Monday, 24 December 2012

Happy Christmas x

Yesterday I took Sky to see The Nutcracker Ballet at the Grand, Leeds as a pre birthday treat!
It was my first ever ballet and it was beautiful, it felt such a wonderful Christmassy thing to do and we loved it!!!


Tuesday, 18 December 2012

7 sleeps to go....

... and I've actually completed a job on my very own 'to do' list!
yes, can you believe it!

It's going to be on News at 10 tonight,

...." and this just in, Lisa Stubbs has actually completed one of her 'fun' jobs on her 5,000 jobs to do before you pop your clogs list, Lisa, mother of 3, has recently been caught in the tidal wave of crazy Christmas frenzy, treading water through this she has actually managed to blow up her emergency float, pour a Christmas tipple put on her trusty 'Now that's what I call Christmas' CD and complete an ongoing personal project. Her Royal highness the Queen shall be awarding Lisa an OBE and knighthood for completing the challenge against all odds, along with a blessing from the Pope and it's rumoured Barry Garlow shall be writing a ballad celebrating the triumph, now over to Wincy Willis for the weather..."


I tore out a picture from a housey mag a million years ago (above)
then bought an old notice board from a working mans club on Ebay for a tenner,
then sorted out all my fave photo's of immediate family
then put them all together and this is the result waiting to be hung on the wall!
( granted this little project has taken over a year to complete )

A Christmas pressy to myself!

You know when you never get round to those lovely jobs that seem to lie on the back burner while life and domestic bliss takes over, well this was one of those!

right lets roll them sleeves up and tackle lovely job no 2!
but first I must buy sprouts, deliver presents, order flea powder for Cas, buy pepperoni pizza for year two's class party, post my Christmas cards.....

Monday, 17 December 2012

8 sleeps to Christmas...

... and my true love said to me,
lets make an Ikea flat pack ginger bread house!
remember last years!!

festive spectator at the window,

Jamie O eat your heart out! just look at those icicles!
Hope your having fun on the build up to Christmas :)

Friday, 14 December 2012

11 sleeps to Christmas...

... and my true love said to me,
" Go careful out there it's like an ice rink!"
wrap up warm and go careful on the ice x

Thursday, 13 December 2012

12 sleeps to Christmas...

... and my true love said to me,
"There is no room at the Inn"
In his bestest loudest Yorkshire accent with a pot-towel on his head,
so proud x

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

13 sleeps to Christmas...

.... and my true love said to me,
" What do you want from Santa?"
and I said " All I want for Christmas is yooooooo x" ( well you've got to butter 'em up a bit and get in their good books this time of year)
but if any of these items were to be found in my stocking Christmas morning that would be very lovely too!
Anything from this fabulous shop whose work I have admired for a long time and would love to own an artwork of my own!...

this interesting book by another uber talented artist

...Anything from the lovely Jane Foster for the girls room,

this very lovely looking reference book and

this very lovely looking reference book too! ( I love my books)

and also anything from the stylish Skinnylaminx
the brilliant Flora from The round window!

WOOO hoooo it's going to have to be a big stocking!!
What's on your wish list? 
( apart from happiness, good health for all and the odd mince pie .... with Cointreau cream?)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

14 sleeps to Christmas...

...and my true love said to me,
"I'll have the day off work and we'll go for a wintry sunny walk at YSP to see the Miro exhibition"
( I'm liking the theme I'm building up here ... 
and my true Love's not bad either with his fab suggestions!) 
So we did,

It was wonderful to walk amongst Miro's creations,
It's such an inspiring environment, one of my fave places in the world with loads of fab memories and constantly changing, every time we go there's something different to see, so lovely to share with fab friends x

Also there is a Mark Herald exhibition on at YSP which is amazing! 
His work is wonderful to see close up and he has created a flock of painted wooden birds flying along the gallery, beautiful! well worth a visit and fantastic for a spot of Christmas shopping.

I wanted to go home and start printing and creating collages straight away, but instead I had to make an Inn keepers outfit, it's amazing what you can do with a pot towel an old shirt and a cut up Rudolf suit...... did Inn keepers really wear Ben 10 sandals?

Monday, 10 December 2012

15 sleeps to Christmas...

...and my true love said to me,
lets go to The Picturedrome ans see The south!
so we did, and they were great!
It's amazing how many hits they had,
and here they are back in the day known as the Beautiful south with Paul Heaton