Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Taking a breather

I have treated myself to an early birthday present. I am very lucky to already own a platter made by Diana Fayt and have been a huge fan of hers for quite a while now. When I read that one of her plates which had broken in transit had been transformed into lots of individual pendants by Juliet at The Broken Plate I thought 2 things... what a genius idea... and how can i get my mitts on one! I know I'm naughty wearing it before my birthday but it's just so beautiful. I really love it! There are more pendants available here and, even better, some of the proceeds go to an art charity. I'm planning on celebrating my birthday with a bbq over the bank holiday weekend. We've even bought some garden furniture for the occasion so please, please let the sun shine on us!!!!

In other news... The invitations are all made for the wedding with not a moment left to spare! Thank goodness that's over with!! Never again!!!! ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Tuesday, 15 April 2008

Escaping for a day

Last week it was Mr P's birthday so we got in the car and drove all the way to the island of Anglesey in Wales where we walked miles down a beautiful sandy beach backed with pine trees to the tiny island called Llanddwyn. It's known as lover's island and is one of my favourite places.

We got lashed with rain but as soon as we set foot on the island the sun came out which was just so stunning because everything was illuminated against the dark sky. Soon, as the clouds cleared, we could see Snowdonia across the Menai Straits. Snowdon was covered in snow like you'd expect.

As you can see we took TONS of photos and now I'm having trouble deciding which ones to show you!

Yes that's me taking a photo of Mr P!

We had hoped to make it to this lovely lady's gallery in Beaumaris but ran out of time which was a shame. Hopefully next time.

I know we only went for the day but it really felt as if we'd been on holiday for a couple of days. A change of scenery really does you good sometimes, especially when you're behind on making wedding invitations and they're driving you up the wall!

Anyway, better get back to it! Bye for now.

Friday, 11 April 2008

snow in april

Didn't prince write a song about snow in april? I could tell the light looked different in the bedroom when I opened my eyes on Sunday morning so I sprang out of bed to look out of the window. Such a surprise to wake up and see such a gorgeous change of view. Anyway, these gorgeous photos were taken by Mr P on Sunday morning. I love how the light reflects and bounces off the snow, illuminating everything. It was only there a few hours before it melted but it was beautiful while it lasted. Well worth getting up for!

Have a great weekend whatever you're up to! Bye for now!

Wednesday, 9 April 2008

pay - it - forward

Here I am modeling (badly!) the fab bag that Ms NĂ  sent from Italy as part of the pay-it-forward handmade craft swap thingy. As you can see it already has some things in it and is sooo handy. I'm looking forward to taking it shopping with me so I can refuse plastic bags and it's great for taking all the bits and bobs I need to my guitar lessons. LOVE IT!!!!! There was also one of those brilliant lino prints of the bird and the star which I will post up here when I find a nice frame. Thank you Na!! You are very lovely indeed!! And very good at sewing too!!