Thursday, 7 April 2016

progress and a moan

HI all

I am near the finishing line with my salon project, just a bit to do on the inside and then to decide what to do with the outside.

I have a nearly naked lady sitting in the chair waiting for her haircut, will hopefully dress her today.

I have been asked by Sandra, ( she works for  Dolls house world mag) if I will send her details  and photos to go into the magazine, not long ago I had a feature about Franks Place in the magazine, nice to feel that my work warrants interest.

Now the moan, those that have been following my blog know I have numerous health problems,  these I normally smile about and just get on with life the best way I can, but now it is really having an impact on my life and it is all to do with fluid, yes fluid, i have it on my lower legs and feet, and by the end of the day my feet look  like balloons, and they are so painful, I try now to have one day in my workroom and the next day with my legs raised to help to prevent the fluid, but it is not really working, so just having to get on with it, I have given up smoking but my breathlessness is just as bad if not worse, will be glad when I get to see the cardiologist to find out what is going on, moan over.

When I have finished this project I will be starting on the next one, it will be a clinic in the Niger Delta, that's all I saying for now you will just have to wait,

anyway here are some photo's of the salon so far

Monday, 4 April 2016

Turn away if you have a weak stomach

HI All
yes it was a busy week and full of mishaps,

Easter Sunday, I had both my sons, their partners and my grandson Jack for dinner, it was all going well in the morning and I was busy getting the pork ready to go in the oven, I could not find a sharp knife, so I thought why not use the bread knife. I was cutting away, when I noticed blood, looked down and the tip of my finger was hanging off, oops!!, I have a lack of feeling in my hands so did not feel it. so made myself some steri strips to hold it in place and then got it bandaged, at least I got out of the washing up.

Jack loved hos dinosaur tail, the hoodie was a bit big, but he still wanted to wear it, went to get my camera, I had already used it dinner time and guess what, the battery was flat, Thomas will send me a photo of Jack and the dinosaur.
We all had a great day, ate too much, it was really nice to have both my sons together, does not happen often.

I showed Joe, my chiropodist the bits I made for Jack and she wants me to make her son one, talking about the dinosaur tail and hoodie. 

And on top of that my little Freebie has been having problems with her left back knee and this weekend she jumped off the chair, yelped and her cartilage came out, so trip to vets, she is having a operation on the 13th of this month, and I have to keep her caged for at least 8 weeks, so that the bones will heal with hopefully no complications.

I did manage to do a bit more to my salon, I put up the mirrors and lights around them, I used the cheap string of lights that I got at Christmas (they cost me a 1.00) I also made some bottles, boxes for creams, shampoo and dyes, these went into the corner unit.
anyway enough patterning, have a look at the photos.

Jack enjoying his dinner

my 2 sons

Freebie (yorkie) Mollie (black one)