Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Dusty Attic Carousel

WARNING: Pic heavy....

I have spent a few weeks working on this Carousel...

1 Dusty Attic Carousel + Prima Papers + Inspiration + a bit of time and this is the result....

Yes, there is a lot of detail... and no the photos really don't do it justice! 
Those who know me, know I like the shabby/distress look, and this is definately it. I decided on a old carousel, and with the open space in the middle, I added in a couple of swings (one broken), and flowers and some mushrooms (made from airdry clay). 
I also wanted to add in a little music box which I then hid under the ticket box... I mean what's a carousel ride without music and a ticket box?
The hardest part, was actually trying to get it all put together as I did each panel and the inside of the while it was all in it's separate pieces.
I have to say I do love how it has come out...!

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Highs and lows of life...

It's been a busy few weeks, with the joys of Tara's wedding which meant the family all getting together for the first time in a long time. It was good to see everyone together and it really was a beautiful wedding.

Unfortunately I had Gryfn sick before the wedding, but we all thought he was getting better. When we got home, we found he was partially paralysed. After a visit to the vet we found out Gryfn had arthritis in his spine and it wasn't looking good.
We tried him on some anti-inflammatories, trying to reduce the pain for him, but by the Thursday I had to make the heart-wrenching decision to get him put down. He really was in too much pain and as much as it broke my heart, there really wasn't anything we could do.
We can look back now and see all the signs, but at the time it was always put down to something else. Unfortunately with cats it's hard to diagnose arthritis as they mask the pain, and change their behaviours.

In the five years we had him, he was always my big beautiful baby boy. Demanding when he wanted attention, but liked to have his own space. He didn't have to always be on top of me, but usually he was curled up near me, on my desk, or the back of my chair.
He was a quiet boy, never one to make much noise, but when he jumped on you you knew about it - especially at night! And he always loved to play with his water dish - I would never know where I would find it as he always dragged it around on the floor!

This little piece of fluff called Kittisam Optimus Prime came to us at 12 weeks....

And started to grow....

Into a big beautiful Maine Coon!

December 31, 2009 - March 5, 2015
Rest in Peace Gryfn....

Monday, 16 February 2015

Cybercrop time...

Chooks is holding its' Cybercrop this week, and having a day off yesterday meant I could actually attempt and complete the challenges... woohoo!!!!!

Very inspirational challenges, and I had a lot of fun with them...

I even managed the card!!!
And with another couple of days off I'm taking advantage of it and working on a photo carousel I've got from Dusty Attic. I think it's going to take a bit of doing, especially as I've already made one mistake by painting all of the pieces first, so then I had to sand the paint off to get the pieces to fit together... oh well, live and learn I guess!

Monday, 9 February 2015

Life's busy

But then, isn't it always! You'd think I'd be used to it by now.
But I guess when you combine cafe work, design work, kids at home and then heading back to school, one packing up to head off to uni (he's gone now :( ), trips to Perth and Ravensthorpe, early mornings and all the other usual mum, housewife, and woman stuff it's a little bit much!
I even had to add in some decluttering in there as Nicholas needed some tubs to pack away some stuff (mind you, I now have to go into his old room and work out how to store everything he's left!).

But with all that going on, I've still managed to keep up with the Photo a Day, though I have missed a couple of days, that's not really very surprising.
So warning... lots of photos!



Yes, there's definately a few missing...
So I guess if I can get myself into a routine, things might settle down... who am I kidding!