Monday, 30 November 2009

Bubble trouble !

(I think I used this same title for my first ever blog post.) Here is my littlest daughter having a bubbly time. It's been a bitterly cold day today...the very slightest dusting of snow fell last night. Little Miss G was so excited when she woke up and saw it - but a little disappointed it came to nothing. She is desperate to build a snowman. I have older daughter and husband at home today not feeling so well, so I haven't achieved much today, I wouldn't even say I have played nurse very well! Never mind. I'm going to go and make a veggie curry now.
Whatever you are doing today, I hope you are having a bubbly day!

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I just wanted to drop by and wish a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends. I hope you have a wonderful day.
(The image above is from a postcard by Naomi and myself - sorry - I didn't have a picture of a turkey)

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

quick hello!

Hi there! Life seems so hectic just now - trying to do so many things at once, and often failing! I feel kind of frustrated, but I know it will get better...could have something to do with my hormones today. It's just one of those stay inside rainy days where I have to do mundane tasks like ironing - and I have discovered there is a leak in my utility room ceiling just above where the ironing basket was sitting and some of the clothes will need rewashed as they have a water mark on them. But, hey, enough grumping. I still have much to be thankful for. I'm not suffering like so many who have had terrible floods in England right now. I need to give myself a talking to!
So as I haven't taken any photos of me ironing, here is another example of the Cupcake Queen's cupcakes. Hope you have a lovely day, even if it is grey and rainy where you are.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

There be Dragons...

I was inspired by this book by Jackie Morris, Tell Me a Dragon...
...and these wonderful sea dragons that I saw on a recent BBC documentary... make a sea dragon necklace. I know the real thing is so much more beautiful, but this one will be fun to wear. It certainly will be a conversation piece!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

more buttons...

I think I have that button making spurt out of my system for now- more or less. Thing is, now I am not so sure it is worth my effort listing them. Maybe on Artfire as it is free to list, so I guess I have nothing to lose. But if I don't get around to it and any of you crafters out there see something you like, then please drop me a line and I'll see what I can do for you. Custom buttons to go with a garment can be made as well if you can't find what you are looking for. Thing is, for all the time I put into making them, I am not really sure what I can charge. If you have any advice, please feel free to offer it!
Now, I really must do some writing...some sewing...some painting...some necklaces..some cooking...some tidying...some ironing (bleugh)...too many things to do, and not enough time to do them in. Anyone else have that problem?

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Three little elephants...

Three little elephant pendants, off to explore the world. A wise old elephant named Emerald, and two young and inexperienced little girls, Ella and Elsie. I wonder where they will end up. The last two ended up in America - one of them went to Honolulu ! I wonder if he learnt how to play the ukulele? With his trunk !

Monday, 2 November 2009

New brooches

Here are some of my newest brooches. I'll be getting round to putting them in the shop sometime soon. I may even list them on Artfire. I feel encouraged - I just made my first sale with them yesterday. It is Free to list items there, so that's always a good thing!
The windows of the quirky little house glow in the dark!

Rain - something we get rather a lot of in Bonny Scotland!