For those not yet informed, we are now closed for business. After almost a decade of glorious corsetry, I decided to return to some of my other interests. Everything has its time, and I am grateful for the interest, support, and enthusiasm that our clients and fans gave to us during the Sparklewren years. Perhaps … Continue reading PINNED POST – main blog topics
I came into Nero to read and relax, and they were playing Lauren Housley (my lad plays drums with her band quite often). Lovely coincidence. It's been a busy week. Monday/Tuesday I had the delightful and talented Joni of Rainbow Curve Corsetry here to study pattern drafting. My brain is so distracted by learning how … Continue reading Learning corset patterning with us
I am just so run down. Have massively messed up my iron intake these last few weeks and it's caught up with me. Today, volunteering, I was putting ponies away and when putting Bobby away, opened the door of the portaloo (which is next to his stable) and thought, "nope, horse won't fit in there..." … Continue reading Driving lesson number four
The colouring book is here! I am so excited about this, it's been an absolute treat to make... Completely lovely to have the opportunity to buy some nice pens and paper and sit down to immerse myself in some frivolous horse-themed drawing. As you know, I volunteer twice a week at a community stables nearby in Birmingham. … Continue reading Let’s fundraise!
Another glorious Spring day, my goodness me. Cracked on with the three educational boards I'm painting for the stables, much fun. One will have muscles, one bones, and another will be blank and in blackboard paint, so that the kids can use it for playing, marking points, and drawing markings, etc. My base coats from last … Continue reading Ideals
Had my first driving lesson today! Things got muddled at the last moment as the guy I'd been recommended called me up to cancel. He's over-booked with teaching other teachers and felt it would be wrong to do a few lessons with me when he knew he'd have to ditch me in a couple weeks time. … Continue reading First driving lesson!
Took over three hours to get to sleep last night. And once I had, the cat started scratching at the door for attention. Bloody hell. Walked around the Clent Hills yesterday. The weather turned flaysome, sharp stinging rain pushed into your neck by strong winds. Beautiful fresh air and views though. Resumed my winged horses upon … Continue reading Deliberately incomplete
Discovered a new way to multi-task today (though actually, I think what ends up happening is you do both things slightly less well, but nevermind that for now...). The refurbished kit at my gym now let's you browse youtube, huzzah! Treadmills, etc. are dull as hell and generally music is the only way to make it … Continue reading Multi-tasking
I'm surprised to realise that I haven't written here since 15th December. That's an unheard of amount of time. Things were busy before christmas, obviously, and they will continue to be busy for a little while longer. My aim to finish another corset or two whilst at home didn't work out due to a horrid chest … Continue reading Structural anatomy geek-out: BODYWORLDS
Birthday and stables yesterday! It was gloriously sunny and frosty. Chilly, but fine so long as you were working. Another day when I should have had my camera but didn't. Will perhaps endeavour to pay more attention to the weather forecasts during December, see if I can get another beautiful frosty day like that. Feel less … Continue reading A new month