Still here…

Just in case you wondered where I’d gone, I am still here.  I was working hard on new products but then half term arrived and it all went a bit awry, I’d assumed everything would kick back into place  this week but I’m struggling to get back into the swing of things, I’ve lost my mojo.

F has recently taken to drawing continuously which is great, he has a ‘weak wrist’ which makes it difficult for him to hold a pencil correctly, I’m amazing how quickly he’s improving now he’s on a roll.  We mostly get aliens or, as above; ghosts, vampires, spiders and bats so in honour of this and his general love of all things spooky I’ve invested in some new coasters.

I love them.  I appreciate not everyone gets excited by zombies munching on brains under their cup of coffee but they fit right into this house, as I’ve mentioned many times, we have very eclectic taste. They are by the very talented Fiona T and you can find more of her work here.  The immaculately stitched designs are based on Fiona’s sister drawings which can be found here, if monsters are not your thing then there are many other designs available but personally, I have my eye on an embroidered pink zombie notebook cover.

Over half term I did manage a little sewing, a Messy Monster costume from Okido for F’s school book day.  I know I’ve shouted about Okido magazines before but they really are great, the perfect mix of fun and education and packaged in such an arty, funky style.  I was so pleased he chose this as his perfect costume…that was until I had to make it and my lost mojo got in the way.  After forcing myself to get on with it (time is running out),  I rather enjoyed myself.  I hope to get a photo of F wearing it but in case I don’t have time here you go.

Loving the monster feet, I want some.

Finally, thanks for all your recent comments I really do enjoy reading them and I’m so glad you liked the new lavender bird.  Sorry for my sloppy lack of replies as of late, time has been running away, I haven’t even caught up on my Google Reader list which says I have over 400 posts to read. Yikes!

OK, off to hunt down my mojo 🙂

19 thoughts on “Still here…

  1. Hi Beth, another fantastic outfit, you really are very talented! Lucky little monsters! Love those coasters too 🙂
    Hope that you find your mojo soon – mine took a holiday during a rather lacklustre January but crept back a little while ago (thank goodness) and I’m now trying to get on top of all the crazy things I have lined up for myself in the next few weeks … somewhat overambitiously! A busy busy month ahead!
    Sara x

    • It’s still hiding (my mojo) but I’m pretty cure will come back next week. Hope you are keeping on top of things and are not too busy. Bethx

  2. mine went ages ago but with the sunshine coming back I can feel it returning. Love the monster outfit bet there was lots of smiles at school that day!

  3. I do hope you get your mojo back soon, mine is very yo- yo, ish depending on the weather I think !! Your costume is cool and as for the monster feet – awesome. Love your hooks that it’s hanging on too .

    • I went through a bit of a phase buying old french hooks mounted on rails so we have quite a few, I rather like them 🙂 Hope your mojo has stopped yo-yoing!

  4. Hi Beth!

    The costume is great and another great folksy seller you’ve put me onto!! The zombies would go down well here, as would the ninja’s!!

    A zombie bookmark would be fab for M as his reading is really taking off now!! The notebooks are cool too I’ll think about those for birthday gifts for a couple of my friends this month!

    Justine xxx

  5. hi beth,
    thanks for the lovely mention on your blog, and as i said before, i’m SO PLEASED those coasters have found a worthy home! 😀

    now, i am wondering if your son would consider letting me use his vampire drawing for a notebook cover… just as one off… i love it! really love it!

    x fiona

    • hi fiona, you’re welcome, I do love them. lol! you’d be most welcome to use any of f’s drawings, he’s so proud of all his new creations he’s gone drawing crazy, I am wondering how long I need to keep the tree loads of scribbles he creates?, we’ve had a cardboard robot for a millenium that I’m not allowed to throw 🙂 Bx

      • i’m sorry to have to tell you this …but i’m thinking you need to hang on to them for at least 35 years. my mum STILL has boxes of our drawings (and i have my first sketch book – from 1978!!!) you just never know when these things will come in handy;) …plus, i really think your lad’s drawings are superb

    • They fit over me as well (I made them a bit big really) so I can secretly wonder about in them when F is at school 😉

  6. Hi Beth, glad to here you are still here ;0)..I would love a set of those monster feet myself …a real talking point. I am sure your mojo will return with the spring like weather which is beginning to appear. Take it easy,
    Jane x

  7. I hope your mojo comes back, I constantly feel like I put mine on the back burner so it never gets chance to fully flourish.

    I was lucky this year R wanted to be Snow White, so that was just a quick trip to Tesco’s for me!

    Love the coasters, too.

  8. My mojo seems to have gone awol too. I do love the monetsre outfit for F and his pictures are lovely – I hope he keeps it up and his wrist strengthens.
    Here’s to mojos reappearing. Juliex

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