That friday Feeling!!! (2 weeks in pictures)

Hello again faithful viewers (Blog Voyeaurs),
I just wanted to show you what I have been up to over the last two weeks, as ever I have wanted to get this all down previously but time slips through my fingers like melted chocolate.
So here is s little snippet into the busy/crazy life of one individual.
1. Snow.
You may remember the chaos that ensued a couple of weeks ago. You may have chosen to forget this life stopping stuff. But for one moment on my singular snow day (mean school was open), I sat and watched the snow fall and caught a shot of it delicately landing on dried seed pods from the previous summer.
The magical pods......

2. My first .....Embroidery! I found this amongst some bric a brac (Tat) that I was tidying up. Ahh bless not sure how old I was probably 8-9??

3. My birthday!! Hurrah 29. (AKA Not 30 yet) 10th Feb
I was so happy to see I shared a Birthday with the very talented Miss Monda of MONDA LOVES.

Had some lurvely pressies.... even a bit of Cath Kidston !!!

4. Although wedding plans have taken over all creative thoughts and ideas, I have tried to keep making. Knitting has been a way of chilling out and also helping me remember things. As the needles click away my mind wanders and a new list of things to do also grows alongside my knitting.

5. The valentine...... Beautiful TULIPS! X
6. Half term day out.
What a beautiful day Monday, we were lucky enough to venture out to a little place called Bath. Just gorgeous!! We took a credit crunch picnic and enjoyed wandering round this amazing city.

My new LOVE.... love bar from Pret a Manger. the most delicious smackeral ever! In fact so good I have had three this week. One last Saturday whilst shopping in Birmingham for wedding rings (Job done), one in Bath (pictured before it disappeared) and one this Wednesday when I popped to Biscester (again, Beth and I think it should become our half termly pilgrimage).

(sean's half eaten choc croissant)
Oh GLORY BE !"!"! I happened to chance upon a delightful Cath Kidston store DIVINE.
BUT >>>>> On waiting patiently to enter said establishment, whilst some little shopppers trailed out, this cheeky woman barged in front of me. HOW RUDE i hear you say! I coughed murmered something..........She turned and said Oh I am sorry but this dress>>>>>!! Well I can understand wanting to get in there sharpish BUT!! barging a fellow Cath Kidston worshipper is not on. If I told you that the lady in question (Barger extroidinaire) was the one and only Julia Sawalha of Press Gang fame and some Sunday night period drama malarkey you may giggle or think bloomin celebs. I just laughed we could'nt quite believe it. She did buy that dress too!!
Amazing found a wee shop devoted to tea!!

Sneaky shot through the window..... Lovely caddies.

Walked round to what is known as The Circus.....not a clown in sight thank the lord (not too keen you see).
Oh and then yesterday I threw this together (nicely of course) one of the bridesmaid dresses for the upcoming event! The one you will get sick of hearing about!!
Still need to sort the hem....hate those things!! But hey ho. Just off shortly to deliver a Birthday gift to my god daughter, get food shopping finish the dress errrrr..... and the list goes on. As my mum says 'I should be as thin as Twiggy!!'
Enjoy see you soon for another epic tale. X


White Rabbits??

Nope.... I am not going all Alice in Wonderland. But as today is the 1st February I thought I really ought to make the effort and say hello, hence 'White Rabbits' or is it only March you say that?? In fact does anyone even know what I am wittering on about? Even if nobody actually reads this I will feel proactive once again and out of my erm.... hibernation mode. So what have I been doing?? I have just dowloaded 224 photos which have been on my camera since Christmas. SAD I know but time has run through my fingers like grains of sand!! I have attempted numerous times to catch up with my blog. I have checked out a few of my all time favourite blogs but after that I felt so tired and drained of all energy that I would log off.
I will at least try and keep up to date. Even if it is to show my appreciation of others work.
It's amazing what you do cram into your life, just quickly flicking through the photos I had taken it was bizarre to see moments of my life captured and replayed like a silent movie.

So I wish you all A HAPPY FEBRUARY>>> I love this month. It feels closer to spring yet it still has a wintry edge but the days are getting longer (slowly) its also mine and Sean's birthday (in fact it is his today HAPPY BIRTHDAY SEAN !) he is currently engaged with his computer game bless.
Well just a quick catch up, to see what I have been doing. No textiles creations of late just wedding preparations but I thought it would be nice for you to see our plans.

Wightwick Manor Wolverhampton (National Trust Property
This is where we are getting married 3rd August this year.

I have been reading lots of Wedding glossies, lucky me my friend Beth is even into reading these and has passed on many a copy of Wedding Flowers.

My clever and creative friend Laura, has designed the surface pattern etc for our invites, I have then cut and pasted them into these fold out pocket cards.

She is so clever!

I have wiled away many a wintry evening cutting and pasting to create a visual diary of inspiration.

Gorgeous Bouquet....Love the country/vintage charm about these florals.

I have been busy ordering bits and bobs from eBay. These wee labels are to hang on the teacups to mark places at the Wedding Breakfast tables.

I am yet to make Laura and Emma their bridesmaid dresses. The fabric is aubergine/plum sateen the dress is the halter neck tea dress. Very cute, it will be completed with a moss green sash.

Supporting the handmade crafts person. The cutest shabby chic sign!!

So there we have it a brief whistle stop tour of things to come. So although I have been beating myself up over my lack or creativity of late. I have enjoyed posting this as I can see I have been creative but in a different way. I always feel bad not being able to find the time to do my own work. Teaching in a Secondary school although rewarding has its flaws. It absorbs so much energy and time up. Oh and on a less cheery note I discovered that the life expectancy of a retired teacher is somewhat reduced. OH JOY!! Anyhow you have to live for today and I am really excited about the wedding and mine and Sean's future together. Who knows whats round the corner.

The posts Grand Finale.
My Christmas Present from HENSTEETHART. I cannot start my blogging year without mentioning Viv. What she has accomplished of late is amazing, well done on your magazine article and new job role. Your work as ever is truly inspirational and I am privileged to have acquired an original piece of your artwork/notebook. If you have not seen her work yet take a look on the link. You will be hooked!!

I think this little lady is standing holding her head amidst the flowers trying to look composed, in the background their is a ledger/notes about finances. I think she is obviously taking on board the Credit Crunch as of late. Te he !
Enjoy your week X