Thursday 27 November 2008


Thanx girls a brill day after our holiday glad you're all back and welcome to Leonna (hope l spelt it right) hope you'll be a regular wednesday member to the crop.....

Thanx Sarah for sharing the little bird house....brill love them....even recycled one from the Typhoo box last of the pink one aren't good so will re take

Bought myself a new washing up bowl a couple of weeks back so l wanted a dish cloth to match.....sad l know so l found a roll of recycled T-shirt yarn and knit myself two last night then died them in red food colouring few drops in water hey presto matching dish cloths...more time than money these days!!!...just had enough cut yarn to knit 2!!


Wednesday 26 November 2008

MADD Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

And I remembered what you said.
You told me not to drink, Mum So I had a sprite instead.
I felt proud of myself,
The way you said I would,
That I didn't drink and drive,
Though some friends said I should.
I made a healthy choice,
And your advice to me was right,
The party finally ended,
And the kids drove out of sight.
I got into my car, Sure to get home in one piece,
I never knew what was coming, Mum
Something I expected least...Now I'm lying on the pavement,
And I hear the policeman say,
The kid that caused this wreck was drunk, Mum , his voice seems far away.
My own blood's all around me,
As I try hard not to cry.
I can hear the paramedic say,
This girl is going to die.
I'm sure the guy had no idea, While he was flying high,
Because he chose to drink and drive,
Now I would have to die.
So why do people do it, Mum Knowing that it ruins lives?
And now the pain is cutting me,
Like a hundred stabbing knives.
Someone should have taught him,
That it's wrong to drink and drive.
Maybe if his parents had, I'd still be alive.
My breath is getting shorter,
Mum I'm getting reallyscared.
These are my final moments,
And I'm so unprepared.
I wish that you could hold me Mum ,
As I lie here and die.
I wish that I could say, 'I love you, Mum !'
So I love you and good-bye.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers)

Tuesday 25 November 2008


Not quite finished but for now will do me

lots of little storage boxes for all the punched flowers n button n circles

Even got the sewing machine out for some pressie making

Crafting unit in conservatory looks real tidy now..ready for Christmas just need to decorate

November 25th album date

Brupbrup been helping me in the attic

Started to sort the tiny work room out l will finish off rid of all the rubbish and stashed the boxes of paints etc under the work table
Todays task is to sort the table n shelves and make it look nice then must finish painting the corridor...basically thats the room a corridor with a 6' square at the end.....cosy!!! lol

It's where the attic steps are...ex RAF house rummor has it they used it to store their gear in there....made it into my craft room...or it could be a small office..good selling point if l ws selling that is!

TV too.....half the walls still need painting and the pin boards screwing to the walls but other than that l can now move in there...had turned into a dumping ground l'm afraid to say

Curly Chrismas tree inspiration was an ART FROM THE HEART class they used a book and l'm really struggling to cut a book up l'm afraid....even an old tatty l used the left over wallpaper l've ade other christmas decs n drinks mats out of...still needs that today

Now is the time of balance between fall and winter. Beginnings and endings are times of delicate harmony. When you are where you need to be, nothing can rock you....wanna bet!

Monday 24 November 2008

Saturday 22 November 2008


Half way through my mail/postings this morning we had a power cut so stayed in bed to keep warm and made about 20 minimal Christmas cards...and made up another 2 storage boxes
still need a star on the top...made them from the off cuts of the christmas die cut snowflakes
I like the minimal look and the recycling too


After a trip to IKEA yesterday..only to get 4 new storage boxes you understand (ooops l over spent again!!!) just fell in love with all the red decorations so l bought red candles n baubles to make a coffee table advent calendar and when l got back cut lots of red, white n gold snowflakes and stars and drinks mats to match so now red is the predominant colour for the decorations this Chrismas
Used some wallpaper off cuts that were perfect

Coffee table advent calendar along with all the die cuts...snowflakes stars and drinks mats all reversable

Have used all the tiny scrap pieces to make all the Christmas card too...recycling queen me! hehehe cant bear to throw anything away if l can make something out of it.....will put the cards together today l hope.......seeing red lol

Friday 21 November 2008


Violette Szabo's code poem written by Leo Marks.

