Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Simple Veggie Pasta Sauce

Why hello there.

As I needed to take cooking photos for my Ozeri Earth Pan Review, I figured I might as well photograph the WHOLE ENTIRE PROCESS and put together a little recipe post. To be honest, my cooking is usually pretty much throw-things-in-a-pan-hope-it-works, but I do seem to have mastered a basic pasta sauce, hurrah! Making your own pasta sauce is a really easy way of getting a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet, which is something I'm really trying to work on at the moment.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Practice Makes Perfect...Or Better, At Least

I think when you're first starting out with sewing, or any other creative pursuit, it's very easy to get disheartened by the skill of others who have been learning longer than you have. It's something I struggle with myself-even though I've been creating for quite a while now, I still sometimes see incredible work which makes me just want to give up and crawl into a hole. However everyone has to start somewhere, and I recently re-worked an old project, which made me realise just how much progress I've made.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Product Review: The Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan

 *This is a sponsored post. I was given a free Ozeri Stainless Steel Earth Pan for review. However all words and views are my own.*

I've been making an effort to eat healthier and cook more recently, so when Ozeri offered me a Stainless Steel Earth Pan to review it seemed rather serendipitous. I find having good kitchen equipment really encourages me to cook, and the Stainless Steel Earth Pan is a dream to use. 

Friday, 18 July 2014

Meadow Sweet, Woodland Deep

Way back when the bluebells were still blooming, I went for a little walk with a friend and her beautiful collies.

 (photo property of Becky Steward)

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Shop Update!

I've just done a shop update on my Etsy shop (and also added a pretty new header), so I thought I'd share the new goodies which are up for grabs!

First up is this gorgeous pale pink rose flower crown, which fastens with pink lace. It's so pretty that I was quite tempted to keep it for myself...

I've been obsessed with mushrooms and toadstools recently so I loved making this fun and pretty woodland toadstool crown. It has some polymer clay rosehips and ivy berries added to give it a bit of variation. So cute!

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I'm on Jack's Adventures in Museumland!

The lovely Jack from Jack's Adventures in Museumland interviewed me about my exhibition with Bath Postal Museum. You can read it here!

Plus if you want to see some of my inspirations behind the exhibition, check out my Stamps and Post Pinterest board.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

My exhibition at Bath Postal Museum

Back in December I made some Christmas cards using old stamps, which I featured in this post. To be honest this was motivated more by money saving than by any artistic message, but nevertheless people seemed to like them and I got a lot of compliments on them. Then they were seen by the director of Bath Postal Museum, and I was asked to go in for a meeting to discuss a possible exhibition. Initially I was very nervous. I'd never had an exhibition as an adult, and I wasn't sure I would have enough ideas, especially on the theme of post. Usually as an artist you can choose your own themes, or not have a theme at all. This time I was working within stricter parameters, having to fit into a particular space and produce something which worked with the Museum's existing collection.

Once I stopped panicking so much, I realised that post was actually a recurring theme in my life. I went to the post office every week as a child, I'd played with toy post office sets, I had always received postcards from friends and family and I wrote to penpals. I still get a lot of post, although most of it is parcels these days. And I had always been fascinated by stamps. I produced a few pieces of work to take to the meeting, including a tiny miniature envelope, and an envelope completely collaged in used stamps and post marks. The director loved them, and it was decided that I would have an exhibition.