Wednesday 23 April 2014

Big eye birds

Last week I had a very busy week......I had a friend here visiting so we spent every day out and about exploring Almaty.......while that was GREAT fun it was nice to spend some down-time this week and draw some big-eyed birds!!!!

Saturday 19 April 2014

Easter eggs

 but not chocolate ones!!! Here in Kazakhstan you can buy chocolate eggs but they are no where near as common as they are in the UK. For the last couple of weeks the supermarkets here have been selling kits to make these egg stands

 you get a cardboard stand that you slot together.......

 and plastic sleeves......

 you take the plastic sleeve and insert an egg.....a real egg

 place in hot water......

 and the plastic sleeve shrinks onto the egg!!!

 Place eggs on stand!!!

 I bought this more colourful version too!!! HAPPY EASTER!!!

Friday 4 April 2014

If only I knew

what to say!!

 I like to have words on my pages......not neccesarily deep and meaningful ones and certainly not anything very personal......but words of some sort......... I had no idea what to put on this one so saying just that became the perfect words to use!!

Saturday 15 March 2014

Time flies

so the saying goes and it certainly seems to when I am moving from one place to another (UK to Kazakhstan) and settling back into life here, have been back 2 weeks already!
Have managed to squeeze in working on this page  in between all sorts of other stuff!

Thursday 20 February 2014

You drive me crazy

I made this last week intending to post it on Valentines Day but I never quite got around to it, oh well........better late than never!
 During a sorting out session I found a bunch of old tax discs............

 I picked out the red/pink ones and used them on this page..........hence the corny DRIVE me crazy!!!!!!

Sunday 9 February 2014


 I bought this doll stood on a musical box a few days ago......this weekend was her time to get decorated!!
 She now looks like this!

 I love the fact that the head is quite's actually held on with a rubber it can be set at an angle......I like her looking slightly down.

 For those that think the no eye thing is pretty creepy she still has her eyes and they still open and close
 round + round + round she goes, where she stops nobody knows.

Saturday 8 February 2014

Frog on a frog

 For years this little frog hung on the end of the pull switch in my he is just a lonely little Frog Prince waiting for a princess to kiss him.........hhmmmm maybe I should make him one:)

Wednesday 5 February 2014

London weekend

I spent this last weekend in friends daughter lives there so we had a place to stay!!

Saturday saw us heading to the Museum of London to see The Cheapside Hoard, an amazing collection of 16th and 17th century jewellery that was discovered in 1912 hidden buried in a cellar

It was gobsmacking to think that this stuff was so old, it was intricate and absolutely beautiful.

In the evening we stayed in the city to go on a Jack the Ripper walk......we have wanted to do this for ages so it was good to finally do it! I thought it might be a bit creepy but it wasn't too bad!!!

Sunday morning saw us getting up early and heading back into the city to join a mud-larking tour along the banks of the Thames. It was lead by an archaeologist and it was really interesting!!!Last time I was in London I bought a necklace made from sections of old clay pipe stem that had been found on the banks of the I have some of my own to make something with.

All in all it was a great weekend! Can't wait till next time!