Sunday, 22 February 2009

I'm in love

I have found some of the most beautiful silver work on Etsy...want it want it want it. It's by LA Valley Girly (aka Laurel Glendale), who as you can guess is from Los Angeles, California. Laurel makes gorgeous, simple pieces of jewellery at very affordable prices. She also has a blog with some very wise words on making sales and getting noticed in the world of Etsy. These earrings and necklaces are definitely going on my birthday wish list x

Really lovely so please check out Laurel's shop if you are looking for something special.

Hope you all have had a good weekend. My little one is still ill so we are off to the doctors tomorrow. It looks to me that she has a throat and ear infection...poor sausage. I don't think she will be going to nursery tomorrow so she'll have the joy of coming to work with me! Today we just stayed in and made a tent-bed in front of the TV and made chocolate cupcakes and you guessed right that she didn't eat any of them....strange child!

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Tuesday is the new Friday

I normally have Wednesday and Thursday off so Tuesday is my Friday (I normally work Saturday or Sunday), so I went to the movies with my sis to see "Confessions of a Shopaholic" staring Isla Fisher. Twas good. Amusing but not big belly laughs, but I recommend it if you like to shop and you like good looking English men (it had the very lovely Hugh to look out for I think).

Of course it was based on the books by Sophie Kinsella which I have upstairs in my mini library but haven't got around to read yet....I'll let you know when i do and we'll do a compare and contrast.

I have finished my white gloves order and have added them to my etsy shop. However, I think it is definitely time for something different for KnitTwits and a blog giveaway is a calling. I haven't been blogging as much as I would like as I have been spending my computer time looking up life insurance and pension stuff (very boring) and things to do in London as hubby and I are off for a three day trip next week....very excited. We got such a bargain deal with our train and hotel. Now all I have to do is to decided if I want to go see a play or a musical or the opera? decisions decisions! Any suggestions? Hubby and I used to work in London so we will be revisiting a few haunts.
Miss G has been a bit under the weather recently with swollen glands. So she has been stuck in the house quite a lot over the past week and cabin fever struck on Sunday and she demanded that we make chocolate chip cookies. So, being the good mother that I am, I duly got the recipe book out and all of the ingredients. I would like to point out that mummy was a bit hung over and had the beginnings of a head mummy wasn't feelin too hot. All of the ingredients were measured and added then whisked electric whisk is a bit old and goes a bit too fast! "Mummy does it go any slower?", "No" said a cross mummy with cookie dough all over the kitchen (I like controlled cooking!). After many nibbled chocolate chips we eventually get them into the oven. After all of this Grace refused, as she always does when she bakes, to eat any of the cookies! strange child. I had three of them with a lovely cup of tea watching "High Society" whilst Grace fell asleep on my lap. bless x

My cold is a bit better today but I think I'll head to bed now read my book (a classy chick lit novel). Tomorrow Grace and I are off to see Bolt...can't wait. Oh and I have added a playlist to the end of my blog. Feel free to have a listen to some of my tunes. I had so much fun making it last night and I have so many more tunes I want to add. Thank you to Georgia B. at Etheral who gave me the idea of creating one.

Sunday, 8 February 2009

snow snow snow......

Well a touch of snow has finally arrived in Paisley, much to my four year old's delight! I think Paisley has to have been the last place in the whole of the UK to get some. We have had a few sprinkles, but there was finally enough this afternoon for Grace to make a wee snowman, but then the head fell off and it ended up being a rather deformed snowman with a tiny head! I watched and took photos from the safety of our top floor flat kitchen window...very wise I think.

off with it's head.
got the giggles.
throwing snowballs at mummy.
Then over the past few hours there has been more snow (very exciting..."mummy look at all the snow"), so I wonder how much there will be when we wake up tomorrow morning?

Our street
Well, 2009 has started out rather well for me. Not only did I reach my goal weight, but on the same week I finally received confirmation from my boss that I am getting my long awaited (three years) pay rise an a new work title of "Gallery Principal" (I work in an commercial art gallery for all those who didn't know). I feel very blessed as I know people are losing their jobs at the moment. I like my new title though... something different from the norm.

I'm still knitting and getting a few orders here and there, one of which is a commission of white wool and white ribbon...sounds lush and very in-keeping for all this snow we are getting. I'll post a photo of them when they are complete.

Hope everyone is well....any good news out there? I'm staying optimistic so I hope you are too. x