Tuesday, 29 September 2009

insider knowledge

so, this is A small post to give a massive clue as to where from moNday i will be working, i had THe inteRview today, just fOr a sales assistants job, and i only gone and bloody got it.. i really hoPe its everything i want it tO be, its a new shop to this country, its the first shop in Europe actuaLly, and its a really rather incredible Opportunity to be involved in it, I'm not at all ashamed to say that I'm a Good sales assIstant, for about 7 yrs now i havE worked in small independent boutiques, one of which i owned and built with two friends...(pics on flickr)..but i now want this adventure to take me new places, I'm not going to stop making things, that's in my blood, but lets just say I'm very excited by this new chapter in my life.. I'm being slightly coy because i don't want to get into trouble, but if i get permission i will be the man to know quite soon, for those insider tips and news.... now re read this post and look for the not so subtle clues..

Monday, 28 September 2009

i make things too

so i didn't make this, but my mate gemma did, and gemma is the massive crazy brains behind the lazy oaf empire,i have known gemma for many a year now and i have watched her company grow from a market stall in east London to a quite enormous worldwide conglomerate, like what blake carrington did in dynasty, with oil.. but gemmas oil is t shirts.. does that make sense or have i confused everyone ?.. anyway lazy oaf have just launched what i think is their best collection ever and this one caught my two beady eyes, and i know lots of you out there will want one of these...but its only in girls sizes and not big boy sizes like i would need.. its ace isn't it... get it here...

Saturday, 26 September 2009

im still here

so this last few weeks i have travelled the world and been busier than a busy thing... OK, so this might not exactly been true, i have actually been nowhere and done very little, and the poor blog has been neglected.. good job me and this blog didn't sign a pre nup, or it would now be asking for half of nothing.. but i have been out and about and to get me back into the blog way, here is what has caught my eye the last few weeks.. firstly my silly dog charlie. she is happiest when a ball is about to be thrown for her, either in the house or in the park, she just gives me look as if to say.. "come on fatty throw the bloody ball"

and its been really nice weather here the last few weeks, not too hot but nice and crisp, perfect ball throwing conditions..
and the next thing i saw and i totally got out my pennies to buy, were these little blocks i saw in a local charity shop, they are just so brilliant and each one is different and so colorful, what are these called ?.. i have no idea.(my david hates them)..

and the last thing that made me get out my camera was this tower that has been built down by the river, next to the royal festival hall, its part of 100% design festival that is taking place around London now, and I'm rubbish because i forgot to note down who did this but it was really striking..

and when stood inside it and looking up, it made for an even better photo opportunity, it was made from what looked like giant cardboard tubes.. wonder if i could recreate this with bog roll tubes ?..
so I'm back to blogging and have lots to show, i have been making lots of things to sell in carry me home, dresses and some amazing little capes.. i maybe see another, etsy shop happening soon... but then again.. maybe not. ill just share them here.. and sell them here

Thursday, 10 September 2009

an amusing week

so, not sure if anyone even noticed but i have been having a blog battle with an anonymous commenter about my blog.. they took it upon themselves to leave a nice comment criticising me about starting all my posts with so, so i have been here....so i have been there etc.. who cares ? and i don't know about you, but i would NEVER ever leave a comment on someones blog Belittling their style, i would never be so rude, because that's all it is.. its just my style. a blog is a personal thing, that you use in anyway you choose, i couldn't care less if i don't use the correct grammar or start every sentence with a capital letter, life is too short.. whoopee do its just not important to me. I'm a 33 yr old man, I'll do what the hell i like, she says I'm a terrible speller, tell me something i don't know.. ill cope with it, and the spell checker on this blog must be rubbish too. but what got me more annoyed was how all the comments were left anonymously. and the fact she took it upon herself to take time out of her day to leave such a rude comment says so much to me.. i might be a crap speller but i actually have a life... and anonymous said she wont be back.. but i bet she is, she obviously loves me and my blog, so hello anonymous... stick it... you have amused me much this week..or is it weak ? remember im a terrible spellar. and silly anonymous, why do i need to buy a dictionary to look up vitriol.. (thats what google is for) and unlike you i do like vitriol..when it fits.

Monday, 7 September 2009

i made some accidents

so i have made some new little happy accidents, i have sold quite a few over the last few years here at carry me home, my friends shop. and thought it was time to get them in my etsy... these little guys, like everything i make, are the result of me just sitting down and having what feels like a lucky dip into my bag of ribbons and fabrics and seeing what i pull out, i don't plan, i just create, following only the tiniest of plan in my head.each one is unique, each one has a head of ribbon hair, and each one has a hand sewn felt heart upon their bottoms..these guys are now in the shop, i hope someone gives them a nice home, they are made for everyone, not just for kids...

Thursday, 3 September 2009

a helpless patient

so can you believe how fast time seems to be flying past us ?.where are the days going, what have i been doing, how is it that its now Thursday already when it seems only yesterday that i blogged about the September issue film i want to see.. anyway i have obviously been so busy and creative (in my dreams)... but this page i rescued did stop me in my tracks this week, and it just makes me smile, and thank the lord i did rescue it because if ever i stubble across a helpless patient, i now know how to give the poor soul a fireman's lift.. if it wasn't for this page i might have just dragged them along like a caveman with a fresh kill.but not now.. and what makes me smile most is the fact that these men had to pose for these photographs to be taken, and i can imagine them saying to each other "i say, don't we look jolly stupid old chap". but like us, at least they learnt something.
this page is now in stevensstuff...