Monthly Archives: September 2012

Headingley Cardigan Triangle ART DAY! 30th Sept 12am – 5pm

This time next week I will be displaying/selling work as part of Headingley Cardigan Triangle Art Day.  The art day is in it’s seventh year, and features 21 artists hosted by 17 houses and gardens in the area.

Some featured artists:

Diana Lamber


Christian and Lisa Bristow


Helen Entwhistle


Jonathan Hopper


Kate Evans



“This year’s Cardigan Triangle Art Day creates a whole new genre with its ‘Great Cardi Challenge’.  In between all the artists hosted in residents’ houses, you’ll discover a trail of cardigan connections you never knew existed. You may be lucky enough to spot a diamante-encrusted Cardigan Hurst or wicked knitwear from movie blockbuster, ‘The Devil Wears Cardis’. Vote for your favourite as you feed your artistic inspiration with home-made cakes at the Art Café, this year in the church of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Browse, buy or just enjoy prints, jewellery, illustrations, landscapes, portraits, photography, poetry and painting across a whole range of artists, including lots of new people and work to see.  You can also make your own art in activities run for the Art Day by Left Bank Leeds.”

I am anticipating this to be quite a cake orientated event which is pleasing.  Not just any old cake. Proper oh-crikey-I-need-to-hold-on-to-the-table-because-this-is-excellent cake.  See you there!

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Allotment!

After two years on a waiting list, I have finally/terrifyingly been offered this plot!

As I generally find it hard enough to hoover my own house let along cut grass and hedges, this is a somewhat daunting prospect at the moment. Especially as I don’t actually own any tools…  It has helped that the previous owner (who is great!) has looked after it so well for well over five years, but also worries me a bit as there is already masses of fruit to look after – I don’t want to ruin it and will feel very guilty if any of fruits die!!

So. I now need to know how to look after pears, plumbs, apples (various), cherries, gooseberries, blueberries, blackberries, tayberries, raspberries, currents, grapes (yes… grapes!), crab apples, rhubarb, and some old strawberries.  I hope my new fruit family will be Ok….

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Some photos from the weekend – Lantern making and weaving workshop in Cumbria

This weekend I organised a craft tent for Penrith Scouts jubilee celebration, which took place on the Saturday near Blencowe. Scouts enjoyed a day of activities, a hog roast and then camped over night.

I managed to take photos in the lulls whilst the kids were off climbing, cycling, baking bread or firing arrows. At other times I was inundated with questions about weaving, lantern making and requests for selotape. A very industrious pair of girls came back time and time again, managed to complete all the activities I’d set out and went on to make their own creation ‘Mrs. Kipling’ which I didn’t get a photograph of because they were too occupied poking it over a wall at people..

Click for panorama! 

Hoping to get some more photos soon of lanterns lit at night.

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