Wednesday 29 June 2011

A new baby has arrived in the Chilvers house!

Meet little Gomez ♥ Our new little kitten... she IS a girl but as she has a cute mustache we had to call her after someone who had a 'tache! Hence, Gomez. She is very cute and has settled in with the other babies very nicely!

Mandy ♥

Craft Fair Weekend

This past weekend, the girls and I did a couple of craft fairs (selling Lily's wares) ... well, on Saturday it was really a Summer Fair. Wow I couldn't believe the amazing support of the community at Chester Green... it was like having Stars Hollow right here in Derby! There was even Punch & Judy (I've never seen one before!) On Sunday, we did a craft fair at a place called the Silk Mill, apparently the very first factory in the world! It was full of amazing engines and bits of planes... a real Steampunk mecca!

Working hard???
... or hardly working!
I did come away with some fab vintage finds!
Mandy ♥

Saturday 25 June 2011

No Place like Gnome!

Yesterday was crazy... helped Lily out with a Summer Fete she did, which went really well but we were all exhausted by the end of the day! We are doing another one today! If you are in Derby, come along to see us... we are at the Silk Mill Museum.

Here's my entry for SPA this week

Mandy ♥

Monday 20 June 2011

Tell me a Story

I'm entering this tag I made for a monthly swap with my wonderful friend Amy for Try it on Tuesday.

Mandy ♥


Take a Word this week is Fantasy ~ I'm hoping these will qualify as fantastical!

Mandy ♥


or lack of it here in England! lol

this is for ThemeThursday

Sunday 19 June 2011

The Bad Daughter

When I saw one of Lisa's Altered Art new sheets I just HAD to use this image and phrase! I was always the 'rebel', the 'naughty' child, the black sheep of the family. So this really tickled me!
I'm entering it for Opus Gluei theme Girl Things

Postmark Paris

I've made these 2 atc's for the3muses challenge blog... using Lisa's Altered Art images.

Mandy ♥

SPA Vintage Men

wow! 2 weeks of non-posting. Not intentional... I had made several pieces for challenges etc, however, somehow they didn't make it onto the scanner or my blog!

Here's this week's postcard for SPA
Here's the postcard I made for last week's theme of "ME"
TFL and thanks for all your condolences for Harvey
Mandy ♥

Tuesday 7 June 2011

My little cat Harvey. RIP

Yesterday, poor little Harvey yesterday got knocked down by a car and her whole body was broken. It was so pitiful, sadly she died whilst I was waiting to take her to the emergency vet. She was such a lovely little cat. She was only 2 years old.
She was called Harvey after Harvey 2-face in Batman basically because she had half a ginger face and half a black face.
She took care of both of the dogs and Austin our other cat. Myrtle (our youngest dog) was her little baby and she took care of her. One of the last things Harvey did was bring Myrtle home after she had run down the street.
It's been such an emotional couple of days.

RIP Harvey ♥♥♥

Sunday 5 June 2011

Sail the Seven Seas

this week's theme on SPA is BOATS.

I've been feeling very unmotivated just lately, everything seems too much bother and I'm disappointed I don't allow myself time to be more creative than I am being at the moment. I finally managed to get my postcard done... here it is!

Mandy ♥