Monster High Cleo De Nile pattern wings and mask
- Published on Friday, 23 March 2012 09:50
- Last Updated on 25 March 2012
- Sharon J. Bainbridge
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This photograph of Cleo De Nile, who is one of the Monster High Dolls, is wearing my very own Cleopatra costume, which I made for my daughter’s friends’ birthday. I asked her Mother this week what she would like and she gave me the Monster High dolly.
I have to admit I adore Egyptian history and have always been drawn to Cleopatra through her beauty and sheer confident presence. Some of the Monster High dolls remind me of me in my youth. Quite scary looking, ha ha. Cleo is my favourite!
Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of my work. Do you think I should sell kits so children can make the Cleo De Nile dress, mask and wings or just patterns?
Today my little girl asked “Mummy do you want me to stay with you on Mother’s day?” I replied “Of course I want you to be with me, but I also want you to have fun and every mother tries to put her child before what she wants, so you go to the birthday party and I will be here when you get back!”
I love being a Mummy, but I long for my independent financial stability to be able to earn a decent living so I no longer have to worry about paying the bills. Do you ever feel like that? When I look around the school yard I wonder how many struggling mothers there are like me? I hope one day there will be better opportunities for Mums to earn a living from home with the full help and support from the Government.
When it comes to family values I am very old-fashioned. I believe in Traditional Family Values (but no slavery – teamwork goes a long way.) Mothers sadly have to protect themselves financially as people can seriously let us down.
My daughter’s Mother’s Day Poem from school
Every time! (Heart)
What a lucky Mummy I am!
I used to work in Gilbert’s house for Haskoll Architects. I really enjoyed living in Pimlico, Putney and Wimbledon. Back then I used to travel and dated a New Zealand guy. Eight years of no ring on the finger and I decided to quit. My sister convinced me to go to Dorset for a weeks holiday and fixed a date with the local singer. We are still together 11 years later and have a little girl. I have always been creative. Nan used to make peg dolls with me and left me her old sewing box, which I treasure. When I worked in a pub in Hastings I made my own clothes. In my twenties I did a doll making course in Brighton and tried to start my own business. I managed to get some handmade brooches into a Covent Garden shop. But decided to stick to secretarial work, which brought in a regular salary. I adore taking photographs so when my little girl was born I decided to take a local photography course. My tutor was so impressed with my Photoshop skills he asked me to teach him some of my techniques. When I showed my Mother in law the Victorian style dress I made for my little girl she said why don’t you have a go at making a Butterfly costume. Well the rest is history. Butterfly Lullaby was born. Butterfly Lullaby is my fairy book, album and Trademark. The Mark Jermin Stage School are the characters in my story and my partner created all the songs. The book was launched at the Dylan Thomas Centre back in March 2007. It was truly beautiful. You can view the little fairies dancing on You Tube. Robin Stevens who you may know from Rosie and Jim is on my Butterfly Lullaby website reading my fairy story Colour me a fairies wish. We were going to do personalised children’s stories together. But shiny things attract gremlins. The trick is to keep going and never give up. My little girl danced to our song Butterfly Lullaby at the Enchanted Manor in front of famous fairy artist Josephine Wall back in October 2009. My little girl and I love making art and craft videos, which we hope to share with London Mum’s. The one thing I adore about London is the way you just fit in. The City is full of different cultures, which makes it an interesting and friendly place to live. I am currently trying to scrapbook postcard my family history. Does anyone know anything about the family history on the old LeFevres department store in Canterbury which is now Debenhams. My Nan’s Grandmother’s name was LeFevre and she lived in Bayswater. Nan was an orphan so we are trying to uncover the hidden ghosts!