Wednesday, 22 May 2013

stretching my abilities

Every now and again I get the itch to go back to school, first there was college (to try and get a better grade), then I went to law school, then to post law school, then to school to become a mediator then business school and tonight I'm starting again :)

A friend of mine, who just inspires me beyond reproach, told me about an Adobe program called 'In Design' so I am at it again.....

I hope to show you all the cool and funky things I learn while I am heading through this course.  It is only 6 weeks and I am really excited.

Stay tuned,

Michele xx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

And sew it goes and goes and goes

I have neglected this blog of late....shame on me.

Have you ever counted all those UFO's you have in a cupboard, a drawer or in a box somewhere?

Well I have and it's not pretty.  I will be so busy this year getting as many of them finished as I possibly can.  BUT I mean it is just so hard.....everywhere I seem to look I see something new that inspires me and I just can't help myself.

I have seen many blogs where people try and list a UFO a month, to make them accountable to finish something so I am thinking that for the next 12 months on this blog I will be accountable to you, in order to get at least 12 things ticked off my list.

Tomorrow I will put up a picture of this months UFO to finish......

Cheers and beers.


Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Are we there yet?

I dont know about you but as I sit and sew things to put in our shop or to give away as presents my mind seems to like to wander to a place like this.
Maybe if I plan early enough, save hard enough a 10 day holiday destination like this would be possible.
I mean I would have to take my stitching with me, and of course the family and the pet dog, but I could get there, couldnt I?
let's see come the end of the year :)

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

The family portrait

So on Sunday my boy Matthew (on the left) turned 18.
What a great day to have a family portrait taken, here are some of the outtakes.  Even the dog, Disney wouldn't look at the camera after a while.

Here is the Princess of the family striking a pose.




I told you "im not doing Zoolander!"....

Friday, 26 October 2012

My days seem to be getting very busy lately.
This is something I need to work on BUT Im working on it.....
I hope you all are as well.

Wednesday, 17 October 2012


So my Tuesday night at Doll class started FANTASTICALLY.
Chris and I poured ourselves a lovely glass of chilled french chardonnay and we started to get to work.
I had to clean this 'breast plate' for my Alice in Wonderland Doll, but now I'm thinking maybe a Snow White would be cute ......
So as I said it 'started'.......

AND this is how it finished!!!!.....I had just finished cleaning the breast plate, 3 hours worth, and ONLY 1 glass of wine, Honestly I then went on to coffee.....
I was gently blowing the excess dust off and I heard what seemed to be like the sound of an 'earthquake'.....and my poor little breast plate crumbled and crashed to the floor!!!!
I then spent the next couple of hours finishing off the legs and arms.....
I will attack another breast plate next week!!!! BUT IM NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

My Tuesday Nights

On Tuesday nights you will most likely find me at my Doll Making Class.
I made a little baby doll earlier this year, the poor thing is yet to have her clothing made.
And now my next project is this doll.
She is much larger and when done I think, well at this stage, she will be Alice in Wonderland, but then again she might turn out to be Snow White or even maybe just maybe a Mrs Claus.