We Have Moved Indoors

We Have Moved Indoors.  

What with the weather being sooo brrrr cold lately….we have moved our crafting and creating icon space indoors, as theHolivan is just not warm enough! I also had a brainwave of bringing this lovely white office chair in, from the garage and next to the now! ‘new creating space’.

Although there has been a few arguments as to whom the chair actually belongs to!….but considering I brought it in….and cleaned it!! and considering it was ‘my’ office chair when we lived at the other house….surely then it is mine! huh! you’d think so wouldn’t you! but no! its a race to be the first one up in the morning and declare its your home for the day :)!!

….but looking at all my bits and pieces here….you’ve probably guessed that it is me who has won the chair today! LOL!….I felt very tired last night at about 7pm, I am also finding TV very boring lately especially the weekend stuff…I have loved the programmes lately about the slums in Mumbai, and I love Silent witness….although I did prefer last weeks story better than this weeks one! but that dancing show….’so you think you can dance’ well enough said really! so off to bed it was for me at 7pm!

Then this morning I was awoken, by what I can only describe as a hippopotamus snoring kinda sound in my ear!…and then I realised it was my hubby snoring for england next to me!….I then remembered ‘the chair’! enough said! LOL!

…And after a tasty brecky of digestives and orange juice…I was ready to design, create and write again!….mind you I can feel a bit of a lull coming on….so I might have to have a sleep!…still I am not leaving THE CHAIR!!! I’ll have to devise a way of draping my legs over the side of it and getting my head all nice and comfy in an upright kinda way and try to have 40 winks!! goodness knows what will happen when I need to go to the ladies room!….I’ll have to take it with me!!!! 🙂 

Yesterday I decided to look at my book shelf for some inspiration that I needed, when this lovely one jumped right out at me! ‘Remember When’ by Robert Opie, right! I thought, lets have a look inside! 

A Nostalgic Trip throught the Consumer Era! Now this is a book right up my street…especially all the lovely pictures and all!


The pictures are soooo colourful and inspirational…they make you want to jump right in and live that life again….I have a few of his books, but I have to be careful and keep an eye on them, otherwise hubby will cut them up for his scrapbooking  and I hate that….although the scrapbooking is lovely….theres nothing worse than looking through a book only to realise pages are missing and torn! 

The memorabilia pages are great and I discovered that I have alot of bits and bobs that are featured here….


Oh yes….it was very inspirational indeed….and the funny thing is – that later that evening I had an email from a blogging friend recommending Opies books to me! Just shows you great minds think alike eh!


And another thing!…..Max was looking at me rather strange yesterday…after jumping up on the chair by the window and squashing my lovely puffed up cushions totally flat! 

‘Whats up Max’ – I said!

Only to realise that we had left some christmas decorations still up in the garden…..OH NO! I hope that won’t bring us too much bad luck! as they are in the garden! tut tut!

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend…Speak soon.

Love Happy



  1. Itch2stitch.com
    31st January 2010 / 9:41 pm

    Hello! Love the Remember when book and Max. I am in love with Max! Oh gosh I love dogs! suzie.xxx

  2. Tania McCartney
    29th January 2010 / 11:11 am

    Oh, I think I love you. Seriously.Tania from the Antipodes Terra Australiax

  3. devonaz
    28th January 2010 / 3:37 pm

    You brighten my day everytime I come to your blog,,,the beautiful things and the bright colors,,that is my I have tagged you for award on my blog,,come check it out..have a wonderful day..

  4. The Tablescaper
    28th January 2010 / 1:25 pm

    I'm new to your blog. How fun and happy. I have not doubt, you'll get and keep the chair.- The Tablescaper

  5. Cate
    28th January 2010 / 1:31 am

    Your blog is such a fun place! The colours and pics are simply fantastic! I found you via Teresa above. I am originally from the UK so I am having a trip down memory lane…thankyou

  6. Teresa
    27th January 2010 / 6:30 am

    Well Hello There Mr. Max!Just added that oh so too totallllleee adorable button to my blog!Did I take the old one off…I think NOT!XXOOXX

  7. C. Dianne Zweig
    26th January 2010 / 5:19 pm

    I really enjoy yur blog…a little hard to find the comment button…but finally I did…so much exciting stuff to read…. such delicious photos…great retro blog, come by and visit….Dianne P.S. is your email button working?

  8. Jessica May
    26th January 2010 / 1:35 pm

    Have just found your blog and it is beautiful! Your caravan looks fab! Am now a follower so looking forward to more posts!

  9. Amy.
    26th January 2010 / 1:16 pm

    Glad to have a new post to read! I miss you when you are not blooging A LOT!! *giggle* Can't the real life of laundry and such just go away so we can just blog ALL the time?? I had fun hearing all about the happenings at your house and the creative juices going for paper crafting.Amy

  10. The Hausfrau
    26th January 2010 / 12:41 pm

    Hope you're warming up now that you've found your Chair! I'm liking that Remember When book…

  11. Shabby Chick
    26th January 2010 / 12:35 am

    I know it probably gets boring to hear but I do love your blog!!! Those colours are so bright and gorgeous, you almost forget it's January :)Mel xxx

  12. Sue at Dollytub Cottage
    25th January 2010 / 6:07 pm

    What a lovely book, so inspiring! Make a really girly slip cover for the chair, embellish with sequins and maribou. That'll make it really male unfriendly :o)

  13. Tonya
    25th January 2010 / 1:38 pm

    I just found your blog! I love it! LOOOOVE it! I just added your link to my new blog. Thank you for being so fun, funky, inspirational and oh so Happy! You are by far my fave! Do you have an archive list? Am I just not seeing it? I would like to start at the beginning.

