Monday, 21 July 2008

This is....What Makes Me Happy!

In no particular order......Mr.M, the small people, family and friends, printing, sewing, coveting a certain skirt, coffee and cake, Mr.Fishy, beer, the fact that I can drive, sunny days, being on my own, bagels and brie, no dirty washing in the basket, possibilities for the future and the first day of the summer holidays!

Picture of Mr.Fishy just because he makes me laugh when he sleeps like that!

And I have another SHOP!!

Jennyflower posted about a fantastic new UK site caled Folksy which is just like Etsy, but in POUNDS! NO conversion stress!! It's just starting out and still in BETA at the moment. You know, fibre to the node! Ofcourse I know what I'm talking about....

And a big thank you to Jacinta at One Little Acorn for this weeks theme and to Angela at Three Buttons for the meme! Thanks ladies!!

Saturday, 12 July 2008

This is....What Gives Me Goosebumps

Shallow, I know, but Ali posted about these screen printed skirt kits from Clothkits last week, and it was LOVE at first sight. Oh hello goosebumps! And though it's filled my thoughts for most of the week, I'll be coveting from a far for a while. No time, not alot of money. That hasn't stopped me having the world's biggest dilemma (only a slight exaggeration, I'm sure you'll agree) - eau-de-nil or tealy, tealy or eau-de-nil? I just can't decide. Oh such sweet agonies!!

Thanks to Juddie at the Flightless Boyds for this weeks theme, and to Angela at Three Buttons for the meme!

Friday, 11 July 2008


I meant to do this about two weeks ago, but still haven't quite worked out the work in the bridal shop, work from home, work on my own stuff, family, sit on my arse and eat biscuits life balance. So mainly I just sat on my arse. Turns out I have a talent for it, I like to treat it as an extreme sport requiring focus and drive and above all else - practise. Look out for me at the Olympics.
So the point was lovely Daisie gave me an award and I've rudely not posted or passed it on! Thank you Daisie!Here are the rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link to the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
6. Wear a posh frock if you like, lots of bling and make a speech, but - sorry - no red carpet.

I'm passing the award to Donna Cloudcake, because I've known her for a very long time (pre-children) and she still makes me laugh till I cry. I'm lucky to know her.
And also to RicRac, Area Thrifty One, Lily and Agathe, Domesticali, The Small Stuff and Three Buttons because I've found them all to be funny, inspirational, talented and friendly women! (Um, slightly worried I sound like a stalker...)

And I know you've all had sleepless nights wondering what pictures I'm looking at on the calendars this month. Fret no more, here they are!

I can't believe we're already in July with these! Now the Laura Ashley lady is annoying me this month, that top just does not go with that skirt! (Rather liking the turban though.) And I think those would be crowned cranes ( I remember drawing them at junior school), wearing turbans of their own, while standing behind what can only be described as giant leaves! (Or are they pygmy cranes?)

Sunday, 6 July 2008

Shop Update!

There has been a shop update! Only a small one that has taken hours! Does it take everyone this long or am I just very easily distracted?

Saturday, 5 July 2008

This is..My Most Treasured Childhood Possesion

Now, I can't actually claim that the Abba soap is actually my most treasured childhood possession ever -that honour could possibly belong to Sweepy the Teddy-with-a-hole-in-his-stomach, but he's in the attic and I really can't be arsed to go up there to get him. But, 6 Abba albums, a patch from my 1970's jumpsuit, a badge and the (unused) soap are all strangely to hand and bring to mind memories of my Abba obsession, the usual room full of posters, knowing the words to every song (still do - my memory doesn't seem to have deserted me there!) And the trip to the cinema to see Abba-The Movie. I was so excited! And confused! Would we have to get up and dance? Would we sing along? Would we clap and cheer? No. We wouldn't. Singing and dancing at the cinema would apparently have to wait until they turned the cinema into a ropey disco in my teens. So there we sat in the dark, Mum, Dad, little brother and my slightly confused but ultimately happy 8 or 9 year old self, and the one single thing I remember above all else from that film? Somebody in Australia had Abba socks on! Lucky girl! Oh, how I coveted those socks! White nylon knee highs with Abba on the side, what more could a girl want!!? Way more trendy than that lime green jumpsuit with the Abba patch that I wore.......I'll stop there. I wouldn't want to make you jealous with my stylish ways......
Thanks to Teacups on Treetops for this weeks theme and once again to Angela!