Monday, 21 February 2011

What I wore in February...

Just a couple of doodles to share with you for this month. I have to admit that so far this year my wardrobe hasn't been massively exciting so I'm limiting my WIWT doodles to a couple a month but I promise to keep sharing them with you!

What I wore Today :: 10th Feb

What I wore Today :: 19th February

Sunday, 20 February 2011

Chester Mini Adventure

This weekend has been a wonderful mini break away from the norm that is usually a whirlwind of a routine in Hello Sunshine land. I was a lucky little bean and got whisked away to the lovely MacDonald's Craxton Wood hotel for a mini luxury break in the beautiful Roman city of Chester, including a trip to the Zoo!

The hotel itself was perfect! Bottle of plonk on arrival, delicious 3-course meal each night, a fill your boots breakfast each morning, as well as passes to the gym & pool facilities - yup that's right we definitely earned our scrummy food indulgences this weekend and made the most of everything!

Chester itself is beautiful and such an inspiring city to walk around considering it's Roman history and architecture. We toddled all the way round the city wall taking in the sights and stunning architecture - I could have spent all day photographing the traditional tudor buildings with all the cute little shops tucked away in the Rows. Well worth the visit and pootle round!

Chester Zoo is fantastic, so many awesome animals and although a little pricey it's worth every penny when you read about all of the conservation programs and work that the zoo is involved in. I think my favourite character of the day had to be the Vulture pictured below - he was definitely the spit of Igor from Count Duckula! Brilliant!

It was a lovely weekend and the only thing I can grumble about is that it's over... next mini adventure please!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

A couple of lurverly things!

I said I'd share the love and here's a mini peek at what I got up to making for this Valentine's Day...

A card requested for that someone special! 'You're just my type' is an adaptation of my 'Just a note to say...' card which I was asked to create. I love the pun & am pleased that someone asked me to create it - very cute!

The next couple of pictures are of the gifts I gave to my Valentine this year... I was masshoosively excited to find this amazing 'Cheery Cherry Red Recycled Geek pad' from the fun & wacky Fishsticks on Etsy. The perfect gift for the geek you love no?

My other gift this year was one that I spent a lot of time planning & thinking about. I love drawing sunshines for people but when they are for yourself it always seems that lil' bit more tricky! Anywho, I persevered and am over the moon with how my little drawing turned out... may I introduce... Jamesjames & Jojo...

I hope you all had a lovely valentines day! We had a tasty night in with some scrummy food, wine & films whilst cuddled up on the sofa - perfect! I was spoiled with all that food, a mini rose bush (Rosie & the Jim's as I have affectionately named them) & this awesomely naughty yet very creative cupcake book.

I can't wait to try my hand at baking some of the cheeky little cupcakes! Teehee!

One last awesome and lurverly thing to share with you is this mysteriously amazing Edward Munkton card that the postman delivered to me... I have no idea who (my best friend Laura) sent it to me ;) I love the card and I love my duckypoos very much too!

On that squishy note I'll end my babblings but I hope you enjoyed the read & the pictures!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

A few pictures to share!

For once I remembered to take a few pictures whilst I was at the Curiosity.Haus event yesterday. Granted they are only on my phone which is a bit poo but I have pictures! YAY!

The Orange Tree is a great venue (even if a lil tight) with a cosy atmosphere, lovely crowd and the most yummy food! I had a really good time, met some very talented, friendly fellow makers and had a good ol' chinwag with the people who popped by to browse the goodies on offer.

Anywho... enough of the waffle! With a big Thank you to the wonderful Curiosity.Haus and some snaps of the day I wish you HAPPY SUNDAY!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Valentine's goodies....

Just a lil' note to remind you all that you only have a few days left to order from my Folksy & Etsy shops in time for the big day of love! Cards have been selling fast so get in there quick...

Also for those of you out & about in Nottingham this weekend make sure you come down to The Orange Tree on Shakespeare Street near Nottingham Trent Uni for the Curiosity.Haus Contemporary Craft and Design Fair.

I'll be there from 12-5pm selling lots of Hello Sunshine treasures including cards & jewellery by the plenty!

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Parcels, Weddings & Fun times!

This week has been full of exciting parcels & surprises so here I am to share them with you this rather grey Sunday afternoon... I hope my ramblings brighten your day...

The surprises started at the beginning of my week when I got the most wonderful little parcel all the way from Canada where my awesome friend Charlie lives. When I teared my way into the surprise box I found this beautiful card...

The front of the card : Yummy cake!

The back of the card : The wedding car!

...Charlie & Matt got married a wee while ago now and it was a wonderfully beautiful day up at Lake Ullswater in The Lake District. So when I got their Thank you/Christmas note I got all squishy and emotional as I remembered the day.

With the lovely card was a whole host of surprises too (I'm a lucky lady!) including some luxurious smelling bath salts, a beautifully designed Brighton tin, some Angel Camomile Tea and a pretty little note book made of poo! Yup made of poo! Brilliant! Check out the poopoopaper website and be amazed! :)

Getting that parcel on Tuesday made my week up for me and I was smiling ear to ear but when I got home on Thursday to another mini package I was smiling and dancing around with excitement even more! When I opened it up I was showered in sparklies which only meant one thing... my friend Becky aka Munchy! the beautiful bride who got hitched just before Christmas! This is what I was dancing about...

As well as the pretty sparkles, the card is just awesome and as I have know Becky since old school times when we used to take over the wendy house in my garden, play hide and seek in the dark with everyone and generally get in to mischief after school, this card was just perfect! Here's a closer peek...

On the disc that was in there too were all of the photo's I had picked from Becky & Adam's big day when I had been bridesmaid and we'd had a Christmas adventure in Ely. So I had another squishy moment or five flicking through the pictures from her special day and remembering the fun times! And now I can share some of them with you... I have picked a few of my favs so I hope you like them as much as I do!

*sniff* Ahem, I'm not crying or emotional... honest! Anywho...

As we are talking about weddings I will also share with you the next Bridesmaid dress I shall be donning for my lovely friend Mel in April! Not long now and I am rather excited! I am also trying my best to run and cycle to work as often as I can so I can look as slinky and slim as the model in this picture...

Pink is never my first choice in colour for anything but I must admit I am excited about this dress and the fitting in March as it is beautiful! Now the only thing is to lay off the fattybumbum foods a bit and get those running missions more regular! Eeep!

On that note and now I am thinking about all the food I shouldn't be thinking about, I shall go and distract myself by making more necklaces up - idel hands mean Jo eats more afterall!

I hope I have helped brighten your day with my tales of sunhine? Enjoy the rest of your Sunday!