Friday, February 10, 2012

A new project

I just want to let you know that I haven't abandoned my blog. I will still post things (especially if I ever manage to finish another cross stitch or sewing or craft item or holiday).  I have decided to try and work on my photo skills so I have been spending time with a friend and we've decided to do the 365project.

Of course I still don't get to post pics every day, and I still haven't been able to take a decent photo a day (although I am getting better at taking photos every day).

Anyway, I thought I would post a link to my project page so that you can follow if you wish and we'll see whether I improve over the course of the year hey?!?

Love Ang

Friday, January 20, 2012

My grandparent's wedding

While I was up at Nan's for Christmas/New Year, we came across a collection of her photos - you know the big ones that were taken professionally in a studio?  Well, my Aunty very kindly allowed me to scan them on her flat bed scanner.

My Nan wore a gorgeous Norman Hartnell wedding dress.  Mr Hartnell was the designer who created the Queen's dresses at both her wedding and coronation!  Nan's wedding was in 1948, so it was just after the Queen's wedding in 1947, but before her Coronation in 1953. (For some reason I thought the Coronation was in 1952, I guess because this year is the Diamond Jubilee - 60 years).

Thursday, January 19, 2012

More painted plates

Wayyyyy back in 2001 I used to go to painting classes with some of the girls from work.  It was a lot of fun. Probably my most famous plate was the lemon one I shared here on October 23, 2010!!!  Well I've been digging around in my old photos and came up with a couple more.  I think I still have these pieces somewhere, although they are a bit battered and chipped now.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Our family tree is filled with love

Well, happy new year!!  I can't believe that I haven't written a post yet this year.  Just goes to show how damn busy it's been. I had a pretty full on last two weeks at work, but my boss will be back next week, and most people will be at work, so it will hopefully start settling down a little.

How cute are the little ornaments in my picture?!  Well I love them.  I bought them for myself just after Christmas while I was still up at the coast, because I LOVE the colours and the content.  They are made by Blossom Bucket Inc if you are interested.