Wednesday, 29 September 2010


What a lovely day i am having. Amidst the cleaning of my extremely dusty house. (we have just had the kitchen rewired and tiles taken off) I managed to have a lay in, until 8am...lovely!!.
Because the kitchen is such a mess we went out for dinner last night so the boys were up late. I woke at 8 (A slight mad rush to get ready for school, but we managed it)
As we were leaving for school the posty arrived with my fantastic giveaway prize from Kazzy. Thank you so much Kazzy i am delighted.

 I recieved the most gorgeous watercolour, A Tilda sheet of scrap booking images,
 3 Fat Squares of beautiful 'Moda' fabric with small floral pattern, one brown, two turquoise.
A little hand made lavender mouse, A fabric butterfly for sewing, 2 Vintage cotton reels,
Beads, a pin cushion, A vintage looking box, some liqourice allsorts And a Coffee Tin by Cath Kidston

Other treats through the post this week are my lovely buys from Sharon.
 (Hope you don't mind Sharon, i took the pics from your shop)

I love Sharons notebooks...they are great because you can use the covers again and again by adding new notebooks.

I also bought a fat quarter of fabric from Sharon.
You'll be seeing this fabric in makes in my shop soon.

After walking my littlest to pre-school i came home had a big tidy up of the kitchen...although more dust has now settled so not sure why i bothered!!! I checked my emails...i love recieving my puttery posts from Alison and The good list daily emails...... i wrote my grateful list. Something so simple but it sort of sets you up for the day...why don't you try it!

I was listening to Kylie on Radio 1 this morning. I am not a huge fan of Kylie but she sounded fab in the live lounge this morning so i text in (i've never done that before) the gorgeous Sara Cox read my text out....hee hee....simple things really do please me!!!!

What else will the day hold??

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

New items and Giveaway!!

My blog shop now has lots of lovely items in all sections!!

Please go take a look

And don't forget to enter my giveaway - see sidebar

The winner will be drawn on Friday


Monday, 27 September 2010

Notebook Monday - Audrey special

-Watch Roman holiday for a beautiful feel good film:

-Buy gorgeous Audrey products from CafePress

My Favourite Audrey books: They can be bought at an excellent price on can find a link on my sidebar:

This is one of my most favourite book, it has lovely pictures and quotes.

An easy reading book with some great facts and ideas.

A beautiful book by Audreys son.

-Audrey style:

A white plain shirt....tied at the waist
Black ballet pumps
A plain little black dress

-Audrey quotes:

Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future.

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.

I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl's complexion.

I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it's the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It's probably the most important thing in a person.

Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it's at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.

My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses.

I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people's minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.

I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.

Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!"

The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it's all that matters.

I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.

If I’m honest I have to tell you I still read fairy-tales and I like them best of all.

Paris is always a good idea.

The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows; the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years.


Friday, 24 September 2010

A busy old time part 2

Last weekend i had my first fair!!

And what a fair it was!! 5 rooms of gorgeous homemade and vintage/vintage inspired goodies!!

It was held in Leigh on Sea

I did really well, i was so pleased :)

I sold items like these:

Items like this can be found at Poppy and Daisy (Now almost updated in all areas)

I did'nt take any pictures of the fair, but i have borrowed a few from the facebook page:

Music from Two for tea.

Beautiful things from:

And a gorgeous tearoom.
Me and my mum had a gorgeous scone with cream, jam and strawberries right at our stall.

I'm hoping to do the November fair...i'll be taking my camera!!


To finish off i am cheering myself up and hopefully making you smile too with some likes (oh you do know how i like these!)


Chocolate ice ceam:

TGI Fridays nachos:



Cute Cardis:


(we heart it)

Whats making you smile??
Enjoy your weekend!!


Tuesday, 21 September 2010

A busy old time Part 1

This is a big old catch up post.
First up some of my buys from my well earned money made through my online shop Poppy and Daisy:

Gorgeous things from Belle and Boo...The new book, Hot chocolate mug and the Happy days mug that is holding pens and pencils in the kitchen. It all comes delightfully wrapped and with free little stickers.

A gorgeous set of teatowels and coloured glasses from Next:

Two new bags (yes 2) I couldn't decide on the colour!! But for only £8 each (From Matalan)!! I had to have both.

And new lovely earrings..also from Matalan.

The new Cath Kidston Magazine came through my door at the's a is whats on my wish list:

3 Drawer cabinet, floral hoop earrings, and is the house needle book not the cutest one you've seen?

I have loved my CK diary this year, i will be getting this lovely cherry one for 2011 and i love the 3 tin set.

Hmmmm either of these for my sewing box would be lovely:

A blue spray flowers laundry bag:

The prettiest pajamas

Ck bags are very pricy, but so well made...i may save up for the saddle and cinema bags:

Gorgeous plimsoles:

Does anyone know if they sell the little 3 white flowers brooch seperately?

Hmmmm i need to do another fair (I'll tell you about my first fair in part 2) i think to get the money for these lovely things!!!!


This weekend i finally got my pinboard made and hung...i'm really pleased with it:

Look at these gorgeous cards, my lovely best friend bought me back from Brugges. She thought they were very me..she is so right...i'll be framing these!!

Must show you this cheeky pic of my son wiggling his bottom in his new outfit....anyone with boys head to Tesco for a gorgeous 3 piece outfit for £14!!!!


Monday, 20 September 2010

Notebook Monday - Vintage special

-Wonderful vintage sites:

-Great Vintage pictures to make you smile from We heart it:


-Grab a cocktail and listen to some gorgeous music.
May i recommend:

Billie Holiday - Ain't nobodys buisness if i do

Nina Simone - My baby just cares for me

Frank Sinatra - Thats life

Doris Day - On the sunny side of the street


I want to take tea at this wonderful Patisserie in London.

Theres even a 1920's dressing up box to get you in the vintage mood!!!