Friday, March 4, 2011

Rag Trade

When I was in the rag trade, I just felt so alive!!!  I think because fashion is always embracing always in the pursuit of something new - the next best thing.  Some things are here for 5 minutes while others hold on for near a lifetime.

I used to puruse through fashion magazines and cut out outfits and ideas that I just loved!  Using old diaries for scrap books Id paste in my little lovlies.  Hubby threatened to throw them out the other day - NO WAY!!  Not only do I still love my choices, but each picture actually triggers a memory of youth, see I started doing this at age 14.

It seems different now, everyone is in awe of the BIG brands, the expensive unattainable break my heart/bank numbers.  Its not just about going into a shop - any shop and saying 'hey! thats cute, I like it!'  No, apparently now it has to have the right name along with the pricey tag of hell to go with it!

stuff that.

such a rip off.

Its so much more fun not being tied to a particular brand and loving something because its great fabric, well made or a little different from the norm!

Monday, February 28, 2011


you know, I love my kids I really do.  But does anyone else just want to throw your hands up in the air and admit defeat?

Friday, February 25, 2011


brother and sister, comfort, love.

the freedom of childhood, no inhibitions, just enjoy the moment with no threat of social laws!

the promise of a clean slate, a brand new day, after the fog has cleared... to unveil your life

I love the peace this picture offered me upon waking on the swinging bridge in Michigan...

I love the colours of time in tin....

Thursday, February 24, 2011


Oh Friday how I love thee today!  I woke up and thought, oh bless, its Friday! 
So, Ive been up since 4am, baked some cheese scones and chocolate patty cakes for the kids lunches - I know, it should be Monday, but its great owning a freezer!
And now am sitting with a dye in my hair waiting for it to work its magic, before having to get into my uniform for work! Oh, and a load of washing done. 
Supermum I know, but it doesnt always happen like this.
Tomorrow there are no committments, even better.  So we may go over to Scarborough and scan the beaches for some sea glass.  A favourite passtime for the kids.  After which Im planning on making a mosaic with the treasures!  So will defo take some pics of that little dream.
Sometimes I hate being a woman with our mood swings and monthly pressures!  But sometimes it happens to all fall into place...

So happy weekend bff's! 

peace out x

Saturday, February 19, 2011


You know, I grew up on a farm, and when I was a wee girl, Id go down to the yards with dad to milk the cows.  The cows would walk on up to the stalls and put their heads through - they can be trained you know!!
But the most interesting or fascinating part to me was how they peed.  It was like half a lake would come out, I couldnt believe how much wee!  And the sound was like a tap turned on to max.
When we went to church and I had to go to the loo between Sabbath school and church, I used to think wow, that lady sounds like a cow.
Now when I take my girls for a wee, I cant help thinking back to those days, and Ive realised now, that I too, am a cow.