Thursday, 25 February 2016

Valentine's Crafternoon

It was that time a month again! Time for the Valentine's Crafternoon! I couldn't wait for this one. I walked into Charis' house and it was filled with bright red decorations and heart filled smiles.
The table was beautiful like always. She always creates the perfect places.
We nibbled on treats and mini heart pizzas. We then go onto the craft. This month was all about hamma beads. I was excited about this one because I used to create bits and pieces when I was a kid. However now I am older, it feels awesome to create geeky goodies with these beads. We all made a mess, which is always fun! I wanted to make puppycat! And I also made an R2-D2 for David. I had such a fun time, and I can't wait for the next one! It's Easter themed!

Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Life is good

Sometimes we are forgetful. We forget the amazing things we have in our life. We forget the people we have met, the places we have visited, the memories we made, the laughs we had, the times we cried, and the times we were simply just happy. On Wednesday I jumped out of bed filled with happiness. I heard David getting ready in the bathroom. He always gets up before me, I guess that beard takes a while to look so perfect. 
I grabbed my phone and started to play the Book of Mormon soundtrack and then started dancing around my room. Today was finally the day I would get to see the show. After listening to the soundtrack everyday for the past 6 months today was the day! The tickets were a Christmas present from David. Even though I had asked for them, he had said no because of how expensive they were. However he kept saying no to me because he had purchased the tickets back in August and had lied to me for months. Cheeky sod. 
We started the day off well at the train station with coffees in hand thanks to a treat from my Dad. We decided to go to London early to make the most of the day.
Myself and David are ridiculously nerdy, which I am happy about, so we decided to visit the Disney store, Orbital and Forbidden planet. I love the Disney store and could spend forever in there. Plus I spent loads of my money and I didn't even feel bad about it.
We also went to Oribtal and Forbidden Planet and spent money on comics and other really awesome things.
Afterwards we had sushi, which was wonderful and filled our tummies before the show.
Then it was time to go and see the show. I got so many butterflies before. But when it started I found myself becoming very emotional. Lots of tears later I was much better, even though they were all happy tears. When I listen to something so much I can get quite passionate about it. Anyway, it was an amazing show! You must all go and see it if you can!
My memory is awful, but I do hope I can remember how wonderful that day was. How much love I felt. How good the food tasted on that day. How polite people were in the Disney store. How happy I felt walking hand in hand with David towards the theatre. How over come with emotions I became. How good that first cup of coffee was in the morning that set the day up. Life is good. Let's just remember that.

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Artist series: Fawn and Fable co.

The next designer I wanted to talk about is Nadine of Fawn and Fable co. She creates gorgeous pieces using patterns she created or modified from vintage. She likes to mix playful prints and natural fibres to create long lasting, beautiful and unique pieces for children.
As well as clothes, in the past Nadine has made cloth dolls and birds which are delightful. My bright blue bird cushion of hers sits proudly on my bed. I hope to purchase a doll very soon.
I first met Nadine at one of the Made in Herne Bay Makers Markets in the summer. She is probably one of the nicest people I have ever met. So warm and friendly.
I was always drawn to her work. I love the pastel colour palette she uses, and then adds a bright pop of colour. Her work is wonderful, and really well crafted. As soon as I have little ones, I know where to buy their clothes from. You can find out more about Fawn and Fable co on Nadine's Instagram account: and also on Twitter! @FawnandFableco 

Let's just dream

I am always rainbow dreaming. Seeing bright colours and adventures whether I go. I feel like dark clouds have always been a part of my life, but it's the way you deal with them. Work through them so the sunshine can shine through. I have always thought about this, throughout my whole life. Everyone has those bad days, but those days make the wonderful days even more wonderful. Happiness really is all around. Tiny little things can brighten up your day. Finding an old book that made you smile, listening to a forgotten song, writing a letter to a far away friend, going for coffee with a close friend, tidying your room and finding old photos and putting them on show, or just spending time with your favourite person in the world. There are lots of little things that can make us happy. We just need to enjoy them all.

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Forgotten photos from Portland

I was flicking through the photos on my phone, and came across forgotten photos from Portland. You edit and quickly upload photos to social media in the moment, but sometimes you skip past some gems. So I decided to share some of my favourite shots I have now fallen in love with.

Monday, 1 February 2016

January Crafternoon

On Saturday it was my favourite time of the month, Floral Frosting's Crafternoon. I couldn't wait for this afternoon to come around. When I arrived everyone was there and they were all waiting for me. There was 6 of us this month!
Pastel table decorations and bright colours were laid out for me. Plus lots of yummy and delicious looking treats were on show. We sat down for a wonderful lunch of chilli and we all chatted and caught up. Most of these ladies I only see once a month, so it's nice.
This months craft was to do some scrap booking/journaling. Everyone has different projects, and I chose to bring my moleskine and work on that. Lots of wonderful materials were supplied. So much to choose from!
We all really enjoyed being relaxed and chilled out talking and booking on our books. 
Such a wonderful time was had, and I'm already looking forward to the next one.

Artist series: Heather Mathieson

I am going to start a new blogging series. I have met so many wonderful people through art groups, craft fairs and projects. Many of these people are now my friends, so talking about them shouldn't be very hard! 
The first artist I'm going to talk about is Heather Mathieson. She is a ceramicist and printmaker. She describers herself as a mummy, dog walker, beach comber, traveller, zoologist, cake maker, dreamer and biscuit eater. She is the coolest mum around!
She produces hand-thrown ceramics as well as creating gorgeous linocut prints from her little studio. She has an amazing eye and design style, from her beautiful pots, to mugs, to tiny little houses. Her houses have always been my favourite as they have so much character. I mean who wouldn't want a street of these cute houses?!
I first met Heather when I joined the Made in Herne Bay group. She made me feel so welcome in the group with her bubbly and friendly manner. Plus she loves Star Wars, which makes her even more awesome.
Heather is continuing to extend her range with new lino prints of birds. These look very exciting and I can't wait to see more. I love the way she uses colour and layers within the print.
Make sure to follow her on Instagram as she takes the best photos when she is out and about, and Twitter for more updates on her work.