Monday, 28 February 2011

A lovely weekend

I hope you all had a gorgeous weekend....I could fully relax and enjoy as I finished my snowman wrap by 7.30 on Friday evening - hip-hip-hooray! :D

We had a lovely day in Oxford on Saturday, despite the showers...I even managed to track down the lovely shop Aspire Style that I've been admiring from cyber-afar ..picked up a few treats for myself too!!!

Then on Sunday we had a mosey around another antiques fair -  after the success of the last one we went to we were hopeful for little gems again...but sadly, it was not to be this time...sighhh

We spotted the first lambs on our travels though; a true sign that Spring must definitely be making it's way - double YAY!

Friday, 25 February 2011

A work in progress...

Oops - I've not been around much lately, have I? It's been a frustrating ol' week...designs taking much longer than expected...boooooo! I thought I'd give my earlier snowman a few new friends, so I've been creating a wrap design involving many snow buddies; trouble is - they're taking TOO LONG!! Here's a little look at my current progress anyway...

- these are just a few of the little guys; as you can see they need a bit more texture and detail adding to them yet! Must finish  them today though, so I can enjoy my weekend guilt-free..... Right - back to it!!

Have a great weekend everyone!! :)

Friday, 18 February 2011

'Sweet little girl....'

We went to see Black Swan last night.....ooooh; it was a little bit grizzly!

- A sure far-cry from the innocent little ballerina girls depicted here in one of my wrap designs. Go see it if you dare.... ;)

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Love-ly Lollies

Keeping on with the 'love' theme this week, I came up with this quick valentines design the other day...sweet treats for your loved ones! :)

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Valentine yums! :)

Morning! I hope you were all made to feel special by your loved ones last lovely hubby happened to have the day off, and took the opportunity to prepare a gorgeous tasty treat for when I got back home...we even had oysters(!!!) The biggest highlight for me though was the main; a Jamie Oliver delight - sirloin of beef with pak choy, soy sauce and ginger...mmm...mmm......mmmmmmmm - it certainly tickled my tastebuds! ;) You can find the recipe  here or in his book Happy Days with the Naked Chef - I highly recommend it!! :D

Monday, 14 February 2011

Ahhhh...'tis the day of love...

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Spring has sprung!'s a miracle; the Spring Fair seems to have finally brought spring-type weather along with it - no sign of snow at all thank goodness! AND my garden is beginning to show signs of life again - there are shoots galore coming up :D Spotted the first snowdrops this morning...

...and even a ladybird too! Wow; that's early!! Fingers crossed this means that Winter has well and truly packed it's bags for the year...oh, I do hope so! :D

Sunday, 6 February 2011

It's here!

Phew - what a very busy week it's been...sorry for my absence; with preparations for the Spring Fair having to take precedence it's been hard to fit in much else! It even meant a 15 and a half hour stint at the studio on Friday to get all the finishing touches completed for the show - YIKES! With songs such as 'Happiness' and 'Smile' playing on the radio it certainly felt like someone was having a little chuckle at my expense!

The fair started today and is running until Thursday, 10th Feb...come along and see us all if you happen to get the chance; Rah Rah and Lucy B will be in attendance today, whilst myself and Little Red will be manning the stand tomorrow....fingers crossed for a great show; at least there's no sign of the naughty snow to put people off this that's a first! ;)

Tuesday, 1 February 2011


 - I can't quite believe it; can you?? The year certainly seems to be setting off on a flying start...though I'm super-happy as this means that Spring is gradually drawing closer and the buds will soon be out - YAY! :D

We always try and get a his 'n' hers calendar each year, and I particularly love the ones from M&S...check out the new look design for this year - I think it's one of my faves :)

- you can even add your very own photos to the scene; very cute! Though I'm liking the existing illos myself, so maybe they'll stay for now ;) Ahhhh....Venice; how I'd love to go back there again!


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