Friday, 29 March 2013

Yesterday Was A Painting Day! Hooray!

I felt a bit burnt out after 'The Only Constant' exhibition a couple of months ago, and my painting brushes had been left to languish.
But yesterday that old friend 'painteritis' struck again and that was that.
I've just photographed a detail, as it's not quite finished and I'm still not sure of it myself, but at least I've got going again.
I used my absolute favourite paint which is Amsterdam Expert Series Acrylic, greenish yellow light 219.
When it's mixed with Prussian blue, orange pryrrole and titanium white, ( a neutral mix that veers on the purple side,) it produces a lovely soft grey.
This paint is brilliant for 'souring' a colour mix. (Not a technical term, as you may have guessed,) but it just takes off that 'sugary' quality you sometimes get when you work with predominantly neutrals and tints.
I've just realised what a geek I sound like!
I'll leave you in peace now, sorry!

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Ch-arity - Ch-reasure Of The Month:

It was a church table top sale, my heart thumping I rushed in...
And then I spied a battered box...
This is my favourite block out of the whole box:

Sunday, 24 March 2013

Lights, Camera, Action!

Blue tit brooch photo shoot this morning, (the modelling fees are getting a bit much though...I'm having to fork out for a 'Littlest Pet Shop' figure!)

Popped him into my Etsy and Folksy shop today.
(Wonder if he'll fly away to a new home?)

Saturday, 23 March 2013

Hurrah! It's A Snow Day!

This is a real treat for me, it's too cold to go out, I haven't got any plans...

So let's get that sewing machine out!

I think I was dreaming of Spring...

It's the first time I've made a brooch like this, hope you like!

Friday, 22 March 2013


Look at these amazing shoes I spied at work!
With shoes like this you can take on the world!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Happiness is...

A radiator full of freshly plundered and freshly laundered linens on my radiator...

And look at this one!

Mrs B Has Moved Home!


Thanks for popping by!

Hope you like my new humble abode...there's a few more bits to sort out but at least I've unpacked the kettle!

One lump or two?


PS: It was pretty impossible to transfer my old blog so I've just put some of my fave posts back on here, so if you've visited before please don't think you're suffering from déjà vu!

All the posts from now on will be brand spanking new!

Thanks ever so again for popping by, I was feeling a bit lonely!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013


My studio is a little bit empty (and tidy-ish) at the moment, so I though I'd record this while I can!

A Stitch In Time:

I recently made a 'Mad March Hare' cushion and was actually organised enough, for once, to take photos as I made it.
Hope you enjoy seeing the different stages as this feisty fellow emerges: