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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Radio DJ Chris Evans favourite story about the Enchanted Manor Badgers eating Kellogg's Cornflakes

I just got a message from Maggie from the Enchanted Manor to tell me that Radio DJ Chris Evans loved the recent story in the paper about their Enchanted Manor Badgers eating Kellogg's Cornflakes. How exciting! We stayed at the Enchanted Manor last year and our little angel sat outside with Bob, Josephine Wall's husband watching the badgers tuck into their favourite meal. Well you know children, this was truly a magical time for her and Bob became her best friend "I miss Bob" was all we heard on the way home and how she missed the badgers. Here is our Enchanted Manor song based on the stunning retreat as well as Josephine Walls beautiful paintings. Badgers invite you to dinner at the Enchanted Manor see video below:



Please leave a comment! And if you would love to see real badgers then you must book a break at the Enchanted Manor. Ric and Maggie are so friendly and welcoming you end up feeling like family and you just do not want to leave. The Enchanted Manor Gardens as you can see in the video above are truly magical a real fairytale place with beautiful sea views. The accommodation is pure luxury and they have won numerous awards, which you can see on their website. They have also been on the TV show Under the Hammer, which is also on You Tube.

http://www.enchantedmanor.co.uk/contact-online-booking.asp

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Enchanted Manor fairytale wedding venue with fairytale gardens


I created this image using some of fairy artist Josephine Wall's artwork from the Enchanted Manor and my own image in the middle of the beautiful fairy bride. There are some videos on You Tube about the Enchanted Manor, make sure you pick the right one as this one is in the Isle of Wight, UK. They were on the TV programme Under the Hammer and have won numerous awards. The ideal retreat for any honeymoon couple.

Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue, what a lovely rhyme.

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Butterfly Lullaby Tiara designed by Sharon J. Bainbridge for the Butterfly Fairy Princess (Butterfly Lullaby children's book)

I designed this beautiful butterfly tiara for the Butterfly Princess who is the main character in my Butterfly Lullaby fairy story, but then ended up using the butterfly tiara for the Queen Butterfly fairy.


You can see pictures of the Queen Butterfly Fairy here in this video wearing the tiara from the Butterfly Lullaby book.



The song on this video is not from the Butterfly Lullaby story. But singer Jakson Lee created the music and Bruce Parker did the lyrics. Louise Bedford has an amazing voice, don't you think? I wonder what she is doing now. The song should have been a smash hit, but it is the same old story image over talent i.e. you have to be some skinny winni to get anywhere (if you look like a stick you are in!) Bring back Marylin Monroe.

The picture of the Queen Butterfly I created using a picture of bumble bee wings and changing the colour.

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Thursday, 17 June 2010

How to make a frog using self drying clay, plastercine, Playdough, Polymer clay or home made stuff

When my little angel took her homemade frog into school she came back with a massive list of things to make for all her friends in her class. I thought it would be easier to upload a video so they can have a go at making a frog or something else them self. Also take a look at our real frogs in the other videos below.

How to make a frog using any type of clay, plastercine, Playdough or Polymer clay:



Our little frog floating on his apple boat in our garden:



Our tadpoles grew into baby frogs. Don't use tap water! We used rain water and kept them in our fish tank. Fish flakes are a good source of food for tadpoles. They get to go back outside when they have turned into frogs. Freedom!



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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

I made this handmade pink bag with butterflies, bumble bees & dragonflies - Sharon J. Bainbridge from Butterfly Lullaby

I made this little handmade pink bag with butterflies, bumble bees and dragonflies for little Jodie who has Cystic Fibrosis. I also made her a little handmade aceo box to put little art cards in as she loves to draw.

The material I used for the bag is just from an old skirt, but I think it is really pretty.



I also wrote a little song for Jodie to raise money for a Cystic Fibrosis cure, called Jodie fight to breathe which is on i tunes and Amazon. Please have a listen even if you don't buy it. All money our end goes to Cystic Fibrosis with no expenses taken out. Jakson Lee is the artist/musician.


