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Sunday, 26 September 2010

Dress up Sundays

Well that's what I would enforce if I ruled the world!

I mean lets face it.. So many people take themselves too seriously! I get so many strange looks from miseries as I walk about town. So I like to have a bit of fun.. I like to dress funny... I like bright colours.. PINK especially! And most of my hoodies have ears and a tail! Haha one even has 4 sleeves..Where's the problem in that?

Anyhow.. A few months back, to welcome the Spring season, I made a lamb playsuit.. Super fun to make and EVEN MORE fun to skip about in.. Once I was in it I was in cute cosy lamb heaven!

The weather wasn't great but never mind...It ALWAYS feels sunny when you're dressed as a lamb!!

So this weekend I decided to make something just a little bit special! Inspired by my love of mystical unicorns combined with the fact that my magic power filled unicorn hairband from emandsprout just arrived in the post yesterday...I made a unicorn playsuit!!

Next...A little something for Halloween I think...Dress up days.. I think they'd be great! Dress up as your favourite animal..Your favourite cake..Imagine everyone going about their daily life as normal but in dress up!

I wanna start the movement..Who's with me???

Thursday, 23 September 2010

A girls best friend...

Is her cat!

Here's my little Dollie..

I took this photo 4 years ago when I brought her home.. She was the softest fluffiest tiniest little ball of fur EVER! I collected her just before Halloween..I remember talking to her about the pumpkins by the side of the road. She was so relaxed she dozed off in her basket!

She's my little Fall baby!

She follows me everywhere..She's such a Mummy's girl!

She's like a little dog... And I've had lots of cats but Dollie is the sweetest natured kindest loveliest little kitty in the world! She has never ever scratched in anger or naughtiness..Only by accident! What a cutie!!

Poor little thing though..She is a scaredy cat and had ALWAYS had a few health issues..Mainly with her snuffly little nose and runny eyes! She had to go to the vets the other day and they said that they had no option but to take her back teeth out! I was terrified and missed her so so much for the whole day. I left her there at 8.40 and collected her at 4.00..Woo I floated there to pick her up..I was so excited!

She is like a new cat! She's shrunk! They groomed her like crazy so she is tiny now!
She's eating like a little piggy and seems braver! She's happy..I'm happy!

We're happy to be back together again!!

Happy Self Portrait Thursday from me and my little girl!

Cat and mouse!!

Rip it up and start again!

You see guys I signed up to Janel's Fall class because I LOVE Janel AND I LOVE Fall!

So....Why was I feeling so so uninspired with the start of my journal?

I think I'd rushed it because I had lots on..What with back to school and another class I'd signed up to..So I decided to START AGAIN!!!

I know I know...Radical! And everyone had said nice things about my other pages BUT I wasn't happy! I wanted to feel excited but I'd lost my mojo..

So here we go again.. Noah's been off school this week with a cold so I took the opportunity to catch up whilst he was resting up! So using some of my photographs of the Fall season and some interesting pics from the internet..My trusty promarkers and a head full of and passion for this season here are my first seven pages..

Day One Journal Prompt: I always like to start my new journals with two things; a Welcome page/Intro page and then a goal page (which we will do tomorrow). I love a fresh start. Today I want you to create a Welcome page for your journal. Welcoming the new season, welcoming your readers, welcoming the idea of journalling :)

WELCOME to my Fall adventure!!

Journal Prompt: Today I want you to come up with 3-5 simple, accomplishable goals for your journal. These goals are a great way to keep you motivated throughout this little adventure.

My goals are..

To journal every day

Make new friends

Try new ideas

Make Fall memories

Create something special

Use photographs

Journal Prompt: Today I would like you to create a page dedicated to all of your ideas for autumn decor. I love to decorate my home with simple, cheap, DIY projects around each season's change.

Autumn is the most inspirational season.. Here are my decoration ideas.. Pressed leaves..carved pumpkins..sparklers..Halloween plushies..cutting out messages in pretty leaves..Fall wreaths..messages in the sand..pretty coloured leaf collections..acorns on a string.. CONKERS with gOOgly eyes!!!!

Journal Prompt: Why I heart fall? What are the reasons behind your love for this season? Why is fall so amazing to you??

