Friday, 26 April 2013


This wasn't the best week in the world ever for me.
My lovely mum isn't well and she's fed up of it. She's not used to feeling crap. It's rubbish.
And on Tuesday I was completely traumatised when a massive dog ran out of it's garden and across the main road in front of me. I could see it all in slow mo but there was no way I could stop in time. I went to see the owners later and they told me it died :-( I've been a dithering wreck ever since.
But today a man in a van parked on my drive. He got out with this massive bouquet of flowers. And knocked on my door. The flowers were for me. From my fave customers. Brought a tear to my eye.

Sunday, 21 April 2013


My nephew came today. He brought his homework to do. His homework was to draw a kangaroo. My sister thought I would be the best person to help him...
I didn't tell her that in all my years as a designer I have only ever drawn a kangaroo once - when I worked at Mamas and Papas - and it looked like Will Young. 
Anyway it all worked out well. Dan's kangaroo turned out to be a masterpiece.
And he shared with me his interesting kangaroo facts.
Like kangaroos can't walk backwards. Who knew?

Dan's fab kangaroo...

Friday, 19 April 2013

my mum

My lovely Mum - who is usually supermum - has been in hospital this week. She's home now but not really back to her normal self yet (where she rides a bike and looks after 5 kids and sorts everything out for everybody and never sits down) Fingers crossed she will be soon x

Monday, 15 April 2013

spotted on print & pattern

Bykerlass spotted my designs on Print & Pattern today, yay!

This one from Asda....
(Here's my original...)

and these in Sainsburys...

Sunday, 14 April 2013

autumn in springtime

So the weathermen said it would be warm today. My phone told me it would be 18 degrees and sunny. Till it got to Thursday. Then it downgraded to 14 and cloudy. 
It didn't even manage that. When we went out in the car this morning it was rainy and windy and all these leaves were flying about and it was just like flipping Autumn.
Beyond bored of it now. Hellooooo?? Sunshine??

Saturday, 13 April 2013


The little man fancies himself as a bit of a cameraman. For his birthday last year all he wanted was a camcorder. Then he got money for Easter and nagged us senseless till we took him out to buy a tripod. (eh?!) He's fiddled about with it ever since. Whenever we go anywhere in my car he rigs it up in the front seat and pretends he's the traffic police.
Today me and my sis and the 5 kids went to the National Media Museum in Bradford. Turns out he fancies himself in front of the camera as much as he does behind it....

Friday, 5 April 2013

never to be seen in public

People who wear onesies outside - in the street - in broad daylight - in PUBLIC!
I. Just. Don't. Get. It.
What's going on?
I've seen loads lately.
It's just not right!

Imagine then my dismay when the big one told me that last week when I dropped her and a friend off at our local shopping centre they actually went into Primarni and bought a bunny onesie each....AND PUT THEM ON! AND WORE THEM IN THE SHOPPING CENTRE!!
Have I taught this girl nothing?!

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

just because

Sooo busy. School hols and lots of work mean I'm in a permanent stress trying to keep everyone happy.
I'm working on loads of lovely projects for loads of lovely people.
I'm doing dentist visits, taxi service and child entertainment to a very high level.
And I was very sociable in the pub on Sunday night.
But sometimes you just need to do something you want to do.
So tonight I did this.
Just because.