Friday, 7 February 2014

Goodbye Pip

Pip asleep on the sofa next to Abe my dog :-)
Sadly I had my cat Pip put to sleep today, she had been unwell for a while but it was the right time to say goodbye. It is never an easy decision but it was the right one.
She was a quirky little character and she will be missed.

Pip in her favourite place, looking out the window :-)

Catriona's Dress

Last summer I had the opportunity to make Catriona's beautiful dress and also design the lace bolero that was to be created from the vintage lace of her Grandmother Wedding dress, below is the result.

1950's Style Dress

100% Silk Taffeta for the dress main fabric
100% Silk Habotai for the dress lining fabric
100% Silk Habotai for the underskirt upper fabric
100% Silk Organza for the underskirt lower fabric
 Vintage Ivory Lace for the Bolero
Handmade Freshwater Pearl & Sterling Silver Buttons

All the above materials challenging yet blissful to work with :-) 

1950's Style Wedding Dress

Handmade Buttons
Vintage Lace Balero

Button Detail
1950's Style Under Slip

Catriona looking lovely :-)

 Thank you Catriona for the opportunity to create something beautiful for your very special day you were an Angel to work for :-)

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Plumbing Course Going Well :-)

My plumbing course is going really well, my tutors are really helpful and supportive and my fellow students are a great bunch of lads. Being only 5"2' the lads do tower over me lol :-)

That's me nursing my new tools I'd just won as a prize for doing so well and catching up with everyone in theory and workshop.

I started 2 months later than the rest of the students in my group so I feel this is a great achievement. Both Scott (Hubby) & Danielle (Daughter) are very proud of me :-).

I have worked very hard to catch up but my success has also been aided by the acceptance and support of my fellow students,

Thanks Lads :-)