Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Lazy Days

Mark had the day off work yesterday so we decided to go to the beach. We didn't start out until late in the day but luckily in England you are never too far away from the beach. It took us about an hour to get there. We spent the afternoon lazying on the sand reading and chatting. We watched a beautiful sunset before heading back home. The perfect way to spend a lazy day.

Today I hit the sewing machine. I have a few things in progress so hopefully more to share soon, but for now here is a picture of a postcard I made for a swap entitled Fantasy pets. ' Kittyfly' 6" x 4"

Monday, August 27, 2007


Yipee I finally got some sewing done today. I finished up 6 postcards and 3 ATCs. Ok so it's only a drop in the ocean compared to what I have on my list to be done but at least it's a start.
I blogged about these 3 ATCs ages ago bit never quite got round to finishing them off. We have an ATC trade coming up at ARTSNTHEMAIL so I decided to finish them up for that. I also finished up my 6 tree postcards for a BQLPC swap. Although I really liked the tree design itself I struggled to think of a way to finish the cards off. Finally I decided I wanted to add some simple alphabet beads to fill up the bottom corner. Of course I didn't have enough of the letters I needed so I decided to have a go at making some of my own with Fimo clay and rubber stamps. They turned out sort of ok, unfortunately I managed to over cook them believe it or not I started out with white and green clay but ended up with brown and black buttons, ooops. I did think of starting over but to me it seemed a shame to waste them and I think they look ok if not what I had originally intended,lol!

My Space

Today has been another really warm day here today, probably should have been out and about enjoying the sunshine but instead I finally got to work on setting up the new table in the spare bedroom which is now going to be my creative space.
Here is my machine all ready and looking forward to leaping into action, I plan on putting it to good use tomorrow afternoon (actually I think it's past midnight so that maybe should be later this afternoon, lol!)

Saturday, August 25, 2007


I haven't been posting much recently and I have to say I have been missing it, isn't blogging addictive.

I recently accepted a promotion at work and have been throwing myself into that, it's been leaving me pretty tired each day with little energy for creating, and I have been getting grouchy without my creative fix.

So I decided to do something about that and have the next week off work. I plan to finally catch up on all of my long overdue swap commitments so look out everyone who has been patiently waiting for something from me. Hopefully I'll have plenty of pictures to share over the coming days. I can't wait to get creating and blogging again, woohoo!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Zoo

It was my birthday this last Friday gone, spent a lovely day at the zoo and the movies. Thought I'd share a few of the pictures I took at the zoo.

The Lemur enclosure is a lot of fun you can actually go in and walk among them. You are supposed to try and keep aout a metre away from them but with lots running round sometimes it's hard to avoid them. One little guy came and started licking my toe! Luckily for me they are vegetarians so he didn't fancy taking a bite! Gorilla hide and seek?

A lonesome prarie dog, keeping watch
Some colourful oddities from on of the fish tanks

Saturday, August 11, 2007


Well it's been a pretty depressing week here at camp Angelcat, I've had a bad back for most of the week so haven't been able to sit, stand, lie in the same place for too long and now to top it all off I've got a stinky cold.

I haven't been doing or creating anything this week which is adding to my frustrations but I've the concentration span of a flea at the moment. I couldn't not post anything though so I thought I'd share a few pictures with you.

Mark let me loose with his D-SLR when we were in Bath for the day a few weeks back here are my first attempts at 'proper' photography. (Click to see full size image)

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Yipee, fingers crossed I seem to up up and running again with my PC, hopefully this time it's fixed for good. I miss not being able to blog and read my emails when I like :)

I've been visiting with Dad for a couple of days, he had a follow up appointment with his Doc after the surgery he had earlier in the year we found out that there is a chance he might have to have follow up surgery :( but I'm going to try not to worry about it too much until we have test results and find out for definate.

I don't have anything finished to show you but here is some work in progress, for a postcard swap theme = trees. They are nearly done but still need a final few touches before being sent.