I am ploughing on in the vain hope that I will eventually bring order to chaos and tidy my studio enough to be able to begin creative working again.  As you can see,… Continue reading

On The Road

I know, it has been days and days since I last posted, but most of the time has been spent on the road between home and somewhere connected with hockey.  My youngest  son… Continue reading

VAT returns

Not much to report today except to say that I feel vaguely virtuous as I completed and filed my VAT return today.  Boring and tedious in the extreme, but done and dusted! Itching… Continue reading


I hope you all enjoyed your Easter break despite the weird weather.  I have beem clearing up in the studio – nothing drastic, in fact most people would not even notice that I… Continue reading

Yahoo Friendly Plastic List

A few things you might not know about Friendly Plastic and other stuff: Did you know that there is a Yahoo list dedicated to Friendly Plastic?  Click on the link and you can… Continue reading


I don’t know what to tell you about first!  I met so many lovely folk at the Hobbycraft show, it was delightful to meet customers and friends old and new.  Thanks for taking… Continue reading

Demos and Disasters

Half way through the Hobbycraft show at the NEC and I am pretty tired, particularly with all the driving each day.  Loads of people have stopped by to learn how to work with… Continue reading

Flowers and Workshops

Wasn’t I the lucky one today.  I went to the front door when the bell rang, and there was a beautiful flower arrangement for me!  A very kind and thoughtful friend Froydis from Norway… Continue reading

Widgets, blogs and Hobbycraft

Are any of you going to the Hobbycraft Show at the NEC?  If you are, stop by the Origin Publishing stand, and you will find me demonstrating Friendly Plastic every day of the… Continue reading

Birthday In Bolton

I would never make a proper diary writer, I have already missed two days of writing on the blog, and I only began it a week ago.  My excuse for last night was… Continue reading