Saturday, 22 March 2014


Take yourselves back to the 70's, that great era of bad fashion and terrible hairstyles.
Showaddy waddy and skinny rib jumpers.
Endless carefree summers, where we could roam all day and just go home at tea time.

This picture captures me and my brothers and sisters on holiday in 1973, David the youngest not quite 2yrs old wasn't on the original photo, but how could I leave him out, he was probably asleep in the carrycot which balanced between us in the old VW camper van.

 I think the photo  was taken by my grandfather on one of our many days out , we were not allowed to stay indoors and mucked about together, climbing trees, building dens ,catching sticklebacks and bringing them home, later to be disappointed they didn't survive our makeshift pond, usually an upturned dustbin lid.

I felt inspired to have a go at recreating the image feeling a bit nostalgic.

 I hope you like how its turned out.

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Handmade market

This Sunday 16th March, I will be having a stand at the Handmade Market in Stockport.
There will be a variety of stalls selling lots of lovely things to inspire you, with Mothers day soon approaching I'm sure there will be some lovely treats to pick up.
The event is in the indoor market and runs from 11.00am till 4pm
See you there:)

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Rope Race Climbing and Activity Centre

I have been having a play recently and found some odd pieces of wood
what to do with them?
I decided they would lend themselves perfectly to be painted on.
So I got them primed and ready, then decided to
show some of the activities available at Rope Race Climbing Centre.
Climbing,/Archery, Bouldering and Canoeing/Kayaking, to name but a few.
I am pretty pleased how they turned out and will definitely paint on wood again.
Have a look here