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Friday, 30 September 2011

Birth Announcement

Hiya folks! Just to let you know that I gave birth to a healthy beautiful boy last Thursday named Caelan. He's been such a good baby so far, it's hard to believe he's only a week old! We are settling into life as a family at the Nomi Palace which is why I haven't listed anything for a few weeks. But don't worry the Nomi Faerie will be back very soon with a new spooky range just in time for Hallowe'en... Until then stay sparkly!!!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Half An Hour With Andy Barrett

And time for some other creative stuff that I have been up to... My very talented friend Andy
Barrett has put half an hours worth of his music onto a CD and asked me to design the artwork. We did a photo shoot along Monifieth Beach and I used these to put the design together to Andy's requirements. At one point he was wanting me to include his painted big toe in the artwork but glad I talked him out of it, haha! But on the whole the project was a success and am now considering expanding my shop to offer these types of services.

So here is the finished result and the tunes are not bad either! On Sale at Grouchos, Dundee for £5. Andy is having his CD launch at Thomsons Bar, Dundee next Saturday 24th September at 8pm and there will be music from other guests too. I'll not make it because the baby will be here by then but should be a good night! In the meantime here is a little taster from the CD...

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Still waiting on baby...

Hiya folks! Just a quick update. Still no sign of baby yet so have been using the time to get on with my creative projects now that the house is back in order. I'd gotten photos taken of my bump every month from when I was 14 weeks. So I've put them all the photos together using Photoshop and here is the result... The Bumpometer!

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Day of the Triffid Sunflowers

My friend Lydia and I have been meeting up for Craft Sundays over the past couple of weeks, mainly to make decorations for my mate's big 30th Birthday extravaganza at the weekend there. We made lots of cool stuff including strawberry bunting, big giant strawberries, a strawberry pinata (yes, she is mad on strawberries) and thought it would be cool to make some lovely flowers out of tissue paper for the table as well. I thought I would cheat and picked up a sunflower making kit in the town; the box included green wire and crepe paper etc. The instructions on the back made it seem fairly easy. Well, it wasn't...

That actually took us 2 hours to do, we had to cut out 36 bloody sunflower petals, 6 leaves, some spiky green things to go round the stem. The stupid things wouldn't stick together so ended up just being a mass of sellotape, wire and unsticky PVA glue, lol! They defo do look like something out of The Day of the Triffids, haha! I wasn't about to waste another 2 hours trying to do a better attempt! We took the flower making kit to the party thinking it might be a good party game trying to get the guests to make their on flowers, haha! But after the punch came out well, that idea went out the window! I think the moral of the story is buying things in kits isn't always necessarily easier. My strawberry pinata on the other hand which I made from scratch did turn out successfully, I will post up how I made it very soon so look out for that!