Well things I LOVE about Fall...

Wearing my pink bear hat


The smells

Cold crispy mornings

Conkers..I LOVE them!

Magical leaves

Adventures in the woods

Cardigan time

The colours

Hunting for mushrooms

The rain...puddles!

Journal Prompt: The colors of Fall. What do they look like where you are from? Which colors stick out, which colors amaze you? Document it :)

Pinks..reds..purples..oranges..browns..yellows and the last of the greens! Autumn colours are THE best!!

Journal Prompt: The tastes of fall. What tastes do you think of when you dream about the upcoming season? Are their certain things that you wait all year for?

Well for me it's.. Candy apples..roast chestnuts..pumpkin pie..sweet treats..Fall milkshakes..toasted marshmallows..candy corn..pumpkins.. hot chocolate..Fall biscuits

Journal Prompt: The sounds of fall! When you think of fall, what are some sounds that you think of?

The things I hear are..The trees..splashing in puddles..raindrops on the window..the sound of wind..fireworks..crunchy leaves underfoot..natures treasure falling to the ground..crackling bonfires..

Well there you go.. I don't know about you guys but I certainly feel inspired..Now roll on with the next prompt..I'm READY!!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Happy Birthday Mum!

Yes..Today is a very very special day...It's my Mum's Birthday!

I found her the most perfect present..

From the amazingly talented Greenie Marie My Mum loves bears...And this one was just too beautiful to resist!

We got her lots of other cute presents...

And we went for a lovely Autumn wander in the forest yesterday..

Here we are..

Love you Mum!! Hey check this out...We've changed a bit huh?? (Actually you haven't changed so much at all! Blimey I hope I get those genes!!!) Haha check little me out though!!

But the one thing that hasn't changed is how much I love you...So have a wonderful day!

Lots of love from your not so little girl! xxx

Friday, 17 September 2010

I heart Fall.. Tiny catch up!

More doodles from Janel's I heart Fall class!

Day 2... Today I want you to come up with 3-5 simple, accomplishable goals for your journal. These goals are a great way to keep you motivated throughout this little adventure.

Day 3... Today I would like you to create a page dedicated to all of your ideas for autumn decor. I love to decorate my home with simple, cheap, DIY projects around each season's change.

And I'm also working on the Fall class recipe book! I'm so looking forward to filling it with everyone's recipes... MY first recipe will be my pumpkin pie..Followed by melted marshmallow cupcakes...So watch this space!!

30 days of me day 30

My favourite song...

Well I have a few..Most of them are by Counting crows.

But I guess my favourite EVER song would have to be...

Old Devil Moon! I mean you can't beat a classic huh?

I watched the movie Finian's rainbow when I was a girl and absolutely adored it! Yes I get a lot of stick for this but I still love it now. This song stuck with me and it's the only thing I can ever see myself singing in a karaoke situation. Maybe if I could take my bath with me.. It sounds ok in the bath!

So...That is all for me! Wow was that really 30 days? Phew they flew by huh? It was fun for me..I hope you didn't find my daily ramblings completely boring! Now to find a new challenge!!!

30 days of me day 29

What have I learnt in the past month!

Well I've learnt that people are not always what they seem.

I've learnt to watch my back.

And I've learnt to always follow my gut feelings.

I've learnt that some people will try and drag you down and try to make you insecure.. And that some people just can't bear to see anyone happy.

I've learnt that some people are just not for you and those people you have to let go..

I've learnt to surround myself with a few like minded individuals who appreciate my ideas and my want to have fun! People who are full of gusto and who want to give things a go..

I've learnt that some of my best friends live in completely different countries. But that it doesn't matter where they are, I love them loads!

I've learnt that....

And I want to make the most of EVERY moment!

Thursday, 16 September 2010

30 days of me day 28

A picture of you from last year and now, how have you changed since then?

Well...See for yourself! This was me last year at this time..

And this is me now..

What do you reckon? Well I'd say my hair has grown..It's crazier..I've put on weight..I'm curvier..and well..I was happy then but I'm even happier! Yes that's how I've changed. I'm more confident..relaxed..and I've learnt a little bit more too!

