Gosh its been such a long time since I wrote a post for Priscilla's Cottage. There has been so many changes since I last wrote. I used to follow all your lovely blogs and I hope this year I will get back into reading your posts and connecting with all of you.
Wow I cant believe this year is going so fast! March, where is the time going? I hope you are all well. I am still here although not blogging as much I find blog browsing is so slow on my computer it takes ages for pages to load. But I am still visiting your lovely blogs even if I don't comment as much.
I am still making cakes, and working at the Primary School as a teaching assistant a few days a week. I have been trying a few more hobbies recently, one of those is nail art. Most of you know I like to make and create and its great to be able to wear art in this way! ha,ha
I thought I would share a few photos of my current nails, I painted the nails by hand using small nail art brushes, and the polish I love at the moment is by RIMMEL 60 Seconds. It seem to last the longest, so far5 days and still going strong. I am using a top and bottom coat by Seche Vite.
I am really enjoying having a play with my own nails, I have never had long nails before so I am very happy to have grown them this long! I also bought some false nails, my friend loves wearing false nails so she can wear the designs on falsies if she chooses! ;)
Happy New Year! I am still here, and I have a new hobby. NAIL ART! I love all things creative and I have found a new way to express my arty side. I have never been that into nail polish but this new love has me trying different brands and my friends giving me ones they don't like or never used. I have been painting on my friends nails to practise and painting on my own nails of course.
I am browsing the shops and sales for Base Coats,Top Coats and other manicure items I had never heard of before! ha,ha. I also invested in some very fine nail art brushes from Ebay. I thought I would share some of the nails I am doing over the weeks and months.
Here is one I have just done on my own nail,the Cheshire cart from Alice in Wonderland, I am hoping to paint Alice on my thumb this evening. This is where I wish my nails were bigger! I have very small hands and therefore my nails are also small, I have bought some false nails to practise on.
Most of the polishes are from Rimmel given to me by my friend. I am loving the dry in 60 sec polish by Rimmel! The painting is done using acrylic paints.
I hope you are all well, over the last few months I have been having a great time with a new theatre group, back in Jan we were asked if we would like to put on a play at a large theatre in Blackpool called The Grand Theatre! We were extremely happy to be offered this opportunity, our plays are usually performed at a smaller local theatre. The grand is an old building and many famous people have played here. We preformed the play in June at both the grand theatre and our smaller theatre!
Everyone took lots of photos to capture this unique experience, we also had a professional photographer! I thought I would share the photos with you, we had such an amazing time, no one wanted it to end. I have collected flyer's, brochures, photos and memorabilia to remember this unique event.
Blood Brothers The Play. June 2012. I played the rich mother called Mrs Lyons, mother to Eddie. The play version has a different ending to the musical with a twist at the end. Mrs Lyons goes mad and kills her own son by accident and then turns the gun on Mickey, I played Mrs Lyons!
We took lots of backstage photos.I love this one, it captures the atmosphere in the girls changing room.
The grand also had a make-up artist come make us look older or younger! Although I did my own hair and make up for most scenes I did have a few lines added to make me look a little crazy and my hair was made to look dishevelled towards the end .ha,ha
The seating in the Grand is HUGE. We played here 2 nights and a matinee. We had around 300 people in each performance.
Can you see where the queen sits when some comes to visit? In the royal boxes at the side of the stage.
Mrs Johnston and the Milk man! ha,ha 'Are ya dancin'?
Here I am been turned into 'Loopy Lyons' which I was affectionately named!
'I wouldn't let him play with the kids up at that end Mrs Lyons'
Marilyn Monroe (also playing Lynda) and Mickey.
'Whats that mummy'?
'Oh, those houses? that's the beginning of a council estate'.
'No,no don't look mummy, never look at one magpie, its one for sorrow'.
'Oh Edward that's just a silly superstition'.
Me! And our bear friend that travelled around the theatre and beyond!
I hope you have enjoyed seeing some of the fun we had in this show. I have many more photos but this post would be far too long. I might share some of those at another time. The show was also filmed and we are looking forward to seeing that! Our next production is a radio play of 'Its a wonderful life' in November.
I know it has been a while since I last blogged. Lots has been happening. I am still job hunting and cake making. I thought I would share my latest cake with you all.
A friend in the new drama company asked me to make a cake for her dad, as he was getting married. This cake is for the Strawberry Tea Party they had after to celebrate.The couple enjoy car boot sales, antiques, and Bingo! I love antiques too and I know a lot of you here in blogland enjoy thrifting, I hope you enjoy the photos.
The couple are from Blackpool and Scotland so I looked at some vintage postcards and painted the design in food colours. I just love old postcards!
Hope you enjoyed the photos! See you all again soon. Hope you are having some nice weather!
I hope you are all well. I am still job hunting but in the mean time I am working on my cake knowledge and skills. I am obsessed with those tv shows. Cake Boss, Ace of Cakes, Cake Challenge. Cupcake wars!!!
I have always wanted to create something like they do on those shows,made from rice krispie treats and wood ha,ha. I found a recipe for rice krispie treats and decided to make a character. I was originally thinking of Alex the Lion from the Madagascar movies.
I changed my mind due to the size of the cakes and chose a Halloween design instead! As you know I LOVE Halloween! So any excuse to make a Halloween cake is fine by me.
I had so much fun making this cake! and felt like I was been challenged. The cake wasn't eaten,it was just a practise cake for me.
I thought you may like to see a the cake and a little word from me!
Hi, My name is Priscilla I live in Lancashire England.I am a creative person who loves to get crafty at any time of the year, On this blog I hope to share and gain inspiration.. I enjoy drooling over vintage items,decorating magazines, baking, cake decorating, sewing, reading, gardening, spending time in the countryside and filling my head with ideas and knowledge.