Sunday, 26 October 2008


You know the Simpsons... that girly giggle Homer does or the high pitched scream Ned Flanders does when he's excited?
Well that's the noise coming from MimiLove Towers lately!

The wonderous Hamish saw fit to add me as a guest designer over at the frankly f*ckng fabulous Miso Funky. I'm joining the wonderous Laura Donald and her amazing Eastenders themed embroideries!

Can I click it?...
Miso Funky
Yes, you can....and so on in a De La Soul stylee...

I'm also about to start work on a new piccy...waiting for some hot embroidery action...tap tap tap

OOO! And I've been tagged...thank you QueenCraftyGirl...I think!
Ok.. so 7 random factoids...hmmm...well

1. I have an irrational fear of submarines, boats and bouys
(had quite a turn in a garden centre once when they'd used a big old boat thing for display...makes me feel quite clammy thinking about it)...I blame Jaws and the countless afternoon war matinees my mum watched

2. I'm disturbingly good at robotic's a gift you know (I can also do the Hucklebuck)

3. I didn't have a Yorkie bar for 4yrs cos my Dad had me convinced you had to have an HGV licence to buy one

4. I once slept the night in the bumper cars at Brighton

5. In my head it's still the 1970's...(I'm watching the Sweeney as I type this Guv'nor!)

6. I've got appalling eyesight; I can't work past dusk and have to get Mr. Ben to thread my needles

7. I'm still using Nanny Grenfell's sewing's old than me, but probably not as knackered! :)

Now...TAG...YOU'RE IT!
(No worries if you've already been got!)

dropstitch, lou, brook,mooosh, laurel,colourfuldayz and crazyjane

Sunday, 19 October 2008


This one is a bit of stuff n nonsense...

Right, so anyway, Dada...had a fab sense of humour, he was master at coming up with daft poems, drawings, embarassing me in public that kinda thing, and I spent most of my childhood and part of my adult life collapsed in helpless fits of laughter.

When I was knee high to a Space Hopper he came up with this one based on the theme tune from the Mickey Mouse Club...

It's the one that goes like this:

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me?

(Remember when Natalie Cole did that posthomous "Unforgettable" duet with her dad? Well I like to think that with this latest work, that I'm following in the footsteps of them and other illustrious father/daughter combo's; Frank n Nancy Sinatra say or

Well anyway bit like that, only not as tuneful......and a bit more sweary!)

Contains language of an adult nature and possible mild peril...those of a nervous dispostion look away NOW!!

Watercolour n embroidery...

Mickey Loves the cheese! He loves: Brie, Roquefort, Cheddar, Edam, Gouda and Dairylea

It's got a watercolour mousey, it's got cheese... hand embroidered and chunks of yellow stones and sequinney bits fashioned to look like cheese, it's got swearing...who could want for more?! x;0)

Sunday, 12 October 2008


So it's the hottest October on record EVER; windows are wide open, variety of petlife draped around the joint basking in shafts of sunnyness, I'm even considering getting me cozzie on... but what have I been doing? Yep...painting snow scenes...tsk!

Well anyroad, I'm on a roll and other half found a lovely Joanna Lumley documentary which involved the Northern Lights and Ponny the Penguin which got me by the inspirationals and wouldn't let go til I did summin' about it...

Is there anyone lovlier than Joanna Lumley? Ghurka supporting, vegetarian, animal loving, non-aging, top actress (hysterical in Ab Fab...and indeed Sapphire n Steel..oh yes!) posh totty in my book! a *Perry Como stylee

A beautiful sight...

We're happy tonight...

Walking in a Winter wonderland!

More watercolour and embroidery lunacy! Currently for sale over at Etsy with some of my other gubbins

*I know I was whinging about the whole Christmas thing in my last post...but this WAS Christmas for me as a nipper! :)

Sunday, 5 October 2008

If you've no place to go...

...hold that thought!

Firstly apologies for not dropping by to everyone's wonderful blogs or replying a bit quicker to posts and emails (SORRY!!) and also for lack of updates...but by 'eck I've been busy...not good painty/stitchy busy either, no! Crappy day job busy..."BOO!" to bills n crappy day job stuff!...

So I will be rectifying the former asap, promise! And I did find a bit of time to finish a painting I actually started yonks here goes...hope you like it :)

(*Did you hold that thought?!)

la la la la la...If you've no place to go...

Let It Snow!

Let It Snow!

Let It Snow!

Well it's October so obviously it must mean Christmas...(put those mince pies away til December supermarket loons!)

So in keeping with the wintery weather this is a watercolour of a fluffy polar bear in a glittery, wintery, snow scape...brrrrr!!

I've hand embroidered the painting with a selection of sequins, glass beads and natural stones to add to the general glittery sparklyness. There's also a wee silver sequin teddy bear to keep our polar friend company!

Currently for sale on my Folksy shop...where there will be no mince pies...just yet :)

Quick update! My chums over at Etsy for Animals have adopted a polar bear, so if anyone is interested in helping the cause click here for details