and a little bit about me too!

Monday, 25 August 2008

And not forgetting....

Oh I had to list this - as I am on the theme of presents - this was given to me by Mr M last Christmas.....3 beautiful watercolours of the adorable Sue.

One of the nicest gifts I have ever had...


Well over the last few days I have been lucky enough to get a couple of unexpected presents which I would like to show you.
The first is from Mr M - A bottle of the new Pure Bloom fragrance from Sarah Jessica Parker (Who I love!!) and a lovely trinket box, bracelet and a hand painted card from my dear friend Ag - I am spoilt!!

(Oh and in one of the photos you can see the DVD Bell Book and Candle- with the amazing Kim Novac and Jimmy Stewart)
If you have never seen this film - rent it - its wonderful for a rainy evening -especially if you you love magical films!!

Sunday, 24 August 2008

A little peek....

Here is my little crafting room - its the box room really but I love sitting in here and crafting!
Its such a sweet warm little space, where i can potter around with all my odds and ends x

Thursday, 21 August 2008

Making things....

Well my crafting adventures really started with making sock and glove toys - which were so instant and easy to make, so I thought I would try something a little bit more advanced. So I purchased a 1970s toy book and made my friend an owl with some vintage fabric - I think he came out quite well!! (Don't look too closely!)
The other little fella is 'Birdi the cat Pillow'....who looks a tad wonky! Poor little chap!

Monday, 18 August 2008

Wedding countdown....

Hi Bloggers

Well Mr M has had his stag doooo I won't go into details as its far too rude for a shabby chic pretty blog - any way use your imagination as he got up to it...and I'm having a sensible 'thing' on saturday. Wedding countdown starts here - one month Saturday....I'm not nervous... really.....

Might have to down a few long island ice t's.......

Do you like the photo of me? ;0)

Things that go bump in the night.....

Another subject that I LOVE is the supernatural - ghosts and goulies- spooky things anything and I have just finished the most amazing, funny and down right scary book called will storr vs the gave me goosebumps..............

Don't read this book alone.........

Thursday, 14 August 2008

Everyone should have a Moley

Hi Bloggers! This little chap is Moley - well not the 'real' one as that one belongs to my friend Miss Cartwheel;0) I came across these sweet little creatures in Asda - they still sell them and are only a few pennies - so you could sneek one in your weekly shop. Its a shame, but since discovering Tescos Shopping on line I don't visit Asda any more!!

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

Thank Goodness for Home Shopping

Goodness me - I'm tired tonight - swam 30 lengths got home did the housework and the Tesco shopping came - which is a god send. As I work full time the last thing I want to be doing is walking around a supermarket - I'd much rather be at home crafting on my sewing machine.....

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Lunch Club

Hi Bloggers - I must tell you all about lunch club.
At work we had a room that resembled the Matrix interview room - no one used. So Miss Cartwheel (My chum) decided to buy some spotty Laura Ashley oil cloth and transformed our boring cold dining room into a shabby chic eatery - well almost but
we all sit in there come 1 o'clock, its rather sweet really - oh and a hello to Mr B - you know who you are;0)

Monday, 11 August 2008

A little about me....

Well what can I say - not sure if anyone in Blog Land are reading my ramblings but hey ho! Well one thing is I am obsessed about is handbags - I just love them - I really love Mulberry and vintage bags, I don't know there is something about putting all your stuff in and taking all your stuff out - I know I'm mad!! But by golly I love bags!!

Evening Bloggers!

Don't you just hate Mondays - they are such a non day...and the whole week is ahead of you. I can't complain too much as I get to paint and draw for a livin;0) But its not too bad when you get home and are greeted with a sweet Pussy Cat who just wants to sit on your lap...

Sunday, 10 August 2008

Yoda doesn't seem too worried!


Camera bust!

What a pain - the camera I was using has broken! Hopefully I can make my phone take good enough pictures, other wise
its off to Argos!


Saturday, 9 August 2008

Mr M and his Animation

Hallo Bloggers! I thought I would mention that Mr M is an arty bod too - he is very clever and can do lots of technical things on the computer including animation - which you can see here..

I think he should really work at Pixar - (How Cute is Wall-e)Mr M bought me my own mini Wall-e - but I don't turn him on much as The Sue isn't keen:0)

silkie snoozes

Hello Bloggers! What a rainy Saturday - I have decided to stay in doors today. I did venture out to the local high street for my charity shop fix - but they have been a bit rubbish of late - not enough good bric a brac for me! So the plan for today is stay in - blog a bit and snooze a bit - like the Sue.... (Oh you can just about see Hellboy - he belongs to Mr M - he loves kittens too!)

Friday, 8 August 2008

Jam Jars wanted!

Thanks to my fav magazine County Living - I had an idea to make wedding table decorations ... cheaply! This is my idea (With real flowers not these plastic ones!) What do you think? (Plus I love Bon Mamon jam jars!)

The West Wing

Well this was a massive task - only a little extension - but we built it (I mean my future in laws with a lot of help from Mr M) built it and I made it pretty. Its a great room to sit it - and relax I have had many a glass of vino in here!!

The Sue

I love my cat...she is sat with me now and is my constant companion at home - Every one should get a cat - I have tried to persuade my friend who shall be named as Miss Cartwheel to adopt one;0)

Shabby Chic

Obsessed I am...I love old vintage things and toys that have been loved and lost! I like to visit the local
charity shops and am always on the hunt for a bargin - and I love to make things! This sewing machine came from ebay for £1.00 - can you believe it and it still works....

Wednesday, 6 August 2008


Well a couple of years ago I discovered sock and glove softies - they are brilliant to make for friends as you can quite quickly make things . Here are a couple of my latest sock creations - an Elephant and a Cat ;0)

Mood Boards

Hello Bloggers!

Well I have been busy looking for things to post - so I thought I would post my mood board or ideas pin board!
It is supposed to be for work - which it is really but I can't help sticking other things on there - it keeps growing and growing! I have lots of scrap books and bits of paper that I cut out ....

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Silkie Sue

As promised here is a picture of the lovely Queen Silkie Sue xx
She is the most adorable pussy cat - very affectionate and chatty (She really does talk!)
Silkie used to be a Bengal Queen - she was used to breed for her kittens - which makes me really sad...but she has
a lovely retirement with us and is very spoilt!

Blog excitment!

Hello Bloggers
Well here I am ... I have been visiting blogs for about 2 years now and have poored over the pictures and stories so now I have (With some help from a new chum) set up a blog. I fear it could be rather addictive but I don't mind.. you will have to bear with me and I hope a few people out there will read my ramblings.

Well a little about me - I'm an illustrator in the day and by night I love crafting and making things...I live in a 1960's house which is really a cottage in the country side (Well in my head it is) So apologies to Mr M for the old objects and worn out toys and things that I sneek into the house! We share our house with our precious cat Queen Silkie Sue - who is the most adorable Bengel cat ever - some pictures of her will be following as soon as possible. Silkie really is in charge of us, and I will tell you all about her at a later date.. sorry I am a mad cat woman now xxx

Another Practice post!

Very excited! got lots to write about- but here is a picture of some wedding favours I have been making!

First Day of Blogging!

A little note to say hello on my first day of blogging - more to follow!!

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