Friday, 15 February 2013

Collection Crush - Budgerigaga

Every now and then Paperchase release a range that makes my heart leap for joy and my wallet scream in pain. Budgerigaga is one of those ranges. As a general rule I love things with Budgies on...I put it down to my mum's vintage tin with a budgie on top that she used to store her hankie collection. I'm struggling to pick which items I need the most from this range. It might be a sign that I need more budgies in my life.

Monday, 4 February 2013

Motif Monday Round-Up

From next week I plan to get back to posting weekly free cross stitch motifs. They're so much fun to do...and even more fun to see in other people's projects. Here's a round up of my favourite motifs so far...

The disapproving meme guy...I can't believe I haven't stitched this up yet! My wall can't judge anyone without it.

For the Doctor Who fans (me!) some Daleks to bring terror to your very soul.

Oh my glob! It's Finn and Lumpy Space Princess from Adventure Time... Algebraic!

And my most favourite of all...Mr Distinguished, who is making my wall look ever-so-classy as I type.

If you have any motif requests please comment/ get in touch...I love a challenge!

Sunday, 3 February 2013

Smelling the flowers...

                                                                                  Source: via Kat on Pinterest

So where did January just go? Seriously. I remember as a child hearing my mum talk about how time seemed to go faster as she got older, and not really understanding the concept.

That has absolutely changed. The speed at which time seems to fly by actually frightens me occasionally. The skill I need to learn is to slow down, smell those flowers along the way.

So, what exciting things has January brought my way? Well, I've started teaching at the College where I work, which is proving to be an amazing, and time consuming, venture in equal measures. I'm so happy I've taken the step though, and I'm excited to find out where it leads.

I'm also well and truly addicted to crochet. Seriously, it's at addiction level. It has to be the single most relaxing craft I've found so far. Expect a lot more crochet around these here parts.

Oh, and there's a new man in my life. Sure, he has some issues, but damn he's entertaining....

Californication is one of those shows where I can't understand how it's taken me so long to find it. I'm a long-time David Duchovny fan from my X-files geek days, but somehow this show has passed me by. Until now. Which is kind of awesome because I totally need its light relief at the moment, and Hank Moody's escapades sure are entertaining.

The hardest part is forcing myself to limit it to one episode a day on Netflix ;)

I also (finally!) have an office space at home, which is going to make blogging so much easier! No photos yet, as it is currently surrounded by box upon box of craft supplies (I need to do some serious stash busting), but soon my friends, soon.

Take care for now my lovelies...I'm off to do some catching up on a few of my favourite blogs.