Sunday, April 17, 2011

Two of my favourite things!

Yes - I know - it's been a while!!  In a previous post I mentioned our plan for this year is to knock down our house and build our dream home.  Well the adventure has finally begun but not without it's hiccups.  Over the last few weeks Mr J and the kids came down with the chicken pox, we packed up our belongings and moved to a rental house, we sold possessions on EBay, we had a pre-demolition sale and watched on as bits and pieces of our house were removed and recycled amongst the neighbours and - if you can imagine - we lived without the Internet for nearly 2 whole weeks!!  To say there's been a lot going on lately is a bit of an understatement.  Yes it's been busy and yes it's been stressful but rest assured I do know that in this game of life there are worse things to endure - I'm just trying to make you smile!

So . . . when I finally regained access to the online world I was delighted to discover two of my favourite things mentioned in the one sentence!  Those who know me well are only too familiar with my love of particular shades of blue and of my efforts to incorporate them into my home or my wardrobe as regularly as possible.  I'm also a huge fan of the Canadian interior designer Sarah Richardson.  So it was lovely to read that one of my favourite bloggers, Erin from House of Turquoise, is a huge fan of Sarah's too - you can read Erin's post and check out her gorgeous blog here if you are as keen on turquoise, teal, robin's egg blue, aqua and other particular shades of blue as I am.  Enjoy!

Dining Room by Sarah Richardson

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A New Look and a New Year!

Yay - I've had a makeover! Well not me exactly - although I wouldn't say no if Trinny & Susannah knocked at my door!  No I mean here in my little corner of the craft world.

The lovely folks at Shabby Blogs (who very generously provide fantastic free designs for bloggers) recently updated their server and decided to retire some of their older designs - one of which was mine. So rather than feel mortally wounded that my design was clearly considered "so last year!!" I've decided to embrace this as an opportunity to give my blog a new look as I look forward to an exciting new year. Oh that reminds me - Happy New Year everyone - I'm a bit late I know but it's taken me a while to fit back into my craft hat after the Christmas holidays!

Anyway, I love the new design and had a lot of fun playing around with it - there's so many other little features to muck around with too so I'm looking forward to adding a few more accessories over the coming weeks - sorry I couldn't resist one last makeover pun!

Hope you're all having a great day - I'll talk to you soon!