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Favourite things week 42

Favourite things week 42

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Right I’m getting organised!

My mailing list subscription is up and running and I’m using the week of the year number in my blog post title!  There is literally no stopping me.

I’m also giving birth either this week or next Tuesday, so that actually might stop me a little bit, but hey you do what you can.

I’m going to start back with my favourite things/gratitude/happy lists at the beginning of…

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Life is really not a beautiful ride. Or rosy.

Life is really not a beautiful ride. Or rosy.

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Hi sugar puffs

I’m struggling with this a bit at the moment.

Of course we all know life is NOT always a beautiful ride, so is it just annoying and delusional to act like it is, or is it merely focusing on the positive side of things without actually silmataneously denying that all the bad and difficult and hideous and heart wrenching times exist?

Sometimes I feel inane and flimsy going round…

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4 weeks to go…woop woop!

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Excitingly, I found this almost-finished collage in my art journal book.  I call it my art journal but I don’t actually do any art journalling in there!  I just use it to make collages that I intend to turn into prints or greetings cards.

I would like to do art journalling and PLAY a bit more, but find I’d rather be doing other more ‘serious’ creative stuff whenever I get the time.

Which I know…

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Some pictures from the summer

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It’s not over- not over- not over ye-et, la la la…

Even if summer is kind of officially finished, it doesn’t feel like it weather-wise at least in Barcelona.  We put the fan away only to bring it out again, and I’m waking up at night by annoying little beads of sweat running into my eyes. Lovely!

Weighty problems aside, I hope you enjoyed the summer.  I’m now coming at you from the other side of…

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11 Non-fiction books that will make your life better!

11 Non-fiction books that will make your life better!

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Entirely subjective, of course!

I won’t review them, but a few comments, as I can never resist giving my opinion he he :)

(Which is something I’ m working on actually:  listening without commenting, or trying to fix, summarise or find a solution.)

So...’Living out loud’is my all time Keri Smith book.  It is full of creative projects and ideas to fuel your creativity and discover more about…

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Decalogue For a Reader

Decalogue For a Reader

Originally posted on Attenti al Lupo:

  1. You have the right to read                               oldbooks
  2. You have the right to read whatever you want
  3. You have the right to stop reading a bad book
  4. You have the right to stop reading a good book
  5. You have the right not to like a famous book
  6. You have the right not to like any book
  7. You have the right to reread the same book
  8. You have the right to be bored by…

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Etsy love!

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Hello dearest gorgeous beautiful cherubs

This is my new Etsy banner, thought I’d show it to you here so you can see what you think…

I’m almost happy with it, the whimsical face is a bit pixelated so I’ll change that I think.  I really like the colours.

Created once again on the marvellous Picmonkey!

Continuing with the Etsy theme, I’ve just come across Handmadeology, a wonderful site that I’m…

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Favourite Creative Books

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Hello sugar plum fairies!

Well it’s April and I have 3 months left to complete my 39 books-this-year challenge.  I’m on 26 so far, so I need to up the ante (whatever that means) and get on with it!

To help myself along I think I may include non- fiction creative books, i.e books with lots of beautiful pictures in them so I can cheat!

These are some of my favourite ever creative books that I ll…

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Sewing love!

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Jamie’s starting to put the letters of his name in the right order so I made him these little fabric letters to help him along.

Plus it gave me a chance to do a little sewing project, which I find sooooo relaxing!

I really should learn how to work my (extremely basic) sewing machine, but there’s something really satisfying about sewing by hand, and the more hand-made it looks the better, as I…

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