Saturday, 31 March 2007
Thursday, 29 March 2007
This gorgeous little item was a gift from one of my old friends Lizzie from University. Lizzie always gives fabulous thoughtful gifts. This is no exception, it's a lovely little old rouge box still with rouge inside and mini applicator, even the tissue paper! So pretty! Lizzie gave us lovely china trios for our wedding, so unique and I still adore them.
From my mother, this totally different tape measure! it winds up inside the apple, how cute is this??!!!
That we worried about Yesterday"
Tuesday, 27 March 2007
Then we jump ahead to Uni/College (couldn't post the secondary school stuff as most of those drawings were nude and I don't want to offend anyone even though they aren't offensive drawings)
And a couple of Fashion Illustrations... the first was a gouache painting I did of (supposedly!) Helena Christensen in a magazine shot and the second, what was I thinking???? This is one of the ones I only vaguely remember doing.... rather bold and bright, maybe I had been drinking that day?! Perhaps the model was wearing those clothes, I sure hope so!!! It was done in a life drawing class, that I do remember at least!
Saturday, 24 March 2007
My husband was in a terrible accident on Thursday, I just found out Friday morning when he called me from hospital to tell me his truck had run over him.... long story but the hydraulics went while he was out of the truck, it started to roll down the hill, he tried valiantly to get into the truck so it wouldn't a) hurt anyone and b) cause damage. But he was thrown when his pants caught somewhere and tried to crawl away as the tyres came near, unfortunately it was all too quick and he was run over at his ankles by a 14 ton truck. This was on concrete not soft dirt or grass. Here's where the miracle comes in.... not a broken bone or fracture, nothing! Lots of bad bruising and muscle damage, scrapes and swelling but no breaks at all. The doctors at the Emergency Dept couldn't believe the X-Rays when they saw them, needed three opinions just to confirm it!
So we are very lucky indeed, it could have not only broken bones but if he landed the other way he most likely wouldn't be here today. I am thanking my lucky stars and know that there's someone up there watching over us, who decided it wasn't his time yet.
Thanks to everyone who has written the last day too. I've been reading the emails to hubby and he really appreciates it and says thank you.
Thanks and goodbye for now,
Wednesday, 21 March 2007
Tuesday, 20 March 2007
Saturday, 17 March 2007
One of my customers asked me if I would make up a special order for her of cupcakes for her friend Tara, at first she was thinking of them spelling Happy Birthday, but that would be a heck of a lot of cupcakes! Not to mention they wouldn't be the best words to display all year around. So she thought it would be a lovely gift to get Tara's name on cupcakes, what a great idea!!!
I made this shabby coloured girly set today, I think I'll have to add this as a product line, personalised cupcakes and cakes!!!!
Thanks for the inspiration Vicki!
"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves"
I love that quote, isn't it great!!!!!
Friday, 16 March 2007
Thursday, 15 March 2007
Bye for now and have a great day!
Ernie on Greg's couch (yes we get one each!) I love love love the handmade quilt on the back, it was custom made for me by my super talented friend Kathy of www.shabbyrosesboutique.com , in all my favourite pink and green shades.
Another Kathy creation, I think I have used this bag once because I love it so much hanging from our bedroom door I don't want to get it dirty! It's just gorgeous, really makes me smile!!
My favourite NOOK in our lounge room, there's a sweet story that's way too long to tell about this rocker but let's just say my hubby was so thoughtful and organised it as a surprise for me one day, it's so comfortable! Then one birthday he got me one of those magnificent chair massage pads that gives you a Shiatsu massage, like someone really is behind you digging their fists/knuckles into your back! It is black so I have covered it with a vintage linen tablecloth and you would never know it was there! Best of both worlds!!!!
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
"Life is like a boomerang - what you give out comes back only multiplied"
Tuesday, 13 March 2007
Monday, 12 March 2007