Monday, 26 October 2009

I know what you did last weekend...

This weekend I was galvanised into action. I was finally feeling better after my bout with the flu monster and there were lots of things to be done.

Things like:

1. Cleaning the flat from top to bottom.

2. Looking after two furry people who had come to stay for the weekend. Lily kept an eye on proceedings from the back of the sofa...
...and Fred just slept on the bed...

3. We found some pretty little lamps in Asda for the grand sum of £4 which are now residing on the bedside tables that the boyfriend made the other week.

4. Pictures were hung (more on that in another post)

5. My wardrobe was given a grand clear-out, following advice from this lady. And what a difference it made! Some stuff went to the charity shop and some stuff went to that rag pile in the sky. My wardrobe looks lovely and streamlined now and if I'm honest all I threw out was stuff that I never wore anyway and would just sit in there, giving me evils and reminding me of a time when I was much younger and thinner. I was sad to see some of it go but I know it was for the best - much as I love that top I bought in Topshop and wore once when I was post-break-up skinny, I have to admit that I'm never going to have a washboard stomach that I would need to wear it again.

I didn't just stop at the wardrobe though. I went through accessories. I went through shoes. I went through anything I could get my hands on and I definitely feel better for it! Now I can see much more clearly what I really need to buy, and this means that I'm allowed to go shopping!

6. A trip to Hobbycraft was in order after I saw these cards on this lady's blog. As soon as I saw them I fell in love - so clever and yet so simple! So I went on a little spree to get what I needed and sat through Hollyoaks on Sunday morning with needle and thread in hand and made these bad boys.

So a MASSIVE thank-you to Petit Filoux for the inspiration - you see this is why I love the blogosphere! Now I have some pretty classy homemade cards instead of the usual glitter festooned creations that look as if I 5 year old has been let loose with a glue gun.

After all that activity there was nothing more to do but sit down in front of the telly and enjoy our extra hour before turning in for bed to get up and start the week anew.

7 comments:

Hayles said...

LOVE the cards! Are the tiny baubles from the land o' craft porn (er, normal people may call it Hobbycraft)

lemonade kitty said...

Those cards are really nice I'd be delighted to receive one!!! The only trouble I have with the glue gun is I get the glue everywhere and manage to burn myself hehe. Just found your blog Lucey xx

Trish said...

Oh....nice cards. Truly like those and bet I could muster a few before the holidays. Glad you are feeling better too!

Florence and Mary said...

I'm so glad that the wardrobe clear out was a success.

Victoria xx

miss*H said...

the cards are lovely! I wish I was the creative

My Friday night was spent haveing a 'deep clense' of the house. Its soo satisfying to know its all spick and span. No longer are my Friday nights about going out drinking, instead I relish cleaning..I think its a sign I'm getting old :)

PinkCat said...

How productive were you!
Happy shopping to restock your wardrobe! x
PS: Love your cards too. I'm beginning to think I had better start on mine as everyone else in blogland is so busy already! x

Petit Filoux said...

Well thank you!!! I can't believe little me inspired someone!!! And your cards are so pretty too, you know what's amazing is how different people make it their own! Your beads are definitely super cool! Makes me feel old when someone calls me a lady though lol