Thursday, 20 July 2017

Baby Ava Update

Coming Along Nicely

Firstly thank you all for your kind words and concerns.

I thought it only right that I gave you an update.

She is coming along nicely and as you can see she is a cutey and although she spends most of her time asleep she is happy to vocally let us know when she isn't.

At 24 days we hoping she is over most of her early prem baby problems.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Well Deserved Day off

A bit of a rarity

A day off?? I know, what's that all about.

I have been working really hard here to get things moving along so we decided to book a day of and go and see my Mum and Dad and Milo for a day at the coast.

As my mum and dad were at their caravan we thought we'd spend a bit of time with them.

It was 29 degrees in Skeg-Vegas which made for a lovely relaxed walk on the beach followed by lunch and the obligatory beer.

It made quite a nice change. The downside was I spent too much money at the car boot again but got loads of goodies.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

At Long Last

Skull Stamp Samples

It is with great pleasure that I get to show you these wonderful samples.

All these samples were made using the John Glossop large "Laughing Skull" Stamp.

Many thanks to

Teresa Morgan please check out her blog.

Julie Atkinson Please check out her blog.

These stamps are available in 2 sizes from our new website

The site is new, please check it out, we are still loading stock so please bear with us.
If you are an overseas buyer you will have to contact us direct.

In the mean time check out these great samples.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Napoleonic Demitasse

A Little Gift

Whenever possible I try and get into and support the local charity shops.

Being a mixed media artist this isn't too difficult for me.
I always try and have one eye looking for a little treat or gift to bring home for Heather.

This week I stumbled upon this little gem in Barnado's

It is a little Limoge Demitasse made by Fontinille & Marraud.

Known as a half cup or a chocolate cup this one is decorated in the style of Napoleon and dates from about 1930.

It has a lovely Napoleonic Eagle crest and bumble bees and is in white, cobalt blue and gold .

A nice little addition to Heathers collection.

The rainbow mug is just to give you an ides how tiny this thing is.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

More Messing About at Samuel T's

Garden Plaque Samuel Taylors Embsay

Please ignore the clown in the top photo unfortunately he gets everywhere.

Another fantastic day of "Powertexing" with the lovely ladies of Samuel Taylors in Skipton

Another glorious day outside but who cares we were "texing"

Some fantastic plaques were made today

if I'm not mistaken the ladies loved it.

Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Messing on a Sunday Afternoon

Samuel Taylors Brighouse

After a few transport problems we finally arrived at our destination in the nick of time.

We received a great welcome and had a really fun day

introducing Powertex to the ladies at Samuel Taylors in Brighouse.

A glorious sunny Sunday afternoon in West Yorkshire.

Monday, 10 July 2017

"Old Friends" New Tricks

Introduction to Powertex

I recently had the pleasure of meeting up with a group of old friends.

The purpose, other than a get together and a catch up, was to introduce them to the wonders of Powertex which we've being trying  to arrange for a while.

What a great day was had by all.

Every piece looked stunning but as ever the pictures don't do them justice.

we also had time to fit in a little Shabby chic project. I showed them the correct way to cast Plaster of Paris, which they loved and were very impressed with the results.

Looking forward to my next meeting with the ladies.

Here are a few pictures of their finished projects, enjoy.

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Gardening? Mere childsplay.

A Touch of Re-purposing

Have a look what Heather picked up recently at a car boot sale.

This vintage metal child's wheel barrow makes a lovely planter for bedding plants.

A quick tickle with a wire brush and a rub over with an oily rag.

A couple of bedding plants and a Powertex pixie house ( Heathers not mine).

How cool is that?

Let's see what else she can come up with.

Monday, 3 July 2017

Double Celebration Day

Two for the price of one

Hi, I hope you are all well?

Its been a good day for the family today, Firstly little Ava and Mum Leighann have been discharged from hospital today.

Secondly our youngest Beth has passed her driving test.

doesn't half make you feel old lol. 

Its these little milestones in life that make up for all the hard work and effort.

It also puts the trivialities of everyday life into perspective.

On that note I hope you all have a good week.