Monday, 31 March 2014

march 2014

Well March was a bit thin on the ground on the old blog! Anyone would think I was busy doing something important. But actually I've just been sitting around in the sunshine sipping champagne and eating canapes. Kind of...

Sunday, 30 March 2014

mother's day

Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there. Especially my mum. She had a crappy year last year fighting Lymphoma but she did a brilliant job of it and is looking great now! After spending far too much time in hospital she's living life to the full and is pretty much back to her old self.
Well done Normski, you're the bestest!! xx

Friday, 28 March 2014

mothers day card

It's Mother's Day this weekend folks...hurry up and buy this card for your mum....she deserves it!

Thursday, 27 March 2014

uppercase...surface pattern design guide

Yay! My work was selected to go in the Surface Pattern Design Guide in the new issue of Uppercase Magazine
You can see it online now :-)
The other Dotty Wrens also made it so I'm in good company.
This was one of my patterns...

Saturday, 22 March 2014

bear with me...

I used to do it two or three times a week. Nowadays I'm a once a week sorta chick. No time. Too much work. Too tired. 
It's not you. It's me.
But fear not.
Surtex is only 8 weeks away.
After that normal service will be resumed. 
I'll be back to my blogtastic best.
I promise!

Sunday, 16 March 2014

work work work

Apologies for my absence. (In case anyone noticed. Which I'm sure you all did. How dull was life with no blog post from me?)
(Don't answer...)
I did over 50 hours work this week. And that did not include a single Surtex second. Am I panicking? Er yes, just a bit. 8.5 weeks to go!! No work to show!! **** (insert suitable swear word of your choice)
Anyway I had a bit of a day off today. We went to my fave place, Salts Mill. The other half and the little one always go to the boring cycle shop next door while me and the big one head for the 1853 gallery and art shop. (David Hockney dahlings, fabulous)
Today we wanted to buy some fabbo brush pens. But I didn't have a spare 132 quid so the big one got some Pro Markers and I got some lovely new pens. For drawing and everything. I drew some bunnies in my sketchbook with them. 'Cos that's what you do with new pens when it's only 8.5 weeks to the biggest show of your life.....

Friday, 7 March 2014

life is ever so slightly a little bit hectic

Had a mad mad mad busy week.... we took the mother-in-law on a birthday trip to the seaside on Sunday then I worked non-stop all week. I even did 2 days in-house for a company which was a bit of a shock to the system! 40 minutes drive each way and having to put clothes on that people were actually gonna see was a complete change for me. I haven't worked anywhere other than my house for 11 years! But I really enjoyed it and I'm going back for more next week...should be able to drag out a couple more outfits before people realise I just wear the same clothes everyday with a nice coat on top!
Going out with the sis and various kids and dogs tomorrow for some much needed fresh's meant to be sunny and warm! Yay! Spring is on the way people...unless you live under the equator...then I'm afraid you just have winter to look forward to...