Thursday, 28 June 2012


I am not going to post too much about this, as I am sure most people who want to hear about the Jubilee, have already watched and read enough.

But, I was in London at the same time as it all.  I have family in London and I had not really intended to participate in any festivities, just visit my Aunt and Uncle.  I have nothing against the Royal Family, but coming from a small town, they do not really feature in my life.

However, whilest there, we walked along the Mall on the Saturday and saw them preparing everything, we went to Somerset House and wow, that is lovely , has a balcony that you can get drinks or bring your own. We sat and had a drink and basically soaked up the atmosphere, saw the tents of people along the riverside and enjoyed the sun, yes , I did say sun !!
My Aunty has lived in London for over 30 yrs and she said that the atmosphere in London had never felt so good.
Saturday night the weather turned, I was safely ensconced in my Auntys flat, but all I could think about was those poor people in their tents !!!!!

Sunday though, we decided to try and see if we might get by the Thames to see the boats, we managed to be in front of Somerset House, they had a large screen because in truth, we could see nothing, there were so many people.  We watched loads and what a fabulous surprise, we were opposite the building that the Warhorse was on, so actually got to see that.

We were lucky, yes the heavens opened, but we had seen most of it and so we left.

The next day we ended up in Hyde Park, watching the concert on the big screen, with thousands of people.  It was fantastic, and again the weather was great.  To say it was a washout, is a great big lie.  To say lots of people had a great time, is so true. 

Considering we had planned none of what we did that weekend, it was brilliant and a weekend I will never forget. 

LONDON is an amazing city and The British sure know how to party xxxxx

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Prom Time

Well, bit like buses, you don't hear from me for ages , then two come along  !!! .

I have been being a Mum and visiting family.  Managed to do both at the same time. 

It is my Sons prom this year and we have family down in Devon.  My Nan and Grandad are both in very good health and it was lovely to see them , not many 40yr olds can say they have Grandparents and I feel very blessed. 
Whilest there, my Son and I went shopping for his prom suit in Exeter.  He tried on a couple, but fell in love with one from Moss Bros.  Funny, but we got it half price but it did not have anything on to say it was .
He wanted a 3-piece, its charcoal, and has purple lining .  We got a shirt and tie set in purple, to match, from Next
I know I am biased, but here is a picture of my gorgeous, grown-up boy.

I cant believe where the time has gone xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Upcycled Wedding Dress

I don't know where the time has gone !!!! I have not blogged  for so long. 
I have been working, being a Mum, taking trips to visit family, trying to sort out my son with a college and generally just busy .

I had a bride, who had bought her dress 2 years ago, at a charity shop.  However, when she got it out again, had changed her mind about the bodice design.  The bodice had lace and beads along the bodice top and around the bottom edge too.  I removed the lace and beads and we sent it off to be dry cleaned. 

My bride wanted a more traditional floral design so I used organza  and pearls  and created this design instead

This is the dress afterwards, although  we did pull the centre flower down a bit lower before she took it away. As an older bride she was a bit conscious of showing any cleavage, but was happy that the design was fine as I had said it would be.

Luckily the dress did not need any other alterations.  It was perfect and she was more than happy .
Just what I like to hear xx