Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Competition Time!

I thought it was about time I ran another little competition!  So here goes ...
Everyone who signs up to my mailing list/newsletter on my website
www.corinnephillips.co.uk will be entered in a free prize draw to
win a set of Fairy Brooches worth £15!
The Closing Date is 1st March 2010 and there are three sets up for grabs.
Good Luck xx

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Meeting up with Old Friends!

What a joy it is to meet up with Old Friends!  It was Up-Front's first Play Day since before Christmas. The snow had meant that it had been postponed - and more snow threatened to stop us today - but the Up-Front girls are made of stronger stuff!  Only Gilly Mound was unable to make it - and just in case any of us thought she was making it up she sent us this:
Not that we are a mean bunch you understand -but she was so looking forward to it and
then was thwarted at the last minute!

But, back to the Play Day, - much cake and tea was had by all - we didn't actually DO much today - just catch up on things and generally enjoy ourselves - What more can you ask for!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Not more snow!

Well, true to my word, I have taken pictures and am posting again.
Although - don't get used to daily posts - let me tell you it
ain't gonna happen! But everything did look gorgeous this morning
I thought it would be a good opportunity to share it with you.
This is the view from our front window this morning. Doesn't it look pretty?

Chris is having to clear the drive AGAIN! Just when I thought it was safe(r) to go out!

The school is closed once more. The children have only been at school
for 2 and a half days since they broke up for Christmas.
And, don't get me wrong, I love them and everything but I was looking
forward to a day at home on my own!!

And this is the view from the back window.

This is Evie's writing studio! Her ambition is to be an
author when she gets older (She was 12 at Christmas!)
It reminds me of Dylan Thomas's shed in Laugherne -
so you never know she may follow in his footsteps!
Not that I'm a pushy mother or anything you understand.

So what am I going to do today?  I was going to create
in my workroom but now I have three children around me
I doubt I'll get much chance.
Up-Front were due to meet and have our first Play Day of
the year but, luckily we postponed it until next week.
I can't wait to see everyone. It seems such a long time!
It'll probably be a bit of a "pottering" day but I may get
chance to watch one of those Doris Day DVDs I had for
Christmas! Yummy!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Year's Resolution?

This is Edie and she has just given me a right royal talking to and told me that this year I must post to my blog more regularly!! And, therefore, (I hesitate to put this in writing) I aim to do just that! I must also remember to take my camera everywhere!! I could often post an entry but find that my lack of images lets me down!!
Anyway, onward and upward - I am reading a fabulous book at the moment called "The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Burrows. It is a collection of letters sent just after the end of the Nazi occupation of Guernsey in World War II.  It really is delightful and I would heartily recommend it to you.  It really takes you back to the glorious days of letter writing! and waiting for the Postman to arrive.
I have just finished and sent off new Fairy Wings which will be on exhibition at Leeds Design and Craft Gallery until the end of April - so if any of you are in that part of the country please do see if you can pay them a visit - they are a long way from home and, although they have been briefed to be on their best behaviour, they may get a little homesick!!