Hi..my name is Gail and I love to write, paint and make things...especially my little handstitched mice!

Monday, 11 September 2017

More heartmade....

I have been painting up a storm just lately (and neglecting the mice a little bit, which they are not too happy about!) These are two of my other little painted wooden hangings (or dangles!) - the heart one is kind of near and dear to me, because I just love owls (and all birds, really); the caravan dangle is for some friends who just love their little 'house on wheels'. All these pieces are also available to order, and can be personalised if you like - just send me a email if you are interested. Happy Monday to all...Gail xxx

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Heartmade by Gail...

In addition to my mice I also am doing lots of painting in my fairly whimsical style...and am creating cards, journals and little painted wire hangings on wood, trimmed with fabric.  Here is one of my latest creations, done as a gift for a very old and dear friend...she loves it and already has asked for more, for some of her other friends!  Being creative is so important to me...and I think to so many of us, it's healthy and life enhancing on every level. Someone asked me the other day why I do so many different things - well, apart from having a very low boredom threshold! - I just really like to create and make things. My head is so full of ideas and there aren't enough hours in the day to actually do all the painting, stitching and writing I love...but that's a good problem to have. At least I don't get bored!  Gail xxx

Camomile's teapot...

Well, Camomile's little story book (with recipes!) is finally here...all the creation of her little mouse paws (with a little help from the other mice and me!) If you would like a copy, please leave a comment here and I will get back to you (or send me an email at: rosebudlane@gmail.com. (If people order 3 or more mice they will get a copy absolutely free).

Happy weekend to all..and mouse xxx Gail

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Les Souris de Rosebud Lane!

The mice are happy to report that they are now appearing in a new book, published in France, called 'Les Souris de Rosebud Lane' - which means that it is possible to make your own mice, too. (The book is in French, obviously, but if you buy it an English translation of the instructions is available from me, in pdf format). (And Camomile's little tea and baking book will be rolling off the press soon..keep watching this space!) Mouse kisses and blessings....xxx

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Christmas is coming early to Rosebud Lane...

Well, it might only be August, but these mice are already gearing up for the festive season - actually, they are going to be featured in a holiday advertorial. So Mr and Mrs Christmouse and their old friend Snowmouse are all prepared, with their gifts wrapped and ready...wish we could all be as organised as these mice!

Friday, 2 June 2017

Delicious news from the Lane!

Back after another too-long absence...but with good news. Miss Camomile would like it to be known that she is finally getting down to writing her book, which tells the story of her little teashop and bakery, and also includes some of her favourite recipes! The book, which is hand written and illustrated, will be available soon to buy right here...so keep an eye out for that.  Mouse hugs and kisses....xxx

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Back at the beach!

Another long gap between posts - been a difficult and busy few months since my dad's passing in May, but things are slowly coming together and I have just moved back to the coast - my favourite place, Port Alfred in the Eastern Cape, South Africa.  So happy to be back here!  And now, hopefully, I will get back to my various creative pursuits, including a new cookbook and more mice - maybe a couple of seafaring or fishing ones!

I also recently completed work on a craft book featuring the mice, which will be published in France by Editions de Saxe - hopefully in spring, 2017, all going well.  This book will be available worldwide - I think! - but obviously in French only at this stage.

Hopefully be back to write more soon, in between some sunbathing on the beach!

Gail xxx