28 March 2013

 

life's little larks...

...is a little shop run by Helena in The Famers Market & Craft Centre in Heskin. It is full of handmade gifts, cards, accessories and such like. Helena is an artist and illustrator. You can find out more information about her shop if you click this link. She updates her facebook page with the work she has inside her little shop and with pictures of her recent commissions. As seen in these photos, Life's Little Larks is one of my newest stockists. I am working on a batch of robin badges as these were very popular after the Mollie Makes feature - I have some supplies left so I am putting them to good use. Helena requested some but I was out of stock - so some will be flying Royal Mail style up to her soon.



19 March 2013


yesterdays...

...this lion page is from the yesterdays of 2012 - about June time maybe - when I had an interview for the Post Office. The back yard squirrel or squirrels were causing chaos and having fun chewing up my washing line. I often put a couple of nuts out on the floor for them but I haven't seen any squirrels for a while. I keep trying to draw in the is lion journal but nothing much happens enough - not like the days of Manchester. We shall see. Last week was a good week for 'doing' and I am trying to keep the momentum going. Current project involves owls and of course I drew an owl with a lion - ideas are forming but lets not jump before we can walk - eh? The name of the game is to keep it simple and stressing out it not allowed.

13 March 2013


saying goodbye...

...in the fabric sense, to a good friend of mine - Mr Robotington. I have umm-ed and ahh-ed over this decision for a long while but during the recent weeks it has become clear to me that there are other things I wish to concentrate on. These things - I have tried to do in the past but other elements/events/blah blah always due me back to crafting. So in words - I will no longer be making any small or big Mr Robotingtons. These are the ones you would usually see at fairs, in shops and online. Custom orders for the Super Large ones that are about a meter big - will be available to order while supplies last! I have been photographing and listing each of the remaining Mr Ro's and there are now seven left. They can be found over in my Etsy online shop. Click on the link to see individually listed Mr Ro's or Randomly Picked Mr Ro's (obviously this listing will cease to be once they have all been papped.)

03 March 2013


 time...

...well it moves and now we are in MARCH! Yep, March. Despite the good old best intentions it has taken me until now to get a move on and post an update. I wont bore you with a long winded reason why I have been away hibernating but I am still here and attempting things - what these things are - I am not sure of but I think I am trying to get back on the drawing path best I can. So this post features two photos that I took last week from a walk Army Deb and I went on round Middleton Lakes - which is a RSPB reserve. It was a freezing cold day, we wrapped up warm and set out with the largest pack lunch ever! There is very large heronry there and we saw two herons flying about. We met a very friendly pair of robins and one of them took some bread from my hand. There was a hive of activity around the feeding area and we spotted a new birds - well new to our eyes but I have forgotten what it is called. Below is a picture of some Blue Tits feasting on peanuts. I am looking forward to the return of better weather as it will hopefully bring the birds back to my bird feeder. We have a few visitors at the moment including three goldfinches who are greedy little so and so's. Eating the seed constantly until there is nowt left, a pair of robins, two chaffinches, a couple of great tits, few blue tits and a blackbird.