst I can never miss the opportunity of taking advantage of the wonderful fruit and veg fresh from the Fens, I am generally on the look out for interesting and reasonably priced plants to fill the gaps in my garden. The … Continue reading The markets are back!