Friday, March 26, 2010

Welcome along, Spring!

I've never been a massive fan of Spring, I'm more of an Autumn girl, but this year has been different. After the longest, coldest Winter I can remember, the chance to pop out without a coat is SUCH a novelty! The sun is out this morning, and Sienna and I are driving into Kettering to run some errands. We're choosing a birthday present for Sienna's cousin, we're popping into the art shop to pick up some purply pretty paper to make my neighbour's wedding invitations and I might even treat myself to some St Tropez now that I'm baring more flesh. My skin is so pale it's not even white, it's sort of a bluish!
In other news, today is the final day of Bologna Book Fair, and I'm nervously waiting for my agent to return with any news! I've written a new picture book, so am hoping to find a publisher for it.
So, I think it will be a pretty chilled out weekend, (I hope!), they're never long enough!


Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hunting Woolens Ottoline

In the shop now ---------------------------------->

I've been spending this rainy saturday finishing off the dinky little hat for this Ottoline doll, it just makes me so happy! It's pointyness, it's greeny, wooly lovelyness, the button, the trim!
I'm just trying to think of somewhere to go now, as the noise from outside it ridiculous! Bring on house in France with no neighbours!

Lots of love,


Monday, March 15, 2010

Hunting Tweeds

The weather in Perigord has not warmed up this spring, and the trees are still slimy black and bare of leaves. Ottoline makes her way through the forest, searching for more animals on which to work her needle and thread magic. I wonder what she will find in the undergrowth?

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The bunnies cometh

Every year, around this time...something strange happens. It happens overnight. We all go to bed, then next morning...bunnies. Everywhere.

In other news, Sienna has discovered the joy of heels. She spent most of yesterday afternoon clip clopping about the house. She prefers a lower heel to a three incher, but then so do I :0)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Perigord Noir

...again, the black trees are calling me.
A harvest of black crows, in the shop soon.
I need to organise my blog/shop...not easy at the moment...
I'm waiting for a package to drop on the door step, a bundle of woven labels.
Black coffee and late nights are what I need.



Friday, March 5, 2010

Hi there,

I'm creating a site dedicated to Ottoline, it may even take over this blog. So have a peek...

If you can't see a link, ( I can't!) then type into your URL adress bar :0)