Monday, 14 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
The latest offering, well the clue is in my post title. That's what my dear old Dad used to call bras.
Have you seen the latest bra on offer in Tesco?
It's called The Limitless Bra and is the brain child of some wifey that was on The Apprentice. Apparently you can wear it in hundreds of different ways and therefore is wonderful under your Christmas dresses. Hundreds of ways? Really? Somehow I think you'd find yourself repeating the same way. It's basically 2 cups and a selection of straps. Each cup has 24 hook positions and the back strap has 28. Is it just me or does that just sound like lots of wee bits that would rub and annoy.
And this beauty is a mere snip at £16. Sizes you ask? Well since you asked so nicely 32 - 38 A - D. Looks to me like the only bra size that would acheive any kind of support from this flimsy multi hook thing is the A cup but then maybe I'm just upset as it doesn't go up to my size. :)
Monday, 7 December 2009
Dear Fabric Addict
To celebrate Fabric Rehab's 1st Birthday and because its nearly Christmas, all customers that make a purchase between the 1st of December and the 13th of December (midnight) will be entered into a prize draw to win a huge bundle of fabric. Over 60 FQs in total and worth over £150! The winner will be picked out of a hat on Monday the 14th of December.
To make it easy for you to enter, we have stocked the shop with lots of lovely new fabrics!
Follow the link and see...
Thursday, 26 November 2009
When I left home I didn’t bother to decorate for Xmas at all, what was the point I was out partying all the time.
Then one year my then flatmate decorated, bought a tree and everything but our flat was tiny and while it was lovely it was impractical and trying to find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to negotiate a tree was interesting to say the least.
Then I moved in with the former him indoors and we didn’t really bother. No tree and if my nephews were coming round I would stick the few baubles I had found in a cupboard to a shelf. I know it sounds horrendous doesn't it!
Image - FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Then big one was born so I thought we'd better actually decorate this year. So a tree was bought and we duly stuck it in the corner of the room with the usual tinsel and whatnot.
Over the years the decorations have spread a little, we now have 3 trees and a garland that wraps its way up the bannister on the stairs and lots of nick nacks for the mantlepiece.
Last year I had a poorly wee one home just before Xmas and we sat and made lots and lots of snowflakes that I strung together and we hung in the windows. They looked so pretty that I fully intend to do this again and hopefully it will become a new family tradition.
We also made a gingerbread garland that was hung in the hall, wee one had great fun sticking on eyes and drawing fun faces. There was even a cylops gingerbread man.
But still the decorations are pretty much confined to the lounge and hallways.
But not this year, this year I want to turn this house into THE Christmas house. Snowmen in the bathrooms, baubles in the kitchen. This year the smalls will have a house FULL of Xmas and hopefully we’ll have fun making some new decorations.
Image - FreeDigitalPhotos.net
Watch this space. :)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
I can't believe it's a month since I last posted and it's still flipping raining! It's terrible seeing all the devastion that the excess water has brought and the sad loss of life. We've been pretty fortunate where I live but nearby areas have been affected. The smalls and I did have an adventure a couple of weeks back having to drive through what would appear to be a lake but was actually the dual carraigeway on our way home from shopping. Boy were we glad to get home that night.
Other things to report to excuse my month long absence. Well I did go and see this lush individual.
Mr Izzard is one of the few men that I do like to see with a bit of eye liner on and after spending time in his company (with several hundred other fans) I come away feeling educated. T'was a brilliant night and oh how we laughed.
I did a table top sale last week which was a bit of a wash out in more ways that one, yes it was raining but that didn't seem to stop everyone going to the coffee morning that was also on in the village that day. Unfortunately only 26 people came through the doors so it was a very long morning sat in a cold village hall I can tell you. Luckily I covered the cost of my table and made a few bob in profit but I do so not enjoy having to pack it all away again at the end. Most of the bits and bobs I had on sale were things that may yet find their way onto my blog shop but I did actually make things too. Yes Tazzy scrapped together enough crafting mojo to make something! I made flannel cupcakes and chocolate logs and some magic reindeer food. Yes I know hardly a stall of Tazzy goodies but it was a start and I did sell a few :)
Well I see the Coke advert has started to the official countdown to Xmas has begun, guess I really should start thinking about doing something about it then. Gulp!
Sunday, 25 October 2009
There seems little point in wondering what you're going to wear each day as there is only the one outfit that is suitable.
