Saturday, 23 April 2011

Surprise Surprise ........


What the ....??? Scroll to bottom for explanation ....



It was my son Brady's surprise 30th party last night .his girlfriend organised everyone to dress as computer characters ...Brady thought he was coming to meet Ellie for a quiet meal but as he walked up the stairs of the pub we all started cheering ....he was really overwhelmed ...he then had to change into the costume of his favourite Computer character ...Hei Hatchi.....I wasn't dressed up in case you wondered (I look as if I'm in fancy dress a lot of the time anyhow )as I was a busy costume maker all week for all my other kids ....well grown up ones anyhow.....xx
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Brady wondering 'what the.....????'

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Hopping towards Easter........and EGGciting news


You'll have to scroll to the bottom for EGGciting news ...
in the meantime here are a couple of holiday walks we have had ......the first lot are a visit to Salisbury and to Old Sarum







Visit to Winnall Moors Winchester

Now the EGGciting news .......I have been chosen to take part in the Enliven Project run by Eastleigh Borough Council along with 9 other textile artists.....I am going to be an artist in residence in a local charity shop(we have been each allocated our VERY OWN charity shop ....my perfect job !!)......we are each making an outfit out of the recycled clothes ...The outfit will be displayed in the window for a month and then there will be a catwalk where the outfits will be showcased to coincide with Eastleigh Festival in July...I am starting a separate blog to record my upcycling journey ....here t'is ArtyMaker

Here I am outside with my bag of goodies after rummaging ....errr selecting carefully ...I meant !!.......watch that space to see what I'm going to do with them...xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Back from our hols ........


Perfect .........Been away for a week took our little Welsh caravan (carafan in welsh ).....we found this great site Abermarlais right in the middle of Red Kite country.....We explored woods and climbed Welsh mountains(well we drove up the mountains !)...and saw loads of Red Kites and Buzzards and sheep .....my Wonderful Wales......hope you enjoy the photos and they give you just a taste of my homeland ....xx
View from our doorway .......you couldn't ask for a more perfect setting ...



An idyllic campsite .....only us in the whole place ....


If you look carefully and are very quiet you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of that elusive Welsh sprite who lives in tree trunks ....




We visited Llandovery (Welsh: Llanymddyfri)This is a photo of a 16-foot (4.9 m) high stainless steel statue to Llywelyn ap Gruffydd Fychan it was unveiled in 2001 on the north side of Llandovery Castle, overlooking the place of his execution six hundred years earlier. He had led the army of King Henry IV on 'a wild goose chase' under the pretence of leading them to a secret rebel camp and an ambush of Glyndŵr's forces. King Henry lost patience with him, exposed the charade and had him half hanged, disemboweled in front of his own eyes, beheaded and quartered - the quarters salted and dispatched to other Welsh towns for public display.

The statue won a national competition to choose a suitable design, the winner being that of Toby and Gideon Petersen, funding was from the National Lottery and the Arts Council of Wales.



Jim did climb up higher than us ......





Jim taking a picture of Ruby taking a picture of me in Carmarthen....

Daz helping me to pack up my stuff ...

Have to take my sewing machine on holiday too .....

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Happy Birthday Brady for Tuesday.......















Brady's birthday on Tuesday ....his 30th but we won't be here to celebrate it so we went out for a meal this evening instead ........I made him a mini journal with lots of references to his computer games ...he is just about to finish a degree course on Computer Animation and Graphics ....Happy Birthday Brady I am very proud of you ...xx
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