Monthly Archives: November 2009


Starry starry night, paint your palette blue and grey… Makes for a chilly but brisk walk out this evening, beautiful day though. Some pictures from the CatStrand exhibition, sorry this one seems to be a bit blurry but on the … Continue reading

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Dodgy picture of a whole bunch of red kites in the sky over Phil’s gallery, they fly over every evening on their way to roost, there were about 30 of them. Thankfully he takes better pictures than I do. Phil … Continue reading

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Weekend busyness

Tomorrow heading over to Laurieston village to set up a show in Phil McMenemy’s gallery with him, me and Amanda Simmons. It should be good, we usually have a good laugh together and hopefully we’ll get some visitors too. For … Continue reading

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Make Craft Count

Craft Matters is a Crafts Council initiative to highlight the importance of crafts in people’s lives. It believes that craft matters and it wants to show that it matters to thousands of people across the UK. The Heritage Crafts Association … Continue reading

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Wet weekend

A very wet weekend and I just look at the forecast for tomorrow and guess what, it’s going to rain! Excellent, just what we need right now. It does however call for some comfort eating, toasted muffins with blackcurrant jam, … Continue reading

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A bit of this a bit of that

A bit of a Spanish inspired bird-dragon thing. A bit Gaudi–esque. Oh and some little birds. We are still here, there is a lot of water around but we are on a bit of a hill so so far so … Continue reading

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Big Cat

As it says on the label it is indeed at big cat! A few more Barcelona pictures for you, and look at that sunshine. Ho Hum it certainly isn’t like that here today. Gale force winds and flooding galore across … Continue reading

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Slip sliding away.

I finally got around to slipping the big candlesticks today. It’s taken me a while to decide what to put on them, I should also have taken the time to work out how to hold them, pour them, shake them, … Continue reading

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What have we here? Oh, an owl! On my finger! A felt hoolet, fancy that. Sweet wee thing don’t you think? Beautifully made and the shop I found it in well I could have had her pack up the whole … Continue reading

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Brighton Made09 Fair Offer. . .

Next weekend is a show in Brighton called Made09, I’m not doing it but my good friend Annabel Faraday should be but she has hurt her back and can’t go. So she is offering, with the organisers agreement, her stand … Continue reading

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