Sunday, 30 January 2011

on yer bike

Neil made us go on a bike ride today...well, the kids were up for it but he made me go too.
I don't do bike rides, I don't even have a bike. He made me ride his old one - lowered the seat for me and everything. Found me a pair of trainers in the garage that I last wore when they were in fashion in 1996.
Anyway, I hate to admit it...but I liked it....might even do it again... one day....

Friday, 28 January 2011

friday feeling

On Friday nights Neil goes out and Alf goes to bed and I let little Jodie-pie stay up....but tonight I seem to be having a problem with late night viewing...everything on telly seems to have an adult content....perhaps 10 year olds are just not meant to stay up past the 9pm watershed....?

Thursday, 27 January 2011

day off??

I'm "supposed" to have Fridays off maintain a healthy work-life balance.
But mostly I don't manage it... tomorrow I was gonna... but now have work to do.
Oh well, I'd rather work than clean the house so no worries!

Anyway, thanks to inspiredbyfelix I now have 100 followers woohoo! :-)

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

not enough sunshine

Been working on spring summer...but there's not much spring summer to be seen here in's cold and grim and miserable and dark and in desperate need of sunshine...

Monday, 24 January 2011

spotted in Pumpkin Patch...

....some of my designs - sold to them by my lovely agent Rory at MySugarCube...
and how they looked when I did them...
For more pics see the Pumpkin Patch website

Also check out Illona's lovely blog today....she interviewed me :-)

Saturday, 22 January 2011

taxi service

Today I will mostly be appearing as Mum's Taxi Co.
..Taking JodiePie to a party in deepest, darkest Bradford... coming home for like 20 minutes then going back to pick her up... taking Alfonzo to another party... taking Jodie to pony club... picking Alf up from the party... picking Jode up from the horsey place......THEN dropping them both at Nana's where I will leave them for the night ...and my life will be my own again, woohoo!

Friday, 21 January 2011

sketchbook....last pages

At last! 
That took long enough!
Normal bloggy things can now resume!

Thursday, 20 January 2011

sketchbook photos 4

More piccies of the book...anybody bored much yet? :-)

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

sketchbook photos 3

Next little colour group...

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

sketchbook photos 2

next lot of photos.....this could take all year ha ha

Monday, 17 January 2011

sketchbook project photos part 1

The sun came out just in time.....
Here are the first few pages....

I'll put more on tomorrow....early night required now x

Sunday, 16 January 2011

too dark

Glad the posting date got moved cos I've been trying to take photos of my sketchbook since Friday and it's just been too dark! It's dull and miserable and rainy rainy rainy but it better get light tomorrow cos I am gonna get the book in the post.

Saturday, 15 January 2011


Phew! Done it!
Except they only went and extended the deadline this aft!! Doesn't have to be posted till Tuesday now!
Anyway I ignored the email saying I could have longer and got it finished.....WOOHOO!!
The house is a tip, I've got a pile of ironing, the fridge is empty, the kids and Neil need serious attention....but hey, I finished the sketchbook so all is good :-)
Weekend>>> here I come!
I'll put photos on sometime soon...

Thursday, 13 January 2011

gonna get it done

I have never ever missed a deadline ever.
But I have never been one to do it early and get it out of the way.
My sketchbook will follow the same pattern. The posting deadline is Saturday....I have seven double page spreads and the cover left to do.
As luck would have it as of 7pm today I am up to date with all my work, woohoo!
So I can spend all day tomorrow on getting the job done...well in between school runs and dropping my car off at the garage and sorting the kids out and getting my car back and feeding little people etc etc...
Watch this space!

Monday, 10 January 2011

what happened to "just say no"...

...still at, kids, sketchbook, a tip and I'm knackered!
14 double pages to 5 days....OMG!

Friday, 7 January 2011

uh oh!

....forgot how busy January is.... how's a girl meant to finish her sketchbook in time for the deadline when she has loads of work to do? 
AND closing school early 'cos of a bit of snow does not help!
Looking like late nights for me.
But at least I've reached the halfway point....

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

early night

I've set the bath running.
This is to force me to put the sketchbook away and have an early night.
If not I don't know how I'll get up in the morning.
I've got so used to the lovely lie-ins this Christmas and I'm not looking forward to setting the alarm....

Monday, 3 January 2011

too much of a good thing

Ok, the Christmas holidays were fab, we've had lots of quality time together, done loads, been allover, had much fun, lots of laughs... etc etc etc......but you can have too much of a good thing and I now need quality time with myself!
I've run out of entertaining ideas, run out of cash and run out of patience so if you little people could go back to school that would be great!

One more day and the house will be mine again yay!
ps... can a sketchbook about dogs and cats have something other than dogs and cats in it? Getting a tad sick of them, we all know bunnies are my favourites....

Saturday, 1 January 2011

happy new year!

Had a fab night last night....well, the bits I can remember were fab....and I have photographic evidence that I had a good time.
And now the hangover's gone I'm looking forward to 2011!