Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I've moved

Come on over to my new blog

Well, it's the same blog really, just a different name :o)

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm moving!

Thanks for your feedback. I'm doing it! No, I'm not moving house again (thankfully!), I'm moving over to a new blog. Well, it's the same blog really - it just has a different name. 

Come on over - I've got the kettle on! 

And, because I can't blog without a picture, here's some more tape I got in the post. Cool, huh

Friday, March 20, 2009

thoughts please!

Hooray! It's the first day of SPRING! And here in my garden, it's lovely and sunny.

Now here's where I want your thoughts, people. I wanted to play around with blog templates but didn't want to mess up this one and lose everything SO I created a new blog and had a play: pippaslongstockings.blogspot.com

My question is, should I move on over to the new blog and settle there (which means a new URL) Or should I stay here and just revamp this one? I would still keep this one open so that previous posts were still here and all that jazz. Thoughts thoughts thoughts?

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

flickr fave

I am really enjoying the photographs of this guy on Flickr. Have a look. 

These photos were taken in a village that I know very well. Previously, I wouldn't have thought there was anything interesting to take photos of there, but he has proven me wrong! I love how he can even make a pile of bricks look interesting. Check him out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

I wasn't expecting this

Look what I got in the post this morning

It's fun packing tape! For me! No, not completely random: a little while ago, I did a blog post about cool packing tape. I never actually thought that one of my lovely readers would surprise me with some! Thank you so much Sa! These are so cool!

Pink with white daisies, white with pink daisies, and full-on flower power. These are going to look amazing on a scrapbook page. Now I'm even more excited about finishing the wedding invitations: more scrapping fun! HOORAY!

Friday, March 13, 2009

goodbye miss pink

Believe it or not, this made me a bit sad. She was my favourite sock monkey and I was secretly hoping that no-one would buy her (although at the same time desperate for money).

I'm going to have to make some more sock creatures. After I've finished the wedding invitations though.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

scrapping and aprons

It is definitely a favourite :o) But 'Ready' is still my all-time favourite (that one where I had to cover up a word!). 

I do really love this one. This is one of Mr Pippa's favourite wedding photos (courtesy of Affirmation Photography). I did this page a couple of months ago, I was just waiting to find the right stamp to finish it. I never did find the stamp I wanted, so I used my own handwriting instead and I'm really pleased! Finally, I am actually pleased with my handwriting on a page - not just satisfied, but ACTUALLY PLEASED!

I really miss scrapping. I'm still working on the wedding invitations. They are THE best I have ever made though, so it'll be worth it. Oh and I am SO BEHIND on my photo-a-day it's laughable. But I have had a really rough few weeks, so I think I'm allowed. And, it's a photo-a-day, not an exam. To be honest, I may not have even missed a day - I may have just forgotten to upload them. Hmmm, I'll look into that.

Also, VERY exciting: I won a place on this class!
Sew Easy Aprons with Martha Bonneau

(photo from the class website)
Aren't they SO cute?! When I was little, I had a skirt just like that one on the right (but it had a back to it, obviously) and I called it "my three skirts". The best thing about this class is... it's online! I don't have to travel to America; I could probably do it in my jammies if I wanted to. It's not too late to sign up...

I'm going to put my jammies on (it's 9pm here and, in my book, that's late enough for jammies).

want to know what my name means?

This photo really made me laugh.

Monday, March 9, 2009

what's in your handbag?

The handbag in question is that red sequin thing in the background. It's falling apart, but I love it. Cost? I think it was about £4 and I got it a few years ago, so it has served me well. It's so pretty, but so unpractical: one massive pocket I often lose a limb in, not at all waterproof, and the strap is so long that I practically have to reach down to the ground to get anything out.

  • 9 pens (5 clicky tops, 4 lidded: all black and all but one are ball-point)
  • 1 mechanical pencil
  •  3 receipts
  • 10 tissues (all unused)
  • mini packet of tissues
  • travel packet of Wet Ones
  • sweet wrapper
  • broken watch (it works, but the strap keeps breaking. I really should take it back)
  • packet thingy of Wrigley's Extra Ice
  • 3 hair bobbles
  • large claw clip
  • 2 small claw clips
  • compact mirror
  • chocolate £100 note... from Christmas
  • purse
  • small Moleskine notebook
  • pink pocket Bible
  • wire bound notebook
  • packet of Fox's glacier fruits (I'm not a huge fan - Mr Pippa got them. I have no idea why I was still carrying them around in my bag)
  • 2 bottles of perfume
  • Burt's Bees lip balm
  • travel bottle of antibac hand gel
  • pink filofax
  • camera (I used Mr Pippa's camera to take these pictures)
  • 250ml bottle cocoa butter moisturiser (WHY do I carry such a massive bottle?! I often grab moisturiser on the way out of the house and then it ends up in my bag. The other day I found two of these bottles in my bag.)
And now, how many hair pins/kirby grips do you think I had? Go on, have a guess. I'll tell you after a few guesses.

So that's my bag. Conclusion: I need a more organised bag! Perhaps I'll start looking out for one for my birthday. Have you found the perfect bag? Where can I find it?

So, what does my bag say about me? And what does your bag say about you? If you're reading this, consider yourself tagged and tell me about the contents of your bag. 

+edited 12th March
I had 17 kirby grips. The thing is, I only ever wear one in my hair, so why so many?! Perhaps I'm scared of not having any on the one day I need one, so I drop a couple into my bag before leaving the house. Perhaps.

Friday, March 6, 2009

did I tell you I've been making wedding invitations?

I'm pretty sure I did. This month, I will be doing a LOT more of that. In fact, all other crafts have been put on hold until the invites are done. Oh yes. But that's not to say I won't have things to show you.

The couple really wanted me to put something on the cards to say that I made them, so I made these little stickers. Cute, huh? 

On Monday, I will be showing you the contents of my handbag! Although, I have a BSL exam on Monday, so maybe it will be Tuesday (did you know I sign? Yes I do. So does Mr Pippa!). It's not completely random: I was tagged by Kara to do this and I don't normally bother with tags, but I liked the sound of this one. I think you can tell a lot about a person from what they have in their handbag. Tune in after the weekend to find out...

May your weekend be FILLED with sunshine and smiles and lovely things! HOORAY!

Ps I'm feeling a bit better. Did you know I was feeling really rubbish? I was. But I'm a bit better now :o)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

sneaky peeky

I'm laughing at myself for writing 'sneak peak' - what would that even be? A cunning mountain top??

Sunday, March 1, 2009

happy st david's day :o)

Today, I have photographed daffodils (the national flower of Wales) and made a point of speaking to a Welsh person*. Happy Welsh day everyone!

*Yes, that Welsh person is Mr Pippa :o)