Monday, 30 August 2010

A Proud Mum

Just a quick post to show you a picture of my eldest girl modelling her first attempt at making her own clothes. She is thrilled with it and I'm so pleased that at last one of my girls is at last interesting in Sewing.The pattern is one from Sew Hip issue 4 called deliah and it went together very easily, ideal for a beginner.

I'm now going away for a few days to the West Country. I'll tell you all about it when I get back.
Speak soon Gillxx

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Fancy Dress

I can't believe it's been a week since my last post. Last week I promised you pictures of my girls as cavewomen, well it turned out I had 8 girls here getting ready. Mr T disappeared up to the summer house with a bottle of wine and a book while these "young ladies" applied wash off fake tan (you should have seen my shower the following morning), false eyelashes and backcombed hair.

Not all went as cavewomen, this is the odd one out.

These two were in the first car to leave.

Then came my two (on the left )with friends.The clubs were papier maché made on my kitchen table and left in my green house to dry.

This lot won first prize.Amazing arn't they. The Boxes are hand painted.
Anyway that's all over for another year. Back to normality.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

A good day

This time of year is always busy for our family, mainly because it's Cromer Carnival week and my lot love it. Last night was the actual parade, but on Friday is the big fancy dress party which my 3 and all their friends take very seriously. This year my girls are going as "cavemen" so I have leopard print fur fluff all over the house. I promise to take photo's before they all leave. They wanted bags that would blend in but didn't have enough fur fabric left so you can hear it can't you."MUMMMM"

So this is what I came up with, the fabric was my first go at machine felting,a felted scarf. It's great to find a use for it.

One each.

While the younger family members were in Cromer, Mr.T. went for a boys night out in Norwich so I had a nice restful evening on my own until 11 O'clock just as was going to bed when he phoned"we've missed the last train home." I was very tempted to just say "oh Dear" but I went and picked him and a couple of mates up.
This morning at 9am these arrived, not from Mr T but one of his erstwhile friends. A very nice gentleman.

I am ashamed to say I didn't have a nice vase for them,I usually use a jug with garden flowers. So off to the Charity shops I went. Didn't find a vase I liked(back to the jugs then) but I did find lots of other stuff.

These are called Owl mugs and were made by Holkham pottery which closed in 2007. These were made during the 70's. I have a small collection of Holkham Pottery which was, of course in North Norfolk. I love these mugs, the only other one I have has a chip but these are perfect.

I also found these, a real reminder of my childhood which I just had to have but will probadly sell on---or not.

And to go with my afternoon tea a bit of light reading then
it's off to the fireworks at the carnival tonight.
I hope you have had a good day and enjoy the rest of your week.

Saturday, 14 August 2010

And the winner is:-

Well today was the day that I draw my first giveaway. There were 49 names put into the hat.I couldn't believe the response.

My Glamorous young assistants did the draw for me.

And the winner is:-

Nana GoGo.Congratulations. So Nana if you can let me know your details I'll send your prize out to you ASAP.

Monday, 9 August 2010

not quite an ology.

Before I write any thing else I just want to thank everyone for your kind messages after the loss of my Mum. She was an incredible woman who had a long and eventful life.
She sometimes drove me around the bend but I couldn't have had the life and career I've had without her help and encouragement. I miss her already.

What do you think of my latest qualification? Mind you by the state of the photo you can tell it's not in photography.

I wrote a while back that I was doing a course on Felting well I have got my certificate and can now show you my course work. It's not profession Standards but it's another craft I can do and enjoy doing.

The first piece is just a plain piece in A4 size.

Then you move on to using more colours.

This one is the same on both sides.

Then felt beads these are so frustrating to get right.

Finishing with a handbag, which I have added a bit of needlefelting to just to liven it up a bit although it would need a handle for use I think.

Just a quick reminder that my giveaway finishes on Friday . I'll post the winner over the weekend.
In the meantime have a great week.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

Personal Tribute

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.
-- Washington Irving

My Mum

16th July 1919 - 5th August 2010

A lovely lady sadly missed.