second childhood

modflowers: toys for a second childhood

Sometimes I think I am entering a second childhood. When my sister and I were children, she was a big fan of soft toys. She always felt sorry for them, languishing on the shelves of shops with no cuddles, and begged to be allowed … Continue reading

not house hunting

modflowers: not house hunting

You know how it is… You avoid the charity shops, telling yourself that you have no need of anything they have to offer. You pass by with barely a glance at the window displays, reminding yourself that you really should have a … Continue reading

the good, the bag and the ugly

Good things come in a bag. Think of sweets; think of Santa’s sack; think of crisps. (Except, that is, for the crisps my Nanna once offered me, which were in a paper bag that emerged after having spent some considerable time … Continue reading

mouse in a box

I’ve been having a bit of a think recently. About new things to make. Or more, rather, about new ways of presenting things I make, to make them more attractive and desirable. I still want to make little characters, because … Continue reading

textile temptations

A few years ago, I admit, I used to have a bit of an addiction. Nothing too seedy, don’t worry. For a while, I devoted many hours to it, sometimes at the expense of family harmony. But it did more-or-less furnish our home, … Continue reading

out of the blue

I got a parcel the other day, out of the blue. I thought maybe I had ordered something and then forgotten. That has happened before. Or maybe my partner had ordered something early for my birthday. But then, if he … Continue reading