Monday, 12 June 2017
Some of you will be unfamilir with the amazing Sharon Tate. She was an American film and TV star and fashion icon in the late 60s. The star of such cult classics as Eye Of The Devil (1966), Valley Of The Dolls (1967) and The Wrecking Crew (1968), by August 1969 Sharon was happily married to film director Roman Polanski and heavily pregnant with their first child. Tragically, just 9 days before her due date, Sharon fell victim to demented followers of psychopath Charles Manson. The beautiful and poignant photographs of Sharon below are believed to be the last ones taken of her, maybe even in the days before her death. Two of those monsters are coming up for parole: Patricia Krenwinkel on June 22nd and Leslie Van Houten on September 6th. Anyone can write to oppose their parole. I have done it on many occasions over the years. You can post parole objection letters to; Board of Parole Hearings, Post Office Box 4036, Sacramento, CA, 95814-4036 or email them to email@example.com. Please ensure that you quote their prisoner references. Patricia Krenwinkel's is CDC# W08314 and Leslie Van Houten's is CDC# W13378. Thank you xx
Thursday, 11 May 2017
My nephew and his partner are currently awaiting the birth of their second baby and I have been making a few hand made gifts. I did the same when they were expecting their first child. It's an absolute joy to make gifts that will hopefully remain in their family for years to come and may be played with by another children they may have in the future.
All these cute litte creations were made from designs in Jane Bull's wonderful book 'Crafty Creations.' One of my closest friends bought it for a mutual friend at Christmas. I loved it the second I saw it and had to buy a copy for myself. It's a fantastic book and perfect for crafting beginners. I highly recommend it.
So here are my take on some of the makes in Jane's wonderful book; Georgeanna the Giraffe, Mollie the Octopus, Ollie the Octopus and Wilbur the Pig. I'm currently making Wilbur a girlfriend who will be named Charlotte (after characters in my favourite children's book Charlotte's Web by E.B. White.) Who knows they might even get a baby of their own!
I hope you like them. As always feedback is welcome.
So until next time,
Friday, 28 April 2017
I've finally finished the completely hand made Elephant I've been making for one of my sisters. She's named Lyuba after the baby Woolly Mammoth discovered in 2007 in Russia. (Lyuba actually means 'Love' in Russian.) Every one of the 1842 beads was stitched on individually by hand. I'm surprised I didn't go blind in the process of stitching on so many tiny beads! It was a true labour of love but my sister is worth it. (Now I just just have to finish the bespoke creation I'm making for my other sister!)
As you can see, under one ear I have put my business label and under the other a little message to show it was a bespoke creation made specially for my sister.
I hope you like it. I intend to make several for sale, although probaby not so heavily beaded. So watch this space!
As always feedback would be welcomed and appreciated.
So until next time.
Monday, 17 April 2017
This is a selection of abstracts prints I currently have for sale. They are inspired by the From Atoms To Patterns range of designs created for the 1951 Festival of Britain. They are available from A1 to A4. Anyone interested please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for price information. More prints for sale can be found on my Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/bananadiva1