Big Garden Birdwatch 24-25 January 2009

Big Garden Birdwatch 24-25 January 2009

Why not take part in the world’s biggest survey of garden birds this weekend? The RSPB first asked its junior members to count the birds in their gardens back in 1979 and now 30 years on over 400,000 people take part. All you have to do is spend one hour this...
Because the sun was shining

Because the sun was shining

I have been waiting all week for the sun to shine.  Today it did.  So I sent a text to an arty friend and we jumped in the car and drove south.  Can you guess where we were headed? As a result of our spur-of-the-moment trip I have far too many photos to sift through. ...
Autumnal Drum Shade

Autumnal Drum Shade

I’m working on a few bespoke lampshade orders this week.  This is for one of my most loyal customers – a lovely couple who are on their fifth commission in as many years. They’ll soon have an ArtShade in every room of their house! This drum is for...
I love conkers

I love conkers

The conkers are dropping!  Autumn just wouldn’t be the same without going hunting for conkers.  I still find collecting them irresistible.  There is something about their shiny mahogany richness peeping out of the dull dry husks that gets me every year. The...
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