Thursday, May 21, 2015

Life at the Kitchen Table

 The kitchen table is such a hub of life isn't it. I looked at this morning's still life and saw apples, mittens, clean washing, homework, books, paints, paper mache and crochet all finding a space.
This is my new and very precious mixing bowl that has come to me from Jonno's grandmother. I have promised her that I will make a Christmas pudding in it this year.
 Hugo's homework spot - spelling and times tables. 
My paper mache creatures waiting patiently for me to finish them and engaging in a good chat.
 And my scarf that I have been working on at night after all of my 'book' tasks have been finished for the day. I am going to put a bobble edge along the bottom.
Lots and lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Books for the Soul!

I am feeling so lucky to have this beautiful pile of books. Life is good.
Lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


I love starting out on a new project or skill. It doesn't matter how wonky or rough it is, the fact that you have started something is such a rush.
Lots of love,

Monday, May 18, 2015


 The printer deadline for the book is looming so while I am keeping very busy with that for most of the time, there are still odd quiet moments when I can do very non-booky things. This little spotted guinea tailed squirrel is an example of a stolen few minutes here and there spent with Gypsona plaster bandages. So much fun.
And of course, who wouldn't want to spare another ten minutes experimenting with tulle and glitter. 
I hope you are managing to find the odd minute of creative freedom here and there. Sometimes it's good to remember that regular snippets of time add up!
Lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Around the House

Last night we had a shuffle around of furniture. This means that some parts of the living room are pristine with freshly hung paintings and other parts are teeming with piles of unbelongings. Unbelongings are very important things waiting to have a home allocated - clutter needs to be kicked out of cupboards to make way for them.
 I am still going through all of the patterns for the book, retesting again and again. Here is a mountain that is usually quite big but I made it from 4ply last night and now it is little.
 A corner of happiness. The photo on the right is my wedding day - I was greedy for colour even back then.... almost 14 years ago....
Lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Caravan Progress...

 I am making very slow progress with this new caravan. I think it might be because the boys have only just gone back to school and and the week has been inundated with school excursions and 12 year old boys staying over, basketball, etc. This week is going to be the week of furiously happy crochet. It has been decided.

Have a happy Sunday!
Love Kate. xx

Tuesday, April 28, 2015


 I love this stage when I am making a caravan - so many possibilities.
Lots of love,
Kate. xxooxx.


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