Photographing butterflies

Last week was a short week at work for me as I had the day off (and a pressing engagement) on Friday with some tropical butterflies at RHS Wisley! I was on a macro photography course with insect photographer extraordinaire Adrian Davies. The course took place in the morning where we were allowed 2 hours Read more about Photographing butterflies[…]

Fusing jewelry

A couple of weekends ago I yet again entered the inspiring home & studio of Vince & Sue (Glass Jewels) to have another go at glass fusing We were also introduced to iridescent glass which was beautiful: When fusing you are looking to create a kind of glass sandwich. So for each piece we had Read more about Fusing jewelry[…]

The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)

I took Friday off work as I had a rather important appointment to keep in beautiful Stroud. Back in the summer Sian & I visited Bothy Vineyard to see a collection of sculptures. While we were there I came across a really beautiful goddess sculpture, unfortunately for me she was £3000 (worth every penny, but Read more about The many wonders of Stroud (with added beautiful sculptures)[…]

Glorious Glastonbury!

This weekend we finally made it on our very delayed trip to Glastonbury for my birthday. We drove down on Friday night after work & stayed in really lovely B&B The Pilgrims. The room was really good value & also included a fab breakfast the next morning, not to mention the most excellent Halloween attire, Witch in the flowerbeds anyone? Read more about Glorious Glastonbury![…]

Birthday times

It was my birthday this week and if I’m honest it was probably the oddest birthday I’ve had in a while! Jam was diagnosed with shingles last week and promptly excluded from work until he was better, I was fairly sure I hadn’t got shingles but had to cancel quite a few birthday plans ‘just Read more about Birthday times[…]

Socking it to you

This Sunday I headed off to a sock class at the wonderful Oxford Yarn Store. I was joined by 3 other students Jeremy, Elizabeth and Heidi and the class was expertly taught by James. We started off by studying the instructions and the most excellent multi coloured sock (different colours for different parts). Soon however the Read more about Socking it to you[…]

Some things old some things new

Over the bank holiday we headed over to Newbury to help Jam’s mum tidy out a few things. She has bought a house in Malta and so quite a few of her lovely things were up for grabs. Having admired the chestnut roaster and toasting fork as well as the fireside tools for some time Read more about Some things old some things new[…]

Not rushing – recaining a chair

A few months ago Jam’s dad gave me this beautiful corner chair, the seat was broken and he thought I’d enjoy the challenge of fixing it. It’s been say in the spare room for a couple of months till I realised the most wonderful Ardington School of craft had a re-caining course. A place was Read more about Not rushing – recaining a chair[…]