Sunday, 18 November 2012

This is just too lovely to not mention...

Well well well, I hear you exclaim! (I actually don't, but stay with me...) Yes, I know, I am like a bus (again, stay with me...) Nothing for weeks and weeks, then suddenly TWICE IN AS MANY DAYS!

You see, what happened is, I just saw Stupid, Crazy, Love. (Don't you just love Steve Carell in absolutely everything he does?) Anyway, I realised that I have always liked the song that is played in the end credits, and never really knew who it was by. It turns out the song is Blood by The Middle East. It's something to do with the ending i think. It reminds me a bit of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros... ANYWAY, I thought i'd have a peek on You Tube, and look at the absolute delight that is the video to it.
(Again, stay with me... This may not work as I have never embedded a video here before. Here goes...)

I hope that works. What do you think? Lovely, eh?

Friday, 16 November 2012

I know, I know...

I know... It has been an age. Again. Sorry... again!

Anyway, it's only a quickie. I have much more to follow, but most importantly i wanted to point out (in case any of you have not noticed...)

It's only ruddy well CHRISTMAS MAKINGS TIME!

For those of you who don't know me, I find this very exciting indeed. It inevitably turns into a manic rush to try and finish the impossible amounts of makings I impose on myself, but I love it none the less. I try to whittle it down every year, but every year i get a little carried away.

My makings are actually a little late in starting this year, so I need to get a wriggle on - Starting with these little beauties...

They are a little time consuming, but I love them. They are rather Scandinavian looking and are just crying out for a satsuma and a lump of coal or two. I shall be making some over this weekend as it is time for the annual festivities in Pokesdown.
Zoe at Love From Hetty and Dave will be providing some mince pies and general festive loveliness this coming Thursday, along with other local handmade and vintage folk in Pokesdown's vintage quarter (More info HERE)

Along with these little lovelies, I have a stack of things that i haven't made yet from the last few months of Mollie Makes magazine. It feels a little self indulgent to make them all for myself, so I shall inflict them on my friends and family instead!

Another thing I shall come back later and ramble about is the fabulous Pip Lincolne at Meet Me At Mikes. We all know that Pip is one super dooooper lady who is EXTREMELY generous with her time and thoughts, but recently she got even MORE generous. Via JustB magazine, Pip has been running a most marvelous Blog School over the last few weeks, with hints and tips on improving your blog and getting the best out of it. I have been scribbling notes a'plenty since. More on this later...

Anyway, that's it for now. I had a tooth out this afternoon, and I am beginning to feel a little ropey now that my face has defrosted!

Have a terrific weekend, folks