Thursday, 11 June 2009

Do you ever wonder ......

why you get involved or do certain things? Well these last few weeks I've been wondering that about my photography course. What a rush to the finish line, suffice to say there were some very unsociable hours kept but the 6 panels of photos and 3 workbooks are now submitted. Just have to wait and see if I'll pass now.

Lots and lots is going on generally, and lots to think about with the prospect of moving hopefully sometime late this year or early next. Looks like if all goes according to plan my first home in the USA with be just 10 miles from downtown LA! Interesting times ahead.

Anyway I did get the chance to do a little bit of crafting over the last couple of weeks and finally finished a piece for Gill. By special request, ladies I give you ....... Dawn French!!

Saturday, 23 May 2009

For Teresa ......

Apologies for being MIA! I guess I just got busy with life etc lol. Anyway I will try and do better and post some more interesting developments later. In the meantime let me share another of my fabric pieces.

I saw the original of this image in a newspaper and loved it. I had planned to do it with scrapbook paper but then as I was working on the fabric CJ thought why not try it with fabric. I was pretty happy with how it turned out!

So here is President Barack Obama!

Sunday, 8 February 2009

Miss Haversham

Well I've been kind of looking around at some things wedding related. M and I have been talking about ceremonies and I have to say it does seem more difficult as one gets older. Anyway I've been looking at some sites which I guess influenced what I was doing. So here's my entry for Flo, lots of lace, ink, embossing powder, tule, ribbon and beads and copius of distressing with a heat gun! This is the result!

Otherwise life is same ole same ole.

Thursday, 29 January 2009


Well loss is so individual and yet embraces and emcompasses us all. Little things, huge fundamental things, I guess it something that we all have to embrace in our own way throughout our lives. If we're lucky, it comes late and we're mature enough to be able to rationalize if not deal with.

Anyway today there was a loss of a wonderful music talent. A whole lot of people won't even register his name, but I was lucky enough to love and hear him live. An amazing and charismatic individual. I've looked for his version of Over the Rainbow and can't trace it as a video, but if you get the chance I'd say listen to the best version I've ever heard. In the meantime, i'm trying to give you some insight to his wonderful, mellow and incredibly sexy voice!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Well it certainly is, and how things change! For those of you who haven't already heard, Santa brought me a fiance!!! Yeah, that's right, I am now officially engaged to be married - to a wonderful, funny, thoughtful, handsome, sexy, intelligent, caring, hoarder of a man. So, all being well, it's looks like this lil Northern Ireland gal will be living in the USA in the not too distant future - US Department of Immigration permitting.

I had a wonderful Christmas and New Year, was thoroughly spoiled with great christmas gifts from friends and family and generally didn't want the holiday season to end! M got me a Pink Bind it All, complete with masses of accessories which included a fluffy, snuggly bathrobe, a mega pack of double sided scrapbook papers, a pack of scrummy L'Occitane goodies, and built me a sooper dooper computer with go faster stripes and more lights and whistles than I could ever use, oh and of course the most beautiful, sparkly, mahoosive diamond engagement ring a woman could ever desire! I also got troll type beads and perfume, and at work Secret Santa got me some white chocolate body paint and pink sparkly nipple tassles (what goes on in my colleagues minds I dare not think about!!).

I hope you all had a restful and joy filled break and that 2009, whilst it seems likely to be filled with trials and tribulations, will also be filled with triumphs.

Oh and check out my bling!!