Friday, 27 June 2008


It has been two weeks and counting with NO INTERNET and I feel like a fish out of water!!!!! I am amazed at how I depend on the Internet for every thing from business to personal contact with friends and family. and I hate using public computers so until my connection is up and running I am going to be hard to find around here....... and I must say that I miss catching up with you girls on your blogs.

so until I don't know when............ stay blessed.

Thursday, 12 June 2008

I've been Tagged!!!

I'm back, yes it's been a long time and no I haven't been sunning myself in tropical climes I have been buried under work work and more work. I had a presentation today in a local network group which was organised by my business advisor, I was so nervous when it as my turn to get up and give my presentation. but it was all good in the end and just listening to other people in the same situation as me was very encouraging......

I have been tagged by Miss Melanie and it's my first time!!!!! so this should be interesting

1. What is your occupation?
Designer & crafter

2. What color socks right now?

3. What are you listening to right now?
An old British/ West Indian sitcom called Desmond's on Sky TV

4. What was the last thing that you ate?
Fish and Rice and a fat coke {naughty girl}

5. Can you drive a stick shift?
I don't have a car, but yes I can drive a stick shift or Manuel as we Brit call it

6. If you could be a color what color would you be?
Green, mint or sage or sea green any green will do......

7. Last person you spoke to on the phone?
My Mother

8. Do you like the person who sent this to you?
Yes, a very interesting person who always had an opinion or advice to give, and I like honest feedback and people with personality

9. Favorite food?
Oh this is a hard one, it depends on my mood, pineapple, peanut butter, strawberries, raspberries, but not together.

10. Favorite drink?
A good tropical fruit juice

11. What is your favorite sport to watch?
Tennis @ Wimbledon which starts in about two weeks time.

12. Have you ever dyed your hair?

13. Pets?
No, But I hope one day in the future to have a westie and a horse!!!!

14. Favorite Author?
The late Bebe Moore Campbell {RIP} I read so many books that I don't really have a favourite any more.

15. Last movie you watched?
A movie on BET "commitments" it was something to watch, but nothing to write home about.

16. Favorite Day of the year?
My birthday, I take time out and do my own thing spend the time with family and friends.

17. What do you do to vent anger?
Play music, and have time to be alone to think

18. What was your favorite toy as a child?
A blue helicopter, I was into boys toys in a big way both me and my sister until I was about 9, 10 then the dolls came into play.

19. What is your favorite time of the year?
Christmas time, people tend to be more friendly and cheerful and giving!!!!!!! and the food helps.....

20. Strawberry or Blueberry?
I like both but strawberry is the winner by far

21. Do you want your friends to participate?
I think most of my blog friends have already participated!!!!!!!!

22. Who is most likely to respond?
Oh I don't know........

23. Who is least likely to respond?
Well all the ladies who have already been tagged.....

25. When was the last time you cried?
I cry usually from laughter when I get a good joke, which is quite often

26. Who is the friend you had the longest that you are going to tag?
I would say melanie & T Baby. and I am going to tag Shell

27. Who is the friend you had the shortest that you are going to tag? Shell

28. Favorite smell?
Mandarin orange

29. Plain, cheese or spicy hamburgers?

30. Favorite car?
I don't have a favourite but I like the Audi

31. Favorite Quote or motto?
"if you fail to plan, you plan to fail"

32. Number of keys on your key ring?
three maybe four???

33. How many years at your current job?
Less than a year being self employed

34. Favorite day of the week?

35. How many states have you lived in?
well I will adapt this question to how many counties, London, Hertfordshire & Northamptonshire

36. Which political label most closely reflects your views?
do we have to talk politics ??????

37. Worst injury you've ever had?
I got bitten by a dog at age ten

38. What is your favorite book?
My all time fave is the Bible

39. What were you doing at 12:00 last night?
Watching TV

40. What famous person, dead or alive, would you most like to meet?
There are so many people I can think of but maybe not someone famous just a regular women who lived in Paris in the art nouveau movement. to see what she wore and to get a first hand information on how women were regarded in society.

OK now am tried....... until next time

Stay blessed

Saturday, 17 May 2008


I went to an audition with my sister in south London on Wednesday, I have alot of respect of people who go through this, she was auditioning for a TV show looking for singers.
There was about 20 people in the studio and they had to sing in front of the group as well as the shows producers, at times it was hilarious because there were the obvious time wasters and then the real singers but what ever I think of them shouldn't matter they were following their dreams and all power to them!!!!!!

Tuesday, 13 May 2008


Just a quick note to say hi, There's so many things to do and not enough hours in the day. it's all business around here, I am developing new designs and glued to the mobile phone and the computer and as usual this blog is suffering.

But I will challenge myself once again to post every day for a week from Monday but the twist will be I have to post a photo of a creative venture everyday. this might be a card, scrapbook layout, some knitting, drawings, or some fashion designs!!!!! so watch this space.

In other news I made my first Etsy sale today it was only for a sample but I am well happy!!!! I have always up until now made sales through meeting with my customers and word of mouth over the phone or email so this makes a good change.

Stay blessed ............

Monday, 28 April 2008


I have finally done it, I have an Etsy shop!!!!!!!! Well if the truth be told I signed up for the shop in November last year, but I didn't have the time to really sort everything out until now.

Since my last post I have been working none stop, last Sunday I meet with a client who wanted Invitations and she wanted them ASAP.................. So I worked flat out until Thursday afternoon when I delivered the order.

I was so tired the I actually slept until after 9am on Friday morning.

Saturday I set up the shop and posted my Invitations for the first time, which took forever.
I was seriously on the computer for like 6 hours I don't know if it was the Etsy shop's network or my computer but it was moving so slow.

Sunday I had a relaxed day spent time reading your blogs, I watched two movies one was an old favorite "You've got mail" with Meg Ryan and Tom hanks, and the other was a British/Indian film "Brick Lane" and I cooked Sunday Dinner for myself and my brother.

Just a brief recap of the last 8 days

Stay blessed until next time.

Sunday, 20 April 2008


OK I just about managed to blog for a week with the exceptions of the two days that I forgot. {even though I did post twice on those days} this hasn't been as hard as I thought it would be. so I have no excuses I have to try to do better with this blog, I'm aiming for three times a week and I will see how it goes from there...............

I worked today but it was good, the client I visited had a 10 month old baby girl who was so adorable. which made the visit so relaxed because sometimes going into people's homes can be very intimidating not knowing what to expect. Both Mother and Baby were so open and welcoming it was easy for us to work out what she wanted for her Invitations, this order is such short notice so I will be working flat out until Thursday when I deliver. well it's 10 to Midnight and I need my bed so stay blessed until....... maybe tomorrow


I have done it once again forgotten to post Saturday I was occupied making samples for a client and arranging meetings for Sunday.

I have decided to keep the exercise programme going Monday to Friday, five days a week is enough for me at the moment.

earlier in the month I joined myspace {with a little doubt whether it would be any good for networking for my business} and I have been pleasantly surprised by the response, so if there is anyone out there who is maybe thinking about joining I say go ahead and see what happens, because at the moment the promotion of the business is the hardest but most rewarding thing just letting people know that you are here and trading. luckily there is a big trend across the globe for handmade goods which makes it easier for people like me.