Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Girls.....One Year On

I can't believe we've had the girls for 1 year! We've come a long way since then. We started with three but sadly Ethel didn't make it and since she went to the great chicken coop in the sky Betty and Beryl have become even closer, they do everything together now. It's great fun having the chickens, they're so friendly! Fresh eggs everyday and our grass is definitely looking greener from all the chicken poo. We give a lot of eggs away too and in exchange friends give us chocolate and cake.
An inquisitive Betty, looking for a sip of my drink

Beryl, soaking up the sunshine after a lovely dust bath
Our hall way is turning into a chicken gallery

Ethel, gone but not forgotten
 Hope you're having a good week! x

Friday, 24 May 2013

Spot the Difference

At the start of the year I started a little mood wall on our bedroom wall, a few months later and it's looking like this...

I love finding special little things to add to the wall, sneaking them on and then the big lad noticing that I've added something else!

Have a lovely weekend everyone xx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Where's me jumper? Thrifty Fashion

Flicking through issue 27 of Mollie Makes, page 51 the article UPCYCLED WITH LOVE catches my eye. Goings on at the ReThink, ReMake, ReLove workshops at the Custard Factory in Birmingham, in the photo in the article, the girls are showing off there revamped jumpers made into skirts! I love this idea! So it got me thinking and off I went for a rummage in my wardrobe......My new years resolution for 2013 was to cut down on my clothes buying, and only buy secondhand or vintage, so a bit of wardrobe revamping is the perfect way of finding something new to wear and spending zero pennies.

How many ways I could wear one jumper? NO sewing required!I aimed for 10 different looks, but ended with 13!  Here's what I came up with, not sure all of these would be wearable? See what you think! I troubled my sister Kathryn to take the photos, thanks BOB!
Look number 1, the jumper, a V neck jumper with long sleeves will work best

Look Number 2, sweet heart neck line

Look 3 halter neck, for days when it's suddenly sunny and you've left the house in your winter gear (this happens A LOT in Northern Ireland) Nip into the nearest bush for a quick change

Look 4 Vest top with kriss kross back

Look 5 one shoulder, with bow detail

Look 6 Simple skirt, bow at the back

Check out my.....roots, they really need done!

Look 7 Dungaree stylee, maternity dress maybe? or kangaroo style pouch for bits and bobs?

Look 8 ERM...... Baggy pants long Johns, was maybe running out of ideas at this point and not exactly sure if this is a wearable look? Maybe with a pair of heels?

Look 9 The Jodie Marsh, (I'm not brave enough, plus my Da reads this blog, and nobody wants to see that) but you get the picture

Look 10 The Snood (I'm doing my Golum impression)

Look 11 The Hankercheif top

Look 12 The Bolero

And Last but not least.....Look 13 The 1980's off the shoulder upside down jumper

And there you have it.......WHO KNEW? that one little jumper could have so much fashion impact!

If you have any other ideas please share!

Have a great week everyone xx

Saturday, 18 May 2013

Mad Men Style

Are you watching Mad Men series 6? ( Do you play imaginery violin and drums as the opening credits play?) I'm watching but half of the time I've to catch myself on and pay more more attention to the storylines than to the colour of Don Drapers cushions! Just as I was begining to like the man himself.......he's went and turned all Christian Gray....Will we ever know the real Don Draper? One thing I do know is the man has great taste in interiors, or maybe Megan choose it all........
 *SWOON* you're just my type

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Little Donkey

We had a rummage in our roof space last week and found this guy.....
He belonged to the previous owner, he'd been up there a long time. He was pretty dusty but I hovered him down gave him a wash and a spray of fabreeze and gave him a new lease of life. This little donkey brings back lots of happy memories, my parents brought one just like him home from their holidays in Spain in the sixties and my sisters and I used to play with on it.
Here's my sister Christine on the donkey circa 1978 (?)

And sister Pauline

And here I am, circa 1983 age three, obviously recreating the navity scene, my sisters must have dressed me up
Dear knows what else is up there, have you found anything fun in your roof space?
Hope you'e all having a great week xx

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Corner of my home

My eyes lit up yesterday when I found this link up through Zara's blog. Hosted by Lucy Violet Vintage and Hung up on retro my heart skipped as beat as I had a nosy round all the fab houses in the link up! I love to see how other people do retro in their homes. I couldn't wait to take some pictures today and join in!
Here's how we do retro in our house

(Phil photo bombing)

 I'm linking up with Lucy Violet VintageThanks to Kylie and Donna for this brilliant link up, pop over for some great retro interiors inspiration

 Have a super sunday everyone xx