Sunday, 8 April 2018

A Happy Birthday 12+12

Two not-so-little-but-will-always-be-my-babies girls are twelve today. They wanted really big badges ....

So this years handmade cards feature some felt flowers and a couple of strong safety pins, with stitching and a dot of wadding in the middle. 

I think they like them. Our next mission is to give some fabulous Lalaloopsy dolls a makeover or two. Twelve may be awesomely grown up, but it’s still great to play and craft with mummy. Bring it on. I’ve got my own Lalaloopsy doll too ....

Stay tuned for new frocks and costumes. And pets. Apparently. 

Friday, 19 January 2018

Facing Up To It - 22

So it’s January? Gosh. I swear the years get faster as you get older. And I should know. Yesterday in anticipation of being 6 weeks post op, I made a comparison pic using a nifty little app. I was shocked. I tried to line up the nose tips and eyebrows ....

Then today I had my 6-week follow-up with L my orthodontist and prepared to feel uncomfortable as she removed tones of old rubbers large and small including three pieces of powerchain! I couldn’t open very wide but she and I did well. 

I got new powerchain, new, light arch wires, some rather groovy handmade hooks and aqua ligatures on my Corsodyl stained teeth. 

There are only 2 ‘boxes’ of light elastics keeping my jaws in relationship, and of course I took pictures so that when they fly across the room I can replicate the arrangement! 

I went home to cook lunch and sing songs (badly), then chew lunch (equally badly) but enjoyably so. I feel like being creative again. Watch this space!

Tuesday, 2 January 2018

A fine pack ...

Just before I went in for jaw surgery, I drew two of the dogs on this portrait. Then about a week after, I tied on a bandana to help with the post surgery drool, and sat down to draw the remaining two over a couple of days so a dear friend could collect this! 

I am thankful that I found the brain cells and my muse to complete this work after such an ordeal. But I did and I’m sure it was therapy. It was something that made me feel more like ‘me’ and that’s important. 

I hope you like it. I love drawing.