Sunday, 25 July 2010

♥♥♥♥ Monday Etsy Loves!!!!! ♥♥♥♥

Another early post as I am away without my laptop Monday

Here are the new things that have caught my eye on etsy this week!
Hope you like them

1. HotDigitalDog

Hot Digital Dog combines old photos and cute pets and the outcome is adorable.
You can also get your own pet made into a vintage looking print! Cute


2. loverdoversclothing

lover dovers clothing creates the most adorable vintage looking aprons!
I'm a sucker for anything 50's and these are perfect!
So pretty! I want all of them!



Schmoomunitions creates super cute postcards and prints of animals.

I have bought a few of these postcards and everyone seems to love them.

Currently 100% of her etsy profits goes towards caring for Paul, the feral cat that lives outside.
So you'll be happy knowing you are helping poor little Paul!


4. Strangeling: The Art of Jasmine Becket-Griffith

Jasmines artwork is so beautiful and magical!
Her work is like stepping into a fairytale.

So dreamy!


Tuesday, 20 July 2010

I've got gadgets and gizmos aplenty I've got whozits and whatzits galore

You want thingamabobs?
I got twenty

Anybody recognise the title??

I am a sucker for gadgets and cute bits and bobs and this site is AMAZING!!!!!!!

Here are a few of my favorites!

This is AMAZING!
Just like the bears off Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory!

These would make you smile at lunchtime!

This is too cute!!!


What a GREAT idea!
I really want these!


This site has so much cute stuff on it!

Birthday Inspiration!

Hi Hi Hi!!!
Hope you like the new blog layout.
I felt like a change and I think it's quite sweet!

It's my birthday in less than 2 weeks and I can't wait!
Nothing too big planned, just an all day picnic lazing in the park.
Lots of reading, doodling, puppy watching and yummy food!
Sometimes there is nothing better than feeling the sun on your face and listening to the birds sing.

So here are some cute and inspiring picnic pictures!!!

How adorable are these picnic baskets?

(All images via )

What are your favorite things to take on a picnic?


Hope you're having an amazing day!

Sunday, 18 July 2010

♥♥♥♥ Monday Etsy Loves!!!!! ♥♥♥♥


This is the second Monday feature showing all my current etsy loves!
And I really have to cut it down because there are a LOT of them!
I am doing this tonight because I may not have a chance tommorow as I am away from my laptop

Soooooo..... Lets go!

1. Labyrinthvintage

This lady makes jewellrey inspired by Labyrinth

My fav

Also clothes,bags and ceramics

This kitty locket is so adorable!

Check her shop out!!!!

2. The Golden Plague!
Aurea Praga makes the most AMAZING rings!!!!
I think I need more fingers!!

My next treat to myself I think!
She does Bunny & Teddy rings too!

3. JDavisStudio

I love this House ring!
Seriously I need more fingers!!!

This necklace is so sweet too!

Hope everyone has had a great weekend!
I'm going to cuddle on the couch with Sisco and Paul


* Graduation, Looking to the Future & Alice in Wonderland *

So Friday was my university graduation!
It was 11am and we booked a taxi for 8.45 so I had time to get there and register etc.

I got a text message just as we were due to get picked up saying our taxi was going to be late.
Ok, I thought. We were leaving early anyway so we had plenty of time to get there.
A little stressed but ok...
25 minutes later, no taxi!
Uh ohhhh!
The next 5 minutes was a call that was put on hold which seemed like FOREVER.
Eventually we got told it would be 10 minutes
Stress rising a little more....
To cut a long story short, it turns out the taxi company didn't have any idea when our taxi would get here!

Luckily after some calling around the boyfriend finds a nearby taxi firm that can get here in 5 minutes!
After some speedy driving and A LOT of overtaking we go there!!!

The day was perfect. Emotional, happy and shared with people I love.
Unfortunately my boyfriends parents couldn't make it, but I felt they were with me on the day
And......I didn't trip on stage!!!

(I am quite clumsy and had sooo many people telling me 'watch your step Claire' and 'Don't trip on your gown' HAHA)

So college is finished for me and I am excited to see what the future holds for me
But next I really want to visit my boyfriends parents, family and friends in Wales.
I miss the beaches, fresh air and of course loved ones.
My old flat was right by the beach and my boyfriend and I would often go down to the waters edge and watch cute puppies splashing around in the sea! Lovely

Interesting fact:
Looking over the beach where I used to walk used to be the hotel which was once the holiday home of Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Alice in Wonderland. On the front there is also an Alice statue. Unfortunately it was knocked down late last year.

The town also used to have an Alice in Wonderland mini museum called 'The Alice in Wonderland Centre' but it also got closed due to lack of interest.
They had an indoor walk-through Wonderland Rabbit Hole with life-sized animated displays of well known scenes from the Alice story. I went when I was little and again when I was about 17 (I always loved the story) They had an adorable gift shop and I always wanted an Alice dress. Maybe one day I will get one.

If you ever get the chance to visit Llandudno, do. It's such a cute little town and some of the bu
ildings are listed and have have stayed true to the Victorian style of the past.

Monday, 12 July 2010

More Cats?

Ok, so this post is about cats?
I may come off as a crazy cat lady and I 100% embrace it!
Cats are soo unique and wonderful
I am lucky to have in my life a little girl called Sisco who is not the most affectionate-but damn, she is feisty!

Throughout my childhood I have been around "crazy" cat ladies (I say that in a GOOD way)

Here are a few little girls I feel lucky to know!

First up.....
Sadie Queen
The most beautiful hearted little lady I have had the honor to know
She was rescued by my Gran Patricia (My mother mum) Patricia would find a lost frog in her garden and try and find it a home (The crazy begins)
I was lucky to know Sadie from the age of 8 until 26.
She was so full of love and purrs. An amazing little lady
So precious!

Next up.....
Little Chris and & Louie

This is Lucy (aka Louie)
She was rescued from a farm where she had unfortunately lost her siblings
Lucy was born deaf so she needs a lot of care.
She takes a while to trust but it's worth the effort!
She loves Sunshine, strokes and warmth!

Oh...She Loves the camera!

Next is little Chris
She's a tough chick and doesn't take any C**p!
She is lovely though and will give you her undivided attention!
She loves crunchy crisps and other yummy things!

Next up
SPIKE!!! (Aka Spiddles!)

I got to know Spike through my in-laws
My boyfriends parents seem to attract animals!
Well, Spike wasn't just attracted..Spike fell in love!
He would love nothing better than fall asleep on your knee..Oh and food! have the BEST purr!!!!

This post is dedicated to Linda & Ted
You both always made me feel comfy, loved and happy like a cat!
Love you!

** Monday Etsy Loves **

This is a new Monday feature showing all my current etsy loves!
And I really have to cut it down because there are a LOT of them!

This is too cute!
Felted versions of your babies?
Amber is so amazing!
You need to check out her etsy site and you will fall inlove with every piece!

I have bought a few plush from Yummypancakes's shop and they are SO well made and So cute!!

See? Adorable!

The Poppy Tree has some of the cutest artwork I've seen!
I have to click off her etsy page because I want so many of her prints and I will have no money left!
And now she makes stickers and charms? Oh no...There goes all my money!
So sweet!

Next up Brian Rubenacker's artwork.
So funny and cute!
I love Boston Terriers and pugs!
Also, another reason to buy his artwork is that he licensed some of his art to Helping Udders who donate a lot of money to rescues every year.

See? Look at those little faces!

Hope everyone is having a good Monday!
I'm off to put ice cubes on my cat Sisco's paws because she's so hot!
(Don't worry, she loves it!)