Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Christmas Book by Dick Bruna

And another all time Christmas favourite  -  The Christmas Book by Dick Bruna.

I hope you all have a very Happy Christmas! xxx

One of my favourite Christmas Books

I know I've blogged about this book before but this is still one of my favourite Christmas books because I love the illustrations dating from 1959 by Alice and Martin Provensen -  The First Noel  - A Golden Book.

My passion for vintage children's books - Maurice Sendak miniatures

I'm building quite a little collection of vintage children's books - I found these miniature Maurice Sendak books in my local Oxfam shop - these were first published in Britain in 1964 but mine are from 1988. Sweet little books only 9cm tall. The alphabet one is full of alliteration.

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Christmas at home - Jane Foster

It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at home - here are some snap shots of the living room - I love decorating the mantle piece with mini treasures and handmade paper bunting. Halinka made these superb characters shown in photos 1, 9 and 10. She's a truly fabulous designer and can be found here -

Monday, 17 November 2014

Clothkits designs by Jane Foster

A few years ago now I designed some patterns for Clothkits which I'm really pleased are now being introduced to the latest collection - here are some snap shots of past and present designs I've done for Clothkits.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Vintage Dick Bruna puzzle

Most of you who know me know I love the art work of Dick Bruna and collect lots of the vintage items from the 60s and 70s. My latest addition to my collection is the wonderful wooden Eskimo puzzle I bought from Holland, dating from the 70s. The little rubber squeaky child's toy is one of my all time favourites - I bought her on a trip to Holland over 10 years ago and love her.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Scandinavian Rabbits in Mollie Makes Christmas Magazine 2014

Have just bought the new Mollie Makes Christmas Magazine and have seen my Scandinavian rabbits project inside. My good friend Sam Stas is also in this and on the front cover with her super creations.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Polly's Mermaid - painting with mum!

My favourite weekend activity has got to be painting on the kitchen table with my daughter Polly - she paints with such ease and I love the expressions she uses. We sing, chat and giggle at the same time. (And have to eat lots of biscuits and drink hot chocolate!)