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, Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:09 pm
This is my niece (Gill Cockwell) who lives in Bristol and runs her own company designing and making wedding dresses and corsets, she's appearing in a new BBCseries in November. If you ever want a corset SB I'm sure Gill will sort you out ha ha. Here's a write up about the show.
, Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:15 pm
The Dressmaker Featured in episodes 2-6
Gill (31) is a master crafts woman – she's a designer, dressmaker and corsetry specialist. She began her sewing career at the tender age of six and was sketching designs and fashioning garments by the time she was 10.
As part of her evolving portfolio, Gill has become an experienced stylist, working regularly with commercial photographers and respected hair salons on magazine photo shoots and catwalk shows At the moment she is in San Francisco on her way to Mexico.
Posted by signmanNow guys I don't want you drooling over the photos on Gills website, ladies you're ok, some lovely dresses on there. And this is my other niece her sister Stacey, I'm very proud of them.
A blind pedigree dog has had an 'extreme' facelift which means she is able to see for the first time since being born a year ago. Molly, a Shar Pei, had a condition called entropion where folds of skin rubbed against the eyes.
The painful disease left the puppy unable to see - but she has now had her sight restored after two operations last week.
Vet Richard Marks removed the offending skin and stitched it to the back of her head.
He said the dog was suffering from the worst case of entropion he had ever seen, adding the dog's disability was caused by severe inbreeding.
Her owner Louise Walsh, from Romford in Essex, reportedly bought Molly for £500 in September, but has already paid £720 in vet bills.
The Kennel Club announced new regulations to prevent close family mating last year.