Joining forces

So a while ago I was all “dolls dolls dolls!”

I have a huge love for dolls they are the owners personality in a beautifully constructed miniature and I think they are just beautiful.

unfortunately my imagination just could get enough speed to finish them or make their stories.

but now I gave joined forces with an illustrator!!

he can actually take my dolls and make their back story come alive.

not only that but he has some great ideas for characters which I can bring off the page and give personalities!!

the possibilities are endless!! And the friends we can make are just right.

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5 things I’ve thought

This weeks has been so busy I’m not sure how ive had time to think one thing never mind 5 but I have got a few little musings.

5. Post Christmas exercise, we all know the feeling the jeans are a little tighter and the cakes look a little more tempting.

But my swimming cossie is waiting and Its starting soon, or just as soon as I have a day off work!!

4. I love my new job!!! Its like the old one but better, happier and more what I want to do and I cant wait till the brownie making training!!

3. Looking good and feeling better is very much a theme this year, last year I was stuck with a job that suppressed peoples individuality and personal scent! But I’m off now just have to remember how this mascara stuff works.

2. Crafty time, New job stuff again I know I keep ranting on about it but the shift pattern means I have 4 days off a week!!! Plenty of crafty time for me to get down to making clothes!!

1. Which leads onto my first project…..KNICKERS!!

Come back soon for more updates.


3 More Sleeps!!!!

so I think its close enough now to introduce my thoughts on my new years resolution, I have mentioned it before but this is serious stuff now.

serious faces everyone!!

so last year I promised myself that I would learn to crochet, I made a pinterest board and everything and I think I’m quite a “happy hooker” now. I’ve made 4 blankets, various socks and what not’s and a heart to cover up the rather unfortunate nail varnish stain on my favourite top.


so as you can see ROARING success. now its coming up to 2015 and  thinking a new skill should be involved.

luckily I already have a board started, I never realised was gearing up to this all year anyway but now its serious!!

2015 is the year of the embroidery, stitching, making and drawing with needle and thread. I cant wait so I’ve started early.


take a look at my board you I hope you will be inspired.


Why every girl should have a best friend

The sewing machine the sewing machine the girls best friend!!

My nan used to sing this when i was little and i believed her.

Never mind diamonds and jewellery the best friend a girl could have is a sewing machine to make her own clothes.

Mine is called sybil and i love her dearly shea wonderfully patient, very good at bouncing back from my verbal abuse and always has enough time to fix everything shes like an extra parent or grandparent. She even puts up with my messy sewing skills and botched jobs.

Let me tell u a story about sybil.

A colleague of mine came to me a while back and said “you do this sewing stuff don’t you?”

She said she had a top which she loved which was broken, a “huge” hole ripped in the back and she was devastated! And then asked me to fix it!


She gave me the top the next day and i gingerly took it home put on my neatest sewing head and fired up the janome, sybil.

After half an hour trying to find the hole i thought she must have given me the wrong top as this one was perfect. Then on the bottom edge, barely visible was this “huge” hole, it was 2 inches or lace frill that had come unstitched.

30cm of cotton and a little back stitching later i was done in 10 mins and she gave me a fiver for it!!

That’s a profit margin of almost 2000% and i cant help thinking that if schools and previous generations had put more value on these skills in times gone by……. Just think how many fivers we would save.