Thursday, 14 July 2011

my creative space

... is finishing the cushions

... wishing I had pretty window boxes
... thinking I might make a cushion for every age, imagining a wonky street of house cushions

... is planning a Fairy Party for next weekend

... is overcoming my dislike for yellow

... a first try at patchwork, for the birthday girl's present

Our creative spaces, take a look...


Thursday, 7 July 2011

my creative space

A year and a half ago I made this cushion as a 5th Birthday present for one of Missy Big's nursery friends. I promised I'd make her one of her own when she was 5. I never got around to it.

She'll be six before we get to August, so I'm in a bit of a flap, making her one before she's six, more to ease my guilt than anything.

I can already hear the screams of 'where's mine?' so I'm doing Little Missy's at the same time.

Will I ever learn and get things done well before the deadline is looming?

More creative over here.

Friday, 1 July 2011

playing hooky

teachers + strike = fun for us 

We just managed to squeeze in a visit to the Shirley Hughes exhibition, celebrating 30 years of Alfie at The Illustration Cupboard, it sadly came down that afternoon. It was wonderful to see the actual drawings and paintings, I've loved her books since I was a child so it's really special to be able to share those books with my own children now and for us to have seen the exhibition together.

The gallery is lovely and friendly and has lots of children's books for sale, signed by the illustrators (great pressie opportunities there!) I picked out some Lauren Child books for the girls, she's going to be there next week and we're getting her to dedicate a book to Missy Big for her upcoming Birthday - how fantastic! (I'm sure I'm more excited about this, but I hope she will appreciate it in time).

And afterwards, lunch, a stroll in the park...

a little royalty hunting... (didn't see any)

and then heading home...

hooray for hooky days

have a great weekend x