Today I've done nothing, no seriously nothing. Well I am actually actively avoiding the ironing pile. I feel like it's that giant muffin in the Special K advert, it's creeping up behind me and I have a sense of impending doom knowing that I'm going to have to go do it. Well at least the small people's school uniforms and work clothes for me. Yes I know I was only just posting (moaning) that there is so much housework needs doing but I did spend time yesterday trying to find wee one's bedroom floor, the bathrooms are not toxic and the dishes were washed. So I'm taking today off, I've had my feet up and I'll go see if my local chemist has some flight socks in the morning. Thanks for everyone for your advice and support, not quite sure I'm ready for support tights yet though MrsB LOL
Well we're forcast for yet more rain so I guess I should invest in a new brolly as the one I used last night decided to acquire a very unusual tilt.
Right now...knitting or ironing, knitting or ironing?
Saturday, 24 October 2009
I am however just plain exhausted. I work 7-8 hour shifts at the pub so am on my feet constantly for that amount of time, no I don't get breaks or a lunch hour and yes I know that is wrong. But it is what it is and my poor legs and feet are paying the price. Usually by the end of my shift my feet and ankles are throbbing but it's bearable, however this last week my ankles have rebelled and where my ankles were there is now just a straight line from my foot up to my calf :( Ouch, ouch and bloody ouch! So any advice, remedies will be gratefully received. I do try to sit down and put my feet up but invariably with the 2 small people, dog and the never ending housework that's not always something I can do within the first couple of hours of getting home.
And yes the housework
image source www.uglyhousephotos.com
Yep that's what I'll be doing this weekend....housework! No they are not actual images of my house but inside my head it feels like it could be.
But just like the news I'll leave you with a happy note, I'm crafting, knitting actually. Oh yes I am. I saw something that a friend made, thought oooh that's nice...I wonder. She said go, do! So I am and big one has already claimed it even though it's not even half way done. :) Oh and wee one has put in her order for the next one.
Friday, 2 October 2009
Life has been...well life. As you know my marraige ended in April and that has taken some getting used to. I'm not going to pretend that it's all done and dusted, is anything ever that simple but we are now in a place where things seem pretty steady or as much as they can be just now.
Crafting? Well let's just say there has been NO crafting. I'm now working full time at the pub and by the time I've finished a shift, sorted out the smalls and done some housework I barely have any energy left to put myself to bed.
I am hoping to open up my own bloggy shop soon though. A trip down to my mother's this summer saw me coming back up with boxes and bags of goodies that I'm hoping will boost the old the home funds. I have a lot of my gran's old linens with embroidery and hand crochetted edging on. My Mum used to get very cross with my Gran because she wouldn't teach me how to crochet and my Gran did some fantastic work. I think part of my Gran's reasoning for refusing was that she didn't want to see me in the role of a service girl which is what she was herself before her marraige. I remember receiving dollies with outfit after outfit that she crochetted for me when I was little, such a shame that I wasn't a little girl that liked dollies.
Anyway as you can see I've not been cured of my rambling problem. :)
Nor have I been cured of my charity shop addiction, of course now I have to make sure I don't go to crazy being on a smaller budget but still look at some of my recent finds.
The most gorgeous tiles for 10p each.
A wee pie bird. I can't remember how much this cost me but it certainly well below a pound.
A cute wee shelf which will eventually get a coat of paint, bought for the grand price of 50p.
My best buy picture is currently still on my phone as I'm having problems getting the flaming things off it. But that is something that I will sort out and share with you soon. You'll love it ;)
Right well I better get myself off to bed, small people to get off to school in the morning and work all day for me. Fun, fun, fun!!
Tuesday, 30 June 2009
Monday, 22 June 2009
First let me share with you the box of gorgeousness that I received from Beki for the FRIENDS swap. I'm hoping the pictures come out in order.
Aren't I a lucky lucky girl? :)
Thank you sooo much Beki I really do feel spoiled.
And now for the reason why typing and all things finger related are a problem for me just now.
I slipped at work last wednesday and seriously banged my poor finger. It is still very very sore and swollen and I guess I should get it checked out but there just never seems to be enough time to go and sit in A+E for several hours.
Sunday, 14 June 2009
Isn't it amazing that George Carlin - comedian of the 70's and 80's - could write something so very eloquent...and so very appropriate..
