Sunday, 28 October 2012

Here is my current PONDER... and some PlanB

Here is my genuine PONDER and it is currently pecking at my thoughts in a very annoying manner.
I would genuinely love your ideas and thoughts on this because you guys so often have things that i have failed to think of.

 If, like me, you are a natural 'Giver' and happily help / offer to help... in fact its second nature, impulsive, it wouldn't occur to me NOT to jump in and assist people when they ask.... then WHEN is that moment you stop and say, 'now, you are taking the piss' and you realise the giving is being taken for granted?
Do you keep on 'giving' because you believe you are actually giving for a 'higher purpose' / a loftier reason, like you will receive your rewards in heaven? or a Karmic system will reap its own circle of rewards? or it feels right for you as a person?
Because i don't feel like i give 'to receive'. i don't need to feel your gratitude, its not that sort of giving BUT i stand in my kitchen on a Sunday morning and realise i have done nothing but give this week and somehow i am feeling a little taken for granted and that might not be so good for my soul....

 - HERE is a sudden thought... maybe i am just failing to see what IS being given to me already?

*sigh* - here is a random. Anyone who cannot see that PlanB is an acoustic GOD is clearly bonkers
x x x

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

To be Wild & Perfect for a moment...

 Those of you who have dipped into my life over the past YEARS of blogging, will have noticed i have a dark side. Friends and family of mine have long known that i have a WILD streak that needs its outlet... and i don't mean i can finish a whole tub of Ben n Jerrys without a single moment of remorse (but that is also true) My dad would say "She was born angry this One"
(i like to think of myself as more 'motivated' than angry)
 Anyhow... i shall say it out loud:
i am becoming a body builder.
I have a very healthy obsession with weights - weight training - weight lifting - weight swinging about.
I don't even care so much about how it 'looks' on me.
Its pure joy.... and i don't know how many people actually 'get that'
I want a massive BOOTAY and i do NOT long for long skinny legs.
 I have had so many conversations with people over exercise and this is what i hear:
"oooh you are so good" (meaning its a chore to go training)
"i couldn't leave the house to go Zumba, i was all cosy"
"I had to drag myself out for a run"
"i hate going to class but i feel better once i've done it"
"Yeh, i used to go Zumba, i'll have to start back again..."
OR:
"you are already slim / fit why do you train so much?"
"what are you training for"
and the classic...... ready.....
"i'll never train with weights, i don't want to get big and muscley. it looks so masculine"
HEAR ME NOW SISTERS.... I Love going to the gym and it is my TREAT for working so hard the rest of my day: being a mum, a business woman, a friend, a housekeeper, a daughter.... I treat my body with hard work and good food because i deserve it.
 I am not here to lecture on what anybody else does - what you do / don't do...
Do what you do and be happy!
I love the feel of the heavy weights in my hands and on my shoulders.
I love pushing and pulling them about and feeling so strong!! like i can actually take on the world.

I don't think huge muscles look awful on a woman. I think starvation and emaciation make me feel sad for a woman - if you don't like women with muscle definition then i question whether you think women should even be allowed a vote? because if we are allowed to have a mind and a career and a vote and be admired for long skinny limbs and glossy hair then we are sure as hellfire allowed to be admired for our strength!? physical and otherwise??
My name's Kirsty and i am a BodyBuilder.
My name's Kirsty and i value strength and dedication and focus and happiness.
My name is KIRSTY and i love to Wild and Perfect for a small moment in each day x

Sunday, 14 October 2012

A whole NEW Christmas Page ^^^^ on the top bar...

 Just getting excitied because i added a new PAGE ooop the top there....
 Considering my Handmade range is pretty much entirely taken up with Christmas Decorations,
it seemed a bit crazy not to give it a whole page.
 So that is all i am saying for now...
I do have some News and some posts i intend to do about stuff you can make at home, for your home, and all that sort of exctiting Christmassy stuff xxx

Friday, 5 October 2012

More Spool Drooool - crafty delight

 Eeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrrr HELLO!
If you do not think that these spools are just beautiful, then why are you even in my blog?
Because this blog is fuuuuuulllll of the beautiful world of Haberdashery.
 *excited piggy snort*
looooook!! so very pretty
(why do i keep adding sooooooo many extra letters to my words?)

 Of course i am selling some, duh! i couldn't waft these in front of your lovely wee faces and say
"mine mine all mine, go dream"
It would be wrong (it would be cruel)
Come here my pretties......
 Sets of 3 - so much mileage in the photography joy,
winding trims n ribbons
storing pretty bias binding
popping them in a basket or on a shelf and thinking vintage thoughts...
Baby is 1.5inch tall
Big Sister is 2.5inches
Mama Spool is 4.5inches
So, yep, that is me satisfied and all cosy n whimsy n inspired.
*shall sleep happy tonight*

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Button accessories.... make make make!

 I got this book an age ago, from a supplier i think?? twas years anyway.
Then a customer saw it in a product shot and asked me about it, so i re-discovered it!
 It is actually fantastic if you really want to get heavily into button jewelery making and accessories.
Because there IS stuff you need to know and understand - especially glues!!
 You need to know and understand and believe us when we tell you - epoxy resin glues are pretty much the only glue that is any good when bonding buttons with metal.....
and i have tried superglues and my favourite do anything HI-TACK... but they are not stable and they crack and they mutate or don't stick fast after a week or so.
 I love most of the projects in this book - lots of differents ways of making the simplest pieces.
Boooootiful buttons being your most staple ingredient (of course)
 Even these few photos can give you a few pointers and ideas, no?
I didn't think it would still be available to buy - but it looks like there is a copy on Amazon...
It isn't cheap, but neither should good books be cheap! (the curse of Amazon!)
 My advice for one-off beautiful pieces of button jewelery is to keep a seperate stash of your vintage / specials / one offs / unique in an embroidery silks box (with the many little compartments) and then keep your bulk buttons in jars - either as seperate colours or basic colour themes....
That way you will always have them 'sorted' whenever the mood to create strikes you.
Keep all your wires and glue and tools together too. Then you can whip out the workbox as quick as you can say - OOOooooohh, i love Buttons x
Enjoy - Create - Make Gifts - make Whoooopie x