Wednesday 27 January 2010

Can't see the wood for the trees

Still without any film for my SLR (it's on my list of things to do today) here's a couple of photos from our walk at Loch Leven.

Saturday 23 January 2010

New old toy

What better way to practice my photography skills than with a manual SLR camera. I'm lucky enough to have a loan of an original 1972 Zenit EM from my dad. So now that I've worked out that I won't see the photo on the back I need to work out what all the dials do (there are a lot) and buy some film!

Wednesday 20 January 2010

Origami cards

I started a new evening class last night which I'm very excited about. This time it's illustration so watch out for some interesting ink illustrations. I'll start putting them up as soon as I figure out how to attach my scanner to my laptop - it's all very troublesome without an IT department!

In the meantime here's some origami cards that I made to alleviate the stress of completing my tax return.

Tuesday 19 January 2010


On a recent trip to York we visited the National Train Museum. While following my very excited husband around I managed to take a few photos. My favourite was Iron Duke until I realised I was in it - must work on photography skills!

Wednesday 13 January 2010

Birthday wishes

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who sent me birthday wishes and for all those who asked here's the birthday cake:

I think it's rather apt for this time of year and yes I did make it myself with the new snowflake cutter I brought back from Munich.

Friday 8 January 2010


When we went to Munich in December it seemed very exciting that it was snowing and only -16 degrees. Now it just seems to be the norm! We wrapped up warm for a trip to Tegernsee. I was so cold I took to wearing two pairs of gloves - mittens over leather gloves. To take these photos I had to take my mitten off just leaving the leather one brrrr!

In my ever so cosy house I've used these photos to make a snow themed card which has turned out to be very appropriate this winter.

Sunday 3 January 2010

New year, new chapter

Happy new year everyone! I'm hoping for lots of new and exciting opportunities this year starting with improving my book binding skills. This is an address book I made as a present for someone. I'll be keeping my eyes open for all sorts of interesting papers to make into books and hopefully soon they'll be available to buy.