Thursday, 27 February 2014

Yoga by the stars

I picked up this class little book in Oxfam books at the weekend for £1. Yoga by the stars by Roma Blair a guide to yoga poses to suit your star sign. I'm Taurus, my poses are the shoulder stand and The Bow posture, "those who were born under born under this Star will find that practising Yoga they will find that practising Yoga they will acquire a finer degree of control over the mind and body".  Roma Blair is definitely my new Yoga guru! She rocks the Yoga poses in her flesh toned fish nets and leotards!

What a fabulous lady and she lived to the ripe old age of ninety!

Namaste everyone!

Ps Another fabulous lady, Vix, is wearing the tiger print dress I sent her on her blog today!!,

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Used Unique never know what you might find!

Hope you're all having a great weekend. I found this place a while back completely by accident, driving home from Newtownards, the sign Used Unique Boutique caught my eye (there is no sign now!) and it sounded like a place I'd like to check out. It's totally random, house clearance stuff and you never know what you're going to find (fake poo!!) It's worth taking a poke around if you're into retro furnishings, I've seen some really cool things there. Of course like any of these places, auctions or charity shops it can be hit and miss, so the more you go the more likely you are to find what you're looking for!
There are treasures agmonst the crap!

Thursday, 20 February 2014

In Search Of Spring

I'm in the midst of a Codine come down and feeling rubbish, hoping that a good dose of fresh air would help sort me out I took a walk in the park in search of signs of Spring.....
 That's better xx

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sunday...A Photo An Hour

One photo every hour.....

My turn to get the chickens up

A visit to my sister's house

A walk in the park

Locally grown flowers and buying vegetables for lunch
Cleaning and rearranging, greens and yellows

Roasted vegetables and hummus wraps for lunch
Today's outfit matching the stairs

A stroll through the park with the big lad, more signs of  Spring
Home for tea and buns

Wrapping a parcel
Sister Bob making dinner

Hanging out on the sofa with Mary
Hope your weekend was a good one xx

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Just Hanging Around

My friend Deborah was having a clear out, she saved me a lampshade she thought I'd be able to do something with. I instantly thought about using it as a hanging basket.....

Bits and bobs, left over wool from pom pom making, lampshade and ivy

I cut a circular shape from the lampshade

threaded wool through the top of the shade
bring all the pieces of wool together so they are the same length and tie together

put a little dish in the base
Tah Dah!

It's hanging in our shower room. I finally got around to hanging my charity shop macrame basket in the loo.

I got this idea from the yoga class I go to, I admired some tin hanging baskets hanging at the studio entrance and thought I'd have a go myself. I saved some large tins from the sandwich shop, hammered four holes, used wool to hang and covered the tin in some vintage fabric....Hanging in our hall

Can you tell I love plants!?
I hope you're all having a warm and dry weekend xxx

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Sewing for the School Run

I've finally got around to making some more elephants in vintage fabrics for Mr Oooh Betty's School Run. Sister Bob was on hand for ironing duties. We sewed, stuffed and sewed some more until 10 more little elephants were ready for their epic journey on The School Run!

Hope you're all having a great week xx