A Warm Welcome…

May 14th, 2011

… Hello, I’d like to offer my warmest …
W.E.L.C.O.M.E
……. to all of my gorgeous new followers …….

… Stay a While Special Friends …
& if You like my blog… please do leave a comment
.. next to gorgeous hearts… comments may be my one weakness ..

Lisa x

Love doesn’t make the world go round…
…Love is what makes the ride worthwhile
~ Franklin P. Jones ~

A Warm Welcome…

February 21st, 2011

I’d like to give a very warm welcome to all of my new followers…!
I can’t believe there are 165 of you gorgeous people following me….
…. and ….
… I want to say …

Lisa x

“Do ALL things with LOVE”
~ Og Mandino ~

Welcome Friends Old & New….

October 23rd, 2010

I wanted to give my warmest
W.E.L.C.O.M.E
to all of my new followers…………..
I’m so thrilled that there are 143 of you ‘Gorgeous’ people
following me now…

I thought I’d share a couple of pictures of couture items
I recently made…. an Edwardian Tea dress…

… and an Edwardian Mourning dress …

Lisa x


“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.”
~ Henry David Thoreau ~

Welcome Friends Old & New…………..

June 29th, 2010

Not only do I want to give my warmest
W.E.L.C.O.M.E
to all of my ‘New Friends’…………..

…………..but I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big
T.H.A.N.K Y.O.U
to my ‘Friends of Old’ for your continued support and wonderful comments…………..!!

Finally, and by no means least……. I thought I’d share with you a picture of my gorgeous son Christian… (13)

Its one of the few ‘recent’ pictures I have of him, because he hates having his picture taken…

{unlike someone else who shall remain nameless………….}

….Anyway, this one was taken while he was sleeping in the back of the car with his ipod on…….
…….”caught ya” bonnie lad……. !!

Lisa x


“The shortest distance between
new friends is a smile.”
~ Anon ~

Hello Gorgeous…

May 28th, 2010

I wanted to tell you about my ‘Gorgeous’ daughter, Rebecca, at the sweet age of 12 her dreams are coming true… because she just got signed up with a modelling agency in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne…

Well you can imagine can’t you, a little girl signed up by a modelling agency… she’s just as excited as she can be… so I thought I would share a couple of pictures taken at the photo shoot…

Anyone who knows me, knows I love all things shabby chic… especially if they have hearts on them… I have hearts scattered all over our home, so you can imagine my excitement when I came across a ‘Gorgeous’ blog…
Busy Bee Studio

And what’s even better, she has a shop only a few miles away from me… wonderful…! Take a look at her ‘animals’ you will fall in love as I did…

Finally, last but by no means least… I wanted to give my warmest W.E.L.C.O.M.E
to all of my new followers…………..

…………..I’m so thrilled that there are now 102 of you ‘Gorgeous’ people following me… and I Thank You all from the bottom of my heart…………..!!

Lisa x


“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be…
The last of life…for which the first was made.”
~ Robert Browning ~

Welcome one and all…

March 28th, 2010

Firstly, I’d like to say a long overdue Welcome to all of the new followers who have joined us here on my blog, you know who you are… and each and every one of you are very welcome here…!


Dad’s wonderful Tiger…

For the first time in what feels like ages, this past week, I was able to attend Art Class with my Dad.


My Lily…

Having finally completed painting a lily, which I have to tell you I’ve really struggled with and personally I think it shows because as a result is a little ‘stiff’…
{I’m being honest…}
I must be a glutton for punishment because in Art Class, I started painting yet another flower… this time a Tulip
{I’m thinking there’s a patten here…}


Washing colour in, My Tulip…

I’m sharing my tulip with you, along with Dad’s painting which he started the week before… both are in the very early stages and there’s certainly much to be done before they will be finished. Additionally, I’ve also sneaked a completed master piece of Dad’s… “Tiger, Tiger, burning bright, In the forests of the night”.


The early stages of Dad’s newest Painting…

Lisa x

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those
who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.”
~ Dr. Seuss ~

A Very Warm Welcome to All of My New Followers…

November 10th, 2009

Arrive as followers and leave as friends!!!

Its been yet another super, super busy week in the J-R’s, I’ve been merrily working away on orders and boy has the time flown. I’m NOT complaining mind you, because its great to have orders, they mean I can be a stay at home Mum AND I also get to ‘work’ on something I LOVE – creating dolls. Of course, the money is good too and it never comes in wrong, its the ‘jam on the bread’!

Anna with her Bear...

Anna with her Bear...

I’ve just finished a little sleeping girl ‘Anna’ with her beloved bear, actually, I created three, the one in the picture went to the US, another went to South Africa while the third is going to Norway.

Looking closely you can see her eyelashes...

If you look closely you can see her eyelashes...

I’d like to give a warm welcome to all of my new followers. A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow…………………………………………….
William Shakespeare

Lisa x