Tuesday, 29 June 2010

what is a scavanger.....?

.... street sweeper, DC comic supervillian, a chemical substance to remove impurities, an animal that feeds on decaying matter.....

Ideas & Inspirations

.....been churning some thoughts around in my head about my sketchbook project theme, 'I'm an Scavenger'. The theme really appealed to me, mainly as there is a dark edgy element calling..I thought about going out and scavenging around for objects or taking photos of daily life, scavaging daily life... I really want to get started and let the pages take me on a journey. I don't want to have a preconcieved idea of what my sketchbook should look like but let my daily emotions, moods and fads dictate what goes down...most importantly I'm not going to be precious about how it looks. :)

Sunday, 27 June 2010

World Cup & Flapjack

Love watching the Sophie Dahl cookery show and was really eager to make her flapjack. Popped out yesterday in search of sour cherries? didn't find them but french glace saved the day. So easy to make (although I think the oven setting is a bit high) and so tasty too there isn't much left!

and it came in handy today to remedy the shock of the England V Germany clamity! Never was a cup of tea more needed than today.

Friday, 25 June 2010

The Sketchbook Project

Yessss this project is right up my street so excited. Registered today and will hopefully receive my sketchbook in two weeks time allllllll the way from America! I've already so many ideas can't wait to get some of them down. Going to get started right away ! :D

Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Lime Pink

My second knitted cushion cover of the week. Turned out a bit baggier than I expected but was simple to make and I enjoyed adding the little lime ties. Might add a third colour maybe some lemon ties?

Monday, 14 June 2010

Humbug Cushion

Just finished my humbug cushion which I'm delighted with!!! Cost me £3.67 to make, love a bargain :D The pattern was so simple and I've really got the knitting bug again.

Saturday, 12 June 2010

Knitting a Cushion Cover

With the degree over I needed an project to channel allllll my creative essence into. I love knitting, and fancied some knitted cushion covers. Got some lovely cerise wool and here's the beginnings :D I'm a bit of a novice knitter so nothing too technical, pattern came from a book called home by Debbie Bliss (978 0091 903 596) There are some lovely little projects in there and they are all quite contemporary in look.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Rain Rain Go Away, Come Again Another Day

lashings of dreary misty rain, pouring and soaking the earth....
soaking my mind, making my thoughts damp and soggy....

dahlhausart.blogspot.com is rather nice and has some lovely sunny and warm looking photographs :D As is http://www.susiecowie.com/

Café Society, 1994 Paris, Part I

I absolutely adore Viviennes Designs and love visiting her shop in Leeds, can't wait to move down south and visit her London store!!!

Sunday, 6 June 2010


Visit www.spr2012 a team of three raising money for Talking2Minds a charity supporting those suffering from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Those suffering from mental health disorders are all to easily brushed aside and the effects can be devasting to both the individuals and their families.

This was the week that was! 'With A Twist' Degree Show 2010

Our degree show 'With a Twist' opened on Thursday this week. Putting up my work was really rewarding, to see it displayed on such a scale really added to the impact of the prints. The whole show looks amazing, and the church splace is a beautiful setting!