A couple of days ago, Rachael from the fabulously lovely ‘Made With Love’ blog sent me a delightful message to tell me that I was the winner of her giveaway! Woo-hooooo!! Very exciting stuff indeed!! And look at what arrived…the most stunning handmade cushion with a patchwork of vibrant red fabrics shaped into a heart…a gorgeous card and 4 little gifts, each carefully wrapped in pretty pink tissue paper.
I am absolutely over the moon happy, the generosity of dear Rachael has blown me sidewards in delight – and you do find this in the world of blogging, that there are wonderfully talented people out there prepared to share their makings and doings with us, for no other reason than that its nice to do it, its nice to give – and its that generosity and loving spirit that has filled my soul with happiness this grey and miserable day. Thank you Rachael, very very much.
So, like I was saying, its a cold damp and dreary day here in Yorkshire. The fog occasionally swirls around the garden and we feel grateful when it lifts to reveal the trees on the opposite side of the river.
The Little One who is full of an awful cold declared ‘Baking would be a good idea’ and I had to agree. What better way to spend a morning stuck indoors amidst tissues and calpol than to bake something scrumptious!
So first of all, we peruse the recipie books…
And so, on the Character Illustration front, you will be pleased to see that they are finally finished. She looks a bit different to the girl on my last post doesn’t she!! I had a niggling feeling that something wasn’t quite right with the face I’d done, and this is what its all about you see – to keep recreating the work until it feels right, until suddenley its a little person that has a character, and also, most importantly that you believe in it.
And with that, its time to go! You know the routine by now don’t you…its at about this time that the kettle goes on and a nice bit of sweet something is popped on a plate to be eaten slowly with a steaming cup of hot tea…simple pleasures…
They’re the best ones.
Julia x x x