Monday, 16 December 2013

To grieve and to move on

Dear blog friends,

It has been such a long time since my last post.
Every day things have been in the way of creativity once again and I cannot wait the moment when my mind will be so much at peace that my hands and soul will harmoniously be creating something I will be proud to present.

The last 3 months have been paved with unpleasant events, unfairness, anger and grief. I do not wish to share everything but one of the toughest blow was when a lovely lady knocked at our door one early morning of October...holding our dear baby Harry in her arms...........dead.
It was 3 months ago . Not fair. Why him? Was it meant to be?

I am proud to have been the cat mum of one of the most special, independent, daring, funny and adventurous cats I have ever met in my life. We have loved him to bits and because we loved him we accepted his constant craving for freedom and need of running in the wild each day.

Now he is gone. Hit by a car.
Such is life. Cruel and unfair...
                                              . *
                                                               * .
                                                                +.However, I have never accepted to be defeated by any                                                                  negative event and have decided to move on.*.
                                                                                                                        *  .
                                                                                      * .
                                                              . *
                                                                                         .*+.  So, 2 months ago,
                                                         we let another little sweet heart come into our life.

He is a God sent angel that craves cuddles and gives so much that each day is filled with endless tenderness.
We feel blessed and even though Harry is in our thoughts each day, we enjoy every happy moment we share with this innocent and trusting little fluff ball.

We have done our Christmas tree and are ready to celebrate.

I hope you too enjoy every little positive moment that life has to offer.
I hope 2014 will bring you joy.
Do not hold back to the past.
Move on.
Never look back. fear not and have no regrets.

I wish you all have a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Wedding Day(s) and a "Special" Bouquet !

On the 25th of July 2013, Robert and I signed at the registry office, then I went to work!
Unexpectedly, my favourite flowers had bloomed late due to the endless Winter so I managed to make myself a simple bouquet of peonies for our wedding day.

For our blessing we wanted things to be simple and reflect what we value: simplicity, history, literature, nature and elegance (the Bride anyway...).
 So we chose to organise everything in our  home.

  On the 26th my lovely neighbour and I cooked, baked and giggled.

 We had to change some plans at the last minute as the weather forecast had 
announced a stormy and rainy day for the 27th...

The homemade bunting was waiting to play its part but was kept indoors 
in order to be protected from the rain.

 Flowers  freshly cut from the fields were put on the tables.

On the 27th, Robert and I were naturally a little bit nervous.

I chose to wear the most simple dress I could find.
A white cotton dress that would be worn throughout the Summer.
A little tribute to Thomas Hardy who Robert loves reading so much.

Did I say I was nervous?
My hair wasn't going quite the way I wanted it to be, my eyes were puffy and I was running late...

 I wanted a simple bouquet from the fields.
A little bit like Tess of the D'Urbervilles.
(Well,THAT was the idea)

I shouted down the stairs that I didn't have time to cut my flowers and Robert offered
 to make the bouquet.This is how I ended up with the smallest bouquet in wedding history.

But because I found it so touching (and funny!), I decided to keep it and so entered the church beside the  man I love all dressed in white holding a miniature bouquet that can hardly be seen on the pictures...

And so, on the 27th July 2013 at noon ...

...Robert and I were to share one of our most sacred moments in 
the old Kentish church of Saint Mary's in Chiddingstone Village.

 And our union was blessed.

 (spot the bouquet)

Back in our cottage, we had our guests to entertain. 
The sun was boiling hot so we managed to have our BBQ in the garden as initially planned.

macaroons (alas not homemade) and tea

 The homemade wedding cake was just as I wanted (I will never thank my neighbour enough for this!)

I enjoyed my very own Marie Antoinette moment

There was plenty to eat and drink!

I think Marie Antoinette would have had trouble recovering...

 Too much excitement for Harry the party animal!

Keep on dreaming my dear friends.
Sometimes dreams DO come true!

Friday, 21 June 2013

Weight loss, makeup and...a wedding!

Dear friends,

I hope you have all been fine since your last visit.

Sorry for not being so much in touch but time flies and I haven't been doing much in dolly or mini world for a long time.
The main reasons why I am not very productive at the moment are VERY good ones and I hope you will understand and be patient with me:

To begin with, I have been on an intense weight loss program lately. I stick to super healthy food and work out 3 times per week at the gym. As a result , I have lost over 20 pounds in 3 months and I have to say I am really pleased as I was starting to put my health at risk with a bad diet and no exercise...but see by yourself!

I have also been developing my new services as a nail Technician and Make up Artist which I truly enjoy and started a new part time job as a beauty consultant for a very exclusive brand which I love a lot as well.

And am seriously starting to be obsessed with pictures like these:

Will probably start moving on to a different style of makeup on my future dolls!
But in the meantime, am enjoying doing makeovers "on real size dolls" and do their portraits:

So, as you can see, I am still on a very creative path, right?

And last, but not least...
I am getting married at the end of July 2013 ! I forgiven for not having created any little doll lately?

I hope you are all well.
Please keep in touch and I promise I will pop in to see wht you've been up to lately!

Keep on Dreaming!

Friday, 15 March 2013

Am back!!! (took me ages to find out how to)

Dear friends,

I am sooooooooooooooo happy I have managed to find access to my blog again!
For some reason, each time I was trying to log in, I couldn't access my editing board but instead, there were plenty of adds! Grrrrrrrrr..
Anyway, it is sorted out now and I have no clue where to start to catch up!
Errrrrrr...Merry Xmas, Happy New Year and Happy birthday (to me as well) !!! ( that's done!)

Thank you to all your lovely comments regarding Harry! I will try to pop and visit asap!

Speaking of which...Harry is now turning 8 months! He is very adventurous, fearless and loves cuddles!

In dolly world I have created some new dolls . Becky is still available in my Etsy store if you are interested.

I have also created some mini wooden dolls for Benjamin Pollock's Toyshop in London

I have been super busy taking new courses to become a nail Technician. It is a new year, new skills, new business(The Little Nail Salon) and new look (I have cut my long hair!)
 Yes this is me playing super diva!

Being a Nail Technician requires creativity as you can see, so I am having fun!

Well, all in all, lots of new things have happened ans I have tried to keep this post short not to bore you.
If you wish to send me a friend request on Facebook, it is not a problem at all and the best way to keep in touch if you wish to read about me moaning about the world and stuff. He!He!
Here is the link if you are on FB.

And you? What have you been up to?