The song for last nights choir was "Somebody" by Gotye (2011). Lots of tricky high notes but only three moves (although you wouldn't believe how much trouble a turn of the head and a step to the left then a step to the right can cause) It's a great video (apparently it's in the top 15 most viewed list) and I'm loving all those triangles, very on trend : ) Six weeks to the concert.
Thursday, 31 January 2013
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
If you want a chance to win some fabulous Farrow and Ball wallpaper follow this link here and enter NOW! They giving away 5 rolls of the paper of your choice every week for seven weeks. This design is called Tessella, my fav. as it reminds me of 60's boudoirs, Bridgitte Bardot and the geometric design project I have to do later this week. Good luck!
Monday, 28 January 2013
Friday, 25 January 2013
My friend Dot makes amongst other things, these lovely little brooches which she sells at local craft fairs (unfortunately she doesn't have an on line shop : ( ). Sometimes I am guilty of taking life too seriously but with this perched on my desk it's a welcome reminder to have a chuckle and see the funny side of life.
Thursday, 24 January 2013
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
I visited the Interiors show at the Birmingham NEC yesterday. Behind all the grand stands, chandeliers and expensive furniture was a very interesting, creative stand showing recycled furniture and other salvadged items. Out of the Dark is a charitable social enterprise that recycles, restores and revamps salvaged furniture as a means to train, educate and employ young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Founded by Jay and Jade Blades, Out of the Dark is an extension to Street Dreams, the charity that they have been running for the past 12 years. Their charity's projects are all about supporting young people achieve a better life and steer away from crime, and this project brings in the element of craft, DIY and work skills. Not to mention the development of self esteem and confidence.Their personal experience of rebellion and hardship in teenage years coupled with professional backgrounds in building and interior design has been the right mixture to make Out of the Dark a success. To find out more follow this link here.
Sunday, 20 January 2013
My kids made Barbara the snow person today, they think she is hysterical.... I don't know why : ) We have spent lots of time walking and playing in the snow this weekend. There are now wet wellies and odd gloves everywhere drying out in readiness for the next adventure. The BIG question is will there be school tomorrow?
Thursday, 17 January 2013
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
Thursday, 10 January 2013
My wonderful agent is going walkabout in the next few weeks. They will have a stand at Printsource, New York (F7 15th/16th Jan) and Paperworld Frankfurt (C67 Hall 6 26th/29th Jan) If you are visiting either of those shows please pop along and say HELLO! They will make you very welcome and will show you some FABULOUS work of course : )
Tuesday, 8 January 2013
Saturday, 5 January 2013
|From Pinterest - originally from www.theglitterguide.tumblr.com/post/24496004715|
Emergency glitter pills. Had a bad day? Step 1: open emergency glitter pill. Step 2: throw glitter in the air. Step 3: SMILE. It's back to work and school on Monday - I may need these!