Thursday, 29 April 2010

Bijoux Commemoratifs....................

 I have a very good friend here Kris and she is a jeweller, mum and super women. Late last year she put the feelers out and got a group of Noumean artists together for an exhibition. In a moment of madness she asked me to contribute I am no jeweller but a women with fabric and an idea can go along way. The exhibition was titled ' Bijoux Commemoratifs '- Commemorative Jewellery. I knew right from the beginning I wanted to celebrate the birth of my twins, they are the only ones I will have and they are special. I also had the idea I wanted it to look like it was a Victorian papercut piece. So out came the embroidery thread, some calico, an old book that had some papercut illustrations and off I went.
Did I acheive what I originally set out to do?  I don't know as I never work with a picture in front of me just an idea in my head but I did like the way it turned out in the end and so did lots of other people. At the gallery it is hanging on a very rusty piece of corrigated iron which adds to the whole olde worlde feel.

 I don't know how many readers I have here in Noumea but you all should take a half an hour out of your day to go and have alook at the exhibition. I think you will find it very interesting.

My creative space.........

 A very long time a go I started these and then didn't do anything with them finally they have been completed. I made them into brooches.  They can be worn if you wish in the conventional way but they are so pretty( if I do say so myself) that I am going to put a couple on small coloured canvas so that people can display them as art if they want to.

A list of other creative spacers can be found at Kootoyoo.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

Too long.................

Oh it has been so long since I have been here. Time has flown by with family visiting which involved lots of eating, laughing, drinking, camping and all round fun times. I have also been finishing projects for an exhibition opening. I can't reveal much now but I will abit later on as the vernissage( show opening) is tonight. I have made a new dress and have some fancy shoes & earrings to wear so I think I am set.
Sorry for the fleeting and cryptic post but I promise I will be back with more soon.

Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Orange & green...............

What else can you do when your daughter is sick on the couch and wants company but  crochet another hat. I think I have made 5 now. It really is too hot here to crochet but I have bee in my bonnet about doing it. So I do it!!!

Monday, 12 April 2010

Five Faves!................

I'm joining in Pip's meme this week............

1. My ticket is on the way for a Blythe meet up in Adelaide. My very first one!! Soooo very excited and can't wait for June to come around.

2.The above makes me think about Blythes more often and have found a girl  'Precocious candy's mushroom'  that I would really love to have.

3. I am living by this horoscope quote found at bricolagelife.

4. Enjoying making lots of soups even though we don't have an Autumn below.

5. The good weather we are having just won't go away......I am not complaining about the blue skies I wake up to everyday it is fantastic!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Weekend eating, drinking & crafting.............

 This weekend we have done the following.......

Eaten pikelets with nutella for breakfast, 

 Drank homemade lemonade with lunch. Made by Juliette from  'The pocket daring book for girls'

Crocheted a new hat in front of the tv last night.

What have you done this weekend?

Friday, 9 April 2010

Nice surprise or not...................

No Life Without Wife
Sewing Patterns
Find No Life Without Wife and get more Sewing Patterns at

This morning I got an email telling me this- 

Dear Angelique,

My name is Andrea-- I'm contacting you from I wanted to let you know that your website (No Life Without Wife) has been nominated for our list and has now been approved.

Does anybody know about this site  I have worked out that I have been nominated by somebody to be put on there but what I would like to know is are these sites ok to be on? This is the first site like this that I have been associated with/put up on whatever you want to call it. If anybody can give me a bit of advice/info about this kind of stuff it would be much appreciated. I suppose a bit of extra blog traffic my way may not be a bad thing it might make me get off my butt and do a little more to add to the already over flowing crafting community that is out there.

Monday, 5 April 2010

Easter is done and dusted for another year, there was much fine weather, lots of chocolate, fun activities and general hanging out done in the last four days. It was good! We still have the rest of the week off here before school returns so I hope the weather keeps up so we can do lots of outside stuff. When we need to be indoors I know we still have  lots of chocolate to consume and keep us happy. So all in all it should be a good week, will fill you in on details when they arise.

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Happy Easter...............

Francoises & Charlotte wish everybody a very Happy Easter...........they hope there is lots of chocolate & hot cross buns (we don't get them here) in your day.

Saturday, 3 April 2010

Weekend crafting...........

A little something for Francoises to wear on Easter Sunday.........more will be revealed tomorrow.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

My creative space.........

Slowly, slowly finishing my piece for a up coming exhibition that I was asked to create something for. You are only allowed to see half of it but you may be able to guess what I am trying to do with it. The full reveal will be in a couple of weeks at the vernissage(opening night). Will show you lots of photo's of everybodies creations.

I am now going to see what else is happening in this Thursday's creative spaces.

Edit- add mucking around in blogger to my creative stuff.