February round-up – spring, port and gifts.

Where has February gone?! Months are flying by this year and I’m not sure if that is a good thing or a bad thing. February has been another busy month, here’s what’s been going on.

Spring is springing!

At last, some signs of life are popping up. I always kind of forget the winter will end, so when I see snow drops and daffodils I think “Oh crap, yes this happens. Brilliant!”.

Spring flowers

I spotted myself in Essentials Magazine

Well I didn’t spot me, but I did spot my vouchers. I had no idea they were going to be featured so It’s a good job my mum buys the magazine.

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Lots of layers

I’ve been busy working on a huge commissioned illustration this month. We’re nearly there, and it’s been great fun to do.

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Coursework

The first part of my course is nearly over, my assessment just needs posting. It’s been a big commitment over the last few months so I’m looking forward to having a bit of a breather from studying for a while!

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Drink

It’s been a hectic month of ups and downs so I’ve needed a stiff port or two at times!

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Branding presents

I bought this lovely block of walnut wood with a brilliant vision to turn it in to a key holder for my boyfriends birthday. Its suffices to say that this did not happen. Time and technical ability were not on my side. Plus I was distracted my craft blog posts where people had used toy dinosaurs for hooks and I knew that, while I thought this was cool, no one else would. So I ‘gifted it up’ with a nice tongue-in-cheek wrap and made it seem like it was now the basis for a wonderful item we will make together. Which it is. Sort of.

I’m sure I will share what we eventually create with you all.

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Oxfam craft make

I was asked by the Oxfam Fashion blog to put together a craft make to help them raise money for their Mother Appeal, so I created this easy heart decoration. You can find the full tutorial on the Oxfam blog.

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Hope you’ve all had a wonderful February!

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2 responses to February round-up – spring, port and gifts.

  1. Helen

    I love your branding on the wood – I actually thought you’d bought it like that!
    Great idea by the way….

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