Thursday, 15 December 2011

Happy Christmas


What a year!
A bit of a roller coaster ride! with a few loopa da loops,
but I've survived! we've survived, 
and now we're all set for a fab relaxing Christmas with no chemo! 
Can't wait! fab!

Wishing everyone a magical Christmas time with lots of laughs and a very very happy and healthy 2012,
and I look forward to reading all your fab and creative adventures in an exciting new year! xx
Thank you again :)
health and happiness always Lisa xxx
( notice me on the end with no hair! they don't do clip on head scarves in Playmobil !!)

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Last One!!!!


Sky took some photo's of me before school this morning to celebrate last chemo day!

This lunch time I'll be zapped for the last time by the lovely Jo who is my IV nurse, whose so fab and chatty and makes the whole experience painless and fly by, she's wonderful, and I thank my lucky stars that I got her to do my treatment!

I'm wearing my gorgeous raspberry beret that Ilona from I DREW THIS sent me, her talented mother in law crochet it! Thank you x and Kate Slater's Robin brooch for my last Christmas chemo, thank you.
Thanks to everyone who have sent me gifts and cards throughout my treatment, I'm touched at your loveliness, thoughtfulness and support and I better stop I can feel a snotty tissue moment coming on!!

So... 


this is it!
Still kicking it's ass with Christmas ob-nail boots on!

Bless Sky taking the photos, they've come out very grainy, which with my red sunbeam steroids face is probably just as well!

I tell you, at the moment I'm getting all my words muxed up, I blame the Chemo but I think unfortunately it runs in the family as my Mum calls Gary Barlow, Barry Garlow all the time, and has got me saying it now! So I don't know if I can play the chemo card on this one!
The other day I was in the shower and Sonny was sat on the loo and we were both singing the Christmas song, 'let it snow let it snow let it snow
There's a verse with the line, 'and I've got some corn for popping'
I sang,
" and I've got some porn for cocking" !!!!!!!!!!!!
What! 
I couldn't stop laughing! Sonny wondered what I'd said!
Oh my goodness, I hope this disconbobulation stops with the chemo!!!

So, Christmas chemo, turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce sandwiches, mince pies and mulled apple juice, Love actually on in the background and Christmas scratch cards as I'm feeling lucky!!
Massive thanks again for all your support, gifts, lovely comments and cards, I truly appreciate it.
xxxxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Little me...


little me


a little bird told me


and piggy back

new paper collages on wood all varnished and in my Etsy shop!


Monday, 28 November 2011

Thanks Amy!


Thank you Amy for my gorgeous embroidery! 
I love it!

It's very realistic, the nose is spot on!!
Thanks for your time and talent gone into making me this, I'm made up xxx
See more of Amy's work here and here :)

Thursday, 24 November 2011

Nins and Peedles


It's starting to look a lot like Christmas!

I made these cheeky monkeys over a year and half ago for Carlton Cards for Christmas cards this year! 

I made quite a few hand stitched cards and called the range 'Nins and Peedles' as that's what Sonny says to me if he's been sleeping funny on his hands and they've all gone numb!
(Then I have to rub them and say 'be gone Nins and Peedles!'.... the things we do!)







If you see them in the shops you'll have to let me know!!

Sorry it's been a while posting, I've been busy getting on with Cycle 5 of chemo, which can only mean one thing ,
yes, I've only one more left!
Yes count them, one , just the one, a little number one, (as a apposed to a number two, although at times that's probably the only way to describe it!)
So yip,  
feels good to be on the penultimate, and how fab to celebrate but at Christmas time!
Bring it on!


Monday, 14 November 2011

Arrietty


The Chemo charts mystery prize for the end of cycle 4 was a visit to here with lovely friends to see a showing of Studio Ghibli's version of the Borrowers, Arrietty.
Such a beautifully gorgeous animated film,
you must go see it!

Friday, 11 November 2011

snip snip ...



I did two more wood collages,
and two more in working progress!...



It's therapy snipping away and arranging the shapes!
Have an ab fab weekend!:)


Wednesday, 9 November 2011

experimenting...


I've been experimenting with scissors, PVA, and little wooden boards!...  Do you think I watched too much Blue Peter as a child?..... I never got a badge :( no matter how many competitions I enetered, Ahhhhh,  I'll be talking sticky back plastic next..  ooooo do you remember that!!?...... "come back Shep".... quickly slap me

So
Inspired by Japanese Kokeshi dolls and my screen print Kokeshi girl...



...here's a few I prepared earlier!

