Sunday, 28 June 2009
Friday, 26 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
My mum is very clever and has just made this beautiful cot bed quilt to put in my folksy shop. Its absolutely gorgeous and I really want to keep it for my daughter but I know that she is having a special one made just for her so we can't keep it. The fabric on this one is really pretty and very 'shabby chic' and its got really soft fleece on the back. Theres a little bit of fabric left over and my mum can't decide whether to make a cushion cover or a little drawstring pyjama bag to go with it. What do you think?
Sunday, 21 June 2009
Saturday, 20 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
Whats even stranger to me is that my other half has never read my blog. Its not that he isn't interested in what I do - hes just not into craft or blogging and so not really bothered about reading it. I could NEVER do that. If it were the other way round I would not be able to rest until I had found the link and checked out what he was saying! Going to blog about him on fathers day tho and tell him and see if I can make him crack!
Thursday, 18 June 2009
After much umming and aahing about leaving Sam for the evening I was finally persuaded to go and see TAKE THAT last night! Luckily Sam was much perkier and Cardiff is only an hour away so I met up with my sister in law Liz and 65,000 other middle aged woman (and a few shifty looking men) to see them. It was brilliant! Just what I needed after a really stressful couple of days - a few warm beers and a bit of a dance to get rid of the pent up stress levels. They were great - did all the old classics (including some hilarious camp dancing from the early days - see picture below to get the idea) and some great new ones. I have also switched my affections from Mark to ............Howard. Now thats a surprise!
Tuesday, 16 June 2009
Horrible start to the week as my little 10 month old Sam has been in hospital for 2 days. Went to the GP as he was a bit wheezy and they made me go straight to the Bristol childrens hospital where he has been on oxygen, steroids and a nebuliser since yesterday morning. Poor little thing. We have just got him home and he seems much better now although I have to use an inhaler on him ever four hours for the next few days. He hates it so its not going to be much fun! A BIG BIG thanks to all the lovely staff at the hospital who looked after my Sammy for me and to my parents for looking after Izzy last night at very short notice. Its a bloody worry this children malarky. I need a drink!
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Talking of folksy and buying handmade. I bought this a couple of days ago from Haptree. Its a wristlet and bead kit and is completely gorgeous. Its for a present but I want it for myself and I wish I had made it. Lovely! http://www.folksy.com/items/40577-Bead-kit-and-Wristlet-Green-Matryoshka-large-pencil-case-size-?shop=yes
Thursday, 11 June 2009
The rules are:
1. respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own (don't feel obliged as it's quite long already!)
2. tag eight other people
So here goes…………
What is your current obsession?
Paulo Nutini (see last post!) No seriously I’m a bit obsessed with fabric and plants at the moment. They are my two favourite things. Most women I know seem obsessed with bags and shoes. Not me I spend all my time and money in garden centres or fabric shops. I am so rock n roll!
What is your greatest achievement?
My two gorgeous children Isabella and Sam. They are completely the best thing I have EVER done. (sounded like Lola from Charlie and Lola then!)
Coffee or Tea?
Got to be tea. I hate coffee. Even the smell of it makes me feel sick. I like a nice mug of builders tea with one sugar. I drink a lot of tea!
What’s for dinner?
Pasta I think. I hate cooking. My other half does most of the cooking although I did make a Spanish Tortilla thing yesterday which wasn’t too bad.
What have you just made?
Just made some more coloured pencil rolls and little girls activity bags.
What are you listening to right now?
The Optimist by Turin Brakes. One of my all time favourite albums. Check them out
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Not a massive ice cream fan and I don’t like chocolate either – is that weird?
What do you think of the person(s) who tagged you?
Leanne from SeeTheWoods is amazing. Not only does she make lovely things but she is a computer whiz! She made my shop banner for me because she is very kind and thoughtful. She is also sorting out a promotional magazine for folksy as well as writing her blogs. I don’t know when she sleeps!
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Bali – just to lie on the beach with a cocktail
Which language do you want to learn?
I’m a bit hopeless at languages but it would be great to speak French. My niece and nephew are bilingual and it would be great to be able to speak French with them.
What’s your favorite quote (for now)?
'Have a good time, all the time’ from the film Spinal Tap. Very funny!
What is your favorite colour?
Blue but it changes all the time
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I love a good pair of jeans. I’m at my happiest in jeans!
What is your dream job?
Paulo Nutinis backing singer/wife!
What is your worst habit?
Impatience. I am very impatient and I can see that my daughter has inherited the same trait!
If you had £100 now, what would you spend it on?
Agree with SeeTheWoods that some of Sweetpea4Kids summer dresses would be on the list along with some Kitschy Coo clothes for my daughter.
Do you admire any one’s style?
Not really. Like people who dont try too hard. Actually used to think Monica in Friends always looked great.
Describe your personal style?
Scruffy chic! I’m a White Stuff/Fat Face kind of girl. Not sure I have any style to be honest!
What are you going to do after this?
Have my tea and watch Brothers and Sisters. I am addicted to Brothers and Sisters.