A Message by George Carlin:
The paradox of our time in history is that we have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider Freeways ,but narrower viewpoints. We spend more, but have less, we buy more, but enjoy less. We have bigger houses and smaller families, more conveniences, but less time. We have more degrees but less sense, more knowledge, but less judgment, more experts, yet more problems, more medicine, but less wellness.
We drink too much, smoke too much, spend too recklessly, laugh too little, drive too fast, get too angry, stay up too late, get up too tired, read too little, watch TV too much, and pray too seldom.
We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values. We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often.
We've learned how to make a living, but not a life. We've added years to life not life to years. We've been all the way to the moon and back, but have trouble crossing the street to meet a new neighbour. We conquered outer space but not inner space. We've done larger things, but not better things.
We've cleaned up the air, but polluted the soul. We've conquered the atom, but not our prejudice. We write more, but learn less. We plan more, but accomplish less. We've learned to rush, but not to wait. We build more computers to hold more information, to produce more copies than ever, but we communicate less and less.
These are the times of fast foods and slow digestion, big men and small character, steep profits and shallow relationships. These are the days of two incomes but more divorce, fancier houses, but broken homes. These are days of quick trips, disposable diapers, throwaway morality, one night stands, overweight bodies, and pills that do everything from cheer, to quiet, to kill. It is a time when there is much in the showroom window and nothing in the stockroom. A time when technology can bring this letter to you, and a time when you can choose either to share this insight, or to just hit delete...
Remember; spend some time with your loved ones, because they are not going to be around forever.
Remember, say a kind word to someone who looks up to you in awe, because that little person soon will grow up and leave your side..
Remember, to give a warm hug to the one next to you, because that is the only treasure you can give with your heart and it doesn't cost a cent..
Remember, to say, 'I love you' to your partner and your loved ones, but most of all mean it. A kiss and an embrace will mend hurt when it comes from deep inside of you.
Remember to hold hands and cherish the moment for someday that person will not be there again.
Give time to love, give time to speak! And give time to share the precious thoughts in your mind.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don't send this to at least 8 people.....Who cares?
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Again I want to thank everyone for all your lovely words of support.
I also need to thank Mrs Twiggy for the lovely card you sent me, it was so lovely to receive hugs through the mail and thank you also for my lovely FRIENDS swap things from Beki the swap organiser. Photos to come shortly ;) Trust me they are fabulous.
My poor Spring swap partner must have totally given up on me by now but I really do have her parcel here and it WILL be in the post by the end of the week, if I have to drive all the way to her house to deliver it myself.
Beki I'm still working on a few bits but hopefully you won't have the horrendous wait poor madmummy has had.
Things are plodding on here, a few wobbly days now and again but all in all we seem to be hanging in there. Him indoors (I guess I should stop calling him that now) is still living with us, sleeping in the spare room until he can sort himself out with somewhere to live etc. That will be the next horrible hurdle, him actually physically leaving the house. Although we're all used to him being away for work, him actually moving out will be a whole different ball game. But one step at a time.
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Ok the reason for my wee disappearing act? Well him indoors and I have split, it has been a tough couple of months especially as we did not want to tell the kids for a while as big one had her exams at school. And we needed to get our own heads into some sort of order. Telling them was hard but it is now done. I could not share with you beforehand as big one sometimes likes to wander over her and take a peek at what I've been talking about.
I may still be jumping in and out of the blogging world for a wee while to come.
Sunday, 17 May 2009
For now know that I appreciate everyone who takes time out of their day to come visit me and leave me comments. I will be back when the sun comes back out in my world. xxxx
Wednesday, 13 May 2009
THE NEXT SURVIVOR SERIES
Six married men will be dropped on an island with one car and
3 kids each for six weeks.
Each kid will play
and either take music
or dance classes.
There is no fast food.
Each man must
take care of his 3 kids;
keep his assigned house clean,
correct all homework,
and complete science projects,
cook, do laundry,
and pay a list of 'pretend' bills
with not enough money.
In addition, each man
will have to budget in money
for groceries each week..
must remember the birthdays
of all their friends and relatives,
and send cards out
on time--no emailing.
Each man must also
take each child to a doctor's appointment,
a dentist appointment
and a haircut appointment.
He must make
one unscheduled and inconvenient
visit per child
to the Urgent Care.
He must also
make cookies or cupcakes
for a social function.
