Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday is my day: Pamela Angus

Today we meet glass artist Pamela Angus from France on her Christmas day. Makes me just a little envious to see all that beauty in her place...
Pam makes the most cutest Dandy birds in the world and other beautiful glass art as well :)

8.15 am
Wake-up slowly as we don't set the alarm clock these days.I leave
Aaron and the cat sleeping and go downstairs and switch on the
computer.I check my Etsy shop, emails, blog and networking sites,
meanwhile Aaron gets up, showers, empties the dishwasher and brings me
some coffee (it takes me awhile to actually get started in the mornings!)

9.30 am
I get dressed and go to my studio to package some stars that need to be
sent to Germany today

I take a look at recent supplies for some garlands and write a list of
ribbons and beads I need for them.I'm going to the city today so I
try and fit in a little supply shopping each time I go there.

10.15 am
We set off for Grenoble (about 40 kms away) via the post office at St
Pierre d'Allevard. I still need to buy christmas pressies for Aaron
and some friends, I spend my time on the journey wondering what to buy...

11.10 am
In Grenoble, and I hurry off on my own to shop..... what to buy? what to
buy?? I get easily distracted by the pretty shop windows ....

12. 15 pm
Aaron calls me whilst I'm sneakily buying myself a new skirt and top for
Christmas ...feel a little guilty I've only purchase 2 little gifts for
him so far....we meet for lunch in our usual haunt, the Cafe de la
Table Ronde (
It's the 2nd oldest cafe in France, relaxed and unpretentious, and
reminds me of an old Irish bar.It's busy already but we get a cosy
little table at the back of the cafe.

2.00 pm
The shopping continues....again I get distracted a little too much by
shiny things in windows :)

I find time to buy ribbons and visit my favourite little bead shop in
old Grenoble-it even has a grotto with a fish pond at the back of the
shop (makes buying sequins more fun !)

4.00 pm
Some frantic panic buying later and I'm all done.I call Aaron and we
meet up for hot chocolate before going home.

4.40 pm
On the way home, and the Belledonne looks pretty in pink wintery sunlight.

6.00 pm
Home to peace and quiet, the fire is lit, I switch on the fairy lights,
relax with a glass of bubbles and wrap a few of the presents.

7.40 pm
We grab some bottles of champagne and hastily arrange party food and
drive over to our friends Franck and Janine's house on the other side
of the mountain.This will be their little boy's first Christmas:)
They leave us a note on their door..

Cheers and Merry Christmas!!we eat, drink, and exchange presents :)

12.05 am
We arrive back to a snowy and sleepy hamlet, pretty with fairylights and
I make a mental note to decorate our own house next year!.Time for
bed.Merry Christmas!!!!

have a dandy weekend :D

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Friday is my day: Yaelfran

I think everybody in "Etsyland" knows lovely Yaelfran from Argentina, or at least we know her lovely little creatures which appear in jewelleries, collages, prints, zines or even coasters. Now we can meet her really. Really really :)
Have fun browsing her cute shop!

(click any picture to go to the shop)

We are on holidays right now, but I still wake up early.
I have breakfast... always, the same:
café con leche, toasts and cream cheese.

Then, I am ready to check out my store at Etsy,
my Flickr, my Blog, my Facebook (wow! too much to check out)

If I have sold items, so I package them to be ready at morning,
to go to the post office.
These days, there were a lot of sales!! Specially rub ons.

As the children finish the school, I have lunch with them.
Today, special dessert:

I took Ema (10 years old) to her friend’s house.

As I have less work too, I’ve been attending a workshop,
with Martin Kovensky, a great artist from my country. It was wonderful.

One of my productions (circus collage) during the workshop

From home, I can see the pool is empty! I want to go there, here’s hot!!
So, I go for a fresh swim, with my mate, of course!

My husband come back from work at 20.30 hs. He’s an engineer.
Then we have the four (Dad, Ian, Ema and me), our dinner.
What I can cook today? (I am not that sort of woman who stay at home
cooking and waiting for husband with the dinner ready.
I am asking myself the same question everyday!!!
But, the question come to my mind too late!!!
Almost nothing in the fridge.
Ok... pasta today!

Everyone helps with cooking, and also when we finish.
Late at night we LOVE to lay in my bed (again the four of us), watch TV and eat chocolate.

Milk&cookies to all!
Have a good weekend :)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Friday is my day: Be happy now

La la la laaaaa. Today we will meet sweet Jenny aka behappynow from Jerusalem, Israel. And how can you not be happy now when you look at her so happy and cute and fun works!
Go and be happy now!

(click any picture to go to the shop)

I wake up with my boyfriend and my cat (Bluesky) at 7:30
then I make some make up......... (woman stuff)
I drive to my work, usually I have some traffic jam so it is a great time to make 2 braids :)
8:30 finally I reach my job!
but before I get in I give some food to the cat that lives there (he looks like my cat....)
12:30 lunch time :) I have my lunch with girls I work, usually we eat on the veranda it is really astonishing.
this is what you will see if you will take a look down from veranda (bicycle shop)
13:00 me and my computer really need to have some sleep after lunch.....
17:00 I am taking my boyfriend from his job (we have one car)
Tasaa keskelle(about 17:20) today I had to visit my bank :o
18:20 I am so tired , so my boyfriend makes a dinner for us :)
(usually I make a dinner by myself )
some happy art time , la la la, before going to bed......

Be happy all weekend :)