Sunday, 13 May 2012


I love my art & craft projects and read Cloth Paper Scissors magazine every edition. I started to do the readers challenges, which are different every time and test my abilities. I was so proud of my luggage tag (made from an old map and complete with a metal airplane) but like some things in the world it wasn't up to scratch! Huh, have to say I was disappointed! Getting over that I started the next challenge (the theme being breast cancer awareness). Had to include a bra !~@?$% (No expert there, I can assure you). Last week the new edition of CPS arrived and there in the challenge gallery the post card I had created back in the winter! I swelled with pride and am still basking in the glory. At my age you have to celebrate as and when! LOL

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Back to relative normality

Home again after a five night jolly to Vegas. Wow! what a place! We went to Vegas primarily to surprise my brother and his wife who were there to meet up with my niece and her partner, who was celebrating his 40th birthday. Arrived last Sunday only to find neither cell phone would work in the states! Wandered down into the hotel lobby only to bump into them. My brothers face was priceless! He was speechless for some minutes, trying to get his head around the situation. We had both spoken to my sister in law on Facebook in the previous days, asking benial holiday questions which did feel a bit deceitful.

Vegas was great fun for the few days we were there. Met up every evening for supper which was great (really appreciate family in a way I didn't before). Took a trip to the Hoover Dam on Wednesday and flew back to Victoria on Thursday. Caught up with friends in Victoria on Thursday evening and took a scenic and leisurely drive back yesterday. Nice to get away just for a few days, enjoy the company and the sunshine. Time to buckle down in the garden. Realised it is only 7 weeks until we go back to England for a visit which should be fun (I am having my doubts as I haven't set foot in the motherland for almost three years!!!). Must dash...the sun is shining and an unfinished fence is calling. Laters!

Monday, 2 April 2012


Monday morning and I am on the last day of my long weeked (I am lucky enough to work a four day week, with a four day weekend every other it!). Suffered a creative funk over the weekend. Had intended to spend time doing something creative, but until Sunday morning the creative juices were definately in a drought! Got out in the yard on Sunday, in the sunshine to put in fence posts and tidy up a bit. Today, the weather is not kind with relentless wind and rain. Home alone so tackled some chores and some creative stuff. Have numerous projects on the go. Was lured by the internet to trawl Flickr as I do every so often. There are some truely talented folks out there. Came upon this piece of work which made me laugh out loud. It would be rude not to post it. Have a great day!

Friday, 30 March 2012


Apparently the gadget is broken, if you want to see my photos on Flickr check it out here:

First blog! what to say? First, this blog is all about my thoughts, feelings and random lunacy, plus some of the stuff I create, like, dislike etc etc. I will not apologise for any of the content I choose to post! Some will be rude, crude and not in the least politically correct, so suck it up princess! My agenda for this post is to vent and share who I am and what makes me tick. Judge me, don't read, it's not about YOU, it's about me. A license to be open, honest and selfish. Dear god...I feel like I give enough in other realms of my life to be given that small oppportunity!

Enough of the soap box stuff ( I feel better already!)

Why is my blog called the driftwood birdhouse? because that's what started this transformation. Living on Vancouver Island we have a good supply of driftwood. I love to get out on the beach and search for that elusive piece of debris that sparks my imagination to make something! Doing the creative stuff I do is my release from the strsses, strains and general craziness that is the world today. You know what, I am happy in my own skin, in my own home and private space and feel compelled to share. The addage " A little of what you fancy does you good! " is food for thought. I'll keep you this space?