Sunday, 28 September 2014

We Have Moved

Just to let you know after a bit of a gap from blogging on this site (5 years!) I have moved this blog to here and changed the name. If you want to read more about what we are up to go to: Life is Beautiful

Friday, 27 February 2009

I feel like I have been away from my blog for too long. I have needed to allow a little more time for family and home so my blog was the thing to go BUT I want to add things so that I can look back and see where I am at.

I have been getting inspiration from lots of places. I have beeen trying to broaden my creative vision by looking at different ways to express myself. I have been trying to mix my art with words and thoughts.....visual journalling.

This book really inspired me and the authors have a great website.

One really fun thing is I have got a little red leather book and a black pen and have started drawing my thoughts down in a mixture of pictures and words. Some things are funny others sad but it gives me a quick artisitic release each day.

My new project is designing a woodland story telling set for a Easter Kids Zone at church. Here is what I am being inspired by so far....

Found this cute idea on a web site while re
searching set design.

and read this fun idea there

Monday, 5 January 2009

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!!
I am in the process of thinking of my goals for this year, which is really fun. I want to make them achievable which is also a challenge.

What are your *new year* goals?

This year for me has started with sad news from various friends of mine and with all the economical doom and gloom and all my fav shops closing (how could they!!!) I was feeling a bit sad and it is only the 5th!!

Heard this great song *Soak up the Sun* today by Sheryl Crow (album £2.50 in Woolworths closing down sale...some good things)
It has this line in it which says :

It's not having what you want It's wanting what you've got

Dont you think that is so true. We need to be thankful for all the things we have and learn to pay attention to all the good things in our lives instead of worrying about what we dont have or what might happen.

So this week enjoy what you have and be thankful for it.

Monday, 17 November 2008


I am so proud of Phoebe. She is a lovely, caring, generous little girl. I cant believe I have had her for 9 years. The time has gone so quickly. I found this picture of her when she was 4! So cute!
We have been busy making her some presents. I made this little Elsie Bear doll. I had to prise it from Lucia who took an instant like to it!!

Lucia stitched the butterfly on this cushion and is very proud of it.
I am taking Phoebe and her best friend to town to go shopping and have a pizza for her birthday treat.

Friday, 14 November 2008

lovely yummy stuff

These are a few of the new lovely things I have in my shop tomorrow at Claires crop. I do have limited stock so get there quick . The shop will be open from 10am til 2pm. If there is anything you missed out on then please let me know and I can order it for you. Also if you are not at the crop and spot something you like contact me!

Sweet Christmas Paper and Chipboard

Thursday, 13 November 2008

long time I know...

I have been rather busy lately and trying to fit too much in but as I have a moment I thought I would blog!

Thought I would share these. We had or photos taken by Andy Teo from Photocillin. We had such fun!

I had a string of bad school photos this year. Lucia's was the only nice one so I was delighted with these!

Yes Christmas is not far away!!!

I am doing an online craft class with the lovely Elsie as part of my birthday present. I know I can hear you say you are too busy. I have found that over the last few months I have craved some creativity. This class is lots of little projects which take very little time, so I can be creative on a tight time schedule.

I am going on a saturday crop to Burfield and taking my shop. I have quite a lot of new things so I post them up soon. If you like something then send me a message and I will arrange to post it to you.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Just realised...

that my header is very out of date! Must get an autumn one. I am looking forward to seeing Mike and Jo my brother and his wife this week end.

Also I am face painting at a party and have some lovely new brushes to play nice when the equipment works well. They do all the gorgeous swirls.

Also I am in the middle of planning Ewans birthday party and have got a massive piece of cardboard to paint some power rangers on. I have just ordered these little light wands/swords for the party excited.