'Our attitude toward life determines life's attitude towards us' Anon

Thursday, 31 March 2011

Well what do you know....

I have an order for a fascinator to be worn on Ladies Day at Aintree Race Course. Really can't wait to get started, but I first have to finish off my art dolls and then I can concentrate on the hat. Ciao

Wednesday, 30 March 2011


Well here's what's on my desk today.... my sewing machine has been brought out from under a bed and shown daylight! The only thing is, its an American model so I have to have special plugs and a transformer for it to work, so I can't transport it anywhere, but it still does a great job even with me at the treadle...... ha ha. Why not pop over to WOYWW, run by the lovely Julia, on my side bar and see what's happening on, in and around other peoples workspace. Who knows you may end up taking a journey round the World... now there's an exciting idea. Ciao

Friday, 25 March 2011

Just when you think....

Just when you think there may be a glimpse of hope that the future could be better.... wham, outside forces coming along and whip the carpet from underneath you. So now I feel sick again, tired and have to climb the hill (which is getting higher) yet again. I know what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, but for heavens sake, give me a break!!!

Friday, 18 March 2011

What dya think?......

Well here it is.... my very first attempt at making a hat! I absolutely loved designing, sewing, creating an original. I have another class tonight where I shall be using the hat blocks to make the usual hat shapes with pins, steam iron and lots of patience...... I have already been asked to make a fascinator for Ladies Day at Aintree, when the person sees this they may change their mind - ha, ha. Ciao

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Time goes so quickly

I seem to be chasing myself in circles, not getting time to post, check blogs or generally get to do much of anything!!!! I suffered from ME/CFS sometime in the distant past but as my life seems to be moving along so fast at the moment, I think I'm experiencing the same symptoms.... I will have to build rest periods into my day for the next couple of weeks or I will just collapse.... Its either a feast or famine, doing so much or looking for things to do. So I think I will go put my feet up and have a cup of tea, I have an early meeting tomorrow morning so I thinks its an early night (if I can sleep.. lol). I haven't got a clue what I'm writing, I'm running on exhausted and when I get like that I get hysterical..(some would say no change then!!!:)..... Ciao

Saturday, 12 March 2011

A mixed bag.....

I can show you the card I made for Neet's birthday........ as her birthday had been and gone, blogging about it now won't spoil the surprise. I used needle felting to make the jumper and pom poms, something different for a change and extremely statisfying. The rest was collage and stamping with a gold crown to finish.
I also made an ATC for the Vicky Stampers meeting...the theme being Spring. Ciao

PS I started a millinery class last night and thoroughly enjoyed myself so I will post the end product next week... I have some homework to do!

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


Well I've managed to join in this week..... on my desk are the makings of an origami book plus tags that we made at Vicky Stamepers on Saturday with the lovely Carol. As always a great day. The colourful storage bag to the left I got from a jewellery site, filled with ribbons, wire and thread. Can't remember the site at the mo! I'm not getting much creating done and I have a Vagabond machine to break in, as I am busy trying to get/find info for a venture I'm trying to get off the ground. I thought when computers came along we were promised a paper free environment lol!!!! we seem to have more than ever now. Have a good WOYWW. I will try and get round to you all this week..... ha, ha... Ciao

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Jewellery today

I seem to be posting without photos, but it seems I don't get the chance to take, download, la-de-da and so on. I've been to a jewellery class this morning, fairly basic stuff but a good refresher on my part. The lecturer is a friend of mine and she is good. Building and refreshing my skill base which is keeping my brain alive and making me get out of the house, which is important...... Out tomorrow morning, quiz in the evening, class on Saturday and Sunday visiting a wedding fayre, so I think I'm a little busy, don't you!!! I will post some photos at the weekend..... or will I????? Ciao

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Positive day

Well a good day don't seem to have had many of those recently. Had meeting this morning which has been extremely positive and immensely helpful. You never know what twists and turns life will throw at you, you have to grab the lifeline thrown and take it where it leads you. It has taken me a long time realise that. Perhaps my Guardian Angel has come back off holiday and is giving me a helping hand LOL...... Ciao