Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Female Simon Cowell

An early start,as this is my big day for the teeth transformation. The first visit of four..
Why do I come up with these bright ideas.
Hubby said he would drive me and wait for two & half hours.. I am so thankful it only took just over an hour on the first leg...
My dentist certainly decided I wasnt going to feel any pain, in fact after eight injections, YES! eight, and five hours later I am only just feeling a little normality in one side of my very numb,puffy lips. No wonder my man insisted I had a mushroom omelete before we went as all I have been able to swallow is a milky tea sop.. (dont ask) which dribbled down my chin.
Talk about Mick Jagger lips, I would have beaten him hands down, just so pleased no-one decided to stick me to a shop window with those great big suckers..
In two weeks the real ones will replace these temporay gnashers and the following week, he starts on the bottom, which will be completed the next week. Days before we jet off to Vegas.. I can flash my sparkly teeth then, lets hope I can eat with them also.

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Sunny Sunday

What a gorgeous day it has been, bit nippy, but the sun is glorious..
Had to refrain from taking pup for a walk as she had to be kept reasonably quiet for a week, after her hernia operation.. Have you tried trying to keep a hyperactive pup quiet. Near on impossible

Popped into town with hubby and bought four conifers.. I will have to sweet talk the gardener into digging the holes though..

Called and had a coffee with our son and had a pleasant hours chat with him

Decided to weed my rockery garden which is knee level, the pup decided she was helping though and kept running off with mouthfuls of weeds.. Now I know why dogs need worming so often.
Still havent finished the patio, so just 25% to do, but it has to be the worst part to jet wash.
Have a couple of Fascinator sets to complete now, so will take pics and list when done..
Might just veg out tonight, need a recharge of batteries

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Am I losing my mind?

Up early,as had to have the pup at the vets before 9.30am.. She has to have a little hernia op, bless her.. Had my breakfast, loaded up the kitchen roll, Ahh you might say, we have to be prepared along with the dettol spray.. Lastly puppykins, looking all forlorn and YES I needed the kitchen roll. Thought only kids got car sick.. Yuck!.
Sail into the vets in plenty of time with a cheery 'good morning' and was greeted in the same manner. ONLY she added, right time, wrong day... What a dipstick I am. We have to go through all that again tomorrow.
So my daughter, grandson and I had a trip to the garden centre, bought a lovely planter for my rockery, already planted so hope the pup doesnt decide to stage an attack. I was treated to lunch, just a pity we didnt sit on the decking as the sun was warm and inviting.. There again, on reflection our grandson could have ended up having a party with the Koi fish..
Arrived home and started on the patio again and still I havent finished it..
Now I am waiting for my PC screen to be collected for repair, it would have to go down. Luckily I have another PC networked, but do you think I can remember how to transfer files across.. in a word NO
In need of a caffiene injection so off to make a coffee..

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Powering Along

After an early start, sent hubby off to buy a new power hose.. Oh wow! bright yellow, after lots of fiddling I managed to assemble it connected the hosepipe and away I went..
Well! I dont know what the pup really thought to it, barked her head off for all of 20 seconds then skidded into the back porch and into her cage (huge thing) No that wasnt far enough away so sidled behind it and glared through the bars.. After 30 minutes or so she became a little braver and actually lay on the doorstep watching me.. By this time I was almost done in, after moving huge plantpots with this back breaking job, especially as you have to stoop over...
So far I have only completed a sixth of the patio, but oh boy does is look great. Even the wooden seat got blasted ready for its anual staining.
I came in splattered in muck, soaking jeans and literally bent in half.. After a coffee break I decided what I needed would be a nice hot bubbly bath, fantastic..
Back to reality in my workroom discovered I had a good few sales, so I sorted and packed, updated my website and sent thank you emails to my customers..
Oh dear! 11.11pm and i was going to have an early night as have to be up early tomoorow. My baby has to have a hernia op, bless her cotton socks.. AND, the vet said i was to keep her quiet for a WEEK.. shes a puppy for goodness sake..

Monday, 22 March 2010

A hectic Monday

2.45pm and I have just come up to my workroom to actually do some work.. Bit hectic today.
Visited my 93 year old Mum who was not in the greatest of moods, do feel so drained after that trip today..
Then had a quick bite to eat and proceeded to go and feed my daughters pup..

Thought I would post a couple of pics for the MND Association.(Motor Nuerone Disease Ass)
It was the Arctic challenge which my son also joined.. I was honoured that they selected me to design and embroider their MNDA Logo onto some fleeces which they would be wearing..
They had such a lot of support and sponsors.. Well done to them all, as it must have frozen their socks off at -40c Brrrrrr

