Sunday, May 31, 2015

David Platt Artist- Signed Print Giveaway

Artist David Platt based in Cornwall creates beautiful original paintings, prints and drawings using archival pigment inks. 
David is offering  one of my blog followers a chance to win a signed copy of one of his prints, if you love flowers then have a look in his Etsy Shop and see which one you would like to win, you might prefer a landscape or one of his cartoons.  Giveaway is open Worldwide. Thank you David, good luck everyone and looking forward to seeing who the winner will be. Using raffle copter for easy entry.

Love that he includes  pictures of  his work in progress

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Drink your self Slim! Yeah right

I saw a post on face book the other day regarding a detox concoction of ginger, mint, lemon,and cucumber, with a line stating "Lose 1lb per hour"! find that impossible to believe but the proof is in the pudding or in this case a drink , a bold statement indeed.  I like all the ingredients so I set out and made it (recipe at the bottom of post). It's now in the fridge to chill overnight.

7.30 following morning  I decided to weigh myself (63.9 kilos)  just in case this turns out to be a miracle weight loss drink I wanted to check any progress or lack of it.  I poured myself a glass and gave it a good sniff before tasting it and have to say I loved the smell. On tasting it I was pleasantly surprised as it has a taste of ginger ale without the fizz. 

It's now 4.37 in the afternoon and I have had 4 glasses so far today, my stomach has been making the weirdest rumbling & gurgling noises the last half hour. I was a bit worried that this might act as a laxative so was slightly nervous with the rumblings. 

Day two and I have had another 4 glasses and the jug is now empty. (slight sigh of relief). Tomorrow I will weigh myself and I can almost predict what my weight will be, can't say my jeans feel any looser today. Also pleased to report that it did not act as a laxative ..  and all rumblings have now ceased.

Although I found this drink quite pleasant it's not something that I would drink every day but if you fancy giving it a go then here's how.

1.5 litres water
2tsp grated ginger
1/2 a cucumber peeled and chopped
1 lemon sliced
15 mint leaves chopped
1tsp dried mint

add all the above to the water and chill overnight, I then strained mine into a glass before drinking, did not fancy trying to drink it with all the bits in it.

ps.. weighed in at 63.9 so no change, perhaps if I didn't eat anything and only drank the liquid I may have lost a kilo or so but would have gained a blinding headache..If you do try it let me know what you thought of it

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Little time for Blogging

 My first attempt at making fushia flowers with Silk Ribbon Embroidery, I used white silk and dyed the colours I choose for this satin pouch.
Satin Shoe clips with gorgeous embellishments

 Have a few more cushions to finish using this huge bird pattern

Two custom orders for jewelery pouches which I love making

I used to wear Peter Pan Collars years ago so I made this to dress up a white t-shirt, really makes a difference. On my list to do to make a few other colours.

A laundry bag which is great if you don't have the space for a laundry basket. 

So all in all I have found it a challenge to find the time to blog these past couple of weeks and I bet I am not alone in this, 

Happy weekend xx

Monday, May 11, 2015

In Love With May

What's not to love about the month of May? The garden just seems to suddenly burst into life and colour where just a few days ago there were just a few buds to be seen here and there, then boom they are all trying to outdo each other waving at you saying look at me I am back...

You don't need me to tell you what this is
 Black Sambucus with delicious pink flowers
 David Austin Rose
Standard rose is full this year

 Afternoon snooze if I am lucky
 Glass of wine later under the shade perhaps 

 At 10am this morning the temperature was sitting at 25c and now at almost 6pm it is 29.7c in the shade. I spent less than 30 minutes in the garden as it was just way to hot for me to do anything. But despite the heat I love May. Do you have a favourite month?

Friday, May 1, 2015

May Day Giveaway - Silk Jewelry Pouch - Handmade

Well here we are on the 1st day of May and have to say that it has not started well here in the South of France in fact it has been raining for most of the day. So, I thought I would do a little give away to cheer us me up. If your lucky enough to be having an upcoming holiday then you can enter my give away to win one of my jewelry pouches to take your treasures safely on holiday with you.

This is a Toile De Jouy cotton print with a delicious dusky pink pure silk interior, with eight compartments to hold your treasures. Bottom is padded and has the Toile De Jouy base inside, and pearl beads on the cord for closing.  For more pictures click HERE. Competition is open world wide and you don't have to be a follower of my blog to enter, great if you do though. Any shares always much appreciated but not mandatory. Good luck and I look forward to sending this to the winner soon. xx

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