28 March 2007
23 March 2007
it has been a very long time since i spent money on clothes
+ i have to admit i went a little bit crazy!
(it's like print heaven in the shops right now)
so this is a kind of confessional/show + tell post
starting with a cropped monsoon jacket
(spotted by my mum....thanks mum)
green....my favourite favourite colour
....+ (now) what's not to love?
especially when you're tall + like comfort
these flats are going to be my best friends
(as soon as it gets a teensy bit warmer!)
the new laura ashley archive collection
(prints + colours = truly gorgeous)
+ on the subject of fabric prints + saltwater
....i must share a £20 ebay bargain coat + a matching tunic dress
(linen + print + colour combination = gotta have it!)
i'm planning to make a cotton turquoise
(or satsuma?) skirt to match for the summer
wishing one + all a great weekend whatever you're up to!
Posted by kelly at 11:51
21 March 2007
- my new additions for the shop at the end of march
- completing the nest website for me + my mum's business
- sowing seeds in pots for the windowsill
- making a headpiece for an april wedding
more smiles in the form of print....a new blueprint....brought to me by my dad who never lets me down when i send him in search of magazines in other countries! taking a peek at the new bluelines blog had kept me going inbetween issues....this one seems slightly sparser in content but still has plenty to get smiley about : )
have a good wednesday everyone....happy springtime! x
Posted by kelly at 14:07
19 March 2007
especially around this time of year when a new season is nearly here
(i say nearly....we had sun + snow today in england!)
my usual fix is to have a big move round in a room
it gives me a boost + a fresh enthusiasm
instead of furniture....today i thought i'd experiment with my blog
(inspired by shari + julie)
please bear with me as i'll be making adjustments
+ then maybe putting it all back to normal!
Posted by kelly at 19:43
18 March 2007
i've just spent the loveliest time with my special mum
+ much of our family
(my dad, brother, my mum's 2 sisters with their families + my maternal grandparents)
all squeezed into one happy house
....cooking together + sharing much delicious food....
getting blown about outside whilst walking : )
we watched old cine films of our mum's weddings
+ of us all as toddlers
....sunny days + happy times....
funny hairstyles + lots of knitted clothes!
i know that i am very lucky to have
a great relationship with my mother
i cherish it more + more as i get older....
....appreciating just how much she gives to me
+ thinking how i'd love to be able
to give the same to a child of my own
we do so much together + i love that
my stitching guru
my shoe shopping partner
my fellow archers listener
my sweet tooth gene giver
+ so much more
my mum is my friend
Posted by kelly at 20:03
05 March 2007
i've been making tops for baby roan
....soon to cross the water to ireland
at the end of the month!
p.s. thank you so much for all the baking love!
c is chuffed that his efforts didn't go unseen : )
there isn't a lot of bakewell left....how i would have loved
to invite you all round for a piece with a cup of tea!
Posted by kelly at 16:29
04 March 2007
an early start on a sunday morning....we unloaded at the hotel + enjoyed setting up our little space. then from 10 to 4 we didn't really get to see more than 30 people....some of whom were other exhibitors! (you have to laugh or...) good job there was free tea + coffee....it was a disappointing day all in all. lots of work + no one to show it to....chatting to other traders we were reassured that it was a particularly quiet fair + the talk was that it was either poor advertising of the event or just bad luck that people didn't fancy leaving their houses on the day. still....we can draw some positives from it....it kicked me into getting a website on the go (with an address to print on the leaflets....that wouldn't print properly....that nobody took!) all of course with neverfailing help from my computer man....aka the baker boy ciaran!
the website's an ongoing project....the next step is looking to see how/where we should try + get our product out there....we have our doubts that the wedding fairs are really the best place to exhibit + i think we're going to look to contact some magazines with information about what we do....i may test it out on you readers at some point : )
so the nest thing feels in limbo for me right now....i'm trying to get back into the groove with it....hope it won't take long because it's not just about me....my mum has worked really hard on the concept too so i want to keep the momentum going....i just need a kick up the bum sometimes!!
forever sidetracked....from my photo archives....this time 2 years ago i had this wonderful view in front of me + i just never get tired of looking at it....ireland is so beautiful. until tomorrow, x
Posted by kelly at 19:06
03 March 2007
now this may not be a revolutionary statement to some readers
....but this is the 1st bit of baking my husband has ever done!
using a recipe scribbled for us by our lovely friend abi yesterday
at her cafe....a bakewell tart today was baked!
so it's a bit of a landmark day in our house
with 4 sisters it was always unlikely that my boy would
get stuck into much in his childhood kitchen
....yes i know that's not something i should assume
but it's the excuse i make up for him!
today he did a grand job
(tested with tea + given the thumbs up)
i made some shortbread....orange + cardamom
so lots of treats stocked here for 2 sweet tooths!
Posted by kelly at 12:48