Friday, August 26, 2011


An avid Tess:

She is just so cute and totally focussed.  One can imagine her herding cattle, being very clever and waiting....waiting.... till just the right time to run in behind there, nipping at the heels and bringing the stragglers home!

 Here she is with Lil'.  I think she keeps Lily young, though sometimes Lil' just wants to bash her up.

A beautiful little polypore fungus.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

A Sneak Peek

Just a little preview of what I will be exhibiting in the upcoming exhibition at Reverse Garbage - Materialistic - these include desk-sitters, danglers and brooches.

Two of the desk top owls:

A couple of danglers:

And one of the brooches:

And I baked another batch of sourdough last night, this loaf was given its final proofing in my new banneton and then baked in my cast iron dutch oven.  It turned out wonderfully and I had to force myself to stop eating it.....

A photo of the banneton after I'd tipped the loaf into the cast iron pot.

My beautiful assistant.....

Yesterday I also made Spicy Zucchini Pickles, the recipe for which you will find on the Etsy blog here, I couldn't resist trying them almost immediately and they are delicious.  I also added a couple of tablespoons of sugar and some bay leaves to the vinegar mixture and packed in a few split fresh red chillies.

What a yummy day.