Friday, 28 March 2008

one leggy

My parents love birds and do a lot to attract them into their garden. One of my favourite birds, who has been there for a few years, is the one leggy blackbird. It is so fun watching him hop around the garden. He can't go onto the bird feeder as he can't balance very well so he eats the berrys and seeds which have fallen on the floor. Having grown up around my dad who loves nature and especially birds I love them and think it is so relaxing sitting in my parents dining room watching them. Soon they will have all the babies around too which is lovely to watch. I bought my dad a birdhouse for christmas last year and they had bluetits in there within a few months, which is very unusual. It obviously make a cosy home as they seem to have some back again this year.

As we have three cats we don't really get that many birds in our garden so I miss them.

Thursday, 20 March 2008

I love you more than rock and roll

So I have a few loves in my life and this photo represents three of them, Tea, Rock and Roll and Richard. I bought this mug for him for Valentines day last year and I thought it was really romantic. I have had the whole music discussion with many people recently and it is amazing how important it is in relationships. Richard has one of the largest vinyl and cd collections I have ever seen. Although we have a few favourite bands in common we mostly like quite different genres. The most important thing is that we both love music though and I think unless you both love something the same amount it is very difficult to understand how much of your life can be taken up by that thing. If I didn't love music I think I would feel quite jealous of all the space it takes up in our flat and all the time it takes up in our lives.

Oh and plus we both love tea so that is good too.

Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Just like buses

Ok so I know this is my second post today but I am on the front page of etsy again! I like today it is a good day. I am now starting to feel sleepy though as I got up a 7.15 today, earlier than I have been up in months. I am not a morning person.

Thanks to villadesigns for including me in their treasury and thanks to siansburys for the photo.

Front Page of etsy and I miss it!

Typically the first time I am in a treasury on etsy and that treasury is on the front page and I bloody miss it. Oh well luckily it was made by a UKer and lots of people had copies. Richard said how can you have missed it you are on etsy 24 hours a days. This however isn't true I am only on there a little bit of the day but I probably would have been on there this morning to see it but I was walking back home from Catford. My bus was cancelled and I had to walk my bus route home which was a pain in the butt.

A treasury, by the way, is a group of items chosen by one person on etsy which shows off some of there favourite items. You should go and check them out on as some people put together such beautiful combinations. They are like mini exhibitions of lovely stuffs. I am currently in two, the one above is the one which was featured on the front page and was put together by the lovely Curiosity killed the cat, whose wicked stuff can be found at She is also the only other person I know, outside of uni, who is crazy enought to be a weaver like I was. Thanks to Kala for the image.

Tonight I am meeting up with some of the girls from etsy so lets hope the day just keeps getting better.

Saturday, 15 March 2008

I have had these shoes for a while now wondering what to do with them. They are so cute, I bought three pairs when we were in Colombia last year. Whilst I was making some more of my simple rose purses I thought the same design would look really cute on the shoes, and I think I was right. I have black, red and yellow with contrasting roses on the fronts. I am actually tempted to keep them myself but I am gonna be good and list them in my shop. I will see if I can get some more so that I can offer other sizes and also maybe make myself a pair. I love it when you are making something else and you get that light bulb in your head. I got out my sketch book out last night and drew up a new slouchy bag design to go with this range, I will make up some prototypes today. So even though they hurt my fingers a lot hand sewing the roses onto the shoes, I hope they sell well so I can invest in a thimble and make many more.

Tuesday, 4 March 2008

a good weekend

I had a wicked couple of day for a change. On sat we had a friend round and went out for dins which was nice. On sunday the family came round and I cooked a lovely lunch and then we played on the wii. Yesterday I went to help richard test his experiment for his final project so he took me for lunch at bloomsbury bowling lanes and we watched some students bowl, then we went and bought too many comics and then went to see Jimmy eat world at the roundhouse. I really like the roundhouse as I feel like I am at the theatre and feel all growned up.

I like days like these, I wish we were rich and that richard didnt have to go to work. We would have so much fun.