Let me know your address and I'll send them out to you post-haste!
Friday, 30 January 2009
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I've received my first blog award from http://dancingonabladeofgrass.wordpress.com/. No danger of tear-stained Kate Winslet style acceptance speeches here, just a short and sweet thank you!
“The authors say that blogs who receive this award are exceedingly charming. This blog invests in proximity in space, time and relationships. These kind bloggers aim to find and be new friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandisement. Our hope is that when ribbons of these awards are cut, even more friendships will be propagated. Please give your kind attention to these writers.”
A condition of the award is to pass it on to 8 other blogs. I've read so many blogs by so many lovely people, it's hard to choose just 8, although a number of you have already received this award. I'd just like to say it's been great taking a peek at all your lives and talents!
The 'winners' are:
Nostalgia At The Stonehouse
A Thrifty Mrs
Country Heart and Home
Country Cottage Chic
Jane and the Happy Crow
Monday, 26 January 2009
Monday, 19 January 2009
I've now decided to take the plunge and have a stall at the Shepton Mallett Flea Market - somewhat scary, but I'm sure I can cope - I've survived a few car boot sales in my time and at least this is inside! I'm also going to sign up for craft fairs to be held in Bath, Marlborough and Devizes throughout the year - so watch this space!
PS - I have one favour to ask of you folks - if you regularly read my blog, please would you consider clicking the 'Follow this Blog' option - it's about half-way down the page, above the list of blogs I follow. Many thanks x
Thursday, 15 January 2009
Please accept my apologies for this self-indulgent c*** - hopefully normal service will be resumed shortly x
Friday, 9 January 2009
In the words of the late, great Spike Milligan. I might be able to croak out a few lines of The Ying Tong Song if pushed, but don't hold your breath!
After one day back at work on Monday, I managed to catch the office lurgy having been germ-free all Christmas. Karma, I suppose for telling everyone how I'd been lucky not to catch it! I've been coping up til today, but had to call in sick this morning, after a bad nights sleep and a killer head cold.
I managed to walk up to our new library this morning and found The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficieny, Choosing And Keeping Chickens and The Victorian House. Looking forward to getting stuck into those later. DH has suggested we could use part of the cellar for the (theretical) chickens to roost in and have a little door so they can go outside during the day.
I must go and get on with some more sewing so that I'll have some samples to show to the craft fair organisers. Luckily, inspiration has been coming through thick and fast this last week or so! Cross your fingers that at least one of them will let me have a table.
Sunday, 4 January 2009
I thought I'd add this picture of a beautiful 'Angelique' tulip to remind us that Spring will soon be upon us. Now that the shortest day has passed , the Earth turns back on it's axis and warmer days will surely return. DH took this picture a couple of years ago in the garden of our previous house. With luck, this year will be a productive time for us - we've put our names down for an allotment where we should actually stand a chance of getting a plot before we both hit retirement! We also plan to keep a few chickens at home once we've sorted out a suitable fox-proof home for them to live in.
I'm pleased to report that so far, I've spent some time of every day in my workroom. In an effort to kick-start the next phase of Rose & Bird, I've been concentrating on sewing and producing some new items to sell. The results will soon be available.
I've also been scouting out contacts for craft fairs that I can exhibit at to increase my presence and hopefully boost sales. At the moment, I'm waiting to hear back from various organisers, but if any one can point me in the direction of fairs within a couple of hour's drive of Bristol, I'd be very grateful.
Thursday, 1 January 2009
A Happy New Year to you all!
2009 dawned cold and grey here in Bristol, after attending a 70s/80s themed New Year party myself and the DH left our friend's house with tiny snowflakes on the car windscreen. Both of us were happily hangover-free due to a sensible (and conscious) lack of over-indulgence. The same can't be said for all party-goers!
I'm pleased to report that I have actually been sewing today, although I had to walk away from the machine earlier than I'd have liked due to it's reluctance to stitch properly. Had I carried on, I can't guarantee it would have seen the rest of 2009 it one piece! Subsequently, one of my goals for the year is to not let so many little things irritate me (hence walking away from the sewing machine), the others are to be positive and stop putting things off so much. I would also like to achieve one of my major dreams this year, but that's under wraps for the time being (I will say it doesn't involve babies or moving house!).