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Sunday, Sunday

Couldnt sleep so got up and did some work on my PC, finally went back to bed 2am, then woke with the alarm at 7.30am.. OH hell!!! this is Sunday, but I have a little piddle pot waiting to be let out. First time she was dry overnight. Its like having a baby again, however, think it was the five and a half hours as opposed to the normal seven and half during the night..
Well, first things first. Hubby and I popped into town, couldnt find the towels I was after, Petrol garage was next stop, PC world and finally B&Q where I managed to get such a pretty black & white roller blind for the bathroom that has just been completed.
Stomach by this time was thinking my throat had been cut, so it was off to brunch in a little cafe in a village not far from us.. Yummy! Finally filled, I decided to ring my daughter and we loaded up two cars with dogs and kids and headed for our local country park.. It was a pleasure rambling along the walks, with the kids and dogs jumping in the muddy puddles.. Son in law took the kids to the play area while we armed ourselves with coffee and goodies for us all. We sat outside on the wooden picnic benches, the sun was warm, lots of like minded people milling around, dogs socialising. Although tired I feel absolutely exhilarated by the excercise and atmosphere.. Loved every minute.
Back to reality now, as have some lovely goodies to parcel up ready for posting tomorrow.. Think I may have a sneaky nap first though to recharge the ol' batteries.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Walking on water

My angelic little, well not so little puppy now, decided she could walk on water yesterday and nose dived right under in our pond. Well! I couldnt stop laughing, I have never seen an animal shift her bottom so quickly, swam across to me like a bullet, I grabbed the scruff of her neck and hauled out this drowned rat, who then proceeded to tear around the garden shaking and jumping in the air. Dont know if that was from fright or glee. We will see today if she attempts it again.. Must add the pond is only 3metres acros x 1 deep. If push came to shove I could have stepped in to get her. Mind you I wouldnt have been laughing so loud then.
She is off to the vets today for her blood test in readiness for her pet passport and she may have to have a little hernia operation I think on her belly button.. Will have to see what the vet advises though.
I guess this may be another part productive day as will tomorrow, Visit to the dentists owww! Just cannot get myself into gear. Goodies are selling in the shop and Im struggling to replace at the moment..Mind you it does have a great selection anyway so I dont know why I worry.

Positive thinking, comes to mind

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

I really am AMAZED

Do you know I would jump at the chance to advertise for FREE ... Worldwide exposure!

Therefore I am utterly amazed as to why I havent a queque waiting..

I decided to do a really special links page showing vendors website banners with a direct link.. I felt it would be far more attractive than just text..
In return I asked for a link to be placed on their website..

Think the saying is 'Fair Exchange is no robbery'

Its extra work for me, but promoting and exposure is the only way we can direct some traffic to our shops without colossal advertising cost which a lot of small businesses just cannot afford..

So people WHY the hesitation ?????

Click on links button to view existing advertisers

Monday, 15 March 2010

Another new baby

Oh wow! just picked up my new range rover sports, what a dream.. I now have to plough through all the handbook instructions to find out how everything works.. Even had a dog guard fitted so I can take my puppy with me, better NOT be sick though, or I won't be a happy bunny.
Consequently today has been a non productive one so maybe I should delve into the feather boxes for some inspiration... Mmmmm maybe a coffee first .. Then perhaps a gorgeous fascinator will evolve

Sunday, 14 March 2010

The rain in Spain

Havent blogged in ages and so much has happened since..
My gorgeous pup is under potty training big time.. puddles are sending me demented, but, I am getting there..
Hubby and I drove to Spain, taking three days and stopped in some really nice hotels. Of course I sussed out who would take dogs and was quite amazed at how many are pet friendly.. When she gets her pet passport she will be joining us on these trips..
Spain was a disappointment, we planned to stay in our apartment for three weeks before driving home again.. Well! it rained solid apart from one day, we even had rain coming through the apartment ceiling. Oh glory be, they cannot repair roof until it dries out..
Anyway after two weeks we decided rather than grow webbed feet we would head home.. First day we made good time and stayed in a Parador.. A parador is government owned and are normally historic buildings which have been converted into luxury hotels.. This one was in Lerma, previously a castle which then became a palace, finally a hotel.. Think my only hang up was the monk music that they played, creepy
When we departed on our next leg of the journey it was freezing and there was a few little snow flakes fluttering about.. No worries my weather watch had predicted sunshine.. Not to be, we drove for over a hundred & fifty miles in heavy snow, what a nightmare.. It wasnt until we reached the next hotel close to Tours, where we had glorious sunshine and not a snowflake in sight that we learnt that the borders had been closed due to the horrendous weather conditions.. Oh! were we glad we made an early start that morning.
We needed a holiday when we eventually got home, felt as though I had jetlag..
My online shop had been busy while I was away, so I had to set to and start replenishing stock. Where to start was the problem, should I make red fascinators or black or pink? or did the corsages take priority.. Im still ploughing through.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
I have been happily married for many years to such a tolerant easy going husband. Who has encouraged me throughout every hobby undertaken. My children have long flown the nest leaving me to have 'My Time' now. So after years of mastering every challenge I could, I finally found my niche in the world of wedding accessories for guests. I am at my happiest designing and creating, whether it be Hair Fascinators or Silk Corsages to match any colour, titivating Hats & Handbags so that they are individual or embroidering special personalized Ring Pillows. I am found most days literally buried up to my neck in feathers and all the other goodies in my treasure chest, working on the next idea