Monday, 29 June 2009

TAG! Your it!

Whilst i was away last week i was tagged by the lovely Madam Salami.

The rules are:
1. respond and rework; answer the questions on your blog, replace one question that you dislike with a question of your invention, add one more question of your own (don't feel obliged as it's quite long already!)

2. Tag eight other people.

so here goes…………

Introduce yourself and tell us a little about who you are and what you do:
I'm Kym, and i am...Ahem ....31 yrs old ( I trust this information goes no further!) I live in Hertford with my gorgeous partner and our beautiful 1yr old daughter Ruby (a.k.a The whirlwind!) Since having Roo and making the decision not to return to work as a retail manager in London west end ( honestly it took no persuasion, i just have to think of boxing day on Oxford street and i know i made a wise decision!) I have found that i have been able to take a little indulgence in my love of all things crafting. Sewing is my particular passion, and i am having great fun using Ruby as my muse! I recently opened a shop on misi
where i aim to sell some of my creations, at present i only have a few baby shoes listed, mainly because i keep making things in Rubys size and then not want to part with them, and instead of making more, i move onto another project....Ruby size!........As you can see i am really just in the hobby stage, but when i get my arse in gear i would like to take it a lot more seriously and actually make some money!

What is your current obsession?
Ohhhh where to start.........Shoes, handbags, little girls summer dresses, Cath Kidston, watching trashy American Si-Fi shows ( oh how i miss buffy! But Dollshouse is good) Facebook! Bibs, stitching perfect curves with the sewing machine ( is it actually possible!!!) Take That ( wembley 4th July here i come).....The list is endless!

What is your greatest achievement?
My Ruby'roo if anything i ever do could top her!

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee....but only decaf, Im more of a vodka lemonade kinda girl if given a choice of drinks!

What’s for dinner?
Today was like the hottest day ever! So i threw a few chicken skewer kebabs on the barbi, with roasted corn on the cob and spicy potato wedges.....deeeeelish!

What are you listening to right now?
Take That!....Have i not mentioned my date with the boys this Sat!.....Oh and Micheal Jackson (but who isn't right now...R.I.P.)

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Im not really a big ice cream fan, but id sell my soul for a scoop of Hargendaz pralines and cream!

What do you think of the person who tagged you?
I know Madam Salami from misi, She work's wonders using recycled materials. I particularly like her 'pop my cherry mini dress' sadly i fear the dress would not like me! and her fairy skirt is on Roo's wish list. She has just been asked to submit a piece of work to the 'Made in Worthing' festival and I am quit looking forward to seeing what she will get up to with her free hand machine embroidering, follow her blog here and don't forget to check out her misi store here

If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Belize....The country of my birth and where all my Mothers family are....It is truly the most beautiful place on earth!

Which language do you want to learn?
Spanish! In Belize everyone speaks a little Spanish its like the second language (after English) which makes sense as it is in central America and Mexico is right next door!

What’s your favorite quote (for now)?
''Take care of the luxuries and the necessities will take care of themselves''
.....Dorothy Parker.

What is your favorite colour?
Pink....Not plastic Barbi, but bright fuchsia..... and Turquoise....Both together whenever possible.

What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe?
I used to work in one of the biggest clothing stores in London....I had a very nice wardrobe with lots and lots of favourites!........These days , post baby and nada monies to replenish the old stock, anything that doesn't make me feel fatter than i am is a firm favourite, and must go with jeans!

What is your dream job?
Set designer......I always always wanted to be one when i grew up......Im obviously still waiting to grow up!

What is your worst habit?
Starting something and not finishing it....and making a lot of mess along the way!

Describe your personal style?
Coor that's a hard one! Id like to think I'm a bit Boho and eclectic....( no i said eclectic NOT eccentric!) But really I'm just messy! I couldt live without my jeans and a pair of flip flops or pumps.....I DONT DO HEELS!

What are you going to do after this?
Bring the barbecue in and make some baby shoes for one of other-half's friends who's wife had a baby girl today.......scrap that, ive spent far too long doing this so now im just gonna go to bed!

What is your favorite fruit?
Mango, watermelon ( both kinds), pineapple, anything tropical (or all ingredients in a pinacolada is another way of looking at it!)

Your favorite book?
Orlando, by Virginia Wolf.....I have read it a thousand times over and each time i love it more. And more recent is The book Thief by Markus Zusak and The time travelers wife by Audry Niffenneger ( which comes out as a movie at the end of this summer so hope its good!)

