Firstly I would like to say big welcome to all my new readers! When I started this blog I didn't think anyone would be interested in my crazy little life but now I have 43 followers and I couldn't be happier. Everytime I see that another lovely person has taken the time to press the follow button it brightens my day so thank you!!
I have had lots of good news this week which makes a change. I had a very good meeting on Wednesday that re-inspired my desire to design again so I have been scouring all the menswear shows and browsing all my favourite inspiration sites to get ideas for a new collection. It had felt really good to research again and I am hoping creating some new work will lead to good things!!
In the last week I have been really lucky to win a blog giveaway and a competition! I found out last Friday that I had won the wonderful Birdy Calendar by Joanne over at Origami Chicken and I love it! I am not sure how I am going to display it yet but when the year is out I am going to put them all in a big frame. The illustration are so cute and funny! I think I love October the most - how can you not love an owl stuck in a carved pumpkin! You can still buy them over at Joanne's etsy shop here.
Most of you probably already know that somehow I won the Folksy Valentines collection competition. I am still a little bit in shock to be honest! It probably didn't help that I found out when I was randomly browsing Facebook... (for some reason my email didn't update very quickly!). I really loved creating the collection and will definitely be featuring more of the wonderful British talent on Folksy on the old blog! I cannot wait to receive my prizes and have been anxiously waiting by the door every morning since hearing the news - I am hoping tomorrow is the day. I also noticed that some of my chosen items are on the Folksy homepage right now!
This weekend I am hoping to spend baking a trial lemon and lime meringue pie which if goes to plan I will be making for the boys mum for her birthday. My Mum and Stepdad hopefully are going to be able to make it over on Sunday for a roast if the snow doesn't scupper plans! I may even be able to slot in another outfit post if the weather is nice enough for a photo!
Have you had any good news this week? Are you looking forward to the snow?
p.s. (as if this post isn't long enough already!)
I am contemplating holding a giveaway once I get to 50 followers. I am not sure what it will include yet but I have a few ideas - What do you think?