Saturday, 23 August 2014

A postcard from poolside

We're on our holidays!!! Blogging from the sun lounger, temperature in sunny Portugal is around 28 degrees but there's a breeze, I need one hand to hold onto my hat! We're staying in a small town called  Alvor, the people, the weather the food have made it a brilliant holiday so far , although I was looking forward to swimming in the sea but it's absolutely freezing and I had to come out after my hand went purple! Total relaxation, It's day six into the holiday and I've finished two books!!! I never take the time to read at home, apart from reading blogs of course! Anyway it's about time I reapplied the sunscreen, didn't realise I was white before I got my red bits! I'll try and bring some sunshine home with me xxx

Have a great weekend everyone xxxx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

A pom pom hangy thing

I needed a little craft project to see me through the month of July so I made one pom pom everyday. The question is at the end of July I had 31 pom poms and what was I going to do with them? Make a pom pom hangy thing or as I told the big lad it's a pom pom dream catcher, it takes your bad dreams and turns them into rainbows! I used a big stick that brought home from an epic hill walk recently, I knew it would come in handy one day!

 Hope you're all having a great week!
We're off on our holidays on Monday, maybe there will be a sun lounger blog post! xx

Sunday, 3 August 2014

London loves

Hello! Thank you for all your comments on my last post, it makes blogging way more fun and it always makes my day to read them!
I'm blogging from Gatwick airport today, just waiting and people watching before our flight home. We've been in London for the weekend for friends Kate and Ciaran's wedding. It's been a really lovely weekend hanging out with friends. Before 
the wedding we had time for a mooch round Brick Lane and Spitalfields market then onto the wedding in Clissold Park. The wedding was really relaxed, the sun shone, the craic was 90 and the music was great! Today we've taken things very easy, just walking around Brick Lane, taking in the sights and smells and lying about in Bethnal Green. A trip to London never fails to inspire me! I want to come back really soon....
If you like vintage clothes, Brick Lane is definitely the place to go, you could get lost in Blitz Vintage, go crazy in Rokit and lose it all in Beyond Vintage and they have a shop cat! Let's just say the suitcase came home a little heavier.... 
Back to porridge tomorrow!
Hope you've all had a lovely weekend xx

Thursday, 31 July 2014


Today three years ago it was a Sunday afternoon and I sat down and started this blog. I can't believe that was three years ago! Blogging for me is a great hobby, I'm not the worlds best writer but I've got something to say, I'm not the best photographer but I enjoy taking photographs. I love reading other peoples blogs, over the years, they've made me laugh, they've made me cry, I love that sense of a little blogging community full of people who all share similar interests from all over the world! Blogging really is brilliant and continues to be an inspiring and creative outlet for me. So here's 3 cheers to blogging and a happy third birthday to my blog, and another year ahead of blogging fun! Thanks for reading!!
My blog started out sharing my love for home DIY projects, well turns out there's only so many times you can change a room before the big lad starts to complain so the blog became a place to share everything I enjoy, hanging out with my cats, a walk on the beach, a charity shop find, a new dress or a craft project or two, here's the latest......The one and only, last blank wall in the house, not for long....

I really enjoyed doing this giant nail art wall word!

What do you enjoy about blogs?
Have a great weekend everyone! We're off to a friends wedding this weekend! can't wait xxx

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Hem Raiser

I picked up a couple of cute dresses in the Cancer Resarch shop recently, they are identical in shape but with different patterns, beautifully handmade, but a little too long for my liking. So I decided to raise the hem by a few inches, I wacked a bit off and sewed it up only I think I took a bit too much off! A few inches had turned into more like 20! Whoops! I won't be bending down to pick anything up in this dress! I've yet to take the second dress up, think I'll be measuring a little move carefully!

Hope you're all enjoying a lovely weekend xxxx

Monday, 21 July 2014

Skip dived Stools

I've been off work for a weeks holidays and been enjoying lie ins, walks on the beach, trips on my bike, having picnics, updating my Etsy shop, working on a few crafty projects and generally just pottering about, it's been great! During my week off I had time to clean up and change the fabric on two stools I skip dived from the skip round the corner. I choose my favourite fabric, which began life as a bedspread, it's fast running out now but it's been used to cover a lampshade, make some cushions, and now cover these stools, I love the bright colours and pattern. Once I covered the stools the other chairs were begging for a little makeover too.

Have a great week everyone! xxx