Thursday, December 31, 2020

 Wishing everyone a a happy and prosperous New Year and hopefully we can gain control of the Covid 19 situation.  Stay safe and enjoy the day, tomorrow. xx

Saturday, May 11, 2019


It's been 24 years in July, since my mum passed away.  I have such lovely memories of her, both as a mum and a woman.  There was nothing she couldn't do, as far as I was concerned.  She could make re-fashion lovely new clothes out of old ones, bake the most wonderful sponge cakes, and she looked after all of us, with ease.  I miss her every day and more as the years fly by.  Happy Mother's Day, mum - you are still loved and missed.

In her youth

When we were kids

  Mum, with her mother, my older sister and my niece, mum's oldest grandchild.                                       

Wednesday, July 11, 2018


The new Washboard Union video that our grandson was in is now up on Youtube.  It's really fun and the band has been nominated for three Canadian Country Music Awards - Best Group, Best Album and Roots Artists of the Year.  They are an amazing band and we are really happy and proud for our grandson, that he was able to be part of this video.  To see the video click this LINK

From the Band:  Our brand new single "Feel Like That" is now available everywhere and so is our new official video produced by Joel Stewart.. Check it out!  Coolest kids ever!!

Monday, June 18, 2018


I haven't posted pictures of our grandson, Corson, in quite a while,  because he is growing up and I didn't want to embarrass him.  He's been a busy fella,  finishing his first year of high school, trying to build a career in modelling and doing a bit of acting on the side.  Yesterday, he had an amazing opportunity through his agency, to film a music video with a wonderful Canadian country music band, The Washboard Union, from British Columbia.  We were so fortunate, because they were filming in a tiny town about 10 minutes from where we live.  We weren't familiar with the band, but are amazed by their wonderful harmonies and their talent and their kindness.   Corson and two other boys, had a fabulous time making the video and even though it was a very long 12 hour day in stifling heat, the crew and the band were such fun and made the boys feel very comfortable.  They had a great experience and got lots of souvenirs and can't wait for the video to be released, in about a month or so.  Corson's comment was "I loved every minute of it".    Best of all for us, we got to see him during the filming on set.  Here are a few pictures and a huge "THANK YOU" to everyone involved.

Waiting to film

Getting some fluids - it was  hot!

Taking a break

Chilling between takes

Setting up in the park

Checking equipment 

New friends

Corson and the band members

A post from The Washboard Union's Instagram account

Monday, June 11, 2018


I am very honoured to have been awarded a Bristol Award, at the Woburn Abbey Bear Show in Woburn, England, on Saturday night.  Hazel and Harriet are extremely chuffed to have been selected in the Here Comes the Circus category.

Four other pieces were awarded Exceptional Awards, so it was a wonderful experience!

Winter Bunny, based on a Beatrix Potter sketch

Peter Pan, based on James Barrie's book

The Easter Bunny

 Miniature Peter Rabbit, based on Beatrix Potter's book.

Sunday, May 13, 2018


Happy Mother's day to all the mum's out there and I hope you are spoiled, today xx  My mum has been gone from 23 years, but I think about her every day - she is missed more than I can say.
Happy Mother's Day, Mum xxx

Thursday, November 23, 2017


I have been working on something entirely different, in the past few weeks.  This is part of a winter scene I am working on.  The squirrel it's sculpted with polymer clay over a wire armature base, and then covered with grey wool, bit by bit.  It measures 1 3/4" long by 1 1/2" tall to the tip of his tail.  The scene will include a second squirrel - it will be fun to see it finished.