Each man will be responsible for
decorating his own assigned house,
planting flowers outside
and keeping it presentable
at all times.
The men will only
have access to television
when the kids are asleep
and all chores are done.
The men must
shave their legs,
wear makeup daily,
adorn himself with jewelry,
wear uncomfortable yet stylish shoes,
keep fingernails polished
and eyebrows groomed.
During one of the six weeks,
the men will have to endure severeabdominal cramps, back aches,
and have extreme, unexplained mood swings but never once complain or
slow down from other duties.
They must attend
weekly school meetings,
church, and find time
at least once to spend the afternoon
at the park or a similar setting.
They will need to
read a book to the kids
each night and in the morning,
feed them, dress them,
brush their teeth and
comb their hair by 7:00 am ..
A test will be given at the end of the six weeks, and each father will be
required to know all of the following information:
each child's birthday,
shoe size, clothes size
and doctor's name.
Also the child's weight at birth,
length, time of birth,
and length of labor,
each child's favorite colour,
biggest fear and
what they want to be when they grow up.
The kids vote them off the island
based on performance.
The last man wins only if...
he still has enough energy
to be intimate with his spouse
at a moment's notice.
If the last man does win,
he can play the game over and over
and over again for the next 18-25 years
eventually earning the right
To be called Mother!
After you get done laughing,
send this to as many females as you
think will get a kick out of it and
as many men as you think can
Just don't send it back to me.... I'm going to bed.
This may be the best Living Will I've Seen
I,__________________, being of sound mind and body, do not wish to be kept alive indefinitely by artificial means.
Under no circumstances should my fate be put in the hands of pinhead politicians who couldn't pass ninth grade biology if their lives depended on it, or lawyers/doctors interested in simply running up the bills.
If a reasonable amount of time passes and I fail to ask for at least one of the following:
Glass of wine
It should be presumed that I won't ever get better. When such a determination is reached, I hereby instruct my appointed person and attending physicians to pull the plug, reel in the tubes, let the 'fat lady sing,' and call it a day!
Tuesday, 12 May 2009
These classified ads were really put in the paper
FREE YORKSHIRE TERRIER.
8 years old. Hateful little bastard. Bites!
1/2 Cocker Spaniel, 1/2 sneaky neighbour's dog.
Mother, A Kennel Club registered German Shepherd.
Father, Super Dog . . Able to leap tall fences in a single bound.
COWS, CALVES: NEVER BRED.
Also 1 gay bull for sale.
JOINING NUDIST COLONY!
Must sell washer and dryer £100.
WEDDING DRESS FOR SALE ..
Worn once by mistake. Call Stephanie.
And the best one:
FOR SALE BY OWNER.
Complete set of Encyclopedia Britannica, 45 volumes.
Excellent condition. £200 or best offer. No longer needed. Got married last month. Wife knows it all!
Friday, 8 May 2009
Or maybe I should pin this guy on to their doors.
Hopefully I'll get a night out tonight with my friend and we can have a good giggle, that usually is a good fix. To anyone that has got to the end of this post without their ears bleeding (or especially if your ears are bleeding) have a great weekend. ;)
Even more :( now. Night out is cancelled cos my mates 17 year old son has chickenpox.
Monday, 4 May 2009
The book was great, dark and scary in that good way that keeps you reading on.
The film.....well it was roughly the same story but of course it had the whole Hollywood treatment - an extra character, bits added, bits missing.
But all in all it was a fun film and because it was a preview it was in 3D which of course the smalls loved. That and the pop and the sweeties :)
I really need to get on top of myself, the kids have been off school for a very long weekend with the Bank Holiday. They finished school last Thursday afternoon and don't go back until Wednesday morning. All for one Bank Holiday!!!! Anyway no bedrooms have been tidied, no very very late packages have been put in the post blah blah and a big bleurgh too. I need the sun to come back out and recharge my very very depleted batteries.
Friday, 1 May 2009
Ok did anyone remember to jump out of bed this morning and go wash your face in the morning dew? I think if I'd even managed to drag my backside out of bed it would have been to much to expect a bit of dew to have any major effect on my face.
I've been looking at the customs in Britain and gawd we're historically a superstitious bunch.
The month of may was considered an unlucky month particularly for getting married.
'Marry in May and you'll rue the day'
Being born in May was thought to produce a sickly child.
Never buy a broom in May or wash blankets.