  14. fitty's pinky rose cottage
    25th January 2010 / 9:10 am

    Oh Happy dear, to come to your blog always a pleasure for me.. enjoy reading your posts and love looking at your photos.. all so red and cheerful! Hope you always win in your chair race!.. heheehehe..

  15. She'sSewPretty
    25th January 2010 / 5:58 am

    I think that is definitely your chair. Men don't sit in happy white chairs with their grubby hands…LOL I have to share my desk chair with my son…maybe we should both slipcover our chairs in pink! Have a wonderful week Happy!

  16. CeCe
    25th January 2010 / 3:50 am

    LIke many before me, Love your blog, your style and can tell I would adore you in person, as well! Trouble is, I am in Arizona in the U.S. and you are over the ocean. BUT isn't it wonderful I can visit you so easily via this wonderful network.

  17. Nan
    24th January 2010 / 10:55 pm

    I have just discovered your blog by way of another blog, you know how it goes. I love the colors, the decorating, the dogs, the tiny caravan, the ideas, I love it all about your blog. Over on my blog Retired in Alaska I have put a side button to yours. Hugs Nan

  18. A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie
    24th January 2010 / 10:46 pm

    I say the chair is definitely yours, sweetie. I absolutely adore your blog to pieces! It's fun, bright, cheery & happy {like you}! I have a Happy Blog Award for you deary. I'm not sure if you accept blog awards, but I wanted you to know that your blog brightens my day every time I drop by! Please stop by GirlWhimsy when you get a moment. Thank you.http://girlwhimsy.blogspot.com

  19. vivian
    24th January 2010 / 8:24 pm

    thats funny that you have to guard your chair! You should make a little sign to hang off of it with you name on it. lol! so what did you create yesterday?have a great dayvivian

  20. maryannlucy
    24th January 2010 / 7:45 pm

    Definitely your chair! No argument – just never get off it!

  21. Florence and Mary
    24th January 2010 / 7:15 pm

    I hope you've managed to keep hold of the chair this weekend!Victoria xx

  22. Katy
    24th January 2010 / 4:47 pm

    Awww the chair has to be yours Happy indeed it must!Love reading your new posts and i spy a new shop opening soon!!! what ya selling something yummy i will NEED no doubt lolMuch Love Katy xx

  23. Shelley
    24th January 2010 / 3:04 pm

    Cute post…I enjoyed it…have a blessed day…

  24. Beate
    24th January 2010 / 1:33 pm

    hi!your blog is so cool, colorful and cute!i absolutely love your blog and your style!thanks for sharingBeate

  25. GeorgiaPeachez
    24th January 2010 / 1:12 pm

    Will this cold weather ever end? I'll just stay inside with you and craft, but I might have to borrow that white chair :->xo,suzy

  26. Meri Wiley
    24th January 2010 / 12:22 pm

    So glad to see a new post, I've missed you. We've had a bit of yucky weather out here, too, and if it wasn't for my friend Sandy @ 521 Lakestreet getting me out for some shopping, I'd probably be a certifiable hermit. Hey, if it was your chair before, it should still be your chair, no argument. Happy crafting Happy!Lot's of hugs,Meri

  27. blondiesvintage
    24th January 2010 / 12:03 pm

    You have such a fun colorful blog, love it!

  28. Posie Patchwork
    24th January 2010 / 11:16 am

    Love your colourful blog!! Greetings from Australia, sunshine & happiness. Love Posie

  29. hello gorgeous
    24th January 2010 / 10:43 am

    ooooo, this is a "happy" post! Love it!Nothing worse than being cold while creatin', guess you placed the towel today so I think it makes it yours for the day….at least! ;o)Do you know what I love about this blog…it instills the feeling of britishness in me….what with everything going on in this country – that seems to be lacking quite a lot lately….so on that note I want to "thank you" ;o))Look forward to the next post, hope your weekend continues to be fab! I've yet to decide what I'm gonna do today – maybe some blog-tweaking in ready-ness for new jewellery pieces….but then again the sun is shining! ;o)hugshello gorgeous xxx

  30. sarah-jane down the lane
    24th January 2010 / 10:38 am

    Hope you are still ensconced on THE CHAIR!I am with you on the Silent Witness front! I love the way that Emilia Fox is styled too!Sarah x

  31. KC'sCourt!
    24th January 2010 / 10:17 am

    I think it is definitely your chair! But, I sure you will share……..yes I'm sure you will!I agree there is nothing on telly worth watching, and to boot two football matches TODAY! I'm off to CRAFT

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