Do you think a trim will do me good? Woof I had better go before they find out I am on the computer again......Woof Woof for now - Max XX
Well we got back on the Friday and then the very next day (saturday), we had to take a ride to the Kings Road Cath Kidston, to check out the latest goodies, because I wanted this :-
....and this....I particularly wanted the light blue bag with the red roses, as I love those colours, it reminds me of the strawberry print, that was one of her first prints :-
....and look - how can you resist this on the back page - all this was enough to make us take a ride up to London on the very next saturday......
.....and this is what we came home with - a lovely cushion in this, my favourite print, the coffee pot and the teddy our our own to be added to the website shortly.(no longer in service!)
We managed to get, the toad stool pin cushion and the button and pin tins....we also got the extra large table cloth which works out so much cheaper buying the material this way, you get 2.5 metres for £35.00, which if bought by the metre works out to £50.00 (don't tell cath I said that!)
I also bought some material from the bargain basket. (the pink rose fabric featured above) and I also managed to get the lovely Holdall featured above, from the catalogue, which I have used so many times, I love it.....This new collection, is fabulous, I absolutely adore it all, especially if you love sewing, the new cottage sewing box, which I didn't buy and now regret is absolutely adorable, we picked up a butter dish very similar at the weekend, when we was 'Booting' (pictures as requested are coming soon!) and everytime I look at it, it reminds me of the sewing box....and wait until you see the new clogs!....oh its just all too much to resist!
I love the way Cath moves forward which each new collection, as that is what you have to do in retail to keep your customers interested, she is being faced with so many other retailers copying her, all the time that I feel this New season takes her into a new dimension - if you can - visit one of her shops soon, before it all sells out!!!!....fred and I are planning our next trip as we speak! @/*-*\@ xx
1. Record the day - this is like no other blog you have ever seen before - this gal has talent, you must take a look.
2. Old flowers 4 me - Joanne is one eclectic funky chick - if ever you are feeling low, visit her and she will cheer you right up - she is lovely.
3. The Vintage Chica - Fred loves this gal - she is so inspirational to him - she started off Fred's sock phenomenon!!
4. Blueyonder - Stefani's blog is lovely and so are her boys, you must catch up with her, she was the first gal to leave me a comment - she inspires me to think of my family.
5. Anna Maria Horner - I love this lady and her creativity - she was one of the first gals to inspire me, to create a blog.
We love these gals, We hope they will inspire you as much as we have been inspired by them, they inspire us in more ways than one and that's what we love about them.
Happy blogging - luv Happy xx
Whenever I am out I can't resist buying bits of lace and haberdashery pieces, I used to always buy, stamping equipment, but now I am hooked on making bags and crocheting granny squares.
This is another bag I made, with vintage material, I only had a small piece of material but managed to make it just so!
....This is all the things that I picked up at a Second hand market a few weeks ago, I love this style.....sort of pretty shabby chicness is sooo gorgeous don't you think?
and in the background of this pic is a granny blanket that we picked up on ebay, that has actually got me started on teaching myself to crochet....I am taking my crocheting on holiday with me...so will be able to show you more of that when we get back....oh yes and sorry for another doggy pic....Max is such a 'show off' !!!!
Speak to you all again when we get back.....and Ill show you some pics of our travels - love to you all - luv Happy @/*-*\@ xx
...above is ebay shop header and below is my new website....
I spend so much time trying to create graphics (thats why I go to Avalon Rose, she is fab!) I love photoshop, now that I have mastered the art!....Brittany and Fred taught themselves how to do it and now brittany has taught me....look at my blog header for instance - I designed that! I was so chuffed with how it turned out....
Luv Happy @/*-*\@ xx
Above is a vintage style tote that I made out of Cath Kidston material.
I bought this Noddy head china doll for 50p at the sunday bootfair.
I also bought this Snoopy apron at the sunday bootfair....everyone loves snoopy don't they!
I have recently learnt to crochet...so I taught myself how to crochet flowers, I couldn't actually understand the pattern so I improvised and ended up with something similar! Oh and Fred found this pristine vintage sewing set at a bootfair a couple of weeks ago.
Another fab 1950's style buy....only £1.00...I havn't been to a bootfair for ages, but I really enjoyed myself - I got there a 8o'clock - quite late actually, (fred didn't wake me remember!) but took my time and had a good old rummage, because to be quite honest there can be alot of rubbish becuase most people are putting their wares on ebay, but occassionally you can find the odd nice-ety.
Another handmade vintage style tote, this time I have made this in Amy Butler material - sooo kitsch don't you think!
I also bought this red spotty dress, I wished it fitted me...it probably would of when I was about 10 years old!
Thats all for now folks hope you liked my bits....I have more to show, but will post again soon - Luv Happy & Co @/*-*\@ xx
Well in the time that I have not blogged, I have been on a long journey into my past and have learnt many things about myself through the most amazing person that you would ever be lucky enough to meet - My Mum. ...You see after my dads death, we sort of drifted, I married Fred and had Daz and Rosie and although she looked after them and helped me with them as much as she could, we were still drifting, we could never properly communicate with each other, we were each waiting for the other to say something, but were both too stubborn to say it -what? I can hear you ask, but I really do not know - it was a kind of a hurt in our throats - a build up from all the anxiety, that had happened in the past - the rejection that my Mum had felt of my Dad leaving her so suddenly and then me getting married and leaving her too! and it was me feeling all rejected waiting for her to say I am so proud of you darling and her never actually saying it. My mum met Reg a few years after my dad passed away - he has been so good to her, infact they have been together now for 17 years, and for a good 10 of them I was very cold towards him, I can understand the step child syndrome thing there, although I must admit I am not very proud to to own up to that! (because I was in my twenties!!)...but I put it all down to being the only child and getting very possessive of ones parent! especially as I felt he was getting more attention than me! my mum has always been a good organiser and while I was having my kids, she threw her self into running a couple of clubs, organising trips and really making retired and widowed people feel like someone cared.
Whilst I have been away from my blog I have been staying with my mum, we have had a nasty couple of weeks wondering whether she might have the big 'C' and we have come through the most amazing journey together, I suppose we were preparing ourselves for the worst....and also I was preparing myself for history repeating itself again....all the things that I never said to her, like I LOVE YOU MUM and I AM SO PROUD OF YOU MUM and the wishing that she had said them to me too, because all my live I have lived trying to be better than everyone else - to be noticed! frightened of sinking into oblivion, wanting my mum to notice me and tell me that she was proud of ME too!...for if she had just said those words, it would have made everything perfect. But we learned through those couple of weeks, that we both loved each other, that she was proud of me and I was definitely proud of her and we told each other so. We cried together, we cuddled, I sat next to her on the settee like I was 8 years old again (if only), we went shopping, we had meals out, we bought each other things and at the end of it all we were told she was going to be OK and I really cannot put into words how we felt....we felt invincible, we felt together, we felt beautiful, we were humbled.
We had found each other again. My lovely mum who had bought me up, made me the person that I am today, I had found her again and she had found me. She told me how my dad used to worship me, how she has always loved me, worried about me, all those little stories about my past that children love to hear, I loved her telling me....she told me about many many good times, we never focussed on the bad....we looked forward, we bonded.
I am so glad that we have found each other again....we have planned a few things to do together, we will never leave each other out, of our lives so much again and although I couldn't make a speech at her 70th birthday, I will definitely be making one at her 80th, telling her family and friends that I am such a proud daughter, she is the most amazing person that you would ever wish to meet, she is my hero and I love her with all my heart....Thank you Mum xx