Saturday, 29 March 2014

Mad March

Busy old month. Seems like everyone I speak to says the same. Mustn't complain though when there are still more happy than stressy days. March started off in the most excellent way with an old friend's wedding. My mate Hils was never going to go for the virginal white, blushing bride look and the wedding was never going to be one of those uptight affairs. So I made a card to match the vibe.

handmade card hils and mick and rock and roll

The kids have been keen to get their craft on this month. Both have had a go at a little embroidering. Scout chose a transfer that came in a lovely kit she got for her birthday. 

girl holding embroidery of hedgehog

And Sonny went for his long standing obsession. A Moshling! He drew the picture himself and traced it through the fabric. 

boy holding moshling embroidery

I completed a lyric hoop for my first commission on Handmake Me. Yay! One of my favourite tracks from Minnie Riperton. Such beautiful lyrics.

embroidered lyrics noone else can make me feel the colours that you bring

That's it from me for now. Busy, busy. Marching on.....

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Reading Lists 2

year of the flood book cover

Just a quick review of February's reading for world book day. What with not having the extended Christmas/New Year holiday I haven't read nearly as much as I did last month, but I have enjoyed what I've read and it's all about quality not quantity, right? So here goes:

The Heart Goes Last : Positron Episode 4 - Margaret Atwood

Back Bone - How To Build The Character Your Child Needs To Succeed

Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood

The Year of The Flood - Margaret Atwood

Pride an Prejudice - Jane Austen *

*Am I the only woman in the western world not to have read Pride and Prejudice? I have also never seen the film or TV series. I've seen a bit of Bridget Jones. Does that count? Anyway, I've never got on with Jane Austen, and I'm not even reading this now. But I have listened to two instalments of the current dramatisation on Radio 4. And I'm quite enjoying it.