Monday, 29 March 2010

a lovely london biscut blog

the sewing basket and knitting forks

So my sister started a blog, and she is a bit of a writer and does make you feel like you're in London. Just thought I'd share ( We've been very busy recently, trying to find a house up here in the north, also a new job for me has taken a bit of getting used to for everyone. I've gotten into the swing of things and I do think it'll be a wonderful position, and I finally feel confident calling myself a Waldorf Kindergarten teacher. We went to a conference in Edinbough a few weeks ago which was inspiring. But I'd really rather keep to crafty/artsy things here in this space... I do have a little show going up over Easter and I've been painting a bit, patterns mostly inpire me now. I'll put something up when I get a foto. And the boys are endlessly creative, we've been making all sorts of things, wooly lambs, Damiano made a lovely boy puppet (though I did most of the sewing!), and felted flower fairies and gnomes (sewing is very crooked, but it does hold together!). But again, I don't have pictures. They've been doing lots of puppet shows for us, mostly stories illustrated with characters and cloth that just go on and on and on... But they are lovely and so sweet.

Time to rest and dream. best to all.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Yellow Iris and drawings

Yellow Iris

The boys have started covering the walls with their artwork, I wonder if this would go over well in a gallery?

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Orchids in winter

A garden center we visited a few weeks ago was giving away some orchids, so we took a few, well actually we took five! Now we have one in almost every room and I'm learning how to care for them, which isn't that easy. The last one I had in Pisa died rather quickly... But they do brighten the house a bit and bring some beauty to it! Now I've started painting them too and I'll post a photo when I find my camera again, which seems to have gone missing momentarily.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Out for some sledding down sheep hill. It's been great fun, but today the snow is starting to melt and it's quite sad, feels almost like spring is about to arrive, but personally I'm still wishing for a bit more snow and wintery weather. It's been cold, but you get used to it, and it's just beautiful with all the snow, though it has been a bit difficult getting the boys to kindergarten and getting around in general.