Thursday, 30 October 2008

look what i found

so i was at a fab charity place a few weeks back in brighton, where all the staff are ex prisoners who are being rehabilitated into the community, and it was set in this rather fancy house that had rooms just bulging with lots of rubbish...and the best thing i found was this...

you see I'm desperate for a cafe style display board that has grooved felt where the little plastic letters slot you know the type i mean ?... believe me they are sooo expensive..well more than i want to pay..but for now this will do...and as you can see, i love this...

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

i like this

so i saw this on the fred flare blog and as they would say... i totes love it... it looks like whoever did it got some fabric pens and just went to town doodling away... makes me wanna do it... actually i might...go to fred flare to find out more.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008

look what i did buy

so these arrived a while back but I'm just now getting around to blogging about them..I'm kinda addicted to playing cards and flash cards with cool illustrations and graphics...and these had me at hello, they are from a very brilliant etsy shop, Elizabeth wren vintage and I'm amazed i didn't buy more of her fab stuff..i have my beady eye on 3 more things but need to save up some pennies....but just look how cool these are, they will one day adorn my walls and make me smile every time i walk past them...if you know me you will know they are, well, just so me.

tag, im it

so i have been tagged by camilla and you know how it works....7 things etc etc... current favorite programme is the Gilmore girls..i want to live in Stars Hollow and eat at Luke's every day and be friends with miss patty and be best friends with Sukie and her handsome husband,.... when he had a beard in the early series, he was seriously my type of man. exactly 5 weeks time i will be in a hotel nr gatwick getting stupidly excited about my holiday in Walt Disney world in 2nd visit this year and i get more excited every time.

3.i work part time in a small children's shop and not so long ago served sporty spice, Mel c, and when she left with her purchase, me and my boss looked at each other and screamed ...I'm a 32 yr old big bald hairy this should not have happened. i type this list, my husband David is asleep next to me, he works in a proper very responsible big corporate job that fills him with stress and worry, and I'm so incredibly lucky that he supports me in what i do and puts no real pressure on me to earn more so i can contribute more..

5.i once thought great success would come my way, but I'm now not so interested in aspiring to big things,..I'm happy with my dreams and not bothered all that much with achieving them...well maybe some of them ?

6.I'm not at all shy about having my picture taken, and have taken a self portrait every Thursday for the last 36 weeks in a row and posted them on the flickr group self portrait Thursday...i find myself planning in advance what i might or could do.

7.i get attached to inanimate objects and stupidly think that they have feelings..but i more often than not lose this feeling and happily let them go...have you ever felt sorry for something in a charity shop and felt the need to give it a better home ?..well that's me..I'm an idiot.

so i know im supposed to tag 7 other people now...but im not gonna do that...just tag yourself if your reading this..its kinda fun to put down in words some of the things in your head..

Sunday, 26 October 2008

should i buy this

so it was love at first sight, and i have been dreaming of owning this fantastic thing for a few weeks now, i saw it at Greenwich antiques market and i have been back a few times since just to stare at it...the worst thing is its really not all that expensive for what it is...its only £40.00, and I'm sure i could get it for cheaper if i fluttered my lashes and flirted outrageously with the man selling it...but where would it live in my tiny house ?..i showed my David this picture and i cant repeat what he said about it...your ears would bleed,...but since when has his lack of imagination ever stopped me ? i will think about it some more and maybe if its meant to be it will still be there when i have the cash...i wonder if it will take my weight ?...after all, if im buying certainly gonna sit on it...well maybe just once ?

talented friends

so my friend zoe makes me sick..i hate her and think everything she makes is rubbish and I'm amazed that she actually sells anything at all....OK OK so I'm jealous..jealous that I'm not half as creative as she is, jealous that she has so much talent and im envious of her enthusiasm for what she does that is evident in everything she makes,...oh and yeah did i say she is just a lovely nice all hate her now too don't you ?
well i visited her at spitalfields market a while back and stood in awe at her goodies, ...and as you can see from these few pictures her stuff is fab...all hand made by her dainty lady like fingers and all presented in a fun individual way...her ever growing range has been worn by our favourite crack addict Amy winehouse, and super skinny kiera knightly even bought something from her stall..Zoe's business is called love from hetty and dave and you can see more of it dont hate her..she is lovely..

