Animal crackers

The fruit of a long train journey with the boys today. Seriously, go and buy the How to Draw Horrible Science book. It’s so clever in how it leads you through the basics and not so basic techniques of cartoon drawing. Perfect for a Christmas present for a keen artist in your brood?

It’s a bug’s life

So, I’ve been playing at cartoons…you like? I went to see the author of How to Draw Horrible Science with Elder a while back. Well, I have started doing some of the sketches and playing with my iPad art apps. The pictures here are where I’ve got to so far. I hope you like.

Sketchy thoughts

Some ideas for future projects scribbled down while waiting for the train home tonight. Plus a quick way to jazz a chair a little. Hey, I never said I was a professional. Having said that, I have just done this to a chair in Little One’s room and it looks quite nice in a rumpled…

Proustian Preston

Memory is a strange beasty. The same memory can make you sad one day and happy the next day. Logic does not apply in the land of reminices. And quite right too. I’ve had a day of memories as i travelled Oop North to myUncle’s funeral. It was a testament to the man that, despite…

Smells like quilt spirit

Welcome to my new purchase. This is a mystery quilt indeed . Was ahorse and buggy blanket according to the original seller on eBay. But it was hidden beauty. There was a quilt inside. You can see the feed sack coverings, the red and blue. Inside once unpicked, here is the quilt too! It smells…

long in the (blue)tooth

Bluetooth as a concept has always perplexed me – i know, i don’t get out much it always seems to have so much potential but it is ultimately disappointing. I’m sure we all have people we know who are similar. anyway, i thought id show you one of the very few gadgets ive come across…

Stitchopolis

Here’s an idea I’m playing with. Based on samplers and also ideas from Pinterest, I want something personal. Also, I love houses and quilts and embroider. So why not do a sampler of houses only? I also want to do something along the lines of the journal quilt project. But, not quilting. So here Is…