Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hello 39!

Well today is my birthday! The fact that the following 12 months will be the end of another decade in my life hasn't started to worry me yet.

I don't have any plans for tonight. To be honest I'm too tired to do anything. Must be because of the aging thing! Plus, the extraordinarily cold and wet weather doesn't help much to get me in the mood for celebrating it.

However, it doesn't mean that I won't be celebrating it next year either. If possible, I'd like something special for my 40th birthday, so that I'd have some good memories to talk about for another 10 years.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

It Happens

This is actually what happens when a sleeping cat is scared to death by the opening of a nearby window as a short-summery storm breaks out.

It all happened in a few seconds, but I still can't recall how she managed to hit the side table, which wasn't even on her way, and drop it down. Poor thing couldn't get back into the living room for a while. Had to go and sooth her by giving her favorite flavor reward sticks.

After the really short storm, my flowers seemed really refreshed.

This is literally my first flower growing attempt, so I'm doing my best to keep them in good condition. The exact definition of "in good condition" is "alive" considering my gardening experiences. Errrm, ok a little confession time: I am well known for my unintended ability at killing plants, especially the ones which have been left to me to look after while the owners are away on holiday. Anyway, hopefully, my luck will turn around and we will grow old and wrinkled together, the flowers and me that is!

Have a happy Monday and a superduperfantastic week y'all!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Ta daaa!

Until a short time ago, to be precise 2-3 years, I didn't fancy doilies, or any kind of liners. I actually thought they were granny-like. Anyway, probably because I'm growing up (!) I value all my linen clothes and doilies.

A few weeks ago, I started to look for a ready-made edging for my sideboard liners, but couldn't find anything worth sewing on my antique linen table cloth. The same evening I gave up on the ready-made stuff, I remembered having a lovely crchet edging swatch which I hadn't thought of making until then. Mum wasn't encouraging either. However, I didn't give up, and crocheted the necessary length in less than a week. I'm so satisfied with the result that I think I'll be making more edgings for my other cabinets as well. Can you tell the difference between the "before & after" photos?

Have a happy Monday and a fantastic week y'all!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Coming soon

Take a sneak peek at my latest finished project. The grey and dull weather didn't let me take brighter photos. Unless it rains and the clouds hide the sun tomorrow, I'll show you the inside of my vintage sideboard with before/after photos.

PS. Just leave a comment if you want the pattern. I can either e-mail it to you or post it here.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's officially summer!

10 reasons to love summer:

1. Birkenstocks & sandals. Free your feet ladies...
2. All shades of pink nail polish on my toes. Love 'em!
3. Longer days. I really hate it when it gets dark at 4 pm in winter!!!
4. Swimming! Oh I love the sea when it is cold and crystal clear. But that's gotta wait till I go on
holiday in June.
5. Floor length flyaway skirts and dresses. Especially floral and romantic ones.
6. Sailing. I don't have a license, but I happily assist dad when we go sailing.
7. Ice-cold beer.
8. My new magic lip moisturiser with SPF 15. It's called magic because the transparent lipstick
turns into a lovely rosy pink on the lips.
9. New knitting and crochet projects. (2 are on the way to be photographed and put here)
10. Delicious summer fruit: Cherries, apricots, grapes, and peaches, my favourite of all by the way.
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