Sunday, 29 May 2011

My beautiful mum and my shop opening....


Happy Birthday mum, you are my sunshine and my stars and moon....
You taught me so much about love, patience and seeing the best in people... You had a great love for children, and your children...You never yelled, you never swore, you never drank alcohol and you made each and every person that came into your life feel special... You loved to bake and make birthday cakes, you loved animals, you loved the little details of life. You never went on a plane or traveled to foreign countries but you loved even the smallest adventures...I know you would be missing us terribly but you are in heaven holding dads hand now....

.....so I know I said I was going to open my new shop blog today....but it is too soon...I am not ready yet....still sorting out all my new adventures, spending time with the ones I love most and just being me.... soon I promise...

.... and the winners are.....

Lynn - Sea Angels and Karla Rohde - will be in contact soon to get your details :).....Congratulations and thank you to every one for taking the time to drop by...

Thursday, 19 May 2011

the beginning of my new business ...and giveaway

Well while having a shower this morning I decided May 29th (my beautiful mum's birthday) sounded like a wonderful day to open my new blog Cathy Penton Atelier...and to celebrate this I think I should have a giveaway... While in my little retail shop I always loved putting little treats into the bags of my dear customers. So here is a bit of a treat to all my dear blogging friends and customers out there...All you need to do is answer 2 questions.... When you think of me....what is the first thing that comes to mind??? and what is your favourite word or quote???? I will give away 2 prizes...1 for my Australian friends and one for my overseas friends...The prize will include a beautiful magazine (and I promise I will make sure it is one you haven't got) and a surprise from my new range... Giveaway closes May 28th......Please drop by!! I can't wait to hear from you....
Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

Have a heart that never hardens, a temper that never tires, a touch that never hurts. ~Charles Dickens

In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. ~Albert Schweitzer


Saturday, 14 May 2011

Another week has flown by......






Mother's Day was so beautiful, going to the little local markets, having some morning tea with my boys at the place where Kirstie was working so we were all together.... Home for a relaxing day and then off to the movies with Kirstie in the evening. Magical !!!! I am so lucky to finally feel like me again, some decisions are hard but wow do they have benefits. What am I up to you might ask???? Designing and journaling about my new kitchen, taking photos, spending time just being a mum, baking, playing with a new web site and really trying to clean and get organised and maybe a bit of ordering :)....In photos from my studio you would have seen a gorgeous white chest of drawers well this week I found out it had active borers in it so I have replaced it with this lovely black metal set....What do you think????? Just gave it a quick lick of black chalkboard paint and put some words that inspire me on the drawer tabs...
It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings
Wherever you go, go with all your heart. ~Confucius

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Happy Mother's Day

If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden
- Claudia Ghandi
My mum is a never ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words but I always remember the tune
- Gracie Harmon
Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible - Marion Garretty

Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mum's in my life and to my mum in heaven.....

Friday, 6 May 2011

My studio






Oh I love taking photos..... So what do you think of the floor???? You will have to go back through the archives and find a before... It was originally an old verandah and over the years someone made it into a tiny sun room so its pretty rough and definitely not perfect but I LOVE IT !!! A friend sent me this saying this morning......
{To be a star you must shine your own light, follow your own path and don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the star shine brightest....}

Sunday, 1 May 2011

New Beginnings Part 3

Well it has definitely been an interesting week.....This transition time is well how should I put it, a little hard.......but I finally painted my little studio rooms floor and it looks oh so amazing...I love it, will post some photos soon as my camera isn't working....It is a beautiful, sunny autumn Sunday in my little cottage...My hubby is having a nap on the lounge, Andrew and I just finished a game of up-words (which as always he won) and Kirstie is watching her boy play soccer.... I sort of feel like I am on this plateau, eager to climb but still a little afraid to fall ....
Anna Hoxie
The past is like a river flowing out of sight; the future is an ocean filled with opportunity and delight.
oh Verona -a perfect moment in time.....