Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Our Wedding Gowns

Wedding fever is over, all too short but here are a few treasured photos to remember the day
 I am in the yellow silk fifties dress.
Would you believe it too 1 week to make the wedding gown a joint effort between me and my daughter

But I am most proud of my mothers dress and her hat which I revamped from a charity shop find.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Giveaway - Little Lamb Cushion

At CsevenM we are celebrating the opening of our e-commerce store, offering selected pieces for the home and wardrobe.
To mark the occasion we are offering One lucky winner the opportunity to win a fantastic "little Lamb Cushion" 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply visit the Csevenm Online Store here,  leave a comment, telling us Who is your favourite nursery rhyme character and why? and enter your name and email address for news of the store opening.
This Competition will end in September and results will be announced in October
Please note this Giveaway is only open to UK residents only

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Wedding Fever

Wow my last post was over 2 months ago. You may be wondering why? or maybe not!
Well the past months have been frantic.
1: My job is all consuming, this is due to it being a new project and everyone is crying for blood.
2: I was invited to a friend wedding, which meant having to drop everything to make my wedding outfit. My friend also asked that I be the hairstylist for the day.  The wedding took place on the 20th April, a glorious sunny in South Devon. I will be posting highlights of the day and my dress here later.
3: My sister is also getting married, in May (AHHH!!)  and as the resident dressmaker of the family I have been asked to help my daughter make the wedding dress, she is the designer. Would you believe it we have not started the dress, that's because my sister wants to loose as much weight as possible.

I have however finished my niece dress and I am halfway through my mums dress, now this was a challenge, more about that later. Oh did I mention I have started my dress and I have to help my daughter complete her dress. and I am also the hairstylist for the day, this has involved many trips to London  to style cut and prepare everyone's' hair for the wedding, the great thing about this is the wedding is taking place in Barbados, at least I will get a sun break.

4: I have two rustic waistcoats a clients, one for the groom and the other for the best man, all to be completed by the middle of may as I am due to fly out to Barbados on the 23rd May.

OK back to work. If you are around I will be posting update here or at least I will try.

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Lesson 7 – Cry with Someone. It’s More Healing than Crying Alone.

Reflections on life based upon the book “God Never Blinks” 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours by Regina Brett

“We need to stop hiding our tears and actually share them. It takes a strong person to cry. It takes a stronger person to let others see those tears. We need to be tough enough to be tender, no matter who is watching. (Regina Brett)

Some of us learn from a very age that it is wrong to cry, it is seen as weak, out of control, feeling sorry for yourself.
How often have you said or heard a parent say to their young "big boys don't cry" or "It's OK don't cry"

Crying is a natural human emotions a from of relief from tension that makes us feel much better

Crying also has practical function, It helps lubricate the eyes keeping it moist, helping to protect from dust, and flushes out the eyes when it becomes irritated. 

Crying is a from of communication, a universal form of expression, overcoming languages barriers, bringing people together at funerals, birth and weddings helping us to bond with others, expressing sadness, providing support and comfort.

Crying with someone shows you have a sense of what they are going through, that you are listening, It allows the other person to feel safe, free to express and release pain, not be judged

So today 
You have a friend you have a shoulder to cry on

Saturday, 2 February 2013

First Sale on Wow Thank You

I am so excited as last month I had my first sale on Wow Thank You, an online market place where UK based artist list and sell their handmade items. 

This cushion cover is made from Laura Ashley fabric. I have several more Laura Ashley prints available, to complement your home.

Friday, 1 February 2013

The Husband Store

My sister sent me this, I wonder if she is trying to tel me something.

A store that sells husbands has just opened in New York City, where a woman may go to choose a husband. Among the instructions at the entrance is a description of how the store operates:

You may visit this store ONLY ONCE! There are six floors and the value of the products increase as the shopper ascends the flights. The shopper may choose any item from a particular floor, or may choose to go up to the next floor, but you cannot go back down except to exit the building!
So, a woman goes to the Husband Store to find a husband. On the first floor the sign on the door reads:

Floor 1 - These men Have Jobs.
She is intrigued, but continues to the second floor, where the sign reads:

Floor 2 - These men Have Jobs and Love Kids.
'That's nice,' she thinks, 'but I want more.'
So she continues upward. The third floor sign reads:
Floor 3 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, and are Extremely Good Looking.
'Wow,' she thinks, but feels compelled to keep going.
She goes to the fourth floor and the sign reads:

Floor 4 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Good Looking and Help With Housework...
'Oh, mercy me!' she exclaims, 'I can hardly stand it!'
Still, she goes to the fifth floor and the sign reads:
Floor 5 - These men Have Jobs, Love Kids, are Drop-dead Gorgeous, Help with Housework, and Have a Strong Romantic Streak.

She is so tempted to stay, but she goes to the sixth floor, where the sign reads:
Floor 6 - You are visitor 31,456,012 to this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as proof that women are impossible to please. Thank you for shopping at the Husband Store