Gloria Swanson - image altered by me - for personal use only
Anyone noticed Blogger has changed the image uploader AGAIN?

Having trouble? Maybe my tutorial will help. I've put this on my Computery blog.

I noticed in my post below that the pix don't open into larger ones from the thumbnail images - a perfect example of how frustrating Blogger is at the moment. I do wish they'd leave things alone...


My alter ego...

This is my first Pink Saturday post for ages - time has a nasty habit of slipping away.

This week I'm posting early - tomorrow (Saturday) is the stamp show at Alexandra Palace in London - all I'll say about it is: bring a suitcase (on wheels) and a lot of money. Can't wait! I'm going with an open mind, which is always fatal...

Here's my current favourite display picture showing a great way to mix mirrors and pictures:

From Homes&Gardens
And the desk I'd like....

From Homes&Gardens
Just think - pull down the roller top and hide all that mess! And a nice drawer for paperwork instead of little piles here and there... Love that birdcage by the lamp (always wanted one). This is my kind of decorating: nice pieces, nice clean look. Shame I never seem to achieve it! Lots of designers say Less Is More. In my case, More Is More.

Here some pix of the most amazing chair - the chair will be translated into a album or book at some point, I'm sure.

Chair copyright Sarah Louise Dix
Chair copyright Sarah Louise Dix
I did this album (now sold) with exactly that cross-garter effect stitching.

Copyright Susie Jefferson
View from front - copyright Susie Jefferson
And this is an altered book spread I did a couple of years ago:
Left-hand page closed - copyright Susie Jefferson
Left-hand page open to show extension. Note the cross-garter ribbon effect at the top of the pockets and the right of the page. The slide mounts show a detail of the corseted woman (on the left page) and are mounted over the magazine cover.
There's definitely a theme re corsetry here... an obsession I didn't realise I had! Although I do remember going to school wearing a roll-on girdle and stockings - about two years later they introduced tights (panty hose). What a revelation! Freedom! Comfort!

pink saturday

Finally, please visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound to see all the other wonderful Pink Saturday posts!


Just finished JoZart's new blog design! Such fun!

Jo loves colour - so I went to town - the background and buttons are all taken from Jo's own spray starch backgrounds. So not only did I have a fun time working with the images, I learnt something new as well!

Spray Starch Backgrounds - tutorial copyright Jo Pritchard, JoZart
Who knew spray starch would work so well, both as a medium and as a fixative? I'm allergic to shaving foam (used to do backgrounds with that) and this is so much easier than mixing up bookbinders' paste to make paste papers. I'm even able to use my Brusho powders (only had them 3 years - most still unopened, since I learnt they weren't colourfast and non-permanent mixed with water) as the starch will FIX them! Hurrah! And I get to use up all that PearlEx powder I no longer use...

But I digress... Jo's had a lovely writeup on Inspirations - a profile about her blog and her art (lots of eyecandy, so do go and look!)

Now her new makeover is all done, just in time (I finished it earlier this afternoon) and I've made a Spray Starch Backgrounds tutorial button for the sidebar, I'm a happy bunny!


Well folks, I'm covered with blushes: an unsolicited review on Featured Product Reviews blog. And she says such nice things!

Thank you so much Millie - this just makes me want to try even harder!


Here are two new background & header sets.


Go here to get the background code and header image.


Go here for the code and header image.

Any problems, just email me - and don't forget to read my new tutorial (tab under my header and also on my Computery blog - tab under my header) on how to apply the new Designer templates with these backgrounds.