Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Baking creations

Banana & Walnut Cake

 Banana Bread

 Carrot Cupcakes

Eccles Cakes 

Pork & Pepper Pasties

Chocolate Marshmallow Fudge

 Cake Pops

Wedding Cake card boxes

These are a set I bought and decorated. Ideal for an extra special gift for friends and family getting married. They can be personalized to make them even more special

Feature writer

I have been offered a fantastic role today as a Features Writer on Baking for an online magazine. It is on a voluntary basis but an amazing opportunity to research, try out and pass on information to others on the latest trends, equipment and recipes. Watch this space for more details!

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Personalised cards created on Craft Artist software

Mother's Day Card made on behalf of my grand daughter Sophie for her Mum

Mother's Day card for a friend enjoying her 1st Mother's Day
Photos are of her 8 week old son
Cards I made for my friend's twins Noah & Daisy May's 1st birthday

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

College work

This is some sculpture and creative computer work I did at Lichfield College a few years ago

My first play with clay

Abstract Sculptures

I liked just getting hold of a piece of clay and seeing what I can turn it into.

Based on my niece Jessica

Lady in tears

Just having a play with clay. Tutor
thought it was very childish

Cast sculpture

Number Faces made into tiles from original drawings I did

A computer picture I made using Coraldraw combining 7 different artist, Van Gogh, Dali, Henry Moore, Rothko, Pollock, Mattise and David Hockney

Image create on the computer based on
Aboriginal Women's art

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Knitted Aran Jacket

Over 20 years ago, when my 2 eldests sons were little I was a regular Woman's Weekly reader and used to love there knitting patterns. One week there was a lovely pattern for an Aran Jacket and the magazine also gave you the opportunity to buy the wool to knit it in the choice of grey or dusty pink. My mother-in-law Audrey took a shine to the jacket and I said I knit it her for a Christmas present and sent off for the dusty pink wool. I have done various amounts of knitting before but never on this scale or with so much detail.

Front of Jacket

Back of Jacket

The next few photos show some of the details of the pattern

I never got to complete it for Audrey for that Christmas and it became a standing joke between us as to how long it was going to take me to finish it as I was also bringing up a young family. I also had a desaster while knitting one of the sides, we had a little Yorkshire Terrier pup and went out one day to come home and discover my knitting and wool all around the living room floor after the pup had, had hold of it. It took my ages to untaffle the wool out and I ended up having to keep cutting the wool and tying knots in it.

Look closely and you can see some of the knots

It took me about 3 years to complete and Audrey love it and wore it alot. When Audrey died 15 years ago today (16th February) my father-in-law Bill gave the jacket back to me. I still wear the jacket very regularly to this day and it's my favourite piece of clothing that I would never get rid of and all the wonderful memories it holds

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Birthday Cards January 2012

Birthday card made for my son's 22nd birthday, using Serif Craft Artist incorporating a photo of him and a fish he caught

Birthday card made for my son's girlfriend's 20th Birthday, using MCS Setting the Scene Shop Fronts cd

Made for my niece's 13th birthday using MCS A Very Important Date paper pack