The Gup-C

Thought I’d share the water colour painting I did for our 3 year old grandson.  It is the Gup-C from the Octonauts TV programme.

Before we gave it to him I stuck a photograph of him wearing his Captain Barnacles hat in the driver’s seat.

Birth Stats Wall Art


I have been hoping to make one of these for a while now and have finally had the opportunity with the arrival of the beautiful Imogen Kate last week.

Birth Stats Wall Art

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Dog and Cat Cards

I was looking for something quick to make to sell at our stall at the village Autumn Fair last week.  Here is what I made:

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55. Word Bird


It has been a hectic week so far.  I realised this morning that I didn’t have a make ready to publish so decided to take an hour out this afternoon to get one ready.  I enjoyed making this so much that I forgot to take photographs at each stage and totally lost track of time. That must be a sign of a good make.

The directions for this make are by Ann Ellis in the January/February 2012 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors

I started by roughly drawing a body, wing and beak shape on cardboard as Ann suggests.

Then I cut the shapes out:

and this is where I got lost in a dream of tissue paper and glue and forgot to take any more photographs.

The steps are very simple: tear up tissue paper, stick it to the body, wing and beak. Then embellish.

Attach the finished bird to a skewer or other handy stick and admire.