Thursday, 26 June 2008

100 Not Out!!

"Happy Birthday to meee, And my little blog-eee..." Yup! I've made it to 100 posts. How about that? As promised I am going to do a little giveaway of some goodies I found lying around in my pit, sorry workroom, doing nothing much except getting in the way.

The bundle includes a book - Kids' Clothes; Sew Easy - which I bought but will realistically never get round to using. There is the latest edition of Let's Knit magazine which has a free booklet of crochet designs and a pack of 3 sizes of wooden crochet hooks. There are 2 vintage Ladybird books - Picture Dictionary and Ned, The Lonely Donkey; also a bag of old mixed buttons, a bag of mixed beads, a bundle of variegated threads including quite a few Caron Collection silks and a skein of Steph Francis cotton, a card of square vintage buttons and a little badge with a smiley sun on it.
Hope this appeals to somebody out there. To be in with a chance of winning this little haul read to the bottom of this post where I shall set a very mini challenge...

I received some fabby mail yesterday. Look at these cute things...

My own "ethel and edna" name labels.. Yay!!! Now I can officially label all my Sillies and everything else I manage to make and sell. They were really cheap and came very quickly. as well as the name my email address appears along the bottom edge.

Another good thing yesterday - I went to Slimming World and LOST THREE POUNDS!!!!! Yay!!!!! How chuffed am I? I really thought I might have put some weight on as I had a couple of bad days when there was unbirthday cake around and willpower had gone to visit it's auntie by the sea. It was certainly not in evidence when the chocolate cake was around. So any kind of loss was a real bonus, and if I lose 2lbs next week that'll be half a stone and a shiny sticker for my book!! I must try to be good next week.

Molly, my toadstool swap partner emailed me the other day full of apologies for my toadie being late. She has now put it in the post so hoepfully I should get it before too long. I don't mind the wait at all, i'm just excited to see what I get.

Here is a piccie of one toadstool that I've not posted before. I decided to play around with scale and size and ended up with this skinny-stemmed thing. It looks a bit like a lollipop. I can definitely see it being made into a softie/plushie, with a little pair of eyes peeping out from under the red cap.

I really need to get my finger out with regards to the Russian Doll Swap. I've collected several other little goodies to go in my parcel to Emma, but the doll is errr... visiting Willpower's auntie as well. :o) I must get stuck in next week. This week jhas been a total non-event as regards to crafting.

Things have been a bit hectic here, hence the distinct lack of posts. Saturday is OH's 40th Birthday and the fancy dress party is at our house this time. The theme is "Icons of the 80's" but it has been harder than I thought to narrow down the choices. Plus there is a real lack of female singers who had a really original look. Siouxsie would have been an obvious one but BDB quickly snapped up that option. I thought about Cyndi Lauper but wasn't sure. Annie Lennox would've been great but you can't get wigs that short, and it's taken me so long to grow my hair I couldn't face chopping it all off and bleaching it, (tho' it's been done several times before). Time is fast running out so I've finally decided on Madge. I wish I'd chosen earlier 'cause I really fancied making a cone-shaped bra, but I need the pin-striped suit to do the complete look (there's no way I am running around in just a corselette and tights!!!), but can't find one. So now it's the early, Lucky Star period with layers of torn clothing, and bracelets and necklaces piled on. I'm going to try it all on in a bit to see what it looks like.

So the giveaway challenge... All I want to know is which character from the 80s you would be if you were coming to our party and why? It doesn't have to be a pop star, it could be an actress, a politician in fact anyone who would be easily recognisable. Can't wait to see you ideas. Good luck.

Tonight I may not manage to get to belly dancing - boo hiss. I'm going to my second Private View of the week. On Monday it was the turn of the Foundation/Nat Diploma students that I have been teaching. They had an awards ceremony and all their FMPs were on display looking fab.
Tonight it's the HND show at The Custard Factory in Birmingham. This time last year it was me and ethel running round like headless chickens trying to get everything sorted. This year it's the turn of our chums Maria, Lisa and Kayleigh. I'll take photos and post a few tomorrow to show you how it all looked.

