I couldnt bear to post an entry after the shenanigans of that football match last night We should have won but the better team won in the end, you seriously cannot deny that they did not deserve it. Marko rang me all upset, well devastated actually. And for the first time in 18 months he made a comment on my blog. He is more than fanatical about the 'pool. Poor sod, he admitted that he was going to bed to have a good old cry.
Earlier yesterday I went over to see Suzy B. Its got a lovely ring to it, huh? I went over to lend her my cameras for a little soemthing that she is up to. Suzy works for a logistics company and we tried hard as we might to get the "panning" action of a wagon in motion. But it was too bright to be able to warrant a 1.5 second shutter speed even with an apperture of F32. Plops. I stayed a fair while hanging round the truck yard and reception doing things only scrappers and photographers do. Heaven, really. Except when I had to don PPE (hard hard, hi-vis vest and toe cap boots). I said to Suzy and her sister Emma (**waves**) that I felt like a guy from the YMCA video. So we played butch for 3 seconds. Yup, sure suits our moustaches.
I never expected Suzy to give me a beautiful bunch of flowers, though. Id heard of the flower "Peonie" before but never seen or even smelt them. Have you discovered the perfume of these flowers? GORGOUS. And such a fluffy flower. (jeez, must get a non granny vase, im looking for a pottery vase in sky blue with red painted patterns...who can help. Perhaps Cath Kidson?)Suzy also bought Belle a TY beany thats shares the same birthday as Ellie (and Suzy, didn't know that .. but now I do!). They both were born on 25th November. I can't believe that people go to such thoughtful lengths. Suzy, Im completely blown away by your selfless thought. Belle, is of course smitten. Although by the looks of her face, you would think I FORCED her to have this picture taken !! But she really is taken by it.I also had this card from her. I have to share it because its the first time Ive been "claudine hellmuth'ed". Thank you most kindly. I love my outfit.
I received some post too. What I call pretty post. I love to send pretty post but I also love to receive it - who doesnt? I have a freind who owns this amazingly amazing shop with gifts piled high to the rafters of wonderous pretty pretties. You know what I mean? Think primitive, pottery, unusual gifts, pretty gifts, touchable wantables. She has a wesbite here, but its quite new and to discover it best you have to visit the shop. Anyway, her name is Louise and she is kind and thoughtful. Ive been invited to go to see her again in July with Belle and we are just besides ourself. Her hospitality knows no bounds and is pretty wonderful to be around. Its all about the good life here, troubles are kept at the door and sunshine pours out of the house and into your heart.
**warning, a rare pic of belle with her eyes looking into the camera is coming up. How bloody marvellous is this picture... HOORAY!!**
As I am a novice in collecting Emma Bridgewater pottery, she sent me something to add to my collecsh and belle received this nifty pencil case and fluffy pen. Belle and I are magpies when it comes to pretty pretties. A bit of glitz on a card is all we need, so anything extra is like you could have given us the world. Look at my little dolly daydream girl - she looks so pretty. Her steely grey eyes are something you or I barely get to see as she quints an awful lot or loves behind those super cool shades. I LOVE THIS PIC.
Ill leave you with these. I made these earrings for Quick and Crafty Magazine this month. Its my first gig at the mag and I had to make objects other than scrapbook pages using photos. I so totally WILL WEAR these earrings. They are unique to me and these photos are more precious than expensive diamond numbers anyway. Love them so much and made only from a quickutz book plate, an index print photos, a quickutz flower, fake diamond and lots of glossy accents to make it shower proof. I also made two canvasses into a book using hinges, a photoframe and some cards - its on sale now, June issue.
I will offer to make you a pair (providing you send me two hig res pictures) for anyone who leaves a comment here on this post. I will pick a name out of a AMM tool tote bag sometime at the weekend.