Sunday, February 27, 2011

Spring is arriving...

I really feel like Spring is finally arriving today. Which is very much needed as last week was a very diffcult one! So last night I sat and did some hand sewing...I must say hand sewing is probably my favourite type of sewing. I like the fact I can multi-task (such as watch the TV! lol) whilst doing a spot of hand sewing. I LOVE my sewing machine - good old Mac works wonders for me...but there is something very anti-social and solo about sewing on a machine. It´s even difficult to listen to music. So I enjoyed my hand sewing last night. I started designing soem easter treats! (see photos) I hope you like them?!

As you all know, I am a complete sucker for pink so there really was no other colour way! :)

I hope your all seeing a bit of this gorgeous sunshine today! Happy Sunday everyone x

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Rest in peace Lee

I had some very sad news yesterday. A friend of mine who I have know since...ohhh....must be since I was around 12 years old?! and who used to live on the same street as me back home in the UK was involved in a car accident and passed away. It is always hard when someone passes, but even harder when that person appears to go too soon. He has left behind his son Oliver aged 5 as well his family and an army of mates who loved him.
Rest in peace my friend. I´ll see you at the other side. x x x x x

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


So...Jan asked me about Calçotada´s and if they are a traditional festival...etc...etc...

As far as I know they are typical events that run Feb-March in Catalunya (A region North of Spain), it simply celebrates the Calçots being in season. Calçots are a like an onioney-leek vegetable - as far as I know they not available in the UK....but I could be wrong! :) the idea of having Calçotada´s dates back and back...and back... the Calçots are BBQed and then there is an art form to taking the burnt outer leaves off in one go, to reveal the inner juicy vegetable part. this is dipped in a salsa made from pine nuts, garlic and numerous secret ingredients ;) and Voila! enjoy! People eat a big pile of them, then have a second course of BBQed meats all washed down with Catalunya´s champagne...Cava. All in all you eat for a week and drink for a month! :)

I am still recovering! lol :) we have hit tuesday already! These weeks are going by so quickly! We had some bad news yesterday...our new apartment fell through :( I was really upset, but now we are back to full force viewing and calling estate agents. we have three or four to view on friday! Cross your fingers for us! :) Happy Tuesday folks! x

Monday, February 21, 2011


On Sunday I went on the Calçotada, as explained earlier in the week. It was, as I expected, great fun! :) We spent 4 hoours eating and drinking...I was on the verge of popping! :)
The photo is of the Caçots just befroe they get cooked. They are BBQed like this in these wire cages.
So, Monday has come around again and I have a few things to imput onto the shop and of course the day job to go to! :) lol
So, Happy Monday guys! Hope you have a lovely day! x

Friday, February 18, 2011

A lovely productive Friday :)

I am having a lovely productive day today. Isn´t it a nice feeling when you manage to get organised and crack on with those little jobs that always seem to be hanging around?!
I have a few hours between classes today and I have manged to get a lot done...including making a very yummy beef steak pie :) Nom..nom...
To top it off - it is a beautiful sunny day!
Tomorrow I am going to my second Calçotada :) what is a Calçotada I hear you ask....? Well, here they grow Calçot´s which are like a cross between leeks and onions I suppose. They barbecue them and cover them in a gorgeous tomato, pine nut and garlic sauce...mmmmmm...
At a Calçotada we eat lots of these as well as sausages, lamb etc etc, practically anything that can be barbecued!!! :) as well as LOTS of alcohol. I will be eating in one day enough food for a week!
I hope the sun stays out for tomorrow as well! :)
Happy Friday everyone! Enjoy! x

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wheat bag lovely-ness....

I am super proud of myself. My lovely friend Lucy (who is equally as much a fabric/sewing geek
as me) recently gave me two bags of wheat to inspire me to make some wheat bags..I know - what a sweetie! :)

So this morning...I set to and VOILA! I added a few teaspoons of dreid Lavender to the wheat and it smells DIVINE! I will now be toasty warm and comforted :)
Thanks Luce!
...and Happy Tuesday everyone! x

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

I forgot to wish you all a very Happy Valentines Day! Wishing you all a loved up day tomorrow/today (depending on where you are in the world!)
Oh! and keep your eyes peeled.....I´ll be having another giveaway in March....

New Listings on the shop!

I was a busy bunny on Saturday. I got busy creating and sewing and so this morning I´ve been busy photographing and uploading onto the shop.

Check out all the lovely new items guys!
Happy Sunday everyone! Hope your having a nice relaxing weekend! x

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Princess for a day...

I was asked by my mother in law if I would mind dressing up as Cinderella for Carlota´s birthday party, (my boyfriends cousin who just turned four years old. Not at all I said, and so last weekend came and I got dressed up! :)
This is a pic of me getting ready!
It was a lovely party and Carlota looked very shocked and a bit star struck when she saw "Cinderella" bringing her birthday cake in! :)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Needing inspiration...

I am in need of inspiration.....

I have had this gorgeous little iron on babushka for a while now and other than put her on a tote....I have no further ideas of what I can do with her???
Any ideas guys???
Tuesday is upon us! Yay! My favourite day of the week as I only have two lessons in the the rest of the day is mine to do with as I please :) Yay!
Happy Tuesday everyone! x