Monday, 30 March 2009
Friday, 27 March 2009
Anyhoo, this weekend we get him for 3 whole days, because today we're off to stay in a posh hotel (thank you Tesco Clubcard vouchers!), and then tomorrow we go and watch him do a driving experience at a race track. We're all very excited :) I wanted to take some stitching with me, but I've ground to a halt with a felt purse I am making because I haven't got a zip for it yet, so I'll just have to
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Monday, 23 March 2009
Sunday, 22 March 2009
This super cute pin from Posh Plushies will make brighten up any pin cushion!
An orange birdy - could you get any more springlike? This is from Kool Kooky Creatures.
This Superwash 4 ply sock yarn is called 'Spring Greens', and is by The Bear Necessities.
I'm meant to be economising at the moment, but I'm sorely tempted by this Lemon Viola Bobby Pin from Wychbury.
Finally, there's nothing more springy for me than a bunch of tulips. This linocut print from The Lapwing Printworks would mean you could look at a bit of spring all year round.
Thursday, 19 March 2009
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
- Casually scatter saturday supplement magazine on dining table.
- Spill whole cup of coffee over saturday supplement magazine whilst serving dinner, ensuring that it is completely soaked from cover to cover.
- Intend to clear up immediately.
- Leave for approximately four hours, whilst feeding daughter, clearing up ensuing mess, changing daughter, bathing daughter, putting daughter to bed, washing up, hoovering because you've just remembered you've got people coming round tomorrow etc etc.
- Remember saturday supplement and coffee incident and go to lift saturday supplement off table.
- Find it is stuck.
- Gently peel saturday supplement from table, and marvel at beautiful coffee scented artwork which is left behind.
- Take photo.
- Reluctantly scrub at artwork, only to find that it doesn't come off properly.
- Put placemat over it and file experience under 'Lessons Learned'.
Monday, 16 March 2009
Sunday, 15 March 2009
This is an Amaryllis I bought after Christmas, for something like 98p. It was one of those kits where you get a brown plastic pot and an uninspiring onion-like bulb. But I followed the instructions optimistically, and lo and behold it has turned into a very beautiful thing. The picture of the flower on the box was a bit more white and pink stripy, but I'm not complaining :)
Friday, 13 March 2009
I am to be a library assistant 2 days a week, at a public library (I'm not saying which one in case you come and point and laugh at me). I'm a qualified librarian, so the job will be a bit like down-sizing, but trying to find a qualified role that was part time was like searching for a Dibbler, so I ended up applying for whatever I thought I would get. Sound familiar, other mumtrepreneurs?
Wednesday, 11 March 2009
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Help! Not just anyyyybody...
Well, actually, it could be anybody. As part of my business plan I'm conducting some market research, and I've put together some questions using Survey Monkey (which I can highly recommend, it's easy to use and it's free!)
I'd be really grateful if you could take 5 minutes to answer them - there's only 10 questions, and they're not very taxing. There's a prize draw for a £5.00 book voucher as an added bonus - I know it's not a very big prize, but my marketing fund isn't very big either :)
Here's the link:
Monday, 9 March 2009
Sunday, 8 March 2009
This natural linen bag from raspberry is so simple, but really pretty.
iLEAiYE's Purple shrug is my kind of knitwear :) Soft, easy to fling on, and looks effortless.
This zine from Colouring Outside the Lines features the work of 10 female artists.
This deliciously light scarf from Alona Kemmett Textiles is perfect for spring.
And last but not least, this beautiful bracelet from Ali Bali Jewellery would be the perfect present for any woman to show how much she is appreciated (hint hint Mr. Pickled Weasel!)
Saturday, 7 March 2009
Last night I made Rhubarb Cinnamon Polenta Cake, using this recipe from Nigel Slater in the Observer Magazine a couple of weeks ago. I'm always tearing out recipes and stuffing them in the back of my cook book in the hope that one day I'll get round to doing them, but they normally stay crumpled up and un-used :(
Thursday, 5 March 2009
My only problem is now that they're so nice I don't want to give them to anyone :)