I'm where I want to be...I'm me!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

30 days of me day 27

Why are you doing this 30 day challenge? Hmm..Good question..Why? Well for starters I have been needing something to kick start my blogging and when I discovered this I thought it seemed like the most perfect thing to help me with this!

Well I'm not shy in sharing my likes..what I've been up creations and everything about me that makes me...ME! So these little prompts just helped me to answer questions and write about things I hadn't maybe thought about so much!

I want to inspire and make people smile! Is it working?

30 days of me day 26

What do I think of my friends? That's a kinda weird question really! I mean I guess I think they're all great huh?

But what's the definition of a friend?

a person attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.

Hmm cute! But I try not to get attached to too many people. After all my Mum always said you could count your real true friends on your fingers and probably have some spare! I rarely meet people that I really connect with. That's why when I do I'm really excited! This year I've met some awesome people online and I'm mega excited about it!! This town is not full of people like me! Haha...

So to my friends.. I love you! Thank you for listening to me..For laughing at me and my silliness..For supporting me and just being there!

I love you all!

Monday, 13 September 2010

I ♥ Fall starts here

Yay!! Today I woke up extra excited... Because!!!!

It was day 1 of the I ♥ Fall journal class... Woooo and boy do I love Fall...LOTS!!

The first prompt was.. The welcome page! I always like to start my new journals with two things; a Welcome page/Intro page and then a goal page (which we will do tomorrow). I love a fresh start. Today I want you to create a Welcome page for your journal. Welcoming the new season, welcoming your readers, welcoming the idea of journalling :)

I doodled the welcome in wood grain style! Fall 2010 in a tree stump and me...lil deer style! I have a big love of doodling leaves too....

YES! Autumn is almost here for sure...And I'm ready for every single moment of it!!

30 days of me day 25

What would you find in my bag?
Hah I always love this question..It makes for good photos..

It's also an awesome subject for journal prompts..

I travelled light today but here it is...the contents of my bag.. journal and pens..purse..wallet..keys..lipstick!

What's in YOUR bag huh?

Saturday, 11 September 2010

30 days of me day 24

A letter to my parents..

Dear Mum and Dad,

Well I only saw you both yesterday but here it is... A long awaited letter from your daughter! Wow I wonder how many letters I've written you? Probably not many because we see each other quite a lot. I remember getting letters from you when I was younger and away at Brownie and Guide camps.. I still have them! I missed you so much when I went away, and although it was only for a weekend, it seemed like ages! I also have the letters from when you went away to Stone Dad! I loved your funny little pictures and the way you always asked us to look after Mum while you were away!

There are so many things about growing up that I miss. I loved being tucked up in bed again after waking from a bad dream, or crawling between you when there was a thunderstorm. I miss feeling safe when I hid behind Snowy bear in bed. The trips to the New Forest where we would pick blackberries and picnic! Hand knitted jumpers, cycle rides with Dad (Haha noisy brakes!)Trips to the cinema..Waiting for hours to see Snow White and crying all the way back to the car holding your hand after E.T. I loved being a child and I thank you so much for being my Mum and Dad.. I know how lucky I am!

I know there have been times when we haven't seen eye to eye and I've let you down.. I've let myself down! But deep down knowing that you were there has always helped me through. I think it's only on becoming a Mum myself that I fully appreciate everything you've ever done for me. It's not an easy job huh? But you're doing a great job still after all these years! You've helped to mould me into the parent I am myself. You set the standards for me to follow and to send little Noah off on his way one day..Wow that's going to be hard, but I know I can do it.. We all grow older but if Noah still feels about me they way I feel about you then I'll be so very happy forever.

I want you to be proud of me.. I want to achieve my dreams and for you to be happy in the knowledge that I am and that I am living the life I've always dreamed of..

I know we don't say it much..But I love you both so very very much.. More than I could ever really say in a letter or even in person.. It's a limitless overwhelming feeling that doesn't fade over time.. You made me.. I like me..And I thank you for that from the bottom of my heart! I thank you for the endless memories that I carry forever with me in my heart..

I'd pick you both again in a second! I hope you'd still pick me!

All my love.. Your once little girl.. Deep down..I haven't really changed a bit!! xxx