Tuesday, 18 January 2011

world record...

3 posts in less than a week, must be a world record for me.

If you've come here for En's blog hop and don't want to read through my drivel for today CLICK HERE to go straight to the blog hop post instead! I understand, I'm not offended, sniff!

Feeling kinda crapola today, been fighting off the darned flu bug thingy that's doing the rounds so have been suffering a bit with hot sweats and not sleeping well during the night...and lack of sleep makes for a grumpy girl as my OH will tell you. So as I am totally unmotivated to work this afty and have been p*ssing in the wind as the saying goes, I decided to share some of my all time favo things with you. Not crafty things, but bootiful fings.

Numero uno...
...this is my all time favo material posesh (at the momento)...although I don't wear loads of jewellery and accessories I do love them soo much and over the past 10 years I have started to collect more "precious" jewellery as and when I've been able to afford the moolah. Not mega expensive pieces, jeez I am no rockerfeller, but maybe £100ish when I've had birthday money to spend etc. I have to say this is all QVC's fault - man does that channel suck me in. But pieces I know I will love forever and treasure and keep as heirlooms. I just like to think that when I keel over and croak there will be something of mine that can be passed on to someone and as I have no kids and never will, I decided it should be jewellery. I want someone to go on Antiques Roadshow in the year 2060 and go - oh she had good taste, she bought it from Woolies in 2006 but it's worth at least £10.50 now. You know what I mean! I have to say I don't buy much from QVC really, there is an awesome designer gallery in York called Pyramid Gallery and that's one of my fave haunts. I always look for up and coming designers as you can usually get amazing pieces for a snippet that way.
For my birthday last year Kris bought me this...sigh...


...I had to contribute a little bit of cash towards it myself as we're not big on birthdays and don't generally splash the cash much but hey, I don't drink and I don't smoke and I don't even buy much stash these days so I deserved it and it is my most favouritest posesh....the little house has a full on working lock on it, look how tiny the whole thing is...('scuse mingy yellow nails, closeups are a killer)....
...so the little door opens...and inside is tucked away a little surprise...
but that's not all, look on the other side...

So you see, it's " A Love Story" of me and Kris in our house and we're "Happy Ever After"...

only one word fits....adorable.

I had to stop wearing it on TV though as I have a habit of fiddling with it and one show I looked like I had a humoungous big growth on my neck where it had slid round the side!

Now you can see why it's my favest thing ever right?
And why I let my gorge hubby pick our wedding rings way back when, he knows my taste so well. (except in watches and shoes, funny that!)...


Anyway, so we just had Crimbo and guess what turned up...
I kinda had a suspicion this would be it this year, he made me do the Amazon wishlist - which incidentally is FABBO! you must do it! You add the wishlist button onto your web toolbar then as you go round the web at the click of a button you can add things to it - from ANY website, not just Amazon! So I'm using it as an ongoing shopping list, it's great to remind you where you saw things, I've got next, this year's shopping list for friends etc on the go already!

So you knew it wouldn't be just a little round thing with a window, right...

Hard to photograph this one as it's so tiny, but it hinges out into 3 pieces with Starry Starry night and a cute owl sitting on a branch (yes, me, owl, owl mad!) and then the back piece has a gold moon and stars in it. SO cute! I love it!
But I'm not just an expensivo kinda gal, I do the cheap tat too and now and then you know how you just come across a total "find"...well I found this in some shop or other a couple of years back now and I totally love it, I probably wear this more than any other, I don't know if it's because it's on a real long chain or what but it cost me all of about a fiver I think...
A much bigger piece, total costume metal, but was gutted that I lost a piece off it, I think it was a bead if my memory serves me right. I keep saying I'm going to make my own replacement and keep adding bits to it but you know how it is, manana, manana! Would be cool though and maybe one day I will!

So it's my birthday in a few days, who knows what the postie will bring this time??!! I think I need to get my ears repierced again so I can start the earring collection off!  My mum really makes me laugh so much - she does this every year, I don't think she trusts me not to open it beforehand! If only she knew, I never am tempted to open things early (not v often anyway) so she really doesnt need to do this haha...

Almost over! I just had to share this amazebob new woven ribbon which came in this week, all the way from Germany and the range is just adorable...this of course, had to be my fave I think but there are some other strong contenders for the crown, make sure you check them all out, they really are AMAZING!

And finally (hoorahh I hear you cry) I just had to share a dork moment with you.
Last night the OH reached across my desk "Ooo chocolate, just fancy a piece" he said, grabbing at a chunk.

THIS chunk...
The deckle blade off my WRMK trimmer...
Laugh? My t*ts nearly fell off.
x