I’ve been trying to title this article for an hour. I still can’t think of a good one. Losing your mum can do that to you. Losing Your Mum. It’s Shit It’s been four months on the 19th April since my mum died. I was in Spain on the four month anniversary of her death… Continue reading Losing Your Mum, It’s ok to Just Do Whatever The Hell You Want.
I have always loved to crochet and knit. When my daughter was born five years ago, I was knitting blankets and toys. When she became a toddler, I started to crochet because the toolkit was less lethal! Being the kind of inquisitive child who rifles through my belongings without a care, I had to retire… Continue reading My January Creative Obsessions. Crochet.
So I’ve really gone freelance. The month of December 2014 was a real pivot point in my life. I decided after a good couple of years of toying with the idea of doing the odd freelance website that I was going to throw myself back into it wholeheartedly. I got so serious I ordered print… Continue reading Freelance is not the pyjama dream everyone thinks it is.
This is one of those horrid mummy blog posts. I realise I am starting to write more of them and I need to get out more! Dreaded Mummy Blog October went by without any real greatness. after spending most of it unable to drive after my Caesarian, I was finally allowed loose! I Got all the… Continue reading A Mummy Blog Post.
My first week of being a full on stay at home mum started out well. As I randomly wrote my thoughts in Evernote I watched them deteriorate. Meanwhile all Matt did was look at coffee machines on the Internet. I can do the Stay At Home Mum Thing! Monday was filled with positive! “I’m focusing… Continue reading My First Week as a Stay At Home Mum. Hail Coffee.
This is my first day alone with the baby. I Had a mini breakdown in the middle of the night wondering how the hell I’m going to cope. If it’s not child one waking up it’s the other & when they settle down it’s Matt’s snoring! I’m have to remind myself that this is the… Continue reading Alone with the baby. What Do I Do?
I created this hand drawn wedding print for my brother-in-law and sister-in-law to commemorate the anniversary of their marriage in Vegas. How to create a hand drawn wedding print. So it’s quite simple really. I scouted around on the interweb for elements of Las Vegas. First, I found my photographs. Then, I traced them off… Continue reading Hand Drawn Wedding Print For Maxine & Andrew
I’ve been working on the charity website for BFest Wales. What is this you ask? – My sister in law has decided to take part in the Saigon to Angkor Wat Bike ride in 2014 to raise money for charity. Check the poster here The Challenge. This challenge entails cycling 450kms past plantations, across waterways… Continue reading Miss Saigon. Charity Ride for BFest Wales
This June, Matt, Isla and I flew out to Chicago to meet our internet besties April and Ray. AKA the Knoureks. When we decided to try for Isla, I joined a few online forums, one of which was baby bump. There I met a group of ladies some of whom I have remained good pen… Continue reading When The Wilkinsons met the Knoureks
This is just a quick poster for My Sister Miss H http://www.missh.co.uk. Creating My Miss H Poster. I Designed the print in a retro nineties style, with cool angles and bright neon colours. Note the smiley face. So It began as always with a blank canvas. First I added the circles and coloured them with pastel… Continue reading Miss H | Old Skool Disko Poster | Singer Extroardinaire
Hooray for us! We were married on the 19th September at Kalithea Springs, Rhodes. It was a brilliant family event attended by the five of us, my mum, Matts mum & dad, Dan, Pam & Helen. So, I am now officially a Wilkinson. We spent two weeks in an all inclusive resort. I ate and drank… Continue reading We Are Mr & Mrs Wilkinson
We have moved house. This is really Our first home together. Well Ok, we already had a home, but that house had so many bad memories attached to it as well as the good ones. We had an opportunity to purchase this house which is a new build, away from the main road, so It… Continue reading We have moved house
This is going to be a very short post. It’s been exhausting. Our daughter Isla Simone Minnie Wilkinson was born at 10.42am on Tuesday January 3rd and we love her more than words can say. After a miserable pregnancy, It was a difficult delivery. I had booked a home birth. After my water broke at… Continue reading Isla Simone Minnie | Welcome to the world Isla
Im writing this post to say a happy sweet sixteen to my eldest son. Despite my agonising SPD we still managed tho throw him a great house party. What Makes a Happy Sweet Sixteen? It’s always a bit crappy for David because his birthday falls on December 13th, twelve days before Christmas. Trying to find a… Continue reading Happy Sweet Sixteen David!
We are having a baby girl! I just wanted to write a quick update here about life and our baby girl news. Things are going as well as they can be! In May, We went to London for our first anniversary, yes Matthew and I have been together for a full year now, I can… Continue reading Baby Girl
Always love your mother, you’ll never get another. So, earlier this year, I wanted a romantic Valentines Day with Matthew and so I booked one in York. When your fella decides he has to work instead and cancels valentine’s day, what do you do? I thought I would treat my mum instead. My mum is… Continue reading Valentine’s Day with my Best Love, My Mum