Tuesday, September 28, 2010

So Bizzay.  Preparing for Finders Keepers in less than 2 weeks (just as I typed that, I felt a tiny adrenaline jolt from anxiety, you all do know that I am a sort-of highly strung sort right?) and I keep going ARGH, SURELY I HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING, and while everything is not 100% ready yet, I don't think I have forgotten anything, but I think every half hour I go (ARGH! WHAT HAVE I MISSED) - not sure if it's great for the blood pressure, but lordy, I sure am burning calories.


In my land of meanwhiles, see that ANGELIC looking cherub up there?  That's Ruby.  My daughter.  Who is currently a food-tossing, slapping, kicking, pinching, biting, scratching pain machine.  GOOD TIMES RIGHT THERE.  I know it's a phase and it'll pass, but jeez. STOP BITING MUMMY.  

Thursday, September 23, 2010

One of the cutest things I have ever seen.



22 seconds of joy.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Other things I love

Have documented a number of times the LOVE I have (Bec too!) for Julie Ramsden's AMAZING crocheted toys.  She is a RIDICULOUSLY talented lady who makes one-of-a-kind quirky toy bears, monster, cats and dogs (and more, but you know - you get the gist).  We are lucky, lucky to have a new range on Georgie Love and I had to show you.  They all freestanding and have wire in their limbs and even fingers so you can pose them in any which way.  I THINK I love Melville the best (the fish! the tiny sailor hat! the tentacles!)


But the argyle jumper on Arnie?  Super awesome.

 And Bugalugs - the antennae! .


Which means that I can't leave Bernie and his striped skivvy out either.

Bec and I both have a bit of a Julie toy collection, and I think you will be competing with us as to who gets to take these guys home.  Ahhh!  We ALSO have a special few for the Finders Keepers market, which won't be seen anywhere else.  Hooray!

Wednesdays!


Wednesdays are currently the best night of the week, my favourite class at the gym is on at a reasonable time (body combat, a mixed martial arts-a-thon), and TONIGHT GLEE is back.  Yay!  Do you like Glee?  I know people who are mixed about it, and the people who aren't into it have judged it by the ads.  It's actually good.  I am bit hesitant that this season will be like the second half of the first season - a little less likable because they seemed to be trying to cram in so many (and unnecessary) celebrity cameos into the episodes, rather than focusing on the stories and characters we already love. 


ANYWAY, even BETTER THAN GLEE, I am LOVING the new Foxtel show Spirited.  I seem to love everything Claudia Karvan has been involved in over the past few years and this is no different.  I was first taken by surprise by one of the characters being dead (I don't watch commercials closely, obviously), but lordy do I look forward to it.  Have you seen it???

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

WINNER!



Hey, I am only nearly a week late (but what a week! Actually, it wasn't a bad week at all, just busy, but not too bad.  let's just positively determine that I am lazy and a procrastinator) but random.org has declare that Monique at A Glass Half Full is the winner of the Ambette giveaway!

Mon, can you please make an order with GL with your favourite iphone cover, pop your address in (choose bank deposit as payment method, but obviously - don't pay) and we will get this made up and sent to you quick smart!  Yay!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

LAST DAY!

Giveaway closes TOMORROW to win a iPhone cover of your choice from Ambette.  GET INTO IT!




Also JUST IN AND NEW on Georgie Love, these SUPER CUTE hair pins from Apple a Day.  They MAY be meant for little girls, but I can definitely see myself in one too.  Ahhh!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

GIVEYAY!

   




I LOVE these new iPhone, laptop and iPad sleeves on Georgie Love from ace maker Ambette.  I have been looking for something that is practical, stylish and not so cutesy that would cause comment if I took one of them out at work (cause lord knows, I wear enough things to cause comment, I don't require more). These are obviously perfect.


To celebrate, we are giving away an iPhone cover!  Just blog or tweet at me (Georgie_Love) your favourite to win! (how could you go past green though? My FAVE!)  Entries close 16 Sept.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Do you know what is ace?


Lyndsay White is ace.  As is her super-dooper, brand spanking new side-project shop Candy Striped Cloud.  It has the ace brooches and cards that you would expect from any White-Lady venture, but it has the MOST RIDICULOUSLY cute miniatures.  It's been launched less than a week and I have already bought (and received) an order.  I am SO CLOSE to making another.  Addictive and sweet.  Go check it out.*


(* BUT NOT YOU, ERIN PIPES, BIRTHDAY GIRL - STAY THE HELL AWAY, OR YOU WILL RUIN PART OF YOUR BIRTHDAY SURPRISE)


MISSING: presumed in bed, rolling around in cookie crumbs


Oh, so hai.  I feel like I have been completely MIA and out of touch.  Everything is really good though, I am still super busy, but I have been spending a LOT of time filling in that busy-ness with things I (and my family) love doing - I have been at the gym loads, watching movies (currently visiting season 1 of The L Word), baking cakes, taking Rubes swimming, hanging out.  You know, LEISURE TIME THINGS.

Things I never used to do much of.  Oh, I would do things to entertain Rubes, we are always doing fun things... but things for just me?  Not so much.


See, right now... it's 4:30 on a Friday afternoon and I am under the covers in bed drinking tea.  Unheard of.  Admittedly I have vacuumed the house, picked up some printing for a conference DrMr has to go to this weekend, baked some vegan peanut butter cookies for his work place (seriously delish), tidied, shopped, bought Rubes a book about sharks, ate lunch in a Japanese restaurant with Rubes and DrMr, drove all around a bit, swore in traffic and otherwise kept a toddler entertained and happy.  So it's not like I spent all DAY in bed.  Just the last little bit.

I think it's good, but I you know, I need to make more of an effort not to be so out of touch.

SUPER IMPORTANT THINGS.

1. I need a haircut, I can not grow my hair.  I am in foofy hair helmet land.


2. Georgie Love is going to officially be represented at the Finders Keepers markets in October.   It's our first ever market, which is a Big Deal.  Bec and I are working overtime to make sure it's super ace.  So if you are about, make sure you mark the 9 & 10 of Oct in your DIARIES now, so you can come and say HI.


3. My toddler is OBSESSED with fish, water and all water-related creatures.  It's been the same since pretty much birth, she is a little water baby.  I don't think she is going to be a real girly princess sparkles kind of girl (despite a current preference for a pink dummy) - she LOVES all the scary creatures, sharks, things with teeth.  We have this documentary we have seen too many times to mention and her absolute favourite bit is where a polar bear jumps into the sea to try and (unsuccessfully) catch and eat beluga whales for lunch.  The bear jumps in and she screams "UH OH!" in delight.  I guess we have the theme figured for her second birthday...