Wednesday, 13 August 2008

New York, New York

This time tomorrow we'll be in the big US of A. First stop on our adventure is New York City. I for one cannot wait. And judging by the children's uncontrollable behaviour, they too are excited beyond words.

We've decided that first port of call has to be The Empire State Building.

I'm still trying to work out how to fit in a trip to Purl...

Ruby and I have been very busy getting ourselves ready for being Stateside.

After all, we wouldn't want to arrive ill-prepared.

I'm sure there's going to be alot of posting to be done by the time we get back. Hope you all have a great rest of August and look forward to catching up in September.

See y'all xxx

Thursday, 7 August 2008

Birthday Girl

My little girl is going to be 7 tomorrow. I can't quite beleive it. 'Yeah, yeah, yeah, really, promise' I used to say to Mum when she said it all goes so quickly. I wish it would all slow down.

We are about to hit a big milestone after the summer. Samuel moves on to High School and Ruby goes in to Key Stage 2. It seemed bad enough when Ruby went in to school and I was no longer a Mum of pre-schoolers. That didn't seem possible. And now I've turned in to one of those Mum's that has 'grown up' children. Almost 'independent'. It's all so crazy. And whilst part of it is great. It's fantastic to see them developing into independent people. Fab to sit down and have a chat with my 11 year-old son. (Let's face it soon all I'll get is a grunt!) A blast to go in to Urban Outfitters with my daughter picking up pretty things, chatting and oohing over them and moving on.

But it pulls at your heart strings too. It just doesn't seem that long ago and we so need to treasure every moment of this...

Before it turns into more attitude of this...

Friday, 1 August 2008

Sew Hip

The news is out. I don't need to keep my blabber mouth shut any more. And I for one am very relieved. Just apologies for now to everyone because I've now been given permission by Manda to talk. And boy will I talk and talk and talk...
It's announcement day for 'Sew Hip', the newest, coolest, most exciting sewing magazine.
I caught up with Manda last week, where she brought me up to speed on this new thrilling adventure. As you can see, Manda has the post of editor, which will mean it will be the most beautifully written, shot and researched magazine. That in itself is enough of a sway for me to be involved.
Issue 1 looks set to be a winner already, with fantastic designers Amy Butler, Amy Adams and Sandhi Henderson being featured, to name but a few.
So be prepared and preorder your issue now. They aren't going to hang around in the shops for long...
Oh and did I mention I just might be in it? Guess you'll have to buy it and see...