Thursday, 30 July 2009

I saw something that was completely silly and a bit funny at the same time.

We went to the shopping centre with Emily today, and as we were waiting to get on the bus afterwards, there was something quite idiotic going on. Now, see the drawing. It's of our bus station.

1, 2 and 3 are waiting pavillions and rectangles marked a, b, c and broken are supposed to be buses. As we arrived to the bus station 2 hours earlier, we saw the broken down bus, it was near pavillion 3 and there was an AA van standing behind it.

2 hours later it had moved to the place you can see on the drawing. Then bus a came in, dropped the people and went round again to park behind the broken bus for 10 minutes, because several other buses were meant to arrive and pick up people before it. That was the bus we were waiting for, and it was supposed to pick us up at pavillion 2.

Now, just before 10 minutes were over, bus b came in, stopped and let its people out in the middle of the road and just stayed there. Then bus c came in, as well as it could, waited a bit, then let people out. By now the driver from bus b came out and, not checking why the broken bus was there, I guess he knew, went to bus a and started shouting at the driver. Now, I do understand that he was meant to be where bus a was, but surely, everyone can see that bus a cannot get out. So what was the use of him shouting like a looney when at this moment HE HIMSELF was blocking everyone??!? Then driver from bus c came out and did some of this shouting and waving his hands as well, so bus b went and drove round, and others could finally get to pavillion 2. Bus c was meant to be there first anyway.

Over the 2 years I've been here and used the buses I have got on them all over the place. Sometimes they arrive all at the same time and just get in where they can. So what was such a problem that this guy couldn't drive on just a bit and let others through? And then go round again to take his right place?

I am still wondering why he did this. Was he so tired that he couldn't think straight, or wanted to let out steam or just an idiot?


Monday, 27 July 2009

I have 100 fans in Etsy!!! :D

Well, at least the word seems to be getting out! :)
I made a really brave move and went and showed off my earrings in Etsy forums as well.

And now I am so sleepy. Bedtime for me! :)

I bloody fancy James May.

He just ticks all my boxes. Long hair, patient, a bit nerdy, a lot older than me. He reminds me of my ex's best friend and my flatmate at some point, who I had a crush on. And he looks a bit like my hubby (who is 41, I am 25, btw. bet you didn't expect that! :D), only his hair is more curly and he cuts it more often. Which I don't like, but he cannot be a hairy rocker where he works. Boo!

But, back to James May. I just loved Top Gear this time, with all the race and the silliness of the blonde model. Hee! But James was cute and patient and nerdy. I'd love to take him home and wash his hair. *shivers* *drools*


Recycled Jewels

They do go to my shop as well, after I post this. I really think I'm onto something here... :) And they will be cheap, because it is only junk mail, thinnish silver-coated wire and little rocaille beads. I have named them after the papers I made the beads of, some phrase or title on them.

Sun Drops

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Pretty Paisley

New Grass

Mediterranean Meditation

Day On The Beach


Thursday, 23 July 2009

Update about life. (A little one, don't worry! :)

Emily is walking. Another big milestone reached, and my life is about to get even harder than it was before. :D

We went swimming with her yesterday, the first time. The whole family. I've been wanting to go for ages, but haven't got round to it, especially because there was refurbishment and they redid all the changing rooms and pools and stuff, and t is generaly quite tricky to get around with a small baby in the pools. Anyway, I am happy to say Emily quite enjoyed it. At first she wasn't quite sure and bawled away while I was changing her, probably because it reminded her they weighing clinic. But in the actual pool she was quite soon happy and talkative and splashed and played with her frog.

Also, the last time we went to the toy shop we saw some hand puppets, and she was quite interested in them, moving around and tickling her. They were so expensve, though, I thought I make my own. Of course, all went horribly wrong and didn't come out at all like I had wanted it to, but Emily seems amused by it. Anyway, more of them will be on their way and I 'm sure they will improve. :)

Here we are, our mad dog. :P



About a month ago I was approached by a fellow Folksy seller Songbead to make a birthday present for her sister. (I wonder why she didn't make it herself, her stuff is gorgeous! :)

But here are the pictures of progress, because it is finally ready, as much as I can make it (well, I may have to make miniature alterations) but I have to get her approval now. :)


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

And the winner is....

I had a blog giveaway few days ago, and the task was to guess how much did we pay for the pile of books from Bookbarn. Well, the answer is exactly £100. Nope, it was not a bargain. :P

So the winner is Mollimoo, who guessed exactly right. I will send a "second prize" to Glue and Glitter, because she did kind of guess right... It will be a little surprise. :)

So you can start waiting for little parcels! :)


Saturday, 18 July 2009

I have stuff.

I have been thinking what to make of these envelopes I have collected for a few weeks now. Don't get me wrong, there are quite a lot of them. There would have been even more, but I didn't think about it last year or whenever I tried to tidy up (It's pointless anyway, mess appears quicker than you can tidy it up, sadly. It's the consequence of living with hubby and children. :P)

What I've managed to come up with so far are:

More envelopes!

(Only little ones)



Well, I did try to make labels covered with different things. Envelopes and crosswords worked a treat, maps not so well, and crinkly chocolate cover had bits coming off it, though I managed to cover them with paper flowers. This stripy wrapping paper wasn't too bad, I just have to be more careful with it in the future. I like the chocolate one, but sadly Emily grabbed it and ate it right after I took the photo so I had to throw it away. Maybe she thought it was real chocolate! :P

The strong cardboardy paper I used as base came from an old calendar notebook and looks like this:

I am not sure whether to put them into my shop... seems that there is enough of this kind of recycling already...


