Wednesday, 21 October 2015

16 years of loveliness....

I can't believe our gorgeous Lil is 16 today,

I'm the proudest Mum ever, to have 3 gorgeous healthy kids,
They make my world a happier brighter place,
Happy days.

And, following on from the success of last years Ed Sheran, 
and, as it's become a birthday tradition for me to put my pinny on and bake in the wee hours of the morning a birthday cake worthy of the The Great British Bake off,

I present to you a Cameron Dallas cake.....

It's uncanny isn't it,

I think I've captured the nose and the sexy chocolate button eyes very well,
I'll just ignore the fact Lil couldn't say anything for laughing and Sky said he looked like the posh character our of Wallace and Gromit's Were-Rabbit film...

...which quite frankly, I don't know what she's talking about?

Although it has unnerved me how his eyes seem to follow me all around the kitchen so I've covered him up with a pot towel until it's time to light the candles.

Happy Days, they're just flying too fast!

Monday, 12 October 2015

Treasures Cairn...

I'm really busy working on my second 'Lily and Bear' book, 
but managed to sneak this print in I've been wanting to do for a while as part of 
my person project of cairns called Treasures Cairn.

Like all the cairns I've 'built' so far , 
this cairn is built with treasures Lil, Son and Sky have given me on walks and adventures. 

Each pebble, stone, special thingy and lovely " ooo Mummy look " bit 
has been slipped into my pocket and saved and I'm loving using them for inspiration on this person project of experimenting.

I was told that the stone with the hole in it is a fairy stone,
and if you look through it you'll see a fairy world!

Fifth colour drying on the rack.

I love how the kids found these pebbles and stones so pretty and special, 
they saw all the colours and loveliness in them, like real treasures.

 I wanted to replicate what the kids saw in the pebbles through layers of colour and textures, 
making you stop to look with the eyes of a child.

And the bird, well I just love a bird and he needed somewhere to perch!
Happy Monday.