Sunday 30 January 2011

More distractions....

I'm feeling spring in the air....well actually its freezing, too cold to snow even and its not very spring like outside as its nearly twelve at night . But I had to share these.......

I can't get anything done till I've made something with these, they sit and taunt me by my cute..... from here look away if you like small things :)

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Wednesday 26 January 2011

New things...

I feel like I've been neglecting my littleteawagon shops lately, but its all been about searching,sourcing,washing,folding,ironing,measuring....more searching, taking pics,more searching..... I am getting worried that the fabric I search in vain for will eventually run out, but then I tell myself maybe I'll just have to start printing my own if that happens :)
Its great finding a new design that makes your heart go skippy, like this one..a fluffy kind of brushed cotton (I'm loving brushed cotton!!).....I have many plans for this but I did put a bit aside for the shop .

So if the shelves were looking a bit bare, I'm hoping to get them filled with some new fabrics and garlands by the weekend :)

Nighty night x x x x x x x x x

Monday 24 January 2011

Reasons to be cheerful Part 2

Its no secret that I'm a little behind with technology... I call those things from Amazon 'Kimbles', I only just realised that my computer doesn't have a 'hole' for floppy discs and if I need to go somewhere I don't know I look at a when I discovered one of those little memory card uploader thingys for your camera memory disk I thought all my Christmas's had come at once.
**Uploading my piccys onto the computer in the blink of an eye has to be one reason to be cheerful on a dull Monday morning :)**

**Eating lovely fresh eggys from the lovely Jane's hens who used to blog on here with me ..(Jane not the hens)**

**Finding that if I buy a nice drum lampshade I can make my old lampshade look a bit more 'with it'**

**Finally finding a frame befitting of the lovely 'Betsy' print **
but trying not to think of the huge parking fine I got whilst buying it

Hope you're having a happy monday :) x x x x x x x x

Thursday 20 January 2011 more pics Yay

Not being very good at making new years resolutions and even worse at keeping them I decided to just make up some goals for 2011.....then I saw Dottie Angels 'shiny new year diorama' and Julie Arkels 'boxes' so I made up some kind of a ...well I'm not sure what it ended up as but it was good fun to do....

The toadstools are us.....the tiniest one being little Arn and the words are to remind us of what we should try and do this favourites are 'slow down/speed up' these apply to all of us (except the dog..who definately does not need to speed up!)

Its made from a shoe box...newspaper,wrapping paper,old stamps,vintage sewing patterns,and that fab sticky back plastic that looks like wood.

Have also been having a little play with my fabrics.....

...I'm off now to take millions more pics with my fixed camera :)

Have a lovely rest of the week x x x x x x x x

Monday 17 January 2011

Reasons to be cheerful Part 1

** Watching Benny and Joon on telly last night **
** Going for a walk in Lyme Park yesterday and blowing the cobwebs well and truly away (the little bourjois rouge pot was not needed yesterday, we all had the pinkest cheeks) **
** Seeing the Kings Speech and not minding that we had to sit so close I couldn't really see anything **
** Noticing that for the first time in ages I can see a bit of blue sky **
** Taking the boys to a basketball game and surprising myself by really enjoying it **

I am hoping that positive thinking will bring my trusty little silver and black companion back to me very soon.......and that blogger will stop putting random gaps in between my sentences.

Have a lovely week x x x x
***PS... I'm having a sale in my etsy shop, type in HAPPYSALE11 at checkout to receive 15% off your purchase price...happy shopping :) ***

Monday 10 January 2011

Big plans........

Still no camera, its not looking good. On the upside its making me trawl through tons of photos I had forgotten about looking for new ones to put in posts........

I love this one...of my sisters (twins) on the beach in Cornwall I think. My Dad was a brilliant photographer and took lots of pics when we were young, they are so lovely to look at now and I treated myself to this little viewer last year so I could look at them when the fancy takes me, it would have been his birthday today, so the fancy did take me to have a peek at a few little snaps especially after finding this photo.

I had originally drafted out a much bigger post, but can't seem to get it to publish, I started it back in November and for some reason it won't post today, if anyone has any tips on how to import a draft or copy it I would love to know, I'm a bit daft when it comes to technology :)

There were high hopes for this week, crafting, sewing, searching for new fabrics, a bit more wallpapering but technology,lurgy's,power cuts and a little dog might have other plans........

Have a lovely week x x x x x x x x

Wednesday 5 January 2011

Happy New Year

I'm back.....hope you had a wonderful,sparkly, twinkly and jolly Christmas ..... ours was quite quiet, laid back and relaxed..... not intentional, just the way it ended up due to weather stopping us from getting anywhere. Most of the time was spent sat on the sofa watching endless re-runs of Friends eating chocolate oranges and mince pies!!!! My camera decided it was going to have a little 'break' too and sadly has gone away to the camera hospital to be fixed so I am minus any new pics, luckily I did manage to upload some photos before it flaked... and I can show something that arrived before christmas from the lovely blossomnbird

how sweet is this?? I couldn't resist, check out the shop there are many lovely things to tempt you :)

I am having a sort out in the shop this week and hope to re-open on Monday the 10th ( if camera is back by then)

So....Heres to a Great New Year, New starts, New projects,New diets (of the non chocolate orange kind) and hopefully lots of FUN!!!!!

Have a good week :)

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