Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Almost Pudding Time

Hello again,  the year draws to its close and it's  time for another Christmas Treasures online show! The voting has started and my bear "Puddin" is getting a lot of votes. I hope you will go visit him and if you think he deserves it perhaps you might give him your vote. You'll find him here.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Well now, hi there! With Spring in the air perhaps it's time for the proverbial new leaf!
I can't believe it's well over a year since I last wrote anything here!  No excuses, just a lack of motivation and a lot of distraction. I have been busy with my bears, and also with planning new building works. We have been living in a glorified building site for decades, it's time to start finishing this never ending story!
To start with, we have commissioned my nephew to install the kitchen, it's going to be a joy to have a place for everything and everything in its place at last. And a staircase! After nigh on three decades of climbing a ladder to get upstairs, at last we will have a staircase! I must say it's going to be weird and wonderful, and perhaps the seats of all my jeans will last longer. (Why's that? I have never been able to walk down the ladder like everyone else in the family, I always bump my way down on my back side, so it will be lovely to be able to make a more elegant descent last)
So, apart from the usual gardening and household chores, my bears have been occupying my time. I have traveled a lot to teach, I have developed new designs and techniques all of which are eagerly welcomed by people from all over!
In a little over a week I'm heading off again. I'll be in London to trade at Hugglets on Sunday week,  I haven't been for a couple of years and it will be good to catch up with some friends I haven't seen for a while. I will be teaching workshops in Germany the following weekend, which will be a big challenge with numerous projects involved (some of which I haven't done in a while)
I have also discovered the joys of mosaic! Smashing tiles and gluing them down is quite Zen like and
I can go hours and hours and lose myself entirely. Whole days elapse with not much else getting done, while my kitchen splash backs grow. I can't wait to see them installed, but I must be patient and wait for the cupboards and new bench tops.
So you see I have been busy, but I haven't felt like writing so this poor old blog has been sorely neglected. I will try to do better, (I can't wait to show you my new kitchen!)