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Thursday 23 September 2010

Snowflake child artist looks like Fluffy the Zhu Zhu pet - Christmas wish list

Snowflake the little child artist looks like Fluffy the Zhu Zhu Pet children's toy. On her wish list for Christmas she hopes to get Fluffy as she will be company for our real pet rabbit Cindy Woo.

With Halloween coming up Snowflake would like me to make her a Cindy Woo black bunny rabbit costume. Only problem is my sewing machine conked out with the damp in the house. I will have to think of another way. We have already started on the black bunny rabbit Cindy Woo mask. So watch this space and see what type of children's costume we can create based on our pet rabbit.  fairy songs, fairy portraits, art and crafts for children, music, fairy music, true stories, poems, children's stories, free fairy network for businesses and stay at home Mum's (Mom's)

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Tedi Twt goes to Borders to see the Butterfly Lullaby fairy book - Welsh Teddy Bear

Who is Tedi Twt you ask? Well all the school children know who he is, as they get to take him home, dress him up and take him on amazing adventures all round the world. Tedi Twt is the schools teddy bear. He has a bag full of clothes and a book for children to add their photos to and write about his adventures with them when they take him on outings out of school. He is one lucky Welsh Teddy Bear.

My little Angel took Tedi Twt to Borders a year or so ago to see my fairy book Butterfly Lullaby. This was of course before Borders went under. Here you can see him sitting next to my Butterfly Lullaby fairy book on the Borders book shelf in the Welsh book section. My little girl begged me to make Tedi Twt the Welsh teddy bear some PJ's so he could sleep by her side. So here they are yellow pixie PJ's with teddies pixi hat. I even made the toothbrush and cup.

I have been asked to attend the Universal Children's Day in Hastings on the 20th November 2010. There I will be putting on a Butterfly Lullaby show with dancing and singing and lots of pictures and stories created the Butterfly Lullaby way.

One story close to my heart is the Sunset Bunny the Easter Fairy story, which was created purely to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis in the hope for a cure for Jodie and others like her. All money our end with no expenses take out will go to the charity from any audio downloads of this story. The Sunset Bunny the Easter Fairy story is on Amazon and I Tunes.

Another story which I will be showing is the one read out by famous Robin Stevens who has over 30 years in Children's TV. That story is of course Colour me a fairies wish:

£1 per Butterfly Lullaby book goes to Cystic Fibrosis for Jodie and others like her. The book was printed in the UK, that is why it is impossible to compete with prices from major publishers like Disney. I sadly have no control over what some websites sell my books for. So when the book is sold for £9.99 (the retail price is £15 which is printed on the back) and I have to pay £3.50 to post the book to them to post out to their customer it makes it impossible to recoup the printing costs let alone the charity and postage, as I have their commission to pay as well. Although Cystic Fibrosis is always paid by me when I supply the book, I cannot comment on other sellers! £1 per book is meant to go to the charity when sold new or used. As my books were not paid for by Borders when they went under this does upset me!

It is a complement to see book sellers selling my books for £60/34 used. One book seller told me that he purchased a batch of books from a charity shop. Well that explains where they went as a local lady that does the craft circuit took a batch of books and my displays and has disappeared off the face of the earth. The same book sellers were advertising my book for £34 used this year, but after my Mother in law questioned them they reduced the price right down. The thing is I was not born yesterday, I know when I am being scammed! And I really do not like the fact that the charity is being exploited along the way!

Before the Butterfly Lullaby songs ended up on Amazon and I Tunes they were available on our website.
Over 30,000 hits the songs had last year. Jakson Lee has had over 64,000 plays on his original songs. The Butterfly Lullaby song along with no publicity has had over 19,000 plays. So we have most certainly done something right.

It is time for proper protection on the Internet, I will fight with everything I have and that is why I have taken a part time job that fits in with my little girls schooling. Anne (head chief) who I work with took one look at my Butterfly Lullaby book and said to my little girl "the book is amazing, look how talented your Mummy is, and here she is working in the kitchens." Anyone that sees the book, falls in love with the colourful fairy pictures straight away and wants to buy it. I have sold seven books by just showing it to four people at the school.

My blogs may be full of grammar errors etc, but when it comes to books, that is what you pay an editor for! And being dyslexic is a gift, it makes you use your creative side of the brain more and I think you will agree no one can say my work lacks colour or originality!

Here is the link to Jakson Lee's music page with the original Butterfly Lullaby song, so you can see just how many hits he has had. He has our albums on I Tunes and Amazon. So if you buy anything related to Butterfly Lullaby songs, stories, or other Jakson Lee songs, please leave me a message on my Google Blog, so I can thank you:

My Google blog will hopefully raise money to put towards getting little Jodie (Cystic Fibrosis and Diabetes) to Disney, then I will use the money to go towards helping children with CF to have fun days out, before they get too sick to enjoy it!

Before I go, my little local story Aled and the black voice river will hopefully be translated into Welsh and made into an audio story to help raise money for our local schools. Where I work the canteen is in need of some tender care. I can visualise it full of children's art. Who knows it could end up as a Butterfly Lullaby art gallery for children. , fairy songs, fairy portraits, art and crafts for children, music, fairy music, true stories, poems, children's stories, free fairy network for businesses and stay at home Mum's (Mom's)

Monday 20 September 2010

For mash gets smash, our children deserve real mash potato and we give them that in our UK schools, come on America we love you!

Jamie Oliver has to be admired. What he has done for the UK schools is amazing. I really hope with all my heart that all the American people, who we love, will support him on change.

America is an amazing country and we all love their films and culture. Being a Mum I know full well what it is like trying to juggle everything, and I hate cooking, because I have to tidy up afterwards! I had to laugh as I was talking to my friend on the phone this weekend and I asked her if she remembered the packet mash potato advert when we were kids "Mash gets smash." She giggled and said she made some that evening as she was late home and very hungry. I asked her what was it like, and she replied it tasted ok and that she enjoyed it. I then told her about Jamie Oliver and the packet mash in the American schools. I don't know anything about these products so cannot say what is good and what is bad for you, and would guess all products are different?

I am no saint, believe me I hate cooking and if I can find a quick way to make dinner quickly with no mess, I usually do. But Jamie has really made me think about things. I want my child to grow up healthy so I think I will see if I can get hold of one of his cookery books to make cooking faster and more fun. And as it is time for change, honey put your apron on and do the washing up!

I work part time in a local Welsh school now to fund my Butterfly Lullaby business, which is part charity, helping raise money for Cystic Fibrosis through some of my stories, like Sunset Bunny the Easter Fairy. And I have to say I am amazed at some of the gadgets they have in the school kitchens. Totally amazing, could really do with these at home. There is a potato and carrot peeler, it also grates cheese and who knows what else. And a huge mash potato mixer. Making mash potato for a huge number of school kids is no big deal.

If I can get permission to get someone to video me making some in the school kitchen, I will. For me to say making mash potato for school children is easy, and I hate cooking, believe me it is easy peasy lemon squeezy!

Jamie Oliver, I wish you all the luck in the world in the USA. I felt very sad for you when I saw you cry on TV, but that just shows how much you care, and want to help save our children, and anyone with a heart has to admire that!

P.S. The mash gets smash advert still makes me giggle! The adverts are brilliant.  fairy songs, fairy portraits, art and crafts for children, music, fairy music, true stories, poems, children's stories, free fairy network for businesses and stay at home Mum's (Mom's)

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