In Praise Of The Home Made Wedding!

Last Thursday saw me spending quite a bit of my day up a ladder. My friend was getting married on the Saturday and I had been asked to help style the venue.


The venue in question was a barn, and through some clever use of wallpaper, lighting and well thought out props, a magical place for a wedding reception was created.



Graham and Brown wallpaper on the children#s table, ready to be doodled upon.



Bobbing for apples


The corsage I made myself, complete with an old brooch which belonged to my Nanna


The beautiful bride


Mt gorgeous friend had a magical day.


Look Up!


Wishing them all the love and happiness in the world.


Moving On Up


I have sat down to write this post at various times over the past two years ten months and there has never seemed a right time. I have always written from the heart and have lost my voice ( make that chosen not to write) a lot over the past couple of years.

In February of this year I got divorced.

There …said it.

It’s been a difficult time, and that’s all I’ll really say on the matter, but I felt like I wanted to get it off my chest. It’s had a huge impact on my life and is part of my story.

In a few weeks I will be moving out of the home where I have lived for the past sixteen years, and into a new house.

New beginnings…new stories to tell.

I’m in the midst of sorting through my belongings at the moment, and it’s taking ages to wade through all my junk. My artwork alone is a huge task. I am trying to be ruthless, but felt inspired by some little scraps which I found and they are the beginnings of a new piece of art. It began with this tag which I made a while ago…

Creating something will help me I think, and I wanted to celebrate all the lovely positives in my life, and the amazing friends I have around me.

Onwards and upwards!


“The little unremembered acts of kindness and love are the best of a good man’s life” Wordsworth