Saturday, 28 November 2009


Woof! Woof! hEllo it's mE SmartiE! i havE takEn ovEr my mummy's blog whilE shE's not looking! Shh..don't tEll hEr!
i thought i'd takE this opportunity to say hEllo to Mr. BoodlE!
my mummy has told mE lots about you & how you arE brown likE mE & that you likE going on lovEly walks, just likE mE!
uh-oh! i havE to go now shE's looking for hEr laptop! Woof! Woof!

Friday, 27 November 2009

rock me amaryllis!

Amaryllis! Amaryllis! Amaryllis!
Pleeeease don't ask me why this tune popped into my head but it did & it stayed there for most of the day. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't stop singing my version while rollering away!
Think Falco's Rock Me Amadeus and you get the picture.

Amaryllis! Amaryllis! Amaryllis!
Amaryllis Notelet Bundle now on Folksy ;0)

Catchy no?
hehe! Have a happy weekend blog friends x

Monday, 23 November 2009

river walkies!

Across the lane, along the path, past the field, through the gate & over the bridge to Smartie's favorite place; the river.

It's still raining on & off here but we managed to take Smartie on a quick stroll in between the showers.
We put on our coats & wellies & braved the bitter cold wind.
We didn't stay out too long just long enough to post a letter & for Smartie to play in the water & run about in the mud before it started to get dark.
Back home now & roasting ourselves in front of the roaring fire.
Smartie is sprawled out on the floor with a full belly after eating his dinner & dreaming about his exciting time at the river!
With card printing now drying & dinner on the hob on goes the gogglebox!
Monday night tv means we'll be watching Strictly it takes two & Miranda on BBC2!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

wet weekend!

rain, rain go away come again another day.

Not much else to do on this wet weekend other than cosy up on the couch, cuddle the dog,
stuff my face with crisps (notice the colour of the packet ;0)
& flick through a fab book!
Well actually there are plenty of other things I could be doing besides sitting on the sofa!
but hey, it's a good excuse to do just that :0)

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

crimbo window!

Little shop appears to have had a dusting of Christmas magic!

Twinkly lights & a touch of greenery from the garden are yet to be added :0)
Looking forward to seeing the town at night when it's lit up in sparkly Christmas lights.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

paperchains & pictureframes!

This week I'm busily preparing the Christmas display ready for little shop. It's all go at the mo!
I'm having so much fun making the decorations. Doing the window dressing is the best bit about having a shop. Whether it's a big or a small space the possibilities are endless :0)
I've had the window display in my sketch book for a while now so I'm hoping it will turn out just how I picture it...we shall see ;0)
Weirdly though, while getting into the 'Christmassy zone' I can't help imagine how the window will look once Crimbo has gone! Eek!

Sunday, 8 November 2009

poppy day

In Flanders Fields

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

John McCrae (1872 - 1918)

Thursday, 5 November 2009

little shop!

A new table for the little shop!

You know who made it for me using left over/unwanted/unused timber & planks of wood.

The yummy blue paint I chose was mixed up especially after finding the colour on a crisp packet! I wonder if you can guess which crisps they were ;0)

I love it. It fits in just right for a little space.
It's not too big & it's not too small!
So now I have a very cute handmade table for my cards :0)

The Crimbo display will be coming to little shop very soon...