Goodness me, it has been a while since I’ve been here. I really didn’t mean to be gone for quite so long. Despite the blog silence, there has been much happening here on the creative front. A recent commission has enabled me to develop my ribbon monograms idea. The brief was for the two monograms … More Weekend WIP Roundup
It has been some time since I have done a Weekend WIP Roundup. In reality, I think this post is going to be more a Weekend Life Roundup because there has been a lot of life going on here and not so much in the way of WIPs! Wednesday saw us travel all the way … More Weekend WIP Roundup
We are making the most of the recent warmer weather we are experiencing in Northern Italy, even though we sometimes feel like the only ones doing so! We have the kind of sunshine and warm temperatures that would see most right thinking UK residents in shorts and flip flops. Not the Italians! They are still … More Letting the Sunshine In
Before we moved to Italy I could take or leave coffee. Maybe once a week I might pop into one of the well known coffee chains and have nothing more challenging than a latte. I would try espresso but I would always find it far too bitter and a flat white, especially on an empty … More Coffee Commission Completed!
For the last week I have been preoccupied with my special coffee commission. I am happy to say it has finally been completed. I am so delighted I will no longer be getting myself into tizz with all of the far too similar shades of grey! One of the last jobs I had to do … More Weekend WIP Round Up
I have been making a big push to get my Special Coffee Commission completed this week. We are visiting the UK at the end of next week and I want to have it all finished and mounted by then so I can take it with me and deliver it to my friend. I have learnt … More Moka Making
I have been slowly but steadily making progress with my commission. Having to design something to someone else’s specifications does limit you, but in a good way. The person who made the commission was quite clear about the image he wanted me to create. I have to make that work within the parameters he has set which … More Making a Moka