Thursday, 23 October 2008

i stole 3 of these

so I'm a thief and i don't care, ill give you a quick version of events..i was at the local twice a week junk market ..a junk market that literally is junk that most folk would screw their nose up at and run a mile..but not me , coz under all the grime can be found some treasures and these old magazines from the 50s were just there begging to be rescued from the horror of this place..they were/are battered and torn and scuffed and were damp from the rain, but the illustrations were/are just incredible.

so i ask the ugly smelly lady how much for them , thinking she will say 50p each, when she calmly says "erm, £2.00 each.....i nearly choke,2 quid for magazines that she does not even care about, 2 quid for something that she is likely to line her cats litter tray with at the end of the day...2 bloody quid, i walk away disgusted, but also gutted, you see there was no way i was paying 2 quid for 1, never mind 2 quid each for the 4 i i cant stop thinking about them and start to hatch an evil but cunning plan to steal/liberate them.

i tell my David and he is horrified at my intentions, but i go for it and calmly walk back over and pretend to rummage amongst the many piles of junk stacked on this table, and selecting the covers i see it was only the covers i really wanted, ..and i discreetly detach the covers from their rusty staples...1...2...3 covers detached, and i wrap them around 1 full complete magazine and walk up to her as if I'm only holding 1, give here the money and the cheeky cow has the nerve to say..didn't i say £3.00 , i say NO, give her the cash and walk away feeling half guilty but mainly half happy that these beauties were now mine.

don't feel sorry for her, you have to see this place to understand its not like some antiques market..its junk that antique markets would never sell...and just look at them happily now hanging upon my hallway favorite one is the one of the 2 men doing DIY... even in the 1950s I'm sure they never got that it looks like two men setting up home together..just like me and my david. so im a not a theif, im a liberator of lovely things...

i made this

so i made these yesterday whilst sat on my sofa with my sewing machine on a tiny little table, and with sex and the city on the telly...5 hours later, many cups of tea consumed i was finished and came to the realisation that one should not really spend 5 hours on something that really wont make me all that much money...but it was actually fun, and sometimes i don't really enjoy making stuff..its sometimes a bit of a pain..but like all my happy accidents i think they are rather you ?

Monday, 20 October 2008

new, but actually old, but new

so not many words needed to explain the blatant promotion of my new listings in stevensstuff...I'm trying a new way of photographing them..well not too new, but with added humour and a graphical element...graphical is my new favorite word...just ask my David and he will tell you i bore him silly by talking about graphical things like old illustrations and old battered maps...but that's for another blog post...another day..

oh and can you see that little collage up there with a yellow border, well that's done with my new toy, Picasa 3...its sooo much better than the old Picasa and the things you can do are much more fun...hurrah for Picasa...hurrah.

spot the dog

so yeah we all know its autumn and its a pretty time of the year, but mainly it just passes us by as we all get on with our lives, but sometimes it really does just grab your eyes and says look at me...and this happened in the toilet opposite my house...also known as the park where my dog poops...look at this...can you see her..
well here she is..shes called charlie and she is a i mean it, shes a bitch, i do love her but OMG, she drives me mental...she is the greediest dog in the world and will happily eat all day long if we let her, she whines and whimpers when she is not getting attention and seems to have the ability to get on the bed in the middle of the night without us even knowing until we turn over and her bum is in our faces..but, she is also stupidly slushy and gives the best cuddles...and if i say so myself she takes a might fine picture...and in this amazingly lovely field of crunchy colorful leaves she looks so content, when actually I'm sure if she could have spoke she wold have said, throw the stick fatso....

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

buy me these things please

so these are some of my current favorites from etsy, I'm a little scared to show you these as you might grab them before me, but that's the risk I'm prepared to take, after all who am i to deprive a potential sale...but please don't buy any of these...please...pretty please.

Thursday, 9 October 2008

i love this...and this

so i stopped dead in my tracks...(well actually I'm sat on my sofa so i don't know what tracks I'm on ?)...when i saw this here...i want it NOW....

but if I'm having this..(i wish) then i want 3 of these to go with it....please...

i saw both of these things on my new favorite blog absolutely beautiful things...its just erm,,well, absolutely beautiful

Monday, 6 October 2008

i need a good blog slapping

so I'm officially the worlds worst blogger..i aspire to do it every day and give you all lovely things to look at, but lets face it, that ain't gonna happen unless i force myself to just do here goes,...and to get me back in the blog swing here is a shameless self promotion of my newest creations...and i love the last few weeks have not totally been wasted as you can see....ill fill you in on all my adventures and fun things i have been doing in another blog...ill give you a clue, Madonna, Jonas brothers and Gloria estefan feature quite heavily.....but that's for another blog day,
but look at what i have been making...leather rings and cuff bracelet thingies...

i have bags full of the most amazing leathers and like any magpie I'm attracted to colorful sparkly things, and for a while now i have had these cuffs and rings playing in my head...and like most happy accidents, they turned out just as i imagined them..

i put the rings on an adjustable, erm...well, rings so that anyone can wear them even if there finger is massively fat.....why it would be i have no idea but you never can tell can you ?

anyway i will try and get my blogging momentum back up and running...i have gazillions of nice images to share and i have been working on some things in my house that i want to share..
so my new thingies are in my shop now...