Bring on the Bling!

In all my years as a dressmaker the one constant I have found is that trimmings (buttons, bows and furbelows) are often the mostly costly and time-consuming part of any project.  In my hey day making bridal wear I learned to make ribbon and fabric roses – it was the eighties, you can picture those dresses now can’t you?  In …

New Year, New Me

It’s that time of year again when we all settle down and review the past year and look forward to the next.  This morning I read a blog by a dear friend which reviewed her dance year and it was enchantingly upbeat and thoughtful about her dance and where she goes from here.  I settled down to do the same …

The Wonders of Websites

You may have noticed that I’ve been fiddling with the new website – or rather, turning a blog into a fully-functioning website.  It has been a challenge.  Technology and I are not soul mates.  There seems to be a divide between what I expect and what it can do.  And another gap between what it does with ease and what I …

Having a Belly Dance Ball

There is nothing belly dancers like more than getting together and having a good time.  Good friends, food, drink and laughter and the chance to dance – preferably a dance where you can get your sparkle on and perform.  They might tell you chocolate, wine and shoes are top of their list but performing, strutting one’s stuff trumps most everything else …

Seasons Changes

What inspires you?  On this late autumn day with its leaden-sky and damp air, I am reminded that anyone who is creative is affected by their surroundings and their mood.  It can’t be helped – grey skies and murky puddles just bring us ‘down’, and unless you’re into post-apocalyptic artwork there’s not a lot to inspire.  Sometimes, however, the urge …