A delightful little parcel dropped onto my mat today. My copy of the second issue of the wonderful publication, Lionheart. For anyone who has been longing for a magazine which speaks of the existence we strive for, of vintage style, yummy food, art for art’s sake, and of living a full and round life, this is for you. I’m dead excited to sit down with a cup of tea tomorrow and read it cover to cover.
I’m included in this issue, the theme of which is ‘warmth’. I wrote about the cosy haven which is my craft room, and the solace I find in monstering. You can pick up a copy on the Lionheart website, and also at any of the outlets listed here. Perfect rainy day reading.
Hello my lovely fabric fans! It is Sunday morning and I am in my jammies with a cup of tea and I have custody of the laptop for the day. Mr Monster is happily Xboxing and I have lots of stuff to work on.
As you know it has been a busy week for us with lots of exciting stuff to celebrate including Mr Monsters rave review in the Evening Post, the arrival of his fancy new business cards and my involvement with the very exciting Lionheart Magazine.
Needless to say Mr Monster and I are very pleased with the way our businesses are developing and have a buzz of excitement surrounding us at the moment.
I just wanted to share with you a couple of things. I asked Mr Monster to take some photos of me at work for a piece I am writing about my art for a fellow blogger. I was really pleased with how they turned out, that boy is really quite handy with a camera, as evidenced by his 365 day photo challenge. Check out the results:
Very happy with those and I’m sure they will be incorporated into my eagerly awaited new website.
Other than that, you may have heard me talk about my Mum and her fabric skills before, I learnt a lot from that lady! Over the summer as she works in a school, she has had some time on her hands and has put it to good use with a new venture. She is creating a veritable menagerie of sock animals to sell on the run-up to christmas in aid of the school she works in which is actually the establishment in which my brother and I spent our formative years. She came to visit me last week and we hit the craft shops of Bristol. It was great to browse around with someone who shares my obsession with buttons, beads and felt. She sends me photos of her finished work and I wanted to share it with you too.
And those are just a couple of my favourites.
More ramblings from me later I’m sure. Happy Sunday!
Feeling a little bleary eyed this morning after a fantastic evening out in the name of a good cause. Last night the Bristol leg of Oxjam had it’s launch party right on my doorstep. The start of a month-long series of music events to raise money for oxfam by showcasing local talent. Mr Monster was asked to perform and perform he did. As usual the crowd were singing along with his ‘acoustic re-imaginings of 80’s and 90’s dance tracks’ and doing their best monkey impressions during a characteristically raucous performance of King of the Swingers. He went down a storm… and I am only a teeny bit biased.
My highlight of the evening was the chance to meet the lovely Helen Martin. I was even privelidged enough to recieve one of her shiny new business cards and for once I had my own to give in return! Helen is a local writer and creator/editor of the forthcoming Lionheart magazine. An exciting project bringing together culture, art, creativity and style and showing it off to the world. An inspirational idea and one which I am very excited to say that I am going to be a part of. More on that another time. Let’s just say that this has been a very exciting week in monster land and I have a lot to tell you about as and when it comes to fruition.