The life that I have Is all that I have
And the life that I have Is yours
The love that I have Of the life that I have
Is yours and yours and yours

A sleep I shall have A rest I shall have
Yet death will be but a pause
For the peace of my years In the long green grass
Will be yours and yours and yours

Thursday 20 November 2008

Saw a 'STENDIG' Calendar yesterday....l want one loved it googled it and found it was huge 3'x4' loved it even more....then l found out its around £30 + or - a few hehehehe
thought l'd be inspired and started to hand cut large numbers and make something of realise why its £30 +....maybe santa will bring me one for Christmas

Now got to decide what to do with all the b/w numbers l have...'cos they do look good

Wednesday 19 November 2008


Not happy with the colour of the numbers on the b/w one and of course they are far too big so adding red ones and smaller should be finished today along with the pink/lime green one too and maybe even the 3rd bright colours one
Have a fun day all

Monday 17 November 2008


This is the inspiration for my Advent Calendar...Swiss company and some simple but wonderful designs

Re-bought the chocolates we had eaten last week that l'd bought for the advent calendars managed to make a start have the hand made envelopes for the 1st one hanging on a raffia cord with tiny little pegs l bought yesterday

Bridgemere and Hobby Craft was packed with shoppers...very christmasy lol....and l only went to pick up the cracker snaps but couldn't resist a look at all the trees and decorations...stunning in every colour you could think

Really feel in the Christmas mood now and well on target with all the decs calendars cards n pressies....happy bunny

Sunday 16 November 2008


1st 4 photos are Phils beads...he did really well at lampwork

Enjoyed the class great group of students and a lovely teacher....have to say the pictures make the efforts look far far better than in real life and l dont think l will be doing it again...hated the way the glass changed colour and you couldn't see what you would get till it cooled and then some of the best one shattered after all the hard work...not for me l think but fun to try it
Phil on the other hand did far better than me at this craft and says he would like to do more...VERY JEALOUS I AM
Full of admiration to any LAMPWORKERS who have mastered this brillant Craft...lots of practise needed

Cheshire college new art deptartment

Just had to snap this carpet of gold as we left the house

Saturday 15 November 2008


Going to Cheshire College today to do a lampwork bead class...see if we can make a few hand made glass beads.....fingers crossed l dont burn myself!! lol
Hope l can at least make one or two that are worth owning and showing you all

Been asked to do an instructional blog on the christmas wreaths....thanx l'm pleased ppl like them....Hope to do it Monday guys

Made a 4" one last night and going to do a mixed tube length one too...dont ya just love christmas lol
Hugs to all who visit the blog

Friday 14 November 2008

Wednesday 12 November 2008

Tuesday 11 November 2008


"You are prone to over-sharing today, so watch who you speak with! You probably won't blurt out any national secrets, but you might need to back track pretty quickly once you realize what you've said."

hope l dont offend anyone today!!

Fate it funny!....
Tina (new artist www gf) mailed me about the quote 'LIFE IS.....' we exchanged mails and Dads were mentioned along side me decided to sort the attic needed it!

Found some old photos of my Dad and his 1st kiln he built and that we stayed up all night stoking with wood...fond memories...thanx Tina
Photos to follow tomorrow

Sunday 9 November 2008

Remembrance Day..Market Drayton

When l took a closer look at the memorial....was suprised to see my own family name carved into the stone and l know that my Grandfather was brought up in Market Drayton..mmmmmmm that certainly needs some looking into...let ya know when l find out anything

Friday 7 November 2008


Never watched a DVD on laptop till this much more detail the eye takes in on a smaller screen...concentrates the vision

Because l said so...Diane Keton
The Devil Wears Prada...Meryl Streep
Cant wait for Mamma Mia to come out on DVD too....such a great film

Wednesday 5 November 2008


A very special day...another 8th day in an 8th year if you're into numerology
CONGRATULATIONS BARACK OBAMA....mmmmmmm very special

Back to the babies share their chosen seat...aaah sooo cute Brupbrup but let your bro share and dont get so grumpy with him...please

Tuesday 4 November 2008


Unit from the front sitting room....looks at home in the conservatory dont ya think?

and where did all these cables come from....age of technology...HAHAHAHA

ooooh all white n silver....