Wednesday, 2 March 2016


it is Spring
 so of course this happened
 March began yesterday with a "warm" 9 degrees centigrade but today we woke up to snow.
However there are hints of Spring

And Mr Blackbird came to stock up on food.

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Cat v Magpie

 A cat climbed up the tree to get a magpie.
 She didn't have much luck because the magpie  called on re-enforcements

They teased her for ages then flew off. 1-0 to magpies.

We have lots of birds today because the weather has turned chilly.

Managed to photograph a few of them.

Sunday, 7 February 2016

She is coming along nicely

 Excuse the clutter
The skirt is made from strips of Christmassy fabric, red with  gold trees and white with different colour stars. I have stitched them around the waist and to begin with expected to trim them so that the tree trunk was in full view.

 Most of the leaves were stitched over the body  and I made extra holly leaves to cover her ample bosom

I made smaller holly leaves for her headdress and sculpt her face

and now she looks like this.

As the skirt was thin gauzy fabric the tree trunk shows through quite nicely and so I have left the strips longer than on the other versions I have made.

She is by no means finished but some of her added embellishments will wait until Christmas.

The pattern is by Julie McCullough of Magic Threads and was an online class in 2003.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Latest project



When it is all put together it will be Mother Nature: Christmas, the fifth Mother Nature I have made.