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

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

In the middle of the night.....

I have some weeks when I don't sleep well...... so I get up and have a cup of camomile tea, grab a book and wait!
Recently I have been getting books on self help, start a business, abundance and books on angels.......  I seem to have had a 'shift' in my mind set in the last few months, not sure how or when, but I certainly have a more positive, go forward and do what you wish attitude.  I read Paul Coelho's 'The Alchemist' (provided by Dyan at AFTH) I sat down one Sunday morning outside (yes it was lovely weather)and read it in one go.  It isn't a large book but it changed me.  That might sound a bit 'odd' but thats how I feel. Since that time, my life has changed in that so much of what I dreamed of seems to be coming to fruition.  I know I have more to do to achieve my goal, but I'm on the first rung, so here goes.
There will be some who think this is 'silly' but the more I give of myself, the more I'm getting back.  It seems to me that moving here has cleared my head, I'm bursting with ideas, have a better life style, living in the country does have a calming effect! and have a made many friends. 
I wish you all positive thoughts.....   Ciao

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Meet Matilda.....

She called for me from the shop window......so I had to have her. I picked Matilda up in a charity shop, so she has a new, loving family.  I wasn't sure where she was going to live, she is outside in the garden where she can been seen and she makes me smile......Ciao

Tuesday, 19 June 2012


Well, lets heave sigh of relief.  Lee joins the ranks of the employed on Monday!!!!!  I must say I was getting a bit fed up but faith won out.  Going to the local pub for a drink to celebrate.  I think we deserve it.  Ciao

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Alternative & Pretty Storage.....

 I found this gorgeous cardboard cake stand at my favourite shop SWAGBOX in Hinckley.  It was too beautiful just to have out when you have cakes, so I decided to have it on my work desk and use it as storage for my 'bits & pieces'.  Of course you have to assemble it yourself, but thats not a problem. 

 There are other items to collect to go with this range.... so I shall have to look for another item I can use as an 'alternative.

It is so beautifully made with lots of detail...a real delight.  Ciao

Friday, 15 June 2012


 Here are a couple of backgrounds I did after watching Dy's (Art from the Heart) video on faux bleach backgrounds....I think thats what its called!

I think I will have to play around with the stencils/inks to get the effect needed - but I'm quite pleased with these and am using them cut up for backgrounds.  Thinking about it, the quality of paper used has a lot to do with how well it turns out.  Ciao

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Too much....

Well yet another negative start to the day, the OH hasn't got either of the 2 jobs he went for.  One company has now decided that its not going ahead with the post...OH had 2 interviews for that particular position and you dont get expenses any more!!!!  There is still a chance for another job, so fingers crossed.

Trouble is I'm exhausted by it all.  I'm trying to get a business started for myself, I've had a positive response from a local business for some marketing ideas, which I have to design etc.  I'm trying other avenues as well, but with OH without work its hard to focus on what I want, when I have to support OH, fill more forms to get money from the State to live on (none at moment!) and keep the house is some sort of order.  We still haven't finished sorting out our moving stuff, I need a car and it worries me that if we can't get a positive outlook very soon, we will have to move.  That I couldn't cope with.

I like living here, loving looking at the garden as I type this, Mollie (our dog) has lots of doggie friends, I belong to a couple of groups and have made many friends.  I am trying to keep so positive, doing self help courses, reading positive stuff, doing e-business course.  But I am SO TIRED..... sometimes I wished I drank alcohol, got drunk and slept for a few days.  Thats not my way, but its so tempting!!!!

I surround myself with items I love, art that I create, to give me positive vibes and energy...... its a calming area but at present I'm don't feel calm just exhausted.  Ciao

Monday, 11 June 2012

Bright colours...... a different kind of post

Sitting here looking out of the window at the rain.....so I found this colourful picture from the Wynn hotel (entrance to shopping mall)when I was in Las Vegas in 2005.  Must say they serve great cocktails......
I've been reading a few 'self help' books recently which do help, can give you ideas where to go, what to do.  Common sense plays a great part in 'self help' I apparently have quite alot!!!   Some people don't believe in them, I just take what I want and build on that.  
I have so many ideas rattling around in my head, sometimes I have to get out of bed in the middle of the night and write it down, I'm sure that happens to many people.  Trouble is you cant sleep afterwards (well I can't).  I wish I had the energy now I had when I was soooo much younger, as they say youth is wasted on the young!!!   I was with a friend and neighbour this afternoon and she was saying the same thing.
I can't believe we are in June and that the longest day will be upon us soon and then......  the nights get shorter.  Got to make the most of getting in the garden (might try wearing a mac) and sit out, that's one of the reasons we chose this house - it's garden- but at this rate it will be rust I'll be covered in, not a sun tan!!!
I do have some projects on the go, which I must get finished, I've also put a creative proposition to a local shop, so I must go and see the owner.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Angel anyone?????....

 Here is my latest creation.... an Angel.  A friend of mine has had an operation so instead of an card I made her a 'speedy recovery angel'.
 It is imbued with positive energy and designed to make you smile. 
Angel's can be customised for any occasion, I will be only to happy to make what your heart desires.  Please contact me via email.
She is a jointed Angel, so her arms and legs will move which makes her more interesting, perhaps she is a flying Angel!.........  Ciao

Anyone for tea?

Anyone for tea?  found this amazing cardboard teapot (which is actually a vase, it has a plastic holder in the middle) at a local shop in Hinckley called SwagBag.......its such a quirky object that I just had to buy it. I thought it very appropriate with it being the the Queen's Jubilee.  Ciao

Sunday, 3 June 2012


Well its the Queens Jubilee this weekend, 60 years and what an amazing woman.  I wish everyone a great weekend, hope it brings all you desire.  Ciao