Tuesday, 22 June 2010

Kites are fun - my new blog!

I'm happy and rather excited to introduce to all of you my new blog! Kites are fun! I don't want to say to much about my hopes and plans for it but I will say that I hope for there to be regular illustrated articles and a few extras thrown in now and then. I've written and illustrated the first 'article' about swimming in the heat, so please do take a look and let me know what you think. I'd really love for you to follow along. I think it's going to be a fun journey, so do come join me!
Love from Jill x x x

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Heavy Pencil - tonight

Tonight I'll be going to the ICA, here in London, for some Heavy Pencil drawing. The super talanted Marcus Oakley (top picture) has invited our Daniel (middle) and our Colin (bottom) to draw to the sounds of 60s and 70s music tonight. I can't wait to watch them all drawing strange little animals with hats on and people with patterned skin. If you fancy coming along it's free. It would be lovely to see you there. Details of the event are here.

Monday, 22 February 2010

Looking out the window

On Friday I wrote a little list of little things which would make me feel good that I'd like to do over the weekend. One thing on the list was 'take photos of the view whilst travelling'. I took th epictures of the clouds whilst on the train back to London and the photos of Kings Cross Station whilst on the bus to Euston Station.

Fancy a Match?

I just had to show this table football which I saw in my favourite Liverpool charity shop this weekend. Look at the label, it say "Derby Match Game". For those of you who don't really know about Liverpool or don't live in England the two local teams in Liverpool wear Red (Liverpool) and Blue (Everton). The best part about this table is that they only want £6.50 for it. If I lived in Liverpool and had a big house with a games room I'd totally buy this and place it next to a duke box.

Friday, 19 February 2010

A pretty little lady

This is the hand sewn item which I said I was inspired by when making the little acorn purse. My friend Karen made it and I think it's so pretty. She's really very skilled with her neat little stitches. She's going to be starting her own shop soon aptly called My Mum Taught Me To Sew and I can't wait to see what she comes up with. The little lady is now placed on my bedroom door, doesn't she look welcoming?

Things to Make and Do

This weekend I'm off to Liverpool to visit my Grandma and my Grandad. Grandad will make me eat three almond slices in a row and Grandma will tell me exciting stories. Here's a list of things to make and do this week. My theme this week - Feeling Girly

1. Make your own pretty underwear and make it look elegant like this.

2. Make a bunch of these sweet flowers and hand them to your friends.

3. Brighten your home with cut out bouquets

4. Sort out your wardrobe and your style so you look good in Spring

5. Work out how to fold beautiful star shaped love letters (and tell me if you manage!)

6. Take up a little hand sewing project and make a lovely cushion

7. Make some more pretty hair clips

8. Fill your weekend with cups of tea, reading books, homemade biscuits and a little bit of making and a little bit of doing. Enjoy x
photo by pony tail

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Standing at the bus stop

I was stood at a bus stop over the weekend, after my little visit to the postal museum, when I noticed;
the view to my right and the view to my left
It made me smile. I love how in London everywhere you turn you'll see a different view.
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