Monday, 23 June 2008

In Kew gardens

If you are a Ralph McTell fan you might recognise the title. In fact I live only a few yards or metres from Kew gardens, but that few yards is filled with water called the Thames, so I have to go the long way round across the bridge. We went today to do the new treetop walk. Here are a few other random pictures from the afternoon,
This one is the view from the treetop.

Saturday, 21 June 2008


I've listed a few of my things on ebay, just to see if there is any interest really. Here's the link ( I hope!) I'd be very grateful for any feedback. If you buy on ebay I would be interested to know what you think, have I included enough information, for example. If you have had any success on ebay I'd love to know what you think as well. There has been very little interest in the things I have listed as buy it now items, but I know the prices are high. I have at the moment decided against etsy as I think there are just too many similar things, and the standard is very high. I am hoping that on ebay these things may just stand out as being a little different. That's my theory, anyway! I've added about me information, etc in the hope that the longer someone stays around the more they might be inclined to buy something.

Sunday, 15 June 2008


I sat down to finish something today. This little bag made from Laurel Burch fabrics. I am very pleased with it, but I really don't need another bag. Maybe it could be the start of my selling stock, I'm thinking of ebay. I know about etsy, but I always feel that you need more than 1 or 2 things on there.
Where do you have success selling?

Time for a holiday

Here is a photo of me and 2 friends on a holiday in Greece. I'm the middle one.
The thing is of course, that this really is me, but the photo was taken nearly 30 years ago, back in 1980, or thereabouts! The other 2 would kill me if they knew I had posted this on the web, but they'll never know.
A few weeks ago I decided to book a holiday to Greece with my 10 year old son. In a moment of madness I asked these 2 girls if they would be interested in coming along. Neither of them has any children, so imagine my surprise when they both said yes. So we are going in August, finally managed to get agreement from everyone and booked it on Friday.
I think we are all due our midlife crisis, so this could be the start of it!

garden swap

Long time with no post:( The blues haven't really lifted and I have been endlessly distracted with other things. I haven't been to work so I have had time to do lots of creating. What have I done? Nothing!
This lovely piece of art arrived yesterday from Susan. It has a tiny clock and key attached, both are symbols I think about a lot. She also sent me some beautiful threads and a charm and other bits and pieces. I must do something with them. I scanned a picture, but I don't know where it's gone. Anyway, it's all very beautiful and I'm keeping the picture by my bed in the hope that Susan's inspiration will rub off on me:) Thanks so much susan, if you are reading, I love it.

Thursday, 5 June 2008

A murder of crows

I am feeling blue like Kate these days. No particular good reason, just lots of things that I don't know what to do about, like should we move, so that Christopher can go to a decent secondary school? What shall I do instead of teaching? I had been distracting myself by sewing the primitive dolls, but unless I can set up shop and sell them by the dozen it will remain a distraction. I sent Susan one of my crows, a pink flowery one, so I wanted to wait until she had hers before I posted this picture. They are completely useless, but fun, I think. I particularly like the collective noun for crows. I don't know who sat around thinking up these things, and I'm not sure if they are really used, or if they are just anecdotal. There was a film with the title. Maybe I will try and rent it now!