Monday, 29 November 2010

Festive give away...

As promised a Christmas give away as a thank you for your lovely support this year and leaving me some great comments! and keeping me positive, Thank you:)
First out of the bag will receive all of the above and second out of the bag will receive some cards and a 'Home tweet home'  screen print.
So leave me a comment, or your bestest joke preferably, lets have a laff! and we'll pull out of a Santa hat on this Fab Friday evening!

let it snow!

we have snow, not as much as the rest of the country but enough for me not to dare take my car off the drive! so we walked, which I love! Lil, Sonny & Sky were checking out this frozen well, and this photo is proof that Sonny just never keeps still!

I've been treasured too in this lovely holiday love treasury.
Get your thermals out and wrap up warm if your in the UK today it's the coldest November in 17 years!!
Have a great week:)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

domestic goddess...

I've just had one of those homely baking days! 
I've baked some buns for school for the Christmas fair on Saturday, and I just thought you know what, I'm going to find a couple of those recipes you book mark to make and then never ever get round to making!
 So, whilst I had my pinny on and was in the mood ( I'm no domestic goddess really) I made...

Nigella's scarlet-speckled loaf cake made with beetroot and cranberries, and it's gorgeous even if I do say so myself!

and ginger sponge with chili icing, kind of adapted from a couple of recipes!

eeee, I've right enjoyed having the day off and pottering in the kitchen, very therapeutic to make cakes from scratch!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010


Here are a few of my card designs that are in the shops...

Blank card for Marks and Spencer's, that is available in the stores,

Birthday Girl which is available in stores and online,

and these two festive designs for Camden Graphics.

let me know if you spot them whilst out and about Christmas shopping!
Also available in my Etsy and Folksy are my screen printed Christmas cards!
 oooo shameless plug! 
I'm no good at blowing my own trumpet, I'll never be a great business women, having said that here's a reminder of what they look like!

Christmas Love

Christmas bird

Happy Christmas card

wishful thinking Christmas postcards (linked to Etsy but available in £'s at Folksy)
eee, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas!!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Operation Loo... Week 1

I volunteer my services at Lil, Sonny & Sky's school every Monday, and I've been asked to paint the newly refitted loo's! ( Not the most ideal of working environments but I was glad to help brighten up the standard magnolia walls! )
So after school council meetings and much chat it's been decided  mermaids for the girls and pirates for the boys. Above is the first plan for the girls and yesterday I started work...

Above is the bare wall,
below my make shift studio by the sink,

and by the time the 3.30 bell went this was the wall so far!

Each week I'll give you a toilet up-date ( ooh that sounds so wrong ) and let you know how I'm getting on. The girls loo's are quite big so It's going to take me quite a few weeks but hopefully the girls will love their picture book mermaid scenes!

Sunday, 21 November 2010

Happy Birthday Sonny!!
My boy is now 5, wow!
We braved the blustery weather and headed for chish and fips to Robinhoods bay and had a lovely birthday at the seaside.

Happy birthday special and just slow down growing it's not fair!!

Friday, 19 November 2010


To get out of the house and away from my 'lost' phase! I went screen printing yesterday and printed a new colour way for Thanks Love,

and finished Autumn Breeze.

Both prints are now listed in Etsy & Folksy.

Also Where I go screen printing I've entered the Flourish Exhibition, and here's my little offering.
If you live in West Yorkshire and can get to WYPW bob in and see the gorgeous print work on display there, I'm amongst very very talented company, amazing work ( I feel totally out of my depth actually!)
 sorry for dodgey photo's the lighting wasn't very good yesterday,
Gallery opening times can be found on the WYPW website.

Children in need day here today, and the kids have to wear spots to raise lots!! Then local vicars in big spotty knickers are going to collect all the takings! honest! fab! 
Get involved and donate, sometimes we don't realise how lucky we are, and I'm V lucky with my little healthy crackers!

have a wonderful weekend:)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Blue treasures...

to go with the chilly weather we're having!
see the full treasury here.


every now and then it hits me that my last lovely has started school and I'm on the next chapter.
Today I really miss him. 
I've stared at a blank piece of paper for an hour, wandered around the house ignoring dust and piles of ironing, looked out the window at a grey rainy view, cursed that it's Wednesday and then sat back down to my blank piece of paper and 5th cuppa.
do you have days like this? they're not often for me but I just feel a little lost?!
OK Lise, Focus!! 
any motivational & inspirational quotes welcome!!

Monday, 15 November 2010

artists model...

Whilst watching the X-factor results last night, Lil Sonny & Sky decided to draw me,
Sky's gorgeous 'me' above and Lily's cool 'me' below ( I like how she's edition-ed her work!!)

But by far the most realistic and flattering  is Sonny's...

I just love my big jazz hands, eyelashes above my eyes and the big flower on my head " because I'm a mummy"!! How lovely! The black dots on my face are my freckles! ( just incase you were wondering if I had a black head problem!!)  
I love my kids drawings,  so confident bold and special, so I wanted to share on this glorious sunny wintry Monday morning :)