Oh deary me. It has (and I suspect, will continue to be for a while) been a long bleak patch in my crafting life...once the dust settled from Mum's birthday, we entered a phase of rather unsettled children. K is doing amazingly at school - she is an early reader so she's joining Y2 for reading and spellings. There are definitely some communication issues here, though, and together with a baby D who has been full of a cold and starting to teethe (already, I know...we don't do things by halves in this family!), I've been feeling rather brain dead.
On the upside I finally saved up enough to buy myself a Kindle 3G (e-book reader) which is honestly super-awesome - I've been in nerd nirvana for the last couple of weeks. It's so much easier to handle than a book when D is poorly and wants to do nothing but feed and sleep in my lap. I have read many many books over the last few weeks! It will never replace "proper" books - nothing ever could! - but I think it may be a death-knell for mass market paperbacks, which can only be a good thing in terms of paper use and the depths of clutter in my house, at least.
Anyway, whilst I'm not producing much of my own work at the moment I want to introduce you to the lovely Lucy Inglis of lucyinglisillustrations.co.uk. Lucy did some wonderful pictures of the girls for Mum's birthday at very short notice and I was thrilled with them. Aren't they beautiful! I don't have the best scanner in the world so the depth of colour isn't as clear as I'd like, but I hope you can see how fantastically Lucy's captured my lovely girls.