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How to make a miniature handmade fairy spoon for your dolls house and fairy garden the Butterfly Lullaby way

You have to admit my little handmade miniature spoon is rather sweet. And the good thing about it is, it will not cost you the earth to make. You probably have all you need to make it and the rest of the miniature fairy tea set sitting in your kitchen cupboard already, so this fairy tea set will be free to make. Cheaper than Polymer clay and self drying clay. And I personally love the natural look.


Here is one of my You Tube videos on how to make this lovely little miniature fairy spoon, can you guess what I used?



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Hypnosis worked for me & my farther has it worked for you? Can hypnosis work for people that suffer from worry and depression?

I would like to hear from people that have had hypnosis and have found it actually helped them. What did you have hypnosis for and how long ago? My real farther introduced me to hypnosis about 10 years ago. I admit I really did not believe it worked. But seeing as he had been going for years and actually used hypnosis to stop real pain, I thought there must be something in it. Approximately 30 years ago or more my farther had a serious car crash and seriously broke his leg. This of course caused him major problems later in life and if it was not for hypnosis he would have had to give up his job. While he saved up for a hip operation hypnosis got him through the pain so he could carry on working. He had his own business as a painter and decorator so climbing up ladders was a must. Today I read an article about the medical board using hypnosis for burns patients, which I find fascinating. Imagine if it works on them then you really have to take it seriously.



I will investigate the claim that hypnosis helps burns patients as I have a very dear friend that works in the burns unit in Swansea. I am told it is the best in the world! I am convinced as it was incredible seeing my farther limping to being actually able to walk and climb a ladder. But if it is proof you want I can ask my friend about the burns patients.

The reason I am so interested in hypnosis is because I have family that suffer from worry and depression. I would like to hear from anyone that has had hypnosis for this and can highly recommend it. If it works then that is a total break through. A few years ago I was told that hypnosis was being used on people who are mentally ill. If anyone has any information on this please get in touch as I would love to know if it really works on people who have lost touch with reality.

I had hypnosis for blocking out things in the past. And it was totally amazing. We all have something that has not quite gone right in our life that seems to play on our mind. It is a good way of getting rid of old baggage and moving forward. 

I cannot recommend a good hypnotist as our one sadly died. But I would recommend you go through your GP and get someone qualified that they recommend.

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Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Flower fairy garden tea set - cheap & cheerful the alternative to Polymer Fimo and oven clays the Butterfly Lullaby way

I love polymer Fimo clay and have used it for my other Butterfly Lullaby tea sets. The only problem is when you are finding things tough financially, it is an expensive modelling clay as you have to buy all the different colours, and you do not get very much for your money.

Here is a cheap bargain, alternative to oven based clays and self drying clays. Can you guess what I used? And how I made it? Would you like to find out how I made this gorgeous little miniature Butterfly Lullaby fairy flower tea set?


I personally love the look of this oven type modelling clay. It gives a lovely natural look for your fairy garden.



Leave me a comment. I have created videos on how to make this little fairy tea set and happy to share, but you have to subscribe to me on You Tube and on my Google Blog (and please leave me a message to let me know which of my crafts you are interested in.)

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Monday, 14 June 2010

Olypics 2012 places to visit in Weymouth, Dorset - Magical Upwey Wishing Well has it's own fairy wishing well song

If you are going to the 2012 Olympics in Weymouth / Portland, Dorset (UK) you must visit the Upwey Wishing Well. It is the most magical place I have ever been to. And that is why I gave them a free mention in my fairy story and used their beautiful wishing well in my fairy book Butterfly Lullaby. Here are the original pictures I took of the Upwey Wishing well back in 2005. When I saw the Upwey Wishing Well I was very inspired and the wishing well is a big part of my story. The fairies travel through the wishing well to get from one place to another. And the Evil Prince Stinger is able to look into the wishing well waters and see the future and past. I just know this story would make an amazing film as I am more visual than anything else. I forgot to mention singer Jakson Lee originally comes from Weymouth. I think they should book him to sing at the Olympics, what do you think?



