Wednesday, May 27, 2009

The Queen of Hearts

Happy Birthday Miss. B
Mini quilt for the beloved Edie. Hand stitched with love. Thought I best put something craftesque up before you think I am completely full of it - on the craft front.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day Love

Cards from me kids.
Noice, doncha reckon?

Sacha's reads at the bottom: 
I love my Mum because she packs up my toys and my lunch.
Pity the bad photo does not adequately reveal the valiant attempt at writing his name. The 'S' and 'h' are superb. If you look very closely I am sure you will see it.

J's is pretty tops, it has a natty flip up feature on the front but I particularly like the drawing of us in the centre. 

Oh and Me, Sacha and Kung Fu panda below. My mother's day lavender bag is on the table behind me, next to the wipes. I am becoming such a nanna, a lavender bag gift was a perfect gift. It will go straight to me top drawer to scent my unfeasibly large knickers with 'eau de nanna'. Saucy!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Of Love and Pancakes

Mother's Day treat - the luthier made pancakes and we were joined by two other mothers - D and Mrs B and families. We laughed, ate, danced, played. My new giveaway tablecloth from Willy Wagtail looking a treat on the Mother's Day table. The sun was shining.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Cuts and Hoots

Geez, great friends are ace, aren't they? They give you encouragement and gip and humour you and support you and its all bloody good. This craft business seems to bring out the very best in girlfriends too, don't you reckon?  I am feeling very chuffed to be in it.

And very excited about the impending kick off of Brown Owls on the island. Hoot me up! So all you Island ladies who want to join, get yourselves to the Brown Owls Membership shop and sign up.

Anyhoo, enough of the craft gushing.

These are my lino cuts.  I have used them on some cards. Terrible pics I know but I haven't figured out how to photograph them very successfully. Any suggestions gratefully received.

I am really loving the whole lino cut process - the drawing , carving, printing. There is room for error and artistic licence.

The leaf is my favourite.

My son used one of the cards that went a bit skewiff and wrote me this note:

It reads : 

Dear Mum. I love you 
more than my hart. ( Picture of a heart going baboom). Wen 
you feeling blue hold this 
card to your hart and love me.

My J. What a guy!