15 September 2014

Lifebook 2015 Giveaway

The list of teachers for Lifebook 2015 is here and as well as the blog hop each teacher can give away 1 space on Life Book 2015.  I've discovered a lot of new artists by going through the list. Today's teacher is Effy Wild 

14 September 2014

Lifebook 2015

A few weeks ago I came across this blog post with a free taster from this years Lifebook. Tamara has a Ning group so I signed up and I'm busy watching the videos for her free class

I'd luv to do Lifebook 2015 but I can't really afford to, I'm already dipping in to my savings to pay bills so they are slowly dwindling :-(.   I thought learning new things would give me some inspiration because my creative muse has gone walkabout again.

08 May 2014


I passed my last Level 1 course towards my Textile degree (Understanding Western Art) back in February but I had to wait to get a loan from Student Finance before I could carry on with my first Level 2 course.  It didn't take to long to come through and I got my course material this week.  I've set up a new blog if anyone is interested in following http://textiles2developingcreativetextiles.wordpress.com.

15 April 2014

25 years.......

.... It is hard to believe that 25 years ago on a sunny day just like today Liverpool football fans went to watch their team play in the FA cup semi-final in Sheffield and 96 didn't return home to their loved ones.  Hillsborough has gone down in history as one of the worst sporting disasters this country has seen and to the utter shame of the establishment of this country the families of the 96 have had to fight for a quarter of a century for the Truth to be told.  New inquests started in Warrington on 31st March and they are nearing the end of their long journey for Justice.

You'll Never Walk Alone

14 March 2014

Tyvek question

LaurieK47 left a question on a post about Tyvek from 2007.  She wanted to know how I got this effect.

It is a while since I've used Tyvek so I had to have a quick try to remind myself.  I cut an A4 piece in to smaller pieces remember it shrinks so take this in to account.  I put a piece in between a folded sheet of non-stick baking parchment that I bought in a pound shop.  I heated the iron to in between medium and hot, trial and error because each iron will be different.   Hover the iron over the Tyvek until it begins to shrink the amount you want.

I can't tell you how many pieces I've wasted until I got it right.  This video from joggles.com may help.  Good luck with your project for A level :-)


It is ages since I've posted on here.  I've been busy completing my third level 1 course with OCA towards my Textile degree. Understanding Western Art has been assesses and I'll get the results on 26th March then if I can afford to I can go on to level 2 Developing Creative Textiles.  

I've also had an inner ear problem since New Year.  I kept feeling dizzy and off balance as if I was drunk without the booze.  I finally went to the dr's, had to wait 10 days for an appointment and got some tablets that fingers crossed will clear it up.

28 December 2013

Happy New Year

Well here we are on the last day of 2013 and all I can say is good riddance.  After the last few years I can only hope and pray to God that 2014 is the start of a new beginning in my life.  

Lots of money would be nice but the most important thing I want is good health from now on, because without that nothing else really matters does it.  

Wishing you all a 2014 full of peace, good health because without it we can't enjoy our lives can we,  prosperity because although money doesn't buy happiness it does make life bearable and finally creativity because as Picasso said 

"The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls."


22 December 2013

Happy Christmas

Hope everyone has a Happy Christmas 

and best wishes for a happy, healthy and creative New Year


It is ages since I posted on here I've been concentrating on finishing my last Level 1 module Understanding Western Art for my Textiles degree.  It is being assessed in March then I can go on to Level 2 most probably after Easter if I can get the money to carry on.  

I've been very good at keeping to my gluten free diet but I've had some of the symptoms over the past few weeks and couldn't work out where I got the gluten from.  It turns out that glucose syrup isn't made from sugar as you would think but can be derived from wheat and a supposedly gluten free stock cube I used in soup had glucose syrup from wheat.  It is so annoying I seem to take 3 steps forward and 2 back.  I am cutting out anything that is processed and sticking to homemade when I can and hope that soon I will feel better because I am so fed up if feeling ill.