Friday, 31 October 2008

Ghouls, Gigs and Great Treasuries

Pumpkin hand carved by hubby

I have had a very busy day today which started this morning at 6:30am finishing making Grace's Halloween costume...what a gorgeous wee pumpkin she made. I made it from two white t-shirts sewn together, which I dyed orange. I then stuffed it with padding and used a stencil and black hair spray/dye (fab idea by sis) to do the face on the front. Grace's tights were adult ones, so they spent the whole day round her ankles! bless XX

Then.... 9am this morning Take That tickets went on sale so sis was on the Internet and I dialled the telephone numbers all the way to Glasgow on a half hour train ride with nae luck. But just as I was giving up hope I called sis and she was just in the process of buying two tickets to see them in Wembley Stadium, London!! We we are off on an adventure next July (so far away) and I'm thinking of making it a wee family holiday for all. Can't wait. This was all before I got to work...and work was pretty busy. No rest for the blessed so they say.
Grace had her Halloween party at nursery so we were all very tired by the end of the day...zzzz

As I said in my previous post that I was very excited to get myself my first Treasury on Etsy and here it is in all its glory. It runs out Saturday am, so check it out before it goes.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

I treasure my treasury

I am so excited...I have my first treasury on Etsy and I think it looks rather fab if I don't mind saying so myself :O) However, I got so excited that I misspelled 'tartan'! I am a disgrace to the Scottish race and am thoroughly disgusted with myself! Anyway...check out my treasury:

I'm off to bed...all this excitement has worn me out. night night X

Monday, 27 October 2008

knitting the night away

Well, since my holiday in France I have been knitting like mad and I'm really enjoying it. Although I think I am enjoying it a bit too much as I'm not getting any artwork done! I was in Edinburgh over the weekend for my friend's 30th birthday and here are the fingerless gloves that I knitted for her. I'm quite chuffed with them and I'm busy knitting myself a pair.

Part of my friend
Katy's birthday weekend was help decorate her dining room chairs. Sounds a bit strange I know, but it all becomes clear when you see the photos. Katy wanted something permanent to remember her 30th and we all had great fun doing contribution were the teacups with flowers.

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

You've been tagged!

I have just discovered what tagging is! I have my blonde moments and this was one of them. Thank you LauraBaillieDesigns for tagging me and I thought I would share some interesting facts about me...welcome to the odd world of Lorna...

Here are the rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog - some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

No.1...I love banana sandwiches with brown bread, marg and a sprinkling of sugar!
No.2...I would love to have a dog, ideally a German Shepherd.
No.3...I'm a huge Star Wars fan.
No.4...I can't sleep if I have cold feet
No.5...I hate shoe shopping..i've got big ol feet!
No.6...I love Christmas time, esp watching Christmas movies.
No.7...I'm going through to Edinburgh this weekend to P.A.R.T.Y!

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Saturday, 18 October 2008

At last!

"The Pend" Pen and Ink on watercolour paper (now for sale in my Etsy shop)

At last I have pulled my finger out and produced a new drawing! Anyone would think I take hours upon hours producing my art, but it doesn't take's just finding those precious moments to do it is the hard bit.

The sun is shining and it's all cold outside...must be Autumn.....gorgeous! And to get you in the Autumn mood I totally forgot about these lovely photos we took of Miss G and her Daddy's art attack creations done whilst in France. So much fun to be had with some apples and leaves... xx

Thursday, 9 October 2008

Lets hit the sales

These drawings\paintings were $40, now $20. Available from my Etsy shop.

To celebrate Autumn and all that comes with this time of year I have decided to have a SALE in my Etsy shop. I have up to 50% off on my artwork and FREE UK delivery...nae bad at all don't ya think! I nice bit of artwork to cheers up a wall or two this time of year, when the news is all doom and gloom. I think I'm going to boycott the news...far too depressing.

I love this time of year, with the nights drawing in and getting cosy on the couch with a good cup of tea. I think I lived too many years in Aberdeen....It had a strange effect on me. I definitely prefer wearing autumn/winter clothes (much more flattering!). To get me in the mood I decided to start some knitting with the aim of knitting myself some fingerless gloves. However, so far, I have knitted Miss G. some gloves and leg warmers, my mum some gloves and several orders from friends and family for more gloves and a knitted bag. I'm hoping to get my own gloves knitted sometime before spring!

I am still itching like mad with my rash (all over my arms, belly, legs....nasty), so not in a drawing/painting frame of mind, but I had better kick my butt into gear soon before I get lazy...oh so easy to do.

I have been looking at my diary and my weekends are quickly filling up and before I know it it will be Christmas!! Where did this year go? I better get drawing those Christmas cards I have in much to do, so little time.

Let me know what October has in store for you. Miss G. is sooo excited about Halloween. Keep an eye out for pumpkins...real ones and two legged ones!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Finished at last!

Today is quite a momentous occasion! I have finally finished my painting of my Mum and Miss G. I think I started painting it about a year and a half ago! It's not bad, but don't think I'll rush to paint people any time soon. This was a Christmas present for my Ma and Pa for 2007, but they still don't have it as I have to take it home to get framed, so maybe this Christmas they will get to hang it on the wall hee hee X

Thursday, 2 October 2008

It's all gone a bit conkers!

Sorry I haven't been posting any art as I had promised, but I haven't been feeling up to it lately as I have acquired a horrible rash that makes me look like I have leprosy! I've been feeling rotten, but trying to make the most of my holiday here in France.

Miss G has been loving the wildlife out here and especially the HUGE conkers...we have never seen so many, and such big conkers ever before. So everywhere we go we collect some and add them to the booty stash.

Hubby and I took a wee trip to Paris on Tuesday and came back yesterday, whilst Nana and Grandad did a superb job of looking after Miss G. She had so much fun dressing up in Nana's clothes....

Whilst in Paris, we came across some likable conkers... then inspiration struck and thought the conkers should live it up, so we showed them the sights and sounds of the most romantic city in the world and here is what they saw.....

The Eiffel Tower.....

A spot of culture at the Louvre....

A tender moment on Point Neuf...

The bells of Notre Dame....

The famous Metropolitain system....

The Pompidou centre for a change of scenery...

...and finally the journey home on the TGV...wheeeeeeeeeeee

I think they had a good time, Paris is such a beautiful city.

Well, I have almost finished a painting for my parents, I'm struggling with a part of it, but it has be to be done before I leave France on Tuesday and I promise to post it before then.