Wash a blanket in May.Wash a dear one away.
Cats born this month will not be good rodent catchers and even worse, will bring snakes into the home.
Unlucky days are 3rd, 6th, 7th, 13th, 15th and 20th.
Not sure why those days specifically are unlucky.
And it's not just the days in May that you have to watch out for but the weather also has its part to play.
"A wet May makes a big load of hay. A cold May is kindly and fills the barn finely. "
“A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay.”
"Mist in May, Heat in JuneMakes harvest come right soon"
"If you wash a blanket in May;You will wash one of the family away."
"Those who bathe in May Will soon be laid in clay"
So basically don't get born, give birth, get married, buy a cat born this month, wash, clean or do any sort of housework in the marvellous month of MAYThe small people are off school now for their long weekend, infact they don't go back to school until Wednesday of next week. I'm hoping that I can persuade them to do a bit of tidying up in their rooms and that I can find a wee bit of time to knuckle down and get some over due parcels in the post.
Life leads us on lots of paths, some we choose, some we don't but it is important that we take the time to enjoy the journey. (Taz 2009)
Friday, 24 April 2009
I won't go into detail but things have been a bit different around here (here as in home not here as in blog) so I'm afraid I've done a bit of usual tortoise routine and just retracted my head away from the world. Thank you Beki for reminding me that people care (((hugs)))
Ok I promised a giveway prize draw on my return didn't I? Well as this giveaway is to mark my 2nd Blogaversary I decided to draw two names.
So I'm happy to announce the winners are..................
The one the only lovely Mrs Twiggypeasticks who might be a bit busy with a certain Mr Tennant to notice :)
The favour bag maker extrodinaire Jellybelly@jellybrain
So if you lovely ladies would like to contact me with your details, I think you already mentioned your skinny minny sizes, any choices for designs, oh and if you have any definate no no's for colours.
I owe a huge apology to MadMummy. Thank you so much for the gorgeous spring things you sent me for the spring swap I will post pics this weekend. I'm sorry your package is still not with you, it got returned to me for some bizarre reason and with my head in my shell I still haven't got myself organised to get it back in the post.
Have to go now wee one has dance class in 10 minutes and we still can't find her other ballet slipper but then it's a miracle we found the first one the state her room in in.
Thursday, 9 April 2009
Wednesday, 8 April 2009
And there are more buttons on there way to me. But they are buttons that I don't have already! I know I know who am I trying to convince eh?
I was actually amazing restrained for someone who doesn't get her fix very often. We did invest in some lovely new glass plates and big one and I bought a metre of some lovely bird fabric. Yes of course there were some other bits and bobs that found their way into my trolley but that darn marketplace is just too tempting.
I'm busy busy finishing off my Spring/Easter Swap things for my lovely partner MadMummy and then we're off for a visit to the family down in Wales next week. Plus of course I still have work, the smalls are off school and I'm still practically jumping on the postman every morning to see if there is any news yet about the job I went for over 2 weeks ago!
I realise that I didn't put a cut off date for my giveaway so I will now. As I said I'll be away so I will draw the giveaway on Monday 20th April. I will include your name for every comment you have left me from the original giveaway post till the 20th.
Monday, 30 March 2009
Just a few examples of things I've stencilled before...
I am also extremely happy to share with you all the lovely things I received from the lovely Steph over at MadMummy I have to say a big huge THANK YOU to Steph, she has some amazing sewing skills and really gave me some gorgeous things. Also a heartfelt THANK YOU to the lovely Catherine at MollyCupcakes for organising the Heart Swap.
Ok with out any further to do here are the lovely lovely things that are now all mine.
Look how pretty everything was wrapped.
WOW! Steph said she'd read about my tattoos on my blog so thought this material would be appropriate. Is it ever!! :D
Pretty pretty things...
My package to her has arrived but numpty that I am I didn't remember to take pictures of everything before I sent it. :( Hopefully Steph will though. :)
We are also partners in Fairie Nuff's Spring Swap so I'm cracking on with that now.
Right still no word from the big job interview so keep your fingers crossed for that no news is good news. This weekend has been a long one especially as I was working Saturday night at a wedding function so that change in the clocks was NOT any fun I can tell you.
Oh I just have to share with you my latest favourite joke.
Q. How do you make Lady Gaga cry?
A. Pokerface (poke her face)
Well ok my 8 year old likes it.