Sunday, 25 April 2010

blog trawlin....

It's a sleepy, rainy Sunday night. I should probably just lay my head down and get some snoozes....but....I can't help myself! There are so many wonderful blogs chock full of beautiful!

The fabulous destiny of Amelie Poulain from

 Tea Cup Collection by Fritzi Marie

French Macarons at ColorLovers
{I want to give making macarons a go. I've been fascinated by the gorgeous colors of these beautiful cookies since first being introduced to them in an airport in Switzerland...aren't they just delectable!}

holy. moly. Vintage Brooch Boquet from Ruffled

  Beautiful Millinery Flowers by Such Pretty Things

yes please! 50s Revival by My Black Book 

 Vintage Buttons from Button Floozies

Lovely, lovely things...I shall dream pretty dreams x

Sunday, 18 April 2010

do you heart liberty of london?

One of the shops I miss most from home is Target! OOOOH Target! There's even a missing photo of Mr Woo and I standing outside of Target on our honeymoon to Charleston. One of my dear sweet friends told me that Target has a range of Liberty of London out now. She even sent me a beautiful photo frame!
I have to admit I'd never heard of Liberty of London. But since hearing about it from Kitty I've been intrigued! 
"Wondering what all the hype about Liberty of London is all about? Liberty has been producing fabrics and textiles since the 1800s. They are best known for their floral prints, but also have masterful, gorgeous novelty and geometric prints in their catalog. Their classic prints never go out of style and their new prints are always fashion-forward and interesting. Of their various basecloths, Liberty’s Tana Lawn is the most popular and widely available. Lawn is a lightweight, semi-sheer, plain weave fabric, and Liberty’s version strikes a wonderful balance of drape and body that makes it versatile enough for a wide range of projects. It makes sublime clothing, and I’ve heard it works well for quilts too.
Want to know more? FuzzyLizzie Vintage has a nice history of Liberty fabrics here. I know no bigger proponent of Liberty prints than Erin of A Dress A Day (her Liberty posts are kept here). If it weren’t for her, I wouldn’t have known about the book Liberty & Co. in the Fifties and Sixties: A Taste for Design."
Holy Moly! The fabrics and haberdashery {I have discovered a passion for beautiful needle cases}is GORGWHA!!!!!
Check out what I found on their website}
I'd better stop there or I won't be able to stop! Target has a LoL bike! Omg! Ok...moving on....
I had to show you this photo of the shop that I found on the cute my spare time blog! The lucky girl's been to the flagship store!
buttons! aaaah!

droooooling over the fabrics.....

shut. up.

Has created a list of where to buy Liberty of London fabric.
Basically, what I need to know/see is what Liberty treasures you've scored! So, come on, spill it!

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

A Dream is A Wish Your Heart Makes

A dream is a wish your heart makes
When your fast asleep
In dreams you will lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for you keep
You wait for the morning sunlight
To find fortune that is smiling on you
Don't let your heart be full of sorrow
For all you know tomorrow
The dream that you wish will come true
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
The dream that you wish will come true

Isn't it just one of the most wonderful feelings to get something, wrapped in brown, in the post, addressed to you. It is one of my greatest pleasures! If you've been with me for a while you know that well! I squeal with delight at the sight of the postman heading to my door! 
Today was one of those lucky days when he rang the bell - that means whatever he has for us won't fit through the letter box! Which means it's a parcel!!!!! 

 {remember Kitty from Fritzi Marie?}

This whole blogging thing is pretty darn amazing. I've made some true and wonderful friends through blogging...and just wait til you see how I've been blessed this time!

loving the colors. loving the tag. loving the buttons! 
Kat?! how could you part with vintage buttons?!
she knows me.
gorgeous card! 
 gasp! look at all of those treasures! Did you know purple is my fave color??? check out  those fun socks!
I don't know if you know this Kat, but I can't ever find my name on anything!!!!!
This is so special!
beautiful and inspiring just like Kat.
a frame for a photo of Poppy. 

My day started out pretty rough, but then the parcel full of love and knowingness arrived. It has all changed, even the weather is brighter now! Thank you so, so, so much my Dear friend Kat. 
There aren't words to express how moved I am by your generosity and caring. You are an amazing woman, I am so glad we met because of blogs and a shared love of vintage! 

Much love,

Friday, 2 April 2010


Mr Woo has been particularly interested in the post for the past few days.
It's usually just me...but he asked this morning if we'd gotten anything.
We hadn't. I carried on getting ready.

Mr Woo  "Well, I might as well tell you now". 
Mrs Woo "oh. no." 
{I thought it was going to be bad news, like a baliff order or over due bill or something.....bad....}

Mr Woo "I wanted to wait, but I'll tell you now...
I bought you a Sizzix Big Shot". 
My jaw literally dropped. Like, actually. How it happens on Eastenders and in the movies.  

Mrs Woo "Whaaaaaat?!"

Mr Woo said that he said to himself if he won the work lottery {they have a lottery at work, he was just asked to put his pound in because someone dropped out that's all I know} then he would buy the machine for me. WHAT?!
I cried and told him he should have used it to get something he wanted! He already has to provide everything else for me as I can't find work. He said to consider it an Easter present. 
Mr Woo said he wanted me to cheer me up as I've been so down because of losing Poppy. He also said he wanted to give me something to help me with my card making and to "help me be a shop". "I am a shop" when I am selling things you see. So if I'm part of a craft fair or helping out at the Vintage Shop or if someone buys something from my etsy, then, I am a shop.

So there ya have it. I wanted to share my excitement about becoming the new owner of a fun crafty gadget but most importantly I wanted to brag about my sweet, sweet handsome Hus.
How'd a girl like me get to be so lucky!?!
It doesn't really matter, I'm just so thankful for my Mr Woo x

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