16 comments:

jellybelly*jellybrain said...

Don't go as Madge! Go as Toyah! You'd have a chance to wear a bright pink wig and think of the fun you could have with the make-up.

Brixham bird said...

only your crap sister could sell her first ebay item to someone in pi##ing GERMANY!!!! NOW what do i do about postage????!!!!
did you get my text about party music???

Must dash...have got to finish making those curtains xxxxx

JuicyFig said...

sounds like your life is more hectic than mine! seamed to be spending this week catching up...
well done on the weight loss! I am trying slim fast this week (currently eating a large bowl of cereal...ahem...)
I am crap at fancy dress parties - but as a teanager in the 80's me and my chums went to a fancy dress school disco - my mate spent hours on her boy george costume, when we got there every other person was BG! so - I would go as Boy - as an homage to st Augustines school disco's!

Love the music - Kate Rusby????

Kath
x

Vanessa said...

Well done on the weight loss I chickened out this week and went to work instead, so things must be bad in my Slimming World.

My icon would be Michael Jackson, he was the 1st ever album I bought and I loved the Thriller video. Not sure how I would dress, and could I survive with my hand on my crotch all the time.

Vanessa x

claireP said...

What a lovely bunch of goodies! and well done on the weight loss!!!

I'm affraid I'd have to go as one of the Fraggles! I was just a wee child in the 80s so don't remember much more than playing in the park and eating mud :)

xx

Katy said...

Maggie Thatcher. She IS the 80s. And I can see myself with a very stern look on my face.

Chloe said...

Congratulations on your blog and your 3lb loss!
That is very good.

Now when I think of the 80's, I get Boy George, Wham, the film Mannequin, brat pack, shoulder pads and bright colours.
You have to remember that I was born in 82 so have a somewhat possibly shaded view of the 80's lol.

Meridian Ariel said...

congrats on blog post 100, and especially on the 3lb weight loss.

80's icons... hmmm I always wanted to be “The Basket Case” Allison (Ally Sheedy) in the breakfast club... In fact I probably dressed a bit like that during my highschool years... or Star (Jami Gertz) in the Lost boys.... or ermm *whispers* Pat Benitar

ellie said...

i'd love to dress up as she-ra as until about the age of 8 being her was my only future ambition! Unfortunately i do not have the figure to pull it off, so it would have to be Timmy Mallet, i'd get to hit people with a soft hammer and stick plasters on peoples faces (with special attention paid to those who are dressed up glamerously!!) :0)

jackie said...

Congratulations on your 100th post. I've been doing extreme house cleaning so have no energy to think of an 80s Icon, but I just wanted to say I used to have Ned the Lonely Donkey when I was little (In the 50s) and seeing it made me say 'AAH'

jennyflower said...

I don't know if this indicates that body dis-morphia thing but I think I might be Mr T from the A-team. As a 7 year old(ish) I even had the blue jump suit and feather ear ring! But I did fancy face if that redeems me from being a total fool!

saraeden said...

Cheers so much for the birthday wish !! Were desperate to get back to Newquay now !!! Hopefully we will be going again in August just trying to get cheap flights !!!

Sara x

Suzie Sews said...

congratultions heres to another 100....as for the 80s person well I would have to say for me it would be Maddona...yer I was a fan from her first vidio and spent a lot of my earlies twenties trying to be her...sad I know...sad may be but what is worse...I still think she is fab...

Swirlyarts said...

Hmmm so many to choose from but I think it would have to be Tina Teaspoon from Button Moon! Oh and congrats on the weight loss :)

Anonymous said...

i want to lose three pounds too - or two or a stone. well done though.

Daisie said...

I would have to go as Madonna because I always wanted pink lace leggings and a huge ra-ra skirt but my Mum would never let me!
I have just won a giveaway on Purple and Paisley's blog and am hoping that your winning streak may be catching.......