I've had a little trouble photographing the boards, 
I think it's the dull natural light and ye oldie worldie camera ( nothing to do with the lack of brain cells and incompetence of the photographer at all at all at all!)

What do you think?

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Holmfirth Art Market


On Sunday the sun was shining, it was a beautiful day and there was no way I was going to spend another day in the house! 
So I slapped on a bit of make-up, had a spoonful of manuka honey and walked down to the Holmfirth art market. 
There were so many gorgeous stalls and talented people. 
I got to meet Jax from Print for the love of wood, which was so lovely, she grabbed me gave a big hug and bubbly chatted away! (couldn't get a word in! thought I could talk! fab:)) So great to meet a fellow blogger in the flesh!


My friend Lisa from Mollie Sash was there with the most gorgeous hats, so beautiful,


and my friend Geraldine from Made at Green View was there with her gorgeous scarves, bags and purses, just so lovely.
The atmosphere was lovely, and Lil got to print her own postcard at Jax stand, we had a great day, a real tonic! 
There's another market this Sunday with different artists, so if your in the area it's well worth a visit!


Friday, 4 November 2011

Friday...




thank goodness!
Have a fantastic weekend, go steady with you're sparklers and enjoy your pie, peas and Parkin xxx


Friday, 28 October 2011

Big Song Friday...





Have a fab Friday!
( if anyone is like me and loves James McAvoy... well actually he is my film husband, and also likes Arctic Monkeys, Alex Turner being my music husband, they are on the lovely Graham Norton show tonight for an hour of fabness :)
Have an ace weekend!


Tuesday, 18 October 2011

A Sky Full Of Kindness


I got to meet one of my hero's on Saturday, Rob Ryan, at his book signing at YSP
and what did I say?...
"have you got finger cramp yet?"....(!!!why??)

( it's like when I met Frank Bruno and he was eating a banana and I said, "Oh, I like bananas" (!!why??) Not that Frank Bruno is a hero of mine and I aspire to be a boxer or a pantomime Dame for that matter, in fact nothing like Rob Ryan at all, I'm waffling again... I'll get my coat...)

So, the wonderful Rob Ryan was signing his new book 'A sky full of Kindness' at the Yorkshire Sculpture park on Saturday, and some friends and I went down to get some books signed. It was such a beautiful day the sun was shining and all the kids were running around having the best time while I Queued up. 


I wanted to get the book signed for my Skyla as she is my little Sky full of kindness ( she's been so kind while I've been wiped out with the chemo, all the kids have, but Sky is naturally nurturing and caring I think she'd make a wonderful nurse, although at the minute she wants to be a travelling artist singer guitar playing street dancing chef) 


 I want the book as a special Christmas gift keep sake for Sky, which is extra special now.
( I took your advice on going bolder with the head scarves... although this is as bold as it gets, don't want to look like Carmen Miranda... although she was very beautiful... waffling....)

Lil and her friend got a couple of books signed for me too ( she was in cool teenager mode which has hit big time since starting high school, while her other friends took my camera and played paparazzi )


I purposely haven't read the book yet, which has been ridiculously hard! 
I want to read it with Sky first, together, so she remembers reading it with mum and we can study all the detail together. I think that will make it even more special, so the books been put away in my Christmas pressy drawer.

But.... 
I've had a quick flick through and it's so so beautiful, you must get a copy, just an amazing talent and the passion comes through every page. I've always been a big fan (some old bits n blog bobs) 
See more of Rob Ryan's work on Robs website, shop, etsy and blog. 

It's the perfect Christmas pressy! I've had so many lovely things bought for me by Rob Ryan whilst going through treatment, each ones sentiment has been very  uplifting. One lovely friend who works at YSP left me one of Rob Ryan's umbrella's on the door handle for me! ... to keep my little bare head dry!! 

and it does wonderfully!
I'm such a lucky lady!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

sing a song!





I've been doing a bit of sewing whilst on wipe out week!

Guess what, I'm half way through though my chemo! can you believe it, Cycle 3 of 6 cycles!... only 3 left, yes! half way! fan-blooming-tastic, that's something to sing about!

This ones been a bit tougher, but my rubber bits are bouncing back now and my energy is creeping back! Thank goodness, it's just so hard laying there while family life busies around you, I just feel so useless!

To keep me smiling my mum gave me the full 3 series of Gavin and Stacey to watch, I missed ever watching it when it came out so it was all new to me, which is fab when you've the whole thing in front of you and don't have to wait till the next week to see what happens.
So I've been laughing my way through it all,
James Corden and Ruth Jones are just brilliant writers!...


Sing a song!:)