Friday, 13 June 2014

So my friend was like " ohhh haven't seen a blog post for a while, Ssssuuup?"

 And i am like "really... well, it's like this......"
FB followers will know i have been getting my new PC up and running.... transferring photographs and documents and all the important stuff. so blogging has taken such a back seat. and that is a shame because i enjoy it and i like a chatter and actually i do have a great deal to share with you!
It's also a time thing.... but HEY! isn't it always, for everybody.
 Shop *NEWS* there are new 1cm Beach Hut stripe colours. Available in the mixed bag of 11 colours AND in 100 bags of a single colour. Great stuff :) also have 2 *new* ribbon mini reels to reveal.
So >>watch this space<< for shop updates.
 Sister's Hen Do - yup. That happend. Photo above. nuff said about that i think ;)
 Veg Beds... well they are up and planted and looking a whole lot fuller than when this was taken!
Asparagus bed is planted out. Only gotta wait 2 or 3 years to see if i made that a success or not. 
Turnips, Carrots, Courgette, Strawberry bed, raspberry and Tayberry canes... and so on.
SO much joy in the veg beds, i cannot tell you.
 Sale items - there are still a few left in the shop and will be ongoing until the last of the last is done.
The shops are still selling steadily and haven't gone anywhere. I cannot guarantee how long i will keep running these for BUT yes, for the forseeable future, we remain PaperFish HQ :)
 Somehow got to start fitting some extra running into my packed regime. I have a half marathon (maybe 2) coming up *gulp!!
I am working 2 days per week (sometimes more) in my gym and LOVING IT. Something else i should tell you all about. I think i am going to start a new blog dedicated purely to the fanatical Health and Fitness side of me. I want to start a new place to play with all the great things i have learned and continue to learn.
I know, I know, like i have so much time for that, hahaha.
I am studying to become a Nutrition Coach alsoooooo and that is exciting but takes up more time, reading and attending webinars. I have been taking control of my own stomach issues and it's going really well.
I actually FEEL BETTER!! can you believe it? it seems my foodie issues are a bit more debilitating than i had guessed. So much food elimination is happening - and a ton of crazy juicing!!! and i am beginning to feel better. This is what i have longed for and worked for, more than anything.
Health & Happiness
It's the foundation of life, from which, great things may SPRING!
So, if you are interested, and still reading, i shall be back.
 x x x

Saturday, 19 April 2014

*new* Wool Felt colours... April 2014

HEY Felt Fans...
I am Just re-working the felt sample card so it will have all the new felt colours.
IF you have an older felt sample card you have a choice: ask me for sample of the new colours to add to your existing chart OR... put your big girl pants on and purchase a new chart for the princely sum of £1.00 (i shall let you know when they are ready to go)
 THREE new soft wool felt colours to be going on with:
Top is BUTTERCREAM - a real cupcake cream frosting colour. I love hand sewing with this wool felt. Its so lovely to work with embroidery skeins.
 This Blue is striking! i just cannot photograph these to their best (and PCs all vary anyway, so you see what YOU see and i see what i See, that's just how it is i'm afraid) This blue is like a tropical sea at it's best. that holiday blue. It is flecked so gives great depth of colour.
 Also flecked for depth of natural green, this is PICKLE / RELISH and really is natures green, like a gherkin. yum yum. A definite woodland green for all your natural projects.
 I am hoping to update the http://LovePaperFish.com site, later this evening.
All the new felt should be up there ready. It is all in the Etsy shop already my friends.

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Feeling quite unwell / Starting a Veg Plot / Doing the garden....

A delightful snap of me in the garage, taken by my ever growing Small-Fish (daughter)
We are on the garage floor, potting seeds, and its uncomfortable... but the new shed has not yet arrived and it was the least windy spot we could find.
I'm not feeling well and haven't been for quite some time. This has probably been apparent in my lack of blogging and general non commitment to 'alllll the fun and colour'.
I am hoping this will soon change and i am making small steps towards getting better.
These steps include FINALLY getting my garden cleared up and the veg beds in.
 THIS is my lovely swing - that is getting jet washed next week so i can cover it in delicious Teak Oil! i then have intention to make some yummy seat cushions for it and maybe enjoy a cuppa sat there this Summer!? - Also, check out that shed.... tired (like me) and very weathered. It hasn't survived our tumultuous Winter and is on the road to becoming replaced. My helping hand is coming to pull it down and then lay down a new base READY for its replacement. so excited about that!
 Some of the seeds we started with today... a huge array of different size and shape and varieties of sunflowers! GIANT Americans can get up to 16ft it seems. So these, and their varying cousins, will hopefully fill an entire bed next to the shed. I need these sunflowers in my life. I need to soak in their energy :) i neeeeeed to stop the slugs decimating them and feasting on them before they get a chance to bloom!
 THIS young lady has just been an Angel of late. Helping me with shopping, planting, dog walking, whatever. I have been blessed with this ever-growing sunflower for the past 10years and she makes my awesome life even sunnier.
 This year i am lining my window boxes (and surrounding them with moss for extra prettiness) and in my boxes i shall be growing herbs and salad items. A novel idea for these, usually bloom filled mini beds. I can't wait for their fragrance. 
I am just embarking on a new study course, in Nutrition. So this will compliment my part-time job as a gym instructor. It will also feed my desire to keep learning. I think our latest garden adventures will go hand-in-hand with this nutrition qualification. I just got my Certificate in VIRIDIAN supplement / health advise. SO i need to keep on track and be as healthy as i can be.
I am still here. PaperFish enterprises are still here. The world keeps turning and i am very happy to be a part of it all.