What is your favorite fruit?
What inspires you?
Gorgeous fabrics, flowers, cottage gardens, my children
Your favorite book?
I used to read loads but don’t get the time anymore. I loved The Othe Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory as I love that part of history.
Do you collect something?
CD’s. We have hundreds! I love music
What is your favorite smell?
Freshly baked bread
What are you most proud of?
My children - Isabella and Sam.
How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?
I am a real night bird. Never go to bed before midnight. I’m terrible in the morning tho. However a 10 month old baby makes you get up before you have chance to press the snooze button.
Cats or dogs?
Tricky. Love both. Have a cat though so have to say cat.
What’s your biggest fashion mistake?
Too many to mention. Ra ra skirts, legwarmers over jeans, spiral perm, blue eyeshadow. I was a child of the 80’s!
Complete the following:
Love is… seeing your children for the first time
What would you like to make next?
Have a million ideas on the go - fabric noughts and crosses set, fabric fishing game, more bags and purses, hair clips, bibs, baby shoes. Never enough time in the day.
Thats all folks.....I've randomly chosen 8 people to tag. Hope you dont mind!
I’m going to tag
Jewellery My Design
Wednesday, 10 June 2009
Check him out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=54_eJValfAs
My other slightly more embarrassing crush is on Christopher Dean (of Torvill and Dean fame) How wrong is that?? I had a dream about him the other day which I wont go into but lets just say its made me look at him in a very different way!! Also is it me or does Jane Torvill look much younger now than she did 20 years ago?? Whats her secret?!
Anybody else have any embarrassing crushes?
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Anybody looking for a holiday cottage? Friends of ours have a holiday house in New Quay, West Wales which they rent out during the summer. They've got some free weeks left and have offered it with a 10% discount to anyone who books via my blog. I've been several times and its a really gorgeous house which is VERY baby and child friendly. It sleeps upto 8 and is only 5 mins walk to a gorgeous blue flag beach (see above). Check out the website if you are interested and just mention my blog for a discount! Weeks still available - 13 June, 20 June, 4 July, 29 August and most of September.
Did two of my favourite things today. Went plant shopping and ate cake....at the same place! If anybody is local to Bristol you must check out the Food Hut cafe at Golden Acres Nursery in Tickenham. Its fab! Its a big wooden hut covered in fairy lights inside with tables outside placed under lovely trees so you can eat your food in the shade. Gorgeous! The food is fab and they do fantastic cakes. Lemon drizzle cake for me today. You get a proper mug of tea made with tea leaves (no tea bags here!). The nursery is fab too. A bit ramshackle and frayed round the edges (which is why I like it!) but full of unusual and interesting plants and a really sweet little farm shop. Apparently there is a pick your own fruit farm next door too. What a way to spend the afternoon!
Sunday, 7 June 2009
- Her throwing up in my garden and being carried home by her husband (we had both just been made redundant and celebrated with a glass of wine or 2!)
- The night she tried to drunkenly reinact the video to 'Dirty' by Christina Aguilera in a dodgy Bristol nightclub. It was not a pleasant sight and is etched in my memory FOREVER.
- Days of sitting in my garden with our new babies trying to think up money making schemes so we didnt have to go back to work. Yes we did actually try and buy a chocolate fountain business!
- The fact that on my first date with my now partner I sat on my phone by mistake and without realising automatically dialled her home number meaning that she had about 3 hours of our late night first date conversation on her home answerphone.
- Her willingness to confront anybody she saw doing something dishonest or wrong i.e people shoplifting or trying to steal cars despite my constant reminders that she would get herself killed. Must be an Australian thing.
Saturday, 6 June 2009
Talking of fabric. I've recently come accross some great websites selling some really cool fabrics.
If anybody has any other recomendations I'd love to hear about them. A girl can never have enough fabric!
Friday, 5 June 2009
I've got this already for my other halves fathers day present from Izzy and Sam and it is amazing. Its really lovely reclaimed wood and it works but i dont know how it possibly can??? Have to also give a bottle of wine to go with it obviously!
Have also found lots of really lovely stuff I want to buy for myself and Izzy and Sam but thats another post! Very excited to sell one of my coloured pencil rolls last night. Posted it off today so hope they like it! Starting to feel a bit better after a week of being ill so hoping to finish a fabric nought and crosses set i've been trying to make tonight. I'll post a picture when I do so I can get some feeedback!
Wednesday, 3 June 2009
You can use it to find out what is being said online about virtually anything including yourself!
It pulls in results via rss from the best news and search sites on the web including Google, Yahoo, Technorati, Ask, YouTube, Truveo, Flickr, Blinkx, Ice Rocket, Digg, Topix, Newsvine and Tweetscan. Have a go searching your shop name and see what happens...I found out that I had been tweeted about today!! Its a bit addictive tho so be careful...
After 2 days of sick children I have finally succombed to the dreaded lurgy and feel dreadful! Big thanks go to my lovely other half and my parents who between them entertained both children all day while I lay in bed feeling sorry for myself. Heres hoping its a 24 hour thing!!