Thursday, 23 August 2007
Tuesday, 14 August 2007
Well I'm feeling a bit better at last... yippee
Now this one is a long post, so get comfy
I made this for my holiday, its made from Cabbages and Roses blue podge fabric. I never like carrying my normal purse around on holiday so I decided to make my own and I love it
I have finally got around to finishing my lavender birds for the website
I have been really busy this week focusing on the business, this always makes me feel better as I am then tackling all the things that have to be done, instead of constantly thinking about what needs doing. It really is never ending, plus three weeks holiday never help. So I have been very busy making way for the new stock and ordering yet more stock, this time from one of my favourite companies Maileg, I have a lovely selection of Maileg toys that I have kept for Ella for Christmas, which I know she will just love.
I have also been planning and re designing the business, I have decided to add a Handmade section to our website, I have been toying with the idea for quite a long time now, more to come on that front later.
We are going to turn our stock room into a 'real' room, after seeing so many bloggers lovely work rooms I decided on holiday that I want to do mine too. The stock room is simply full to breaking point, so I have decided to buy less larger items and make way for a sewing room, this currently happens in the dinning room which is not really a good thing as I constantly have to clear it all away. Plus Jeremy is in the process of doing more training (computer stuff) so will be using the computer a lot during the Autumn months, while he is busy typing away I will be busy making things for the business... well that's the plan.
Having lots of fun
I really wanted to share with you some of the fun things that we did on holiday, so here are a couple...
Kite flying, I can never remember it being so difficult, we decided after a few goes, make that 20 goes with the kite pictured below that we would just have to buy a normal kite from a shop, shame really as we had a great time colouring it in with Ella, but as you will see by the second picture she became a little pro...
Shopping in Holt was great fun, there is a fantastic antique shop there that is filled to the brim with lovely stuff.
I was very good though and only bought this vintage cardigan.. its made from cashmere which I adore.
I want some cake
Now 8 random things about me (I was tagged by the lovely Sophie before the Holiday but never had chance to write them.)
Well here goes...
1\ I absolutely adore French interiors, I could happily spend hours looking at my favourite French interior books and blogs. The funny thing is I have never even been there. But I will go one day.
2\ If I find an item of clothing that I love the cut of and it fits really well I will often buy two of them or buy it in every colour I like, it wasn't until I looked in my wardrobe while packing away my holiday clothes that I noticed how much I do it.
3\This one is strange... Every time I see an animal that has been killed on the road, any road that is, I will say 'ah poor rabbit, bird etc rest in peace'. This is something that I do under my breath and have done ever since I was a child. I only just admitted this to Jeremy to which his response was a strange stare, yep you must be thinking the same as him lol.
4\I have yet to marry the love of my life Jeremy. We did start planning it before Ella was born then once I knew I was pregnant we put it off. And the funny thing was that when I was in my early twenties I didn't want to be married (even though I have been with Jeremy since I was 17.) or have children until I was in my mid thirties, I was 27 when I had Ella. Oh and I am 30 now.
5\I absolutely love my childhood fantasy films, let me watch Labyrinth , Legend or Never ending story and I'm a happy girl. Ella actually watched Never ending story with me a few months ago and loved it:)
6\ I have had lactose intolerance since I was a baby, basically I can only consume a small quantity of milk each day. Fortunately I hate it, even the smell makes me feel sick. Having this when I was young was not much fun though, any chocolate would make me really ill. That is why I have an addiction to sweets. Now that Im an adult I know what I can get away with.. such as the chocolate cake above in small quantities.
Am I boring you yet?
7\ I love Monsoon clothes for my daughter, I just love dressing her in traditional little girls clothes, she is often complimented on her clothes and her politeness... something I am very proud of, please and thank you are always nice to hear.
8\ I have never been abroad, I was always brought up with family holidays to Norfolk, so have never been that bothered about it. We want to get married in Italy in a few years and have a holiday in the Maldives, not sure how that one will work, but I have too much on to even think about it at the moment though.
Sunday, 12 August 2007
Oh just remembered I will need to add 8 random things about me... sorry they will have to come another day:)