Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Princess Celia.

Ooh I'm having lots of fun making new bears with a feminine edge. I have lots of silks ,trimmings, beads and crystals just begging to be used, so Princess Celia has her very own custom made tiara and necklace to go with her silk satin skirt. Princess Celia , you will be the Belle of the ball!!

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Hello again Mabel.

It occured to me that Mabel wasn't showing her true colours in the pic I posted yesterday. The lighting was terrible and Mabel looked blonde when in fact she's really a very soft pink. So here she is again in her finery showing off her pinkness!

Note to self - must get around to reading the camera manual......................
Have a great weekend x

Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Hello Mabel.

Hello Mabel, you are in a mood, could it have anything to do with the fact that I left you totally bare for a whole 5 months before I reached into my trimmings box and pulled out some tulle, crystals and ribbons just for you ? So now you're dressed in your finery was it worth the wait my dear ?

This poor little madam was languishing in a wip box for way too long ! I'm glad she's finally got an outfit, it was always my intention to make something feminine for this little girlie but I guess I got side tracked with other things and forgot she was there. Well that's one of the things on my to do list ticked off, now on to the other 99 things!!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Mmmm Mohair.

Just a selection of the delicious mohair I'm starting work on next week. I especially love the grey tipped one third from the bottom, the grey is very subtle but it gives a lovely depth to the mohair, I haven't worked with this before and can't wait to get those scissors out!

The one at the bottom is a mohair and rayon mix - lovely and silky, again I haven't worked with this either so I'm champing at the bit again. Steady now girl! All I need to do now is figure out how to squeeze an extra couple of hours into my day.......

Friday, 18 September 2009

Look what I got today!!

My friend at work gave me a lovely surprise today when she gave me a shabby little faded bear! How totally unexpected , in fact it's the second surprise gift I've had this week - my Dad gave me a gorgeous vintage brooch with semi precious stones and it's not even my birthday! I think gifts are all the more wonderful when they are given for no reason in particular, why wait until a birthday or Christmas ? I plan to pass it on and give someone a surprise pressie to brighten their day , why not try it yourself.

My pressie is gonna be for a very special person called Di she's one of the warmest most generous people I know. For my birthday this year she got me a craft book on all sorts of goodies to make from linen, so I think I'll have a stab at making her something from the book. Will let you know how I get on. Have a great weekend, hubby and I have an wedding reception to go to tomorrow night. Can't wait, ta a for now.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Summer 09.

Here are some of the things that I got up to over the summer! These gorgeous bears live in a toy museum in France where I went for a break with my hubby. We stayed with our beautiful friend Joelle in a teeny village near Beziers.

Love this pair!

The landscape in the region is just staggering and the road leading up this mountain was like something out of The Italian Job - hair raising and I'm such an awful passenger since being in a car crash , so I closed my eyes and held onto my seat and was rewarded with this magnificent view at the top. Well worth it, only then I had to go down !!

This is the little hamlet where we stayed, to be honest I didn't take many photos because the blistering heat kept me firmly rooted in the shade most of the time. It was the hottest I've ever experienced in France, the local fire brigade and helicopters where on constant look out and alert in case of forest fires .

This is a beach on the beautiful Dorset coast where we went visiting my sister and her family. I'm so jealous of the lovely weather that those guys get. I live near the Pennines which are synonymous with wind, rain and snow!!

Well the summer went in a flash and now autumn is upon us, time to dig out those woollies again........

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

It's me again!

Hi, I can't believe it's over a month since my last post! I just want to let you know that I am still around and will be back to blogging again this week. I've had a great summer and hope you have too, will post some pics soon. Ta ta for now.