Here is our Fairy wishing well song and pictures from the fairy book Butterfly Lullaby:



The fairy wishing well song is on i Tunes and Amazon, my partner Jakson Lee is the singer/songwriter. That is Jakson Lee without the 'c' in Jakson. Sadly a lady in Government has the same name as him, which causes all sorts of problems in the search engines. But we will struggle on! The wishing well song is on the Butterfly Lullaby album (artist Jakson Lee.)

Must get back to making the fairy tea set. Hope you will leave some comments and wish us luck.

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Kylie Minogue stops using Botox and her boyfriend prefers her without make up! Great news for real women.


After I wrote my story about my little girl thinking she was fat, I heard on the radio that Kylie Minogue has stopped using Botox and that her boyfriend prefers her without make-up. This is great news for women. For me, I want to grow old gracefully. If my man does not like the way I am then he can take a hike.

People tell me I do not look my age, whether they are just being kind, I don't know. All I know is that I am not willing to go under the knife for anyone. And thankfully the man I am with loves me for who I am, and like Kylie Minogue's boyfriend, he prefers me with no make-up.

Tell me your story. Does your man like you for who you are? Or do you have to put your make-up on before he wakes up. I know it is funny, but some women do, do this! And do you have to work out all the time to keep trim?

I look back at previous boyfriends. One told me that he told his Mother I was nice, but not pretty. That did me the world good and made me feel really special. But then he was not from the UK and wanted a British Passport. Lucky for me he was not very good at hiding his feelings, ha ha. My Mother sadly has been ill all her life and says the strangest things. When I was 10 she told me I was ugly. It knocked my confidence, I have to admit, but I know she did not mean it. She can't help the things she says and I would never change her as it has made me appreciate people much more. The main problem is dating. Finding a good man is so difficult. I still have friends that are single. They are really lovely people, beautiful inside and out. But do most men expect us women to look like Barbie Dolls? I really do not get why women want to have their you know what's enlarged. When I worked in pubs I hated men (usually old men) looking at them instead of looking at me as a person a human being. It is just do damn right creepy! The photo of me below was taken a few years ago with my little angel.


I think if you want to stay young looking then just use sun screen (sun lotion.) I use Bio oil because my skin is so dry. And it seems to give it a bit of life, the lines are not so noticeable. But who cares. Laughter lines are good! And I love to laugh it is good for the sole. 

I would love to hear your stories so get in touch. Leave a comment below. Lets have a giggle. I did record me trying to make the Butterfly Lullaby Fairy Flan and I don't know if it was the lighting or what but I just could not face putting it on You Tube. I don't want my little girl growing up thinking she is not pretty so I tell her she is beautiful every day! And I also tell her it is not all about looks, it is what is going on in the inside that is more important. If people are kind and good, that outshines everything else.

Well I best make my little fairy tea set now before the dough dries up. Wish me luck as I could not find the recipe for salt dough so made it up. My little girls frog pen holder turned out ok so hopefully I can post you the details.

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Does your child think they are fat? Give them a Butterfly Lullaby fairy cake if they are being silly

My little angel thinks she is fat, she is not even ten years old and I just find this so sad. She is thinner than me when I was a child and I was called thin Lizzy. The sad thing is she really believes she is fat and she thinks I am fat. I am not fat, but I am not the shape society expects me to be either. And when I was her age fat never came into my mind, those were the days when looks were not important and people never looked down on others for the way they were! I have friends that are thinner than me, and they are always going on about how fat they are and how they need to get in shape. They are a size 8/10, we are talking skinny, but in a nice way! I think they all need to go to a hypnotist and get their head re programmed as it is just silliness.



But on a serious note. Women are never happy with themselves. No matter what they look like. A man can look in the mirror and see Brad Pit, where a women is forever picking faults in herself. What a sad old life. I am lucky as my looks etc do not matter to me. Although I moan about my partner because I want him to do well with his singing/music and promote himself, I have to say out of all my boyfriends he is the most down to earth. I can walk around in my PJ's with my hair looking like a cave women (no make up) and he will come up to me and tell me I look beautiful. The way I look at things is that there is always someone else worse off than yourself. There are people with missing limbs, and don't have their health, so is the way we look really that important? I really don't think so. We are the lucky ones! And if your man picks on you about your the way you look "dump him," as I bet he is no Brad Pit, even if he looks in the mirror and thinks he is.

