Thursday, 25 December 2008

Merry Xmas

Happy Xmas to one and all!

Thursday, 18 December 2008

School Nativity 2008

LOVE her drawings

Iris draws ALL OF THE TIME.She is 5.This is her design for a doll she would like me to make.I love that she draws...

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Coin Purses

some more purses...on their way to Cornwall.I will come back later, need to get off the internet as my husband wants to play online on his playstation! 

Monday, 8 December 2008

Come and Play

I've been busy...actually that's an understatement. For the past 2 months I haven't stopped making.And everything is selling so fast I don't even have excess stock for my Etsy Shop.Fairies, hairbands, bags, purses, Luno's.I had another order last week from a lovely fairtrade shop in Cornwall, Uneeka. I've sent off 10 'Luno' monsters,100 hairbands,20 lavender hearts, 20 cinnamon hearts, 35 purses and pencil cases.See Esthers tutorial at LondonMummy.I adapted it a little.You should check out her wonderful inspiring blog. I love it.I still have to make another 40 make up bags / coin purses to be posted asap.And typically my sewing machine is playing up. First the zipper foot spring flew off midway through sewing.Then I broke about 5 needles.Now its making a very strange clattering sound. SIGH!
In the morning I'm going to my old School to give a talk to the 6th form Art students, show them my work (mainly photography but a few handmade things too) and get intimidated by a bunch of 17 year olds.I'm sure they will all be lovely and enthusiastic. As major backup I'm taking Greg, my very talented friend and husband to one of my best friends,and he is bringing a dvd.Apparently he rambles, his words not mine, so thats surely a good thing.I'll just talk for the first 5 minutes and then hand the conversation over to him!...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

Romeo and Juliet

I went to the RSC Courtyard Theatre (once known as The Other Place)this evening.A friend got us free tickets for the Romeo and Juliet press night.Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrhhhhhhhhhhhh the pain of Romeo and Juliet.The lighting was amazing, so many moments longing I had my camera (although I wouldn't have been allowed to use it, RSC and all that).It was a 3 hour 15 minute production. I love going to the theatre but I must admit towards the end I was getting more than a little bit restless. Restless because i knew that i needed to make Iris her penguin costume for the school play (deadline: the morning) and O hasn't got antlers yet for her part (prancer) and then there's the 75 purses which need making for a shop order by the weekend...and so many other things on my mind which I won't go into here.LIFE IS TREMENDOUS.
All sorted now.Costumes are done.Will worry about the purses in the morning, after my regular morning cuppa (with lots of digestive biscuits may i add) at Lucys after school drop off :) and the large sum of money I paid into my mortgage account didn't disappear into the ether after all so I am breathing it too late for jam doughnuts?