Monday, 29 February 2016

War of the Worlds, Dominion Theatre, London

Another Item Ticked off my " Bucket List "
This weekend just gone , I managed to tick another item off my Bucket list, I have always been a big fan of The War of the Worlds by H G Wells , but I have always been a bigger fan of the same titled musical Soundtrack , which I originally had on Vinyl then cassette and then finally CD .
The performance was brilliant and far surpassed my expectations . The cast was as follows :-
Liam Neeson (projection and hologram) , Michael Praed , David Essex , Jimmy Nail , Heidi Range , Daniel Bedingfield , Madalena Alberto.

My first time to the Dominion Theatre , I was quite impressed a lovely theatre and the stage looked really cool decorated by steampunk cogs.

Smiles all round before the performance .

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Soundtrack to my week

Hi all
          Just back from  gruelling 4 day "weekend" at Birmingham's NEC . A rather hectic week last week making samples and preparing for the weekend and then the actual trade show itself . Met up with loads of my customers , most of whom  I now consider to be friends.

 I thank the following artists for inspiring me and helping me through the week.The soundtrack to my week reads as follows:-

Testament :-The Formation of Damnation

Megadeth :- Th1rtee3n

Megadeth :- Dystopia

Billy Idol :- Essential

The Rasmus :- Dead Letters

Eurythmics :- Ultimate Collection

Its great to be home where my true inspiration keeps me on my toes, here's to a new one


Wednesday, 17 February 2016

A Gift From a New Friend


A New Acquisition 

I have been working at head office all week getting ready for the big trade show at the weekend , in the course of this I got to meet a new friend . While chatting it came out that I like all old things including old cameras , record players etc . She then kindly told me that if I liked old cameras I was quite welcome to her dad's old Russian camera , which you can see from the photos is in really good condition , now my original idea was to break this up and use the parts maybe on a mannequin but having seen it in the flesh I don't think I could bring myself to dismantle it . It is in its original leather case and comes with a fighter pilot type viewfinder again with its original case.
The camera is stamped made in Russia

Sunday, 14 February 2016


Music to work to

Been a busy week at Dreamsofvintopia1 Head Office, working with new products from Cosmic Shimmer and getting ready for the big tradeshow at the weekend.

I, like most people like to listen to music while I am working. Always interesting how the different genre of music affect my freestyle crafting! As I have been doing proper work this week, I have kept the music pretty safe and the "sound track to my week" this week has been:-

Beatles - '62 to '66
Queen - A Night At The Opera
Mastodon - Once More Round the Sun
Athlete - Vehicles & Animals
Foo Fighters - Greatest Hits
Fleetwood Mac - The Very Best of .....

Tomorrow is a new week and a new soundtrack. Always interested to hear what others listen to while crafting and working.

Stay tuned for this week's soundtrack.....


Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Vintage record player courtesy of HMV

A Recent Addition
I,  like many people have recently started collecting Vinyl again , I always preferred to have my music in this format , I love the sleeve art and the lyrics hidden away inside, either within a gatefold cover or on the sleeve . I loved picture discs and shaped records and I am so happy that this great medium is making a comeback imagine my delight when I stumbled across this little baby in an antique shop for £20!!!!  yeah I know she is in amazing cosmetic condition but I think she needs new valves . I have no idea how old she is but she has 4 speeds which I have never seen before . I have seen 33, 45 and 78 but never 16.