Saturday, 24 December 2016

Starry Night

I'm really excited to see the upcoming film about Vincent Van Gogh. I was lucky enough to see one of his paintings in Madrid a couple of years ago and was surprised at the vividness of the colours used. Anyway, this is my ode to Vincent - a collage created by my class of 5 - 6 year olds, everyone did a little bit. We did this as part of our topic 'Electric Rainbow', which included light, electricity, colours etc. We used tissue, foil, oil pastels and art straws to create our piece of work.

I'll just leave you with this lovely video clip:

Friday, 23 December 2016

Felt Food

I tried this year to cut back on Christmas spending - I wanted a traditional Christmas, that included giving homemade gifts. But alas, things didn't go to plan and I didn't have as much time as I needed, but still managed a couple of things...

Some felt sushi for my granddaughter no.1. I used sparkly blue felt, with silver ric rac and liberty fabric, 'Little Troy', for the scales, and a handmade felt rose for the decorative vegetable.

and 2 felt vegetarian pizzas for granddaughter 2 and grandson1. I spotted a Chupa Chups sweetie pizza - which was great for the box.

Monday, 12 December 2016


Well I've been up since the wee hours doing a little sewing. 

I really want to finish this by Christmas. So I decided last night that I wouldn't make it any bigger and now I am squaring off the sides. It fits a double bed.

 Sadly my dad passed away a few nights ago and after another busy few days rushing around to arrange his funeral with one of my brothers, I can now sit and think and remember, and be happy that he is now at peace with mum, his darling wife who he grieved so much for over the past 4 years. 

Mum loved to sew, knit and cook, always busy with a large family and dad loved his gardening and was very creative himself. So I think it's rubbed off on me. 

Good night, God Bless both x