Saturday, 29 October 2011
Friday, 28 October 2011
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Monday, 17 October 2011
My computer also died on me this weekend after we had a power cut on Saturday afternoon. I don't know if the power cut was the cause but it's a bit coincidental. Luckily, a colleague's husband took it away and managed to transfer all my files onto a reconditioned computer which is getting me by, but has meant a lot of re-installing various programmes and it is still not how I want it...but better than nothing!
I'm off to Boston soon, so the blog will go quiet for a bit......any of you Americans know where I would be able to buy a Mason drinking jar? I'm still hankering after one......
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
If you fancy having your own mini-trophy, don't be afraid to ask. Although maybe decapitating Rudolph just before Christmas might not be in the best possible taste.........
Tuesday, 11 October 2011
On the needles at the moment.....at miniature stag's head mounted on a plaque. One of those things that you make up as you go along and then cannot quite believe how well it turned out when it is stuffed and sewn - definitely more by luck than judgement! Just the antlers to figure out - watch this space....
Monday, 10 October 2011
Daisy the dog was a lot of fun to draw, once again using Derwent Drawing Pencils. It's been a few months since having a dog portrait to do, and it felt good to get back in the groove as it were.
If you want to commission a portrait or a knitted animal as a Christmas present, time is running out - I work on a first come, first served basis, and will not be able to guarantee completion in time if orders come in after the middle of November, so the earlier the better. If only to prevent my daughter having to hear that kind of language again.....
Sunday, 9 October 2011
I'm trying to fulfil all outstanding commissions before taking a week off for a well-earned holiday. Then hopefully I shall return refreshed and raring to go when faced with all those rush-job Christmas commissions that always seem to materialise in November.....I can't criticise, I haven't even thought about Christmas shopping yet as I am almost spectacularly disorganised each year, although I do already have Christmas cards which I bought in the Janaury sales.....
Thursday, 6 October 2011
I will have a number of copies of the book to sell from home and will have further details about this when the time comes...I might even sign them for you!
Tuesday, 4 October 2011
Do you notice the very old album cover he is sitting on? Many moons ago I bought a record player so that I could dig out all my old vinyl records and listen to them again but the player itself only had a tinny internal speaker that sounded like...well, those old portable record players of my youth. So I bought some speakers...only to find they only had one jack whereas the player had two holes. So I bought a splitter jack from good old Amazon and prayed it would do the job and hooray, it did! So now I am re-discovering the joys of Caravan, plus many more, and being amazed that I still know the words to songs I haven't heard in years and years!