Thursday, 16 April 2009


Finally, I have got around to blog about Easter.  Time always runs away with me and there are always other things to be done before I get to the computer.  Well,  as you know, just before Easter there was a large gathering of bloggers for a fab picnic at Millets Farm, Abingdon.  

At the picnic we had a crafty swap that the Locket had organised and I was very lucky to receive a fab gift from Kitty which included one of her renowned sock monkeys, a chocolate bunny and two fab fat quarters, as shown.

Then there was the naming ceremony for my newly acquired sock monkey and all agreed it should have a name relating to the day and bloggy monkey would not do.  We decided Millet was a good name but not enough so my daughter Emma and Locket's eldest Dot came up with Billy 
after their fav film at the moment "Twilight".  So "Billy Millet" was born.

My daughter Emma had made a crafty prezzie too which was inspired by the work she has been doing for her GCSE Textiles.  It was a Mola, which are made by the Kuna women of Panama. It involves layering different fabrics and then stitching a design through all the layers of fabric and then cutting away the first layer around all the stitching (leaving the black border) and then cut away each additional layer to reveal the coloured fabric you wish for that section of your design. She then decorated her fish by sewing on sequins (she also batiked the purple fabric herself - wow!).

Well, enough from me, I have had a day full of dentists today - me at 9.15 this morning, Peter an Orthodontist appt in Kidlington at 12.45 and Emma an Orthodontist appointment at the John Radcliffe in Oxford at 3.30 and what's more they are making changes to Emma's brace and I need to go back again on Friday at midday - how is a girl meant to go to work!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Happy Easter

Now that my little sister has managed to log me back in to my blog (she does occasionally have her uses) I will hopefully be updating my blog very shortly.

I know you are all waiting with baited breath to see what big (and now bossy) sister has got to say especially about the recent bloggy picnic!

Thursday, 5 February 2009

Snow Snow Snow!

My two enjoying their day off school. Unfortunately some of us still have to go to work once the roads are clear enough to drive on.

Hope all of you that have snow today are out enjoying it too.
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Friday, 16 January 2009

Late Blog By The Fab Daugther

Hey everyone sorry my mum hasn't blogged for aaaaaaaaaaagggggggggggggeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssss so I'm filling in for her.

HAPPY NEW YEAR even if it is too late

Every year we make Christmas cards. Last year I drew a robin in the style of Romero Britto.

We sent the drawing off to get printed this is how it turned out

And for my thank you card I did a flower in the same style 

For Christmas I got a great book to make felt mascots its really helpful and easy to make.  From my fab aunt.

Thanks Aunt!

I made this monkey from the book, I think it turned out well.   I might make the rabbit next, that is on the front page.

At school, I'm doing GCSE textiles and art. I have drawn an A grade tone and pencil piece of work in art, so my teacher says.  This is part of the first final piece I have done on the subject 'structures'.   I guess, you can guess what it is.

It was me, who drew it.

Sorry it's been so long, I guess I will have to be updating it from now on.

Ally Locket's daugther Emma xox

PS  Written while I was out having a nice meal at our local Indian with my DB.

Ally x