Thursday, 16 July 2009

About Life, The Universe And A Blog Giveaway

After a few days I actually have some time to post again. Well, I have to write about the parcel I received in the destash swap.

It is very cute! All the browns and greens are exactly my taste and I would gladly marry the corduroy! :D And cute ribbons... I don't even want to use them! :) I've never had a pair of handbag handles before, but they have definitely given me a few ideas now. Thanks, DinkyDaisy! :)

We went to Bookbarn on Monday and got loads and loads of books! We spent there 5 hours, I think! Emily had fun as well, crawling around between the shelves like in a big maze! Oh how many exclamation marks there are now! :O Here are all the books we found and took with us to give them a new home:

And as you can see from this picture, the pile is almost as tall as Emily is! :P

Yes, you can tell we love science fiction. All the Clifford D. Simak books were picked by me, but I quite like Poul Anderson, so I'll be nicking them off hubby! ;) I recommend Far Side to everyone, and the book about boxes is just too cute.

And now to the giveaway: Guess how much the pile of books cost, comment and you can win these three beauties:

I will soon have them in my shop too, or at least some that are very similar, since they are handdrawn.

You have time until 19.07 23.59. :)


Tuesday, 14 July 2009

It seems I have to do it finally as well...

My blog is officially cute. I can't understand how - because I haven't posted mych yet, but my blog has been awarded twice now, by Christals Creations and Silver Moss Jewellery.

The rules of the award are:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

My favourites in no paricular order:
haptree and me
glue and glitter
sew scrumptious
print and pattern

fabric nation
paper and cloth
lauren ceramics
see the woods and trees

leigh shepherd designs
nifty thrifty
half an acre
sew recycled!

If I was to do all the lovely blogs justice, though, I would have to list at least all of the blogs I follow...

Saturday, 11 July 2009

My God... Cbeebies is so surreal!

Watch this... PC Plum's Clue song from Balamory in the style of Queen... :D

When I saw this the first time I almost wet myself...


Monday, 6 July 2009

How To Post A Parcel My-style And Pink Things

*watch Diagnosis Murder and Doctors after Emily has gone to sleep at 1.30*notice the time suddenly, get up and start packing and changing 2.20*shut down computer*go upstairs and have a wee* put clothes on*discover that you haven't added last bits to the parcel and it is not taped shut*tape the parcel shut*discover that you need the address*turn computer on again*put baby sling on*check the watch*it's 2.35*write the address down*check all bits are in the bag*and money*try to put the parcel into the bag, fail, because it's too tiny*shut down telly*miss Diagnosis Murder, because it's been bloody Wimbledon for whole two weeks*run upstairs*take Emily straight from bed and tuck her into the sling*put a little hat on her*put the parcel in the Lidl bag awkwardly*run outside as well as you can*walk quickly to the bus stop*wait for a few minutes*get the money out and get on the bus*sit down and relax*

Yes, well. Finally I managed to post the parcel. And I went to drop-in clinic, because Emily has not been eating well since she was 6m old. She just didn't want to. :P And I was too scared and depressed to press on. But. Now. Thanks to me kicking my fat arse finally properly and the discovery of baby porridges she had gained a whole half a kilo since the last time (about three weeks ago). Hooray! She now weighs 8,54 kg. :)

And something so cute can be discovered in Tesco: :)

I have no idea what I am going to do with them, but I won't be using them as simple napkins. At least not all of them. :D Note the little teeth marks in the corners, by Emily.

Also featuring the thingie I was embroidering when I watched the telly: :) Latest in the series of Zygon Jewellery. :P

AND we have next generation of artists growing in our house (notice the very sophistically and strategically placed piece of cucumber):


P.S. The quality of photo editing in blogger drives me mad. It's absolutely rubbish. At the moment it even didn't resize the photos after I put the dot in section "small". Oh my dear LJ...

P.P.S. I got an email from ebay to sign their petition... Boo! :D

P.P.P.S. Can you click on the photos to see bigger versions? I seem to be able to do so, but only in my own blog... Hmmm...

Thursday, 2 July 2009

Oh Dear, Oh Dear, How Very Late I Am!

Finally I've managed to sort out who should be sending their parcels to who... It took about an hour, and I am not sure everything is in perfect order, but I did the best I could. Now, notice that you may not receive exactly what you asked for, just because noone really offered it. But I will be sending your wishes to the person whose parcel you will be receiving, so they may be able to find something. Also, I did check your shops, so that you would get at least something you are familiar with. :P

So there they are, the result of my reasoning. :)

*Aleximo to chiyo
*averilpam to SophieCat
*chiyo to DinkyDaisy
*DinkyDaisy to kerli
*DonnaMarie to ZennithZark
*jacksknits to Aleximo
*kerli to DonnaMarie
*lillies to jacksknits
*niftythrifty to averilpam
*seethewoods to SilkyPrudence
*SilkyPrudence to seethewoods
*SophieCat to WoodenJewellery
*WoodenJewellery to lillies
*ZennithZark to niftythrifty

Phew! *wipes forehead*
Now I will send out emails to you today with the details of the person you are going to send your parcel to. And I will add their wishlist, so that you can alter your boxes a bit if you find it necessary. So good luck and happy crafting! :)


P.S. Don't forget sweeties! ;)