Sunday, 20 October 2013

All thanks to Monique

We all have them, craft projects that we never get around to completing, and I'm no exception. There are bags of unfinished layouts, mini books etc scattered around my craft room but today I'm feeling good. I've finally stuck down the last butterfly on this gorgeous project designed by Monique Jacobs.

So 17 months after I started it, here's a book of Me! Containing photographs of yours truly from a baby to a contented 50 year old Grandma. My seal of approval came this morning when I gave my mum first sight of the finished article and I made her cry.

 Apologies now for the lack of pictures from 20-40, most of the ones I managed to find had my hand in front of my face trying to avoid the camera.

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Follow Your Arrow

She got me hooked with her performances as a supporting artist for Lady Antebellum, I've almost worn out Same Trailer Different Park in the cd player and finally she's blown me away with an outstanding performance at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire. The world is now ready for Kacey Musgraves the super talented singer songwriter from Golden, Texas.

As support for Lady Antebellum Kacey gave us a 30 minute insight into her world, a taster of what was to come. Last Sunday she took the stage to deliver a set containing tracks from Same Trailer whilst adding one or two covers to keep the crowd buzzing.
The age of the audience ranged from teenagers (one or two dragging dad along for company) to those of us just about in the Saga club. No matter how old we were everyone sang along as if these were regular tunes on the radio. Whoever said Country wouldn't make it in the UK?

From the start it was almost like listening to the album, unlike some of today's younger artists the girl can sing live!! Her talent for song writing is clear in the lyrics of  I Miss You, It Is What It Is, Blowin Smoke, Merry Go Round, Keep It To Yourself and Follow Your Arrow.

 I love, love, love this girl and can't wait for her to come back across the pond for another visit.