god's country

god's country
near carrick-a-rede

Friday, 30 July 2010

I'm getting better!
OK I can see that I’m still making some mistakes - and clearly I can’t do faces yet, but awwwand the next one will be even better.

I'll have lots of time to practice after last night's riding lesson - wide horses do not agree with me : (

Thursday, 29 July 2010

MORE wee boats!

Soooooooooo cute! even if i do say so myself!

wee tug boat!

I’ve just finished making my first EVER digital stamp! There has been a lot of nauticality this last month, things being made and coveted. I got the idea of making some kind of sea-sidey doorstop for a friend (for which this stamp would be the template) who’s decorating her brand new downstairs bathroom all blue and white stripes. I realise that there is limited wisdom in making a doorstop for a room with a lock on the door that you want to keep closed, so I’m thinking again! Maybe a little mosaic picture (mother’s hobby not mine), or a little mobile? A window transfer? – Perhaps ill still make the ‘doorstop’ but make it smaller and stuff it with lavender for the windowsill? Not sure at all.
I know my digital stamp is a bit rubbish – but if anyone likes it please use it for anything and everything you like! Hopefully the next one will be better – I need to figure out how to make my edges smooth next – I’m using inkscape, not just because the logo’s cute and its free (honest) – does anyone know of a good online tutorial?

Thursday, 8 July 2010

I’m so excited! My lettuces are all sprouting in shiny happy little rows and there are shoots where I planted my courgettes and aubergines! These could be weeds, but only time will tell.
I’m really enjoying salad for the first time in my life, like this one – sort of copied from a rick stein recipe in parts, you can find it here:

And I’m back making cards again – I bought a card folding board in the Papermill shop, which I wish I had bought 2 years ago, I hope I’m not losing my touch!

Driving test #5 is at 8.50 on Saturday morning, and I’m starting to get nervous again, I’m just hoping 5th time’s the charm! I can’t wait to be able to get places on my own!! I’ll have so much more free time to make cards and sew and things! I’ve got a couple of projects sort of half started that I’m determined to finish in time to wear them this summer, clock’s ticking!
I have also started on my photo project, my aim is to get all of our old pics and slides (including my grandparent’s ones) scanned or photographed and stored – I’m hoping to eventually do a really nice family tree with black and white pics – I can’t wait to see how it turns out!