Hi..my name is Gail and I love to write, paint and make things...especially my little handstitched mice!

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Something special!

Hi again.  Hope everyone is well and enjoying February, whatever kind of weather you might be having!  Here in the Eastern Cape, where we are now living, the weather is hot and sunny most of the time, but also thunderstorms in between;  most days are great for going to the beach though!

Both I and James, my partner, are working hard to get our creative work and juices flowing again - me with the mice (obviously) and also some new book/food ideas, and him with his wonderful upcycled furniture and decorative items, most made from metal and wood.  He's been doing this for more than 10 years, and his creations have featured in lots of different places, from magazines to home/decor/green shows all over the world.

My favourite pieces of his are - not surprisingly - ones that bring nature/animals to mind - so I am including a picture of one of his metal scupltures.  Definitely something special and different.  If anyone would like a closer look at some of the things he has created over the years, please look at his website, www.art27.yolasite.com - lots of inspirational stuff on there.  (I am hoping that one day he will make me a table or server with old irons for feet!)

Anyhow, enjoy your week and please send feedback to me about anything you find interesting on my blog - I love to receive your comments!  Gail x

Friday, 7 February 2014

Back again!!

Hi everybody - it is such a long time since I last posted on this blog - and so much has happened in the past few months.  Hope everyone is having a good and peaceful 2014 thus far!
I moved house several times in the past while - firstly to a farm deep in the country to live with my partner, James;  but we have since left there and are now living on the eastern coast of South Africa, in a little town called Port Alfred (housesitting a wonderful old Victorian house for some friends of ours!)
I am starting to work on mice again, after a hiatus of several months, and hope to have some new little creatures to show you very soon!  (Maybe a little fisherman mouse, given my current location!)
I am also planning a food related business, which I am going to get off the ground very soon;  and of course there are still lots of ideas I have for books - once my first cookbook is out in the shops, which is apparently going to happen in the next month or two.
Back soon with more information and news - if you like have a look at my new website:  www.rosebudlane.wozaonline.co.za.
Be well and safe and happy.  Gail xx