Thursday, 30 July 2009

on the hunt for...

pretty paper garlands and pretty umbrellas for my wedding. i dont want to have to buy umbrellas, but it looks like it might be a must. also need 6x6 mirror tiles.

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

want to buy..

the red and gold Toms.
has anyone in the UK bought from them direct?

what's shipping like?

are they comfy?

macaroons in a bottle from puffpastry etsy. (unable to post links at this time)

kittyrobot house buttons

dolly tshirts from ababietoy.

oh takara

why do you do this to me?? ive found a preorder for Peppermint and Lilac, and its only £119 for what appears to be both dolls. but i prefer Peppermint. whats a girl to do??

Tuesday, 28 July 2009

new dolls...

simply lilac and simply peppermint?
can i justify another?

Monday, 27 July 2009


4 nights all done.

Thursday, 23 July 2009


did a little paper play yesterday. the top LO is my fave Starbucks and how i find it theraputic, but its also closing any time. the bottom LO is my welcome layout for Eleora. very much inspired by martha bonneau.
and thanks for the music suggestions! im definitely getting my stuff in there!


Wednesday, 22 July 2009

the wedding reception music conundrum

(wedding dress lace detail)

its now 6 1/2 weeks away and the final planning is..being planned. decorations etc. i also need to sort out music for the evening. this is a tough one, as our music taste would not go down well with other people. so how do we incorporate a bit of metallica, a bit of the specials etc into hits from the 70s, 80s and 90s? i was going to trawl through our cds and find tracks that had been played on the radio, thus making them familiar and not so scary. maybe some ska punk covers e.g. Reel Big Fish 'Take on Me'?

more sass

Tuesday, 21 July 2009


first sassafrass CHA sneak..nice to see they're moving away from the 'cute' theme..looking forward to the other sneaks.

Monday, 20 July 2009

resistance was futile

Took some clothes back that i dont want..good girl.

Went to Hobbycraft and spent that money..not so good.

Will now be overdrawn, and still have petrol to buy and a work lunch tomorrow.

But very pleased with the next buy...its a knitting bag, in the sale for 25% of the original price..perfect for transporting my girls to dolly meets!

Sunday, 19 July 2009


the second July post is up over at category stories. this time its 'the 80s'. so pull on your legwarmers and get out your cabbage patch dolls and come and play! the sponsor this month is manhandled..check out their etsy to get a hint as to the prize..

Saturday, 18 July 2009

a little sadness

i popped into Borders today and the closing down is coming quick. everything was half off, the shelves were practically empty, books were thrown all over the place. it was very sad. books deserve respect. i managed to rescue 4 lucky books from that hell hole..

also sad is that Starbucks inside Borders doesnt know when its last day is. all they know is that Borders is closing when all the stock is gone. could be monday, could be tomorrow. i love that Starbucks. it has such a lovely friendly atmosphere, plus, i've spent so much time there i know all the staff. i feel im losing friends.

And the unit is being filled by another clothes shop.


I got my necklaces from embellish yourself in the week. Eleora Dorrit has taken ownership of the dolly one...

Wednesday, 15 July 2009

sketch 6

time for a new twisted sketches...

here's the sketch..

and here's my card! come and play!

Tuesday, 14 July 2009

oh CHA..

been browsing through the scrap review for all the new CHA goodies. My Minds Eye has some gorgeous new lines coming..

..loving the sneaks of ACs halloween stuff (and im not a big halloween fan)..
.. and look at this new range, pina colada, for kaisercraft..
..My Little Shoebox have 6, yes 6! new ranges including these cuties..

would you buy..

a crochet corsage?
i made it yesterday and im thinking of adding it to my etsy.

Monday, 13 July 2009

dull dull dull

sorry for the boring blog recently. not a lot to report really!!

wedding update:

the wedding dress is all fitted and finished. i cant breathe very well so im hoping my sister isnt as brutal at doing it up as the dress lady.
hymns and readings all decided on, just need to sort out printing the order of service.
almost everyone invited is coming, which is really nice.

other news

our local Borders is closing, which im pretty gutted about. not only because of the huge selection of books and magazines and the Paperchase concession, but also because it houses my local Starbucks. and its going Aug 9th. if any of you are local to me and use this store, sign the petition here.


i did a mini etsy update which includes a new white hat. i loved it so much i made my girls one to keep! check out my sidebar for a link. if you do purchase anything, id appreciate photos of the hats 'in action'.

another new range

'sam' from dream st papers..

Friday, 10 July 2009

adorbale stamps

came across these cuties on the angel crafts store. they're by a company called greeting farm.

adorable eh?

dont forget the post below, help me name my new girl.


hello! i arrived today, and as yet, i dont have a name. my mummy likes Eleora Dorrit but isnt sure now im here. other choices are: agnes, josie or gertie. help me find a name please!

Thursday, 9 July 2009

heading this way..

my custom necklaces for me and my blythe from embellish yourself.

i am weak.

i have ordered a new blythe doll..
i couldnt not really.. i hair in a bob. with bangs. and punky?
i just hope i can afford her and there isnt another Casual Affair debacle..i.e. not enough dolls for orders.
speaking of CA, mine left hong kong monday so fingers are crossed for any day now!


on a less weak note, how about some crochet slippers?

Monday, 6 July 2009


had a brief burst of creativity, momentarily interrupted by a fat lump of a cat wanting to jump up and join in. did a couple more bits but they're both DT things so no peeking yet!!
checked the hong kong postal service to track my of today she is waiting to depart HK. she's taking her sweet time!

Saturday, 4 July 2009

the cat and the nip

bought tom a mouse with a velcro tummy, where you hide catnip. this is the first toy he actually goes nuts for.

Damn you american crafts for your CHA sneaks.

and my minds eye.

and prima..

Friday, 3 July 2009

Thursday, 2 July 2009

not a robot

a sketch and a win.

sketch 4 is up at twisted sketches , this is the sketch and this is my DT contribution, which also doubles as my dt contribution for the latest category stories - if i were a fictional character:

(i would love to be Thursday Next from the books by Jasper Fforde. added bonus, they're set in Swindon, where i live!). the twist with the sketch below is to use transparencey.

i found out today that i won the giveaway on embellish yourself, an etsy shop that sells lampwork bead necklaces for you and your blythe. i already have a ladybird necklace and wanted to buy another so this is amazing. look at these little mushrooms!

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

made a new dolly hat today, find it in my etsy, link on right.

picked up my wedding dress!! fitting tonight...breathe in.
saw a man in Subway who was paunchy and topless...obviously loved himself. i did not love him loving himself. all over the counter. ick.