Tag Archive: Arts and Crafts

A Smashing Time with Stained Glass

I have never, ever crafted with stained glass before. But I’ve always been drawn to its beauty and the way that it playfully catches the light. So I decided to come out of… Continue reading

Coming Back from Writer’s Block

I want to say I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging recently, but the truth is, something really¬†upsetting happened and I just couldn’t write. I still don’t really have the words to explain,… Continue reading

Let Them Eat Cake

This evening I had a great time painting a cake stand at my local pottery painting studio – I can’t wait to see what it looks like once it’s glazed and fired in… Continue reading

My fifteen minutes of fame?

My blog has been rather quiet in the past week or so because I’ve been rather busy with work, but the good news is that my persistence paid off and the company I… Continue reading

Her Majesty Gets a Cheerful Makeover

It’s often reckoned that the Queen is the most photographed individual in history, mostly due to her image being reproduced countless times on coins and stamps during her lengthy reign, but the new… Continue reading

A mermaid

I painted a demo model of a new mermaid product that arrived at the ceramics studio I work in, and I’m super pleased with how it turned out. I’m not artistically inclined, so… Continue reading

Revealed: Norman Hartnell’s Designs Fit for a Queen

The much celebrated British designer, Norman Hartnell, has been synonymous with elegance and glamour since the 1930s. As the royal dressmaker to the Queen, he was naturally the first choice to design H.… Continue reading

Hopgood’s Courageous Run

This year is the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid in World War II, when Wing Commander Gibson led 617 Squadron into the heart of Germany to destroy the great dams of the… Continue reading

A portrait of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon by Cecil Beaton

Here’s Cecil Beaton’s fantastic portrait of the Queen Mother when she was young. I just love the way that the sunlight bursts out through the trees above, giving us a sense of what… Continue reading