Friday, 30 January 2009

What a difference a day makes.

I feel like I have fallen off the edge of blog land. I've been having a bit of a break and my ma and pa have arrived so i thought I had better pay them some attention!

I have been going to Weight Watchers since the end of October to loose some weight that I have been carrying around for the past few years and I reached my goal weight on Wednesday. I'm pretty chuffed with myself. I had to ring a bell to let the meeting know, stand up in front of everyone and tell them how I did it! I got a special keyring and my certificate is on the fridge letting all and sundry know that I lost 15lbs :O)

As I have nothing new to show you I thought I would share this YouTube video that my hubby found the other night. I almost fell off the chair laughing and I think it works better without the sound. Sneaky cat! x

Saturday, 24 January 2009

In years to come...

...this will be me. Head to toe in my own knitted garb with people whispering "how strange, yet how cool"! You think? I already knit on the train so I'm halfway there x

Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Humpday Happenings

Well, as always we have had a busy Wednesday. This morning was taken up with mummy being a boring poop-head on the computer as I was adding my latest edition to my KnitTwits store....

I then did half an hour on the Wii fit (does that class as exercise?), had lunch, then off we went to Rouken Glen Park with friends to play in the park. Wellies were adorned with coats, scarfs and gloves and a lovely time was had by all. Not only did we play in the playground, but we also took a nice walk to the waterfall at the rear of the park and threw a penny in for a wish. We then fed the ducks followed swiftly by a much deserved fruit scone and a cup of tea. Then back to the car via another quick play in the playground. Miss G is now all snuggled up on the couch watching "MouseHunt" and looking very sleepy, which isn't surprising.

Last night hubby and I went to see a special preview of "Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist" which stars Michael Cera (Juno and Superbad) and Kat Dennings.

It's all set in New York over one night and a series of events happen whilst they are trying to find a secret gig of their favourite band. If you love New York, music and romantic comedies (this one is a High School romance comedy)...this is the film for you. I loved it. It had some brilliant one-liners ("I love you so much, it's retarded"....hee hee he (I was the only one laughing at that moment!)) and just made hubby and i super home-sick for New York....not that we are from New York, but hubby worked there for one and a half years and we fell in love with the place. We would move there in a heart beat.

Sunday, 18 January 2009

And the winner is.....

I'm here a bit later than anticipated. Miss G wanted to play a game of guessing what the other one is tracing on their back then drawing it and then a story! However, before bedtime my lovely assistant did me the honours of choosing the winner....

who is.....
...Jeanette....CONGRATULATIONS xxx (contact me on lornasmith77 at yahoo . co . uk with your details for shipping)

A huge thank you to everybody who entered the competition and for visiting my blog and as a special thank you I would like to offer free shipping on any of my gloves from my Etsy shop before the 31st January 09 (Just mention the competition in the comments box and your blog name). Such an amazing response and I hope you all come back again soon. I plan on having one competition a month, so please keep an eye out this time next month for another fab giveaway.

I'll post something soon about the "favourites" that everybody put...there were a few reoccurring ones and interesting ones.

I hope you all had a fantastic's to a productive week ahead with a few of your favourite things to help to go by that bit smoother x

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Blog giveaway

What a fantastic response to my blog giveaway...there is still time to enter as I won't drawing the name until I get back from work tomorrow, had my dinner, and put Miss G to bed! So lets say 8pm GMT (3pm EST, 12pm PST). Good luck to everyone x

Friday, 16 January 2009

Feature Friday

Hope everybody had a good week? My week seemed to disappear somewhere...has anybody seen it?! My biggest news has to be that we registered Miss G with her primary school which she will be starting after this summer! Very exciting and Grace is already talking about her school uniform and is requesting a you have pinafores in the US? My only complaint is that it took us 25 minutes to walk to the school as we don't have a car, so I'll have to allow half an hour in the morning just to get there....her nursery at the moment is literally right across the road! My hubby used to live right across the road from his primary school when he was wee and could hear the school bell from his bed and would still be late!

Anyway, I have been busy making plans for my blog and I am going to try and have some regular spots, one of which will be my 'Feature Friday" where I will feature other bloggers, fellow Etsyians, artists, designers etc.

My first to be featured is the lovely
Blue Moss. Not only does Michelle have a beautiful blog with interesting bits on crafty items, designers etc., but also a gorgeous Etsy shop showcasing elegant and well made jewellery "With attention to detail each item is handcrafted using a mix of elements that include vintage and found pieces to achieve a truly individual work of art for you to wear and treasure" (as put by the lady herself). Really lovely pieces of art that would make an ideal gift for a loved girly.

Look out for next Friday's feature and more lovely things in between...also don't forget my blog giveaway in my post below. Good luck to everyone and keep an eye out on Sunday for the grand draw! Your comments have had me giggling...lovely x

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Some of my favourite things....

"...Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens,
Bright copper kettles and warm woollen mittens....."

....cuddles from my little girl and reading her a story at bed time
....My mother-in-law's golden syrup pancakes with extra syrup on top...yum

....sitting down with a cup of tea, a big bit of cake (any kind, I'm not fussy!) and watching a good girly film or period drama...girly heaven.
.....going somewhere romantic just with my hubby and not being ill!
.....going to the movies
.....going for a walk in the countryside or beach, getting really cold, then coming home and warming up in front of a fire with a cup of tea.
.....finding in my house a nice pen that works!

What are some of your favourite things....let me know and on Sunday 18th January I'll draw a name from a hat. The winner will receive a pair of my camel brown gloves with plum ribbon as pictured here, but the only difference is that the ribbon will be at the other end of the gloves! Something to cheer you all up and to banish away those January blues x

I managed to bag myself a treasury on Monday and I have filled it with lots of luscious plummy coloured's to the front page of Etsy!

"When the dog bites,
When the bee stings,
When I'm feeling sad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel, so bad."

Wednesday, 7 January 2009

Almost there

I have almost finished all of my knitting orders and I can tell you it is quite a relief. Once I am completely done I am looking forward to creating some new knitted gems and getting stuck into some painting. I have two painting commissions for a friend of the family and I have just sold another painting up in Forfar so I need to get another one up there to replenish the stocks!

Another thing on my "to do" list is to design new stationary, labels and packaging for my knitting shop. As soon as I have any ideas I'll post them up for you to give me feedback. I think I know how I want it to look but I just find it hard to get it down on paper.

Happy New Year by the way (I almost forgot!). We had a very quiet but lovely Hogmanay up north in Forfar and we all had a gorgeous walk on Montrose beach on New Years Day. With toasted rolls and homemade soup in the car beforehand whilst waiting for the cold rain to stop. As the clouds rolled away, out rolled the nutters having a New Year dook in the sea! Total madness!!Miss G was playing chicken with the waves and lost! Luckily I had a change of clothes in the car.

I am thinking of having my first blog give away to celebrate the New Year so keep an eye out towards the weekend for that.

Here's to a fantastic, productive, creative and profitable (!) 2009.