Sunday, 30 August 2009
So tomorrow I'm off to visit my Dad and then it will be time to tackle the traffic of all the bank holiday'ers travelling back home. Grrrr.....not a good driver in slow traffic!!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend.....xx
Thursday, 27 August 2009
Tuesday, 25 August 2009
this is my new sister blog called bagladee-reviews its my little place where I can write about the products I road test and have fun along the way.....why not pop by and follow me.....please :D
Monday, 24 August 2009
Sunday, 23 August 2009
The setting for the night was amazing, the dis-used Battersea Power Station. I had never been up close to it before let alone inside the grounds. It was great!! They actually entered the track arena through a window!!!!!
Wednesday, 19 August 2009
Anyway, going back to many, many posts ago when I first set up my website. I asked bloggers, etsians and friends alike if they would be so kind to pop by it and tell me what they thought. It was a brilliant response and lots of very sensible suggestions were made (although not sure why I hadn't thought of them myself?? Oh yeah that's right, me sensible...naaaaahhh!!) One piece of constructive criticism was that they pages themselves weren't very interactive eg. when you went to click on the pictures they didn't take you anywhere. What a fantastic piece of criticism.....its took me quite a while and lots of mistakes and re-adding pages after messing it all up.
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Chris made me realise that I am not alone in either feeling like this or experiencing the effects of the economy, I got lovely hugs from Diane, Rachel and Daisie (Alex) and Kim made me remember that I should always focus my energies on what makes me feel happy rather than the negative aspects.
And as always Andrea you are totally spot on with your advice: "don't sweat the small stuff and its all small stuff..that's not taking away from you that you are having a horrible time its just to give you a ray of light in knowing that everything is always happening perfectly even though you can't always see it..life is challenges and without these challenges we wouldn't get any better as people or any stronger or learn anything and so there would be no moving forward just simply existing...take a day at a time matey and things will work out."
I love blog land and all the lovely people I've met along the way, you truly are the best!!! Hugs back to you all.......xxxx
I cant quite explain it and not even sure how to get out of/fix it but after months of feeling like everything was going in the direction I've always dreamed of.....all of a sudden I've just dropped off a cliff.
Some of you may remember a post a very long time ago I wrote about almost being made redundant....well I'm not going to go into the boring details but since then we have lost nearly half of the work force due to redundancies and the so called 'lucky' people who are left behind are having to pick up A LOT of extra work to compensate for the loss of heads. Its depressing, stressful and soul destroying. Everything seems like a thankless task.
Part of me is thinking, I should be lucky that I still have a job to be able to pay the mortgage and bills....and then there's the other part of me feeling resentment that I have spent 5 years giving the best of me to the company just to feel like I wish I wasn't still in the job :(
I'd love to concentrate on bagladee full time but in reality it just doesn't cover the cost of living.....even if you do drop your prices dramatically and spend every other waking hour trying to promote yourself.................*sigh*
Sorry for the rather depressing post guys, just feel like I can vent my worries here in an impartial environment. I promise tomorrow there will be a more cheery post with some pretty pictures.
Saturday, 15 August 2009
Thursday, 13 August 2009
Wednesday, 12 August 2009
Monday, 10 August 2009
So I set myself off to making this cute little cushion, voting opens today and ends 23rd August, I am the only entrant that has used textiles so please, please, please vote for me and my little cushion.
All you have to do it fill in the contact form and say that you are voting for bagladee :D
There are lots of prizes and I am even going to share some of them with you all in a give away IF I win.....so what you waiting for get yourselves over there. There's lots of other fun things to do too.
thanks :D xx
Saturday, 8 August 2009
Chris sat me down and trying not to get stressy when I told him I'm waiting for some fabric from the states said it was kinda getting cramped in the garage and blah blah I do get the point though...it was like being in rehab or AA, my name is Emma and I'm addicted to fabric! :D but I love it so.
So the decision was made that I had to pick 4 fabrics from my stash and 'get rid' not my words I might add. So as you can see above these 4 beautiful, vibrant, sassy fabrics are in my etsy shop for a bargain knock down price. I have said in the listings that I will give major discount if someone wants to bulk any but I thought I'd throw it out to my fellow bloggers that if you want to make me an offer on any or you would like to swap for something please get in touch. I'd love them to go to a new home.....so offer away.
Friday, 7 August 2009
Gary the plasterer has gone, dust sheets taken up, the floors vacuumed and mopped......and................I now have a COMPLETELY PLASTERED STUDIO!!!!!!! Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooooo! OK think I may have over done it with the Woo Hoo. Did you notice I called it my studio rather than: the loft, attic, conversion.....its now a studio, it feels and certainly is starting to look like one. I haven't taken any photo's of it yet as I thought I'd wait until the plaster had dried out a little so it looks more pinky than dirty brown :D
Today I have also completed my second draft of the book text, which I am pleased that I've managed to get it done before the weekend....and even written a small bio. I was really struggling with it, most people would say duh you know yourself so why cant you write about yourself. I just couldn't every time I had written something down and read it back I just sounded so BORING and I know I'm not.
I read on the Internet that you should write it as the third person but inject your personality into it, obviously in my head I was thinking...."OK Emma write it and reign it in a little" as there is a fine line in my life between funny and just plain ridiculous :D
So I jotted a few lines down and when I read it back I actually laughed out loud!! It is totally me! Funny and light hearted but in a semi serious manner. And if I could imagine what my bio would look like, it would have a cheeky little smile on it.
Thursday, 6 August 2009
So on my list of things to do.....there will be some etsy listing, website tweaking, email writing, some sewing, gluing, writing and I would imagine quite a few cups of tea/coffee and shhhhhh maybe some biscuits too :/
Did you all pop over to our new blog yesterday?? Thank you to all of you that have joined so far we will be adding you to the members list over the next couple of days. So excited to see what tips/advice/tutorials/links you all have. Don't we all want to be 'that little bit greener'?
Wednesday, 5 August 2009
So what are you waiting for? Click over and take a look!
Tuesday, 4 August 2009
So make sure you stop by here tomorrow to find out all about what we've been doing and the link to take you somewhere special!!! ;)
Sunday, 2 August 2009
I then placed and pinned it to the cushion piece, added a flower and a little sparkle.......
Saturday, 1 August 2009
Chris was an absolute sweety yesterday, he drove me all the way to Birmingham and back and disappeared whilst we did the shoot (didn't moan once). He came back promptly to pick me up, packed all my stuff into the car and then when we got home he said "go and put the kettle on". I said "yes sir" with a smile on my face. Then when I went into the kitchen he said "well if you don't put the kettle on then you cant have one of these!" My eyes nearly popped out of my head when he handed me a dozen box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts (my total fav!!) for those of you in the UK will know that other than Harrods in London and Selfridges in Birmingham stocking them, these things are like gold dust!!! So to have a whole box was just 'swwweeeeetttt'.
They were a 'well done' gift from Chris, isn't he lovely :) I can hear you all thinking it, "How are you going to eat all those doughnuts?"......easy we had one each last night, one each for breakfast this morning, Chris will eat one later and I will probably have another for brunch tomorrow :D the rest I will not tell you when I will eat them because you will totally think I am little miss piggy. And this is me looking very 'non-attractive' wearing a Krispy Kreme hat with Nell fast asleep on my knee.
I'm off out tonight to a lovely place for good food, good company, LOTS OF WINE, and lots of chattering as I'm going for a meal with my friend Andrea (mybeadyeye) to celebrate her birthday, so there's even going to be some presents!!!! (I'm in such a good mood today!! Must be all that sugar) :D