Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Pandora's Purse

If you really can tell a lot about someone by the contents of their handbag then have a glance on me.
Not sure where it shows my inability to post frequently but I'm sure it is in there somewhere.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

A year and a day!

Work, other work and yet more work. That has been my year. I spent my time divided between being an artist, a volunteer, a sales assistant, a baker, an admin assistant and a homemaker.

Hasn't exactly left much time for posting but the results have been great. I have two jewellery collections in progress, a market stall for my cakes and a lovely work space to procrastinate in.

I'm posting to say that I am planning to be posting more from now on. Not sure how often but hopefully with more pictures. Either way I get to end today with a lovely cherry pie so I'm happy.

Monday, 6 August 2012


Yeah, today has been a day of surprises. My new workshop chair arrived (thank you, Ebay). From it I was able to decide what height I'd like my workbench to be. That was when Dad decided to drop what he was doing to help rebuild my work-spaces before he has to leave for Egypt this week. 

Whilst we were clearing stuff to begin, I had the adorable task of helping a very sleepy bumble bee outside. Bees, love them, they are cute, fuzzy and in my experience harmless. Everything was going well until we noticed something dark, shiny and to our knowledge, deadly:

Notice of Eviction: Because you really, really, look like a Brown Widow!
That's right, a Brown Widow, or at least what looked like a Brown Widow. Did I mention, I live in England, they are not supposed to be here. After immediate capture and eviction (thanks to Dad again) we handed over our new worst friend to our expert Googler, Mum. She also emailed friends, who are spider experts, who all think this may not be a Brown Widow after all. It might be a Faux-Widow. Still isn't going back in the workshop though!

After that little panic, I went back to rebuilding. After some skillful sawing, recycling of old bits of wood and expert cursing, we finished making that:
I think I'm in love...well at least in excitement.
It came out far better than I expected. To add to the awesome that is Dad, as soon as we had finished, he announces to me that he is off to go make dinner. Dad, you're a legend.

Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday, time to start something.

I felt compelled to post about today because I finally felt like the future I have been waiting for is finally the present. I can finally say that I have my own workshop. It has been a metaphorical and almost literal mountain of a challenge.

At the top of my garden is a shed that has long since been accumulating family possessions for so long it began to be a mountain, or at least in my eyes it had. I began the long process of clearing and cleaning about three weeks ago and I can honestly say I did not expect to be this far along.

There is a high worktable that I have started to decorate with my tools that have been unforgivably packed since I graduated university (so a year and a month ago). Updates and pictures hopefully to follow.