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Almost a Year

It has been almost a year since the publication of Made By Hand At Home. I have been so grateful for the response to the book and for the opportunities that have arisen from it. It was published in time for the school holidays with the hope that it would offer parents ideas for fun…

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Exhibitions at York Hospital

At the end of last year I was invited to exhibit in the 2D and in the 3D art spaces at York Hospital. For the 3D space I was asked to display some of the projects that I created from recyclable materials for the book. The projects all use items widely available in the home.…

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Visual Literacy Festival

Reading Pictures: Seeing Stories is a visual literacy festival organised by The Association of Senior Children’s and Education Librarians. The idea behind the festival is to encourage children to be able to ‘read’ images to help them understand the world. For the festival this year I am running a series of workshops in which children…

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Ideas for Projects

After a recent cup of coffee with a friend I kept our wooden spoons. I had an idea to make a rabbit decoration for spring. As I moved the wooden spoons around I saw a mouse, a cat and a bush baby. There are many other animal possibilities and I would love to see any…

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Wooden Utensils Workshops

Following the publication of Made By Hand At Home I have enjoyed being able to run workshops based upon ideas from the book. I am currently running a series of Wooden Utensils Workshops at York Explore libraries. Further to the dates listed here we have added a workshop at Dringhouses Library on Thursday 28 October…

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made by hand at home book launch

Made By Hand At Home

Ever since the end of last summer I have been busy writing a book. It will be published on 30 July 2021 in time for the start of the school summer holidays. The book has been written for parents, educators and anyone interested in the visual arts.Ā is an independent bookshop specialising in books for…

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Working with Cardboard

I discovered the fantastic on Facebook. The account and the website offers ‘the world of children in one click’ and I particularly enjoy seeing all the arts and the crafts projects. There are also many more ideas for families and for outdoor activities for families in the beautiful region of Catalonia. This week an…

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Bertie’s A to Z Offer

The lovely makes fun and functional dog walking bags. The business was named after the family dog Bertie who is a black Cockapoo. In March he has created an A to Z of independent businesses offering dog related products. I am delighted to be Bertie’s letter L and I have an offer on my…

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