What is your favorite smell?
Chrome by Azzure.....otherwise known as Neil Conner .my beautiful gorgeous blue eyed babe.

What are you most proud of?
Neil and I making Ruby!.......Our beautiful little family!

How many times do you press the snooze button before you get up?
No longer have a snooze button, but have learnt to snooze out Roo's early morning singing and babbling for a good half hour, but now she actually shouts mum mum mum mum mum mum....shes not as easy to ignore!

What's your 'claim to fame'?
Served Tom Hanks when he came to shop in my store a few years back, also David Beckham, Posh, Jude Law, Alison Hannigan,
Played clarinet solo at the schools proms in front of Prince Charles at the Albert Hall when i was 12.

Complete the following.....
Love is… picking up your other half's dirty pants off the bedroom floor! and looking at his bum when he tells you he has an itch! All be it grudgingly!!.......Ohhh i hope he doesn't read this!

What would you like to make next?
Id like to make myself a skirt, as i have this fabulous fabric which is kind of brown with a pink flur'de lis pattern just itching to become a summer number!

Phew, So now that's all done i hope you enjoyed reading all about little ol moi!
I'm only gonna tag 4 people coz i don't know that many bloggers that haven't already been tagged so

Jean at talking beads
Jo at jolicious
Tracy at Mad about bags
Amanda at Uniquely snowflake

Enjoy reading their blogs

Friday, 26 June 2009


So as you can see we did eventually book ourselves a holiday! Not the original plan of a Villa in the Algarve, but an apartment in Majorca, and it was wonderful.

The whirlwind enjoyed every second. Mummy is convinced she was a mermaid in another life, and boy oh boy is she a little flirt, she had her own fan club everyday round the pool, and the maids bought her Spanish biscuits and cakes every morning, she obviously has her mothers charm.
We had 10 wonderful days of brilliant sunshine although on one day the temp reached 42 dgrs which was a bit much!

This is my favourite pic from the holiday......Roo definitely looks like her daddy from the back....they have the same bubble butt!

I had never been to Majorca before and never realised what a beautiful and colourful island it is, I was like a Japanese tourist on heat snapping away at all the lovely scenery.

This is definitely a place we will be visiting again....only next time we wont be booking it at 10pm Fri night and flying out 12 the next day!

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

VERY Last minute!

OK so today is Wednesday and we are supposed to be going on holiday on Saturday...yes THIS Saturday! Now you would expect us to have it all planned by now, the flights, the accommodation, car hire, clothes sorted and ironed, ect, etc!

Do you think we have done ANY of that??????......


We have absolutely NOTHING booked! Yet my darling other-half is still convinced we will be going on Sat!

So I am off to look at Last minute villa deals for the 10000th time this week. I'm hoping that the right one will just mystically appear before my eyes for about 50p for 10 days!!!!!.....If you don't here from me for the next 2 wks i will, with any luck, be laying on a beach with Pinacolada in hand.....Then again, we are taking the whirlwind, so more than likely i will be buried up to my eyebrows in the sand!

x K

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Daddy's finally home.!......Yipeee

Well it has been a busy past couple of week! I have been out and about visiting family and friends whilst daddy has been away, and after 3 wks living life as a single mum, ( i honestly don't know how those ladies manage...much respect!) he is finally home Yayyyyyy! And first thing on the list now he is back is to BOOK OUR HOLIDAY!...... Cant wait, Sun Sea, Sand here i come!.....although i have a dreaded feeling that holidaying with the 15mth old whirlwind is going to be a somewhat altogether different experience than last years hol's when she was only 3months old...... and couldn't move!!!!! But Bring it on anyway!

So in honour of the impending hols, i have made a start on The Whirlwinds wardrobe. Starting with a pillowcase dress (although not actually made from a pillowcase!) Needless to say she wouldn't keep still, but i think i managed to catch most of the detail. I am not really that pleased with it, i don't think that it hangs very straight! But its not bad for a first draft.

I need to shape the armholes and loose the pocket on my next attempt, but it is a quick and easy enough design for me to whip up in an hour or so. I have a feeling Roo's suitcase is going to be full of them!

And how cute does she look in her hat!

I also managed to get a few shoe and bib orders done last week.They turned out really well!.......After a few mishap's with my dodgy curved stitching on the bibs! Will definitely be making square ones in future!

x K