Saturday, 18 December 2010

a little peek into my windows

don't you just love windows? i do!! when i say 'i love windows' i mean 'i love sneakily looking through windows in other people's cosy houses'-i am very nosey! i wanted to do some drawings of windows but i'm just not subtle enough to be able to sketch other people's windows without them getting really narked with me!!

so i drew some pictures of windows from the inside-i certainly can't get in trouble for that!!
we have quite a few windows, so lots to choose from. and we have no clear window sills in our house-they've got all sorts of junk on them-messy looking but interesting to sketch!
so here they are...
so i drew them and then scanned them in so that i could add textures and colours- i totally loved doing it, it's really therepeutic!

anyway, here it is hanging in a cheapo frame that we spray painted a nice colour!!

little bit wonky but it is a welcome addition to our otherwise bare kitchen!

Monday, 13 December 2010

bella has a blanket!

now i know that i said i was going to be back soon with the next picture in bella's hey diddle diddle series but the thing is...i am a bit bored with that for the moment, i will finish it, but there are other things that i want to do right now!!!

I made a patchwork quilt for bella-it's been something i've been meaning to do for aaaages but just never got round to it. anyway, here it is, posing with my lovely baby!

i actually finished it a week and a half ago, but silly me, i decided to give quilting a go. took me a whole evening to quilt the whole thing and then a whole 2 evenings to un-quilt it as it looked rubbish.

you would think i learned my lesson but sadly i decided to give quilting another go and again, spent the evening doing it. the next 2 evenings were then spent un-quilting it again.

i decided not to proceed with any more quilting- some blankets are just not meant to be quilted.