Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Zipping along today

What a fab day I have had, its been super, I feel so much better all round from yesterdays depressing struggle. I think its all stemmed from my very late night and which has just gone to show me that my being a night owl, is so right for me. After arriving home last night after a late run to the airport, I then just had to read the rest of my book, Snatched by Mandasue Heller. It was a great book and at 2.30am I was finished. So waking up at about after ten this morning I felt so awake and ready to get some work done.

Lots of bits and pieces were brought together this morning and I finally began to get a bit further on with designing some little framed pieces.

Above are some photos of the design process of playing with bits of paper, material and vintage hankies. These are going to be small framed pieces. Some will have one flower and pot and the bigger ones will have three. A break though with designing these has happened, yeah!!! A sure case of artist's block and its just like writers block, but at least we artist's have materials with which to play about with, so that something might come together.

In addition to all this great designing work and cards being made, I squeezed in a bit of cleaning. My mum and I got stuck into the little utility area in our house, which was such a mess. We have a lot of building work going on so it was great to get all the rubble cleared and things thrown out that we really didn't need or that were broken.

I will be now starting a new book tonight and I am off tomorrow for a wee day trip to the sea side.

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


Oh what a day today. Today I seemed to just struggle though each minute, wishing I could get to a point where I was able to zip along the pile of work, which was awaiting me. No such luck. Do you ever have days like this. Then early evening after a lovely catch up phone call with my friend Judith I was flying and still going at 10.30pm, as I wait to pick up a friend from the airport. I really am a night owl and must accept this calling (sometimes I do fight it, silly idea) and enjoy not getting up early and revel in going to bed late.

This evening was then productive and I will get some photos up tomorrow of the things I created in the after dinner zip along.

Sunday, 12 July 2009

My holiday

I have been up to so much these last few weeks I am surprised I have lived to tell the tale. Firstly my 1st holiday in 2 years. Got to spend a week at my friend Johanna's in Brussels and then we went off for the weekend to Paris. I have never been to Paris and it was lovely. The weather the whole week was so hot and I got to wear my new sandals, a bargain buy. I was in such a rush before my holiday, getting orders finished and things tidied up. I am a bit crazy that way I like to leave my house all ship shape before I go on holiday.

Some pictures from my holiday, got a bit burnt in Paris so that's why I am standing in the blazing heat wearing a cardigan, as I forgot the sun cream.

Me doing silly poses in front of the Eiffel Tower, me and Johanna climbed over 1000 steps to the second stage. The cheapest and quickest way to get into the Eiffel Tower. I think we worked off all the ice cream we consumed that week mind.

Its now all back to work and the good weather as followed me most of time. All the craft fairs will be starting soon and I have loads of ideas for new products. Will get some pictures of those up over the next week.