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The Dog that became a Hippo

In my post ‘Back to work mummy: creative days‘ I wrote about my recent discovery (and new-found giddy-in-love affair with) needle-felting.  Well, I’m pleased to report the adventure continues, despite some obstacles in the form of full-on working days and sleepless-baby nights. Now I first bought some felting equipment back in 2012.  April 2012 to… Continue reading The Dog that became a Hippo

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An Uncomfy Cushion and a Stunning Dress

I appear to be collecting peacocks.  To my mind they have this other-world-like quality, as if they belong in the realm of fantasy and make-believe (I have similar feelings about Kingfishers and Hot Air Balloons). I captured these fellows from some tiles on display at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (an amazing place to visit… Continue reading An Uncomfy Cushion and a Stunning Dress

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A Magical Train for a Magical Girl

When I worked as a Community Artist (several years ago now) I ran many, many music workshops for children under 5 and their families. I would often finish each music session with a ‘story song’, using a picture book I made, singing a story with the children. A firm favourite was a song about a… Continue reading A Magical Train for a Magical Girl