Now lets all just sit down and have a Butterfly fairy cake and forget about the way we look! If you want to know how I made these Butterfly Lullaby fairy cup cakes send me a message, glad to share my ideas. Great for kids birthday parties.

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P.S. I would love to hear your stories. So let me know if your child thinks they are fat, or if you think you are fat. Or are made to feel you do not fit in with society. The problem is when people tell you there is something wrong with you, you end up believing it! Try to take not notice, and tell them to get a hobby.
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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Free butterfly, ladybird, dragonfly pattern for children to colour in and make butterfly crafts

See below video of what you can make with the free butterfly, dragonfly and ladybird pattern for children, creating children's crafts the Butterfly Lullaby way:



Here is the free children's colouring in pattern for creating butterfly pegs, ladybird pegs and dragonfly pegs. Really cute and fun things for children to make over the summer holidays. Just click on the image and save to your desktop.


My online shop may be up and running soon. So if you wanted to you could purchase the clothes pegs from Butterfly Lullaby send me a message. I was hoping to get a sponsor for an art and crafts shop on my website so Mum's can sell their crafts on my website with no upfront fees, but like everything in this world nothing is ever easy. It is hard being a Mum as most Mum's (Mom's) want to be with their children but have to work away from home, come back to all the housework etc and don't really get any quality time with their children. Working from home would be much better for Mum's (Mom's) - what do you think?

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Ok ladies how many of you hate on line games and Xbox? It's a family thing


I am going to tell you a little story. The good thing for Xbox is that damn machine is unbreakable! Have to say it, even though it kills me, they made something very solid there that certainly stands the tests of time.

Last year I dumped my partner on Facebook. A bit dramatic you may think. Well his Mother thought so, not really a very nice way to find out I had finished it with her son, but after years of his non stop on line game playing as well as other things, I was at the end of my tether. Love his Mum to bits. But I have to stand my ground as otherwise I will end up being a doormat. And no one deserves that!

He took me serious this time and smashed the Xbox to the ground, and boy did it break apart, but it is still working and he is still playing it.

For me it is like living with a naughty little boy that has to get his own way all the time. Can't help out when he is playing the game as he has to play to win. I want to hear from all you lovely ladies out there that fancy letting off some steam. Tell me your story. Surely I cannot be the only Mum in this world that hates this on line game playing?

The really sad thing is that if he stopped playing Xbox etc he could work on promoting his real talent, which is singing/songwriting. I talked to Dave the other day who he used to create jingles for and he agrees with me. Jakson Lee you are wasting your talent, grow up and stop messing around and think about your little girl. She wrote a lovely little song, why have you not recorded it with her. I hope he reads this!

Jakson Lee singing Gotta get through this. If you like his voice go to You Tube and type in Jaksonlee for his original songs.



Am I death, I think he has a lovely voice, what do you think? If you don't agree I think I will just stop nagging him and let him get on with his stupid little game. But the biggest bug for me is when he tricks me into getting into debt to pay for something to help his music career, gets the damn thing then lets me down by still playing the on line game. To me that is just damn selfish. And I don't care who reads this as I deserve better.

Is your partner talented, but wasting their life away too? Leave a comment.

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Miniature fairy garden, fairy tea sets, fairy door, windows and fairy ladder + fairy costumes

In the video below you will see my handmade fairy items for my beautiful fairy garden:



I made the following fairy items with no moulds or patterns:

- fairy tea sets
- fairy table, chairs and bench
- fairy ladder (see my You Tube video on how to make a fairy ladder)
- all the fairy costumes
- fairy windows and door

If you would like to know how I made all these you will need to subscribe to me on You Tube under Butterfly Lullaby Ltd and of course this Google blog.

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