Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Phoenix Rising

One of my colleagues is leaving work today to become a writer!
its something that she has always wanted to do and thought she would have to leave it until retirement but she's only gone and done it 15+ years early!!!

Sandy wants to write a trilogy of novels based on stories from Ireland (her home country) starting with the potato famine.
She has spoken about Dublin and Phoenix Park in the past and these stories will be entwined within her books so I decided to make a little farewell gift based on the Phoenix.

She's really pleased with it and loved the poem on the back - I didnt write it unfortunately but it is rather fabulous!

I'll let you know when she's been published!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

May Tag Swap -Emerald, Mystical & Eye

I've been busy making tags for the UKS monthly tag swap.

This month the theme was Emerald, Mystical and the tag had to include an eye. I am so much happier with this months tags than last months - which were truly rubbish and I apologise to those who received one!!!!

I got really stuck into the glitter glue and snipping with scissors this month and also gave the wax art iron an airing which was fun.