Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A lovely weekend for a lovely friend...

As I explained in a previous post I went to the UK over Easter and while I was there I spent the weekend with some of my best friends at a spa hotel for my best friends hen weekend. We had a great time lazing around and getting treatments, lazing in the jacuzzi and drinking waaaaay too much wine! :) What a great way to spend a weekend and a great send off for Laura into married life :) The big day is less than a fortnight away and I am a bridesmaid so some last minute crash dieting and secretive planning is going on ;)

I can´t wait to see her in her dress and spend more time with my favourite people :)

Happy tuesday all! x

Monday, April 25, 2011

Help me dress a girl around the world!!!

Reading my fav magazine "Sew Hip" from the UK I stumbled accross an amazing article. The article talked about imagining if a deprived little girl somewhere in the world could have one pretty outfit, just for her to wear - and you made it. Well...with those few words I intently read on! Anyone who, on a personal level knows me (and I am sure anyone who has seen my shop! lol ) knows I am the biggest pink-freak going. I have always been a complete girly-girl, as a small girl I always played with dolls and barbies and I was very fortunate to have some amazing dress makers in my family and I always had amazing dresses for parties, birthdays and just generally to play in. There is something special about a girl and her party dress :) So seeing this article I felt a real need to read on.

Hope 4 women aims to provide girls in developing and poverty stricken countries their very own pretty dress. Brightening up their lives when they very rarely get the chance to own something of their own! The idea is to get a group of you together and run up some "Pillowcase dresses" and send them off to the charity and they will donate and give them out to the countries they are working in (currently Uganda). Of course you can donate as well!!! They are always looking for extra donations as all of this sorting, delivering and ground work is done on donations (and I imagine a lot of wonderful people!) So here´s what I am doing....

I am going to be making as many of these dresses (simple pattern found the website): and I am going to be asking as many of my sewing friends as I can to help me run up as many as we can so I can send off a big parcel full of them :)

(They have to go to the US) If you would like to donate a dress to help, you can do so by sending it to me before the end of May 2011 (contact me for postage details) or go on the website and send it direct to them and likewise with any donations you wish to give! I will be doing a giveaway shortly linking in "Dress a girl around the world" to see what else we can do for them. Let´s spread some love and see how far our arms can stretch! :) :) :)

Sunday, April 24, 2011


Happy easter Everyone! I hope you are nicely scoffing your Easter chocolate and enjoying time with family & friends.

I came home from the UK yesterday so I can´t be near my family :( But I brought a little piece of the UK back with me in the shape of Cadbury´s mini eggs ;) mmmmmmm.........

Here´s wishing you all an EGG-Cellent (sorry!) Easter and a CRACKING (again, sorry!) time! x x

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Enjoying the UK...

I am enjoying the UK for a week and as per usual whenever I come back here, there just really isn´t enough hours in the day! Everybody wants to see me and spend time with me and I end up feeling like a dolly being pulled in different directions by children at a nursery! :) lol

I am managing to see most people, but never manage to see everyone or spend enough time with everyone :( I am however, trying to enjoy my time and trying not to let it get to me that some people are missing out...I can´t please them all! I fly back home to Spain on Saturday morning at the crack of dawn....even before the birds come out! only 2 real days left here :( I have some lovely pictures though and it is so nice to see some familiar faces :) x x

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring flu....

Ohhhh poorly me. I have been in bed for the last 3 and a half days ill with a good dose of flu. A really good dose.

I have beens tocking up on painkillers, menthol vicks vapor rub, antiseptic throat sprays and a wonder flu drug over here we call "Flumil Forte". 4 days later and I am feeling more human....well at least looking more human!

(however still barking like a dog!)

So, back to work tomorrow and back to some sort of routine and normality! We get the keys to the new place on Friday...however we have extended our time in the current flat (mainly due to me being ill for so long and so no packing has been done!!!). Hopefully this weekend most of it will get done and dusted...then one more week and EASTER HOLIDAYS! :) ...The words all teachers love to hear!!!

Happy Wednesday folks! x x

Saturday, April 2, 2011

New pad :)´s some sneaky peak photos of the new place, before we move in.

Still packing and sorting at the moment but hopefully this time next weekend it will be more like home :)

I´ll keep you posted! Happy Weekend everyone! x