It's my mum's 70th Birthday today... can't believe the number.. she looks really great for her age. I bought her a beautiful bracelet and the gift wrapping was pathetic... so I made my own heart box, thanks to and a little mouse card. The mouse is made from http://www.homemade-gifts-made-easy.com/free-gift-box-templates.html a page from the telephone directory. (Mouse instructions from www.origami-club.com/en). The mouse sheet is 150mm x 150mm sorry don't have the inches. A little bit of ribbon and heypresto he's ready for a dinner party. The box that Mr Mouse is sitting on is made from the top of a Lipton's tea box that I recovered with paper.
Tuesday, 30 November 2010
My daughter made this for me and sent it in the post. It's an advent calendar. She's at Uni in England and I hate not being in contact with her on a daily basis. When I haven't heard from her in a few days I start to imagine allsorts.... her response is always.. Mother Goose don't fret the Aliens came and took me off in their spaceship.. and everyone knows that Aliens don't have mobile phones or internet....derrrr...
I have really enjoyed AEDM, seeing what all you talented people are upto and receiving some lovely comments on my blog and making new friends.... can't wait for the next one and hope I catch up with all of you again soon.... May all your wishes come true...Catherine x
Monday, 29 November 2010
Windmills, there are lots of beautiful windmills where I live in the Charente-Maritime (France), unfortunately most of them are in ruin. Thankfully there are one or two in full working order. The fascinating facts about our mills: the roofs are made of wood and turn with the help of a long poll and once a upon time a donkey, so that the sails can be turned to the prevailing winds. There are two doors into the mills, so if one door is blocked by the sails, the miller can go in through the other door. I pass several on my way to work every day...they remind me of fairy tales and the other day I thought of Rapunzel : then I had a horrible thought... what would happen if Rapunzel got nits...
Sunday, 28 November 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
I finally finished it late last night...99 100. I had things stuck on the other side of the pages, so when I started shading in the trees, I got a bumpy effect like tree bark. For once a happy surprise.
I started this a couple of days ago and still haven't finished it... Will post it again when finished... There really isn't enough time in a day... Have a good weekend everyone....
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Not a great drawing... I sketched this whilst waiting in the car for my daughter to get out of school. I could have also put "A wise woman once said "Nothing at All!"... A happy thought for many a teenager!"
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
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Monday, 15 November 2010
Camera... Action.... Do I look gorgeous or what?.. This time next year I'll be on the cover of Vogue... I'm going to be the "New IT Girl"...... George Clooney won't be able to resist me.... I'll make him coffee that'll make his toes curl!"
What are you too silly Mares doing in my photo shoot.... bug off... can't you see I'm the star... this is my forest... hop it you two muffins.....You just can't get the staff...... Oh lovey.. camera person, I'm ready, yes yes I'm all yours, how do want me toots!.....
Sunday, 14 November 2010
Saturday, 13 November 2010
I drew this a little while ago for my eldest daughter. She went off to university in England and left Me and her sister in France. I'm really missing her right now and am feeling sorry for myself....need a good kick up the backside.... This is for all you mum's who are missing your ducklings, large and small.
Wednesday, 10 November 2010
Tuesday, 9 November 2010
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Saturday, 6 November 2010
It will take a few days to sort out so please be patient.
Yes, yes, Thank You Maud, for pointing out that I'm a Silly Moo....
Oh look we're on telly....
Fing, your so Fick, we're on the Web, gals we've gone global...
Maud, don't call Thing thick.. its not nice and take that cigar out of your mouth, it makes you talk funny..
We don't look half bad in that there photo and Milly don't get to close to the screen you'll get square eyes.