Thursday, 21 February 2008


Hi, in response to Jayne( her challenge of doing a post on our favourite teddy or toy, here are just a couple of pics of our motley crew who sit quietly on Poppy's cupboard.The old boy in the centre is mine, the 'old bear ' on the right is my sons which he was given by a dear friend on the morning he was born.The teddy on the left is Andy's which he has had since birth.Also residing there is Rabbie, friend and confidant to Ted,Winnie the pooh and a dragon commemorating The Prince of Wales investiture in Caernarvon in 1969.
As you can see, Ted's no 'Steiff ', but as a child I loved him dearly, he was my friend, comforter and councillor all rolled in to one. I'll keep him always.
What about you? why not join in this trip down memory lane?If you do, please let me know so I can come visit your past. It's cuddly fun!! Annie x

Tuesday, 19 February 2008


This is what Rufus is up to today, and I can't say I blame him. It is dead chilly outside, but the sun is shining, so I think myself and Pop's will wrap up warm and head off on a little adventure together, nothing TOO exciting, just a drink in our favourite watering hole and then the library, charity shops and ofcourse the haberdashery, I need to be inspired.
Hope you are keeping warm and doing what you like doing best today. Annie x

Saturday, 16 February 2008


Well HI! How is everyone out there? Hope you are all fine and dandy, isn't the weather fab? the sun shines as I sit here writing this, I should really be out there sorting out the garden and things but I felt I had neglected my blog for far too long.
Life is great at the moment, I felt 2008 was going to be a good year, and so far it sure is living up to my expectations. I am incredibly busy, what with general things round here and having my big boy off all this week has been an added dimension ( Poppy's off next week! ) , I am working for an exhibition in May and have committed myself to doing the Stroud 2008 open studios at the begining of June, yeek! This might not seem much to the onlooker , but behind the scenes it's meggar. You see dear readers, my studio sits in the garden, and both studio and garden need a massive overhaul. I have not been able to use my lovely 14ft by 7ft work space for as long as I can remember, and the garden, well, last year was lousy for doing anything of any worth out there. But there's nothing like a deadline to make you shift your butt. Andy says he'll sort out the work out there and that I should concentrate on making, he's my rock and I love' im dearly.
Talking of love, may I wish all you lovelies out there a belated Valentines Day, I hope you had a lovely one, this blog is dedicated to the theme of love, and so I have posted some heart shaped things I have been working on this week.
This Peirrot heart I made for a friend who celebrated her birthday yesterday. Lianne, another friend asked me to teach her how to felt, and so, my taste for felting has been re-kindled after a break of a few years, although I have been using felt on some of my dolls. These hearts are made using hand felted merino wool and various bits and bobs.
This one is larger, and I finally found a use for my black crow print that has been sitting in my sewing box .

Finally, I thought I would show you ' Pandora The Pug Lover', I think she has a certain romance about her. Pandora has gone to live with a very lovely lady, and I hope they will be very happy together. Do you like the pink pugs running along the hem of her skirt?
I have quite alot to show and tell , the most challenging being a cd set with plinky - plonky music ( this is what we call it, it's victorian music box music ) it is a record of my work so I can send to prospective shops and galleries. I hope to find a way of putting a link off my blog so you can see it, but thats for another day!
I hope to do a post showing before and after pics of my studio and garden, I think it will most definately be a bumpy ride, but how exciting!!
Have a lovely stress free weekend, Annie x