Monday, May 17, 2010

A movie that I love

Georgia - Love Actually. Love it. Have watched it heaps of times. Colin Firth...mmmm. Andrew Thingummy (the one who loves the Keira Knightly character)...mmmm. ;-)

Nicole- this is a movie I recently saw and loved. It's funny, romantic and it has good music in it as well. Another favourite (that I couldn't find in my stack of dvd's) and a must see is Amelie. I also love most Tim Burton movies, movies with Johnny Depp. Ooh and since I caught a glimpse of Russel Crowe in a skirt cool Roman outfit in Gladiator the other day, I can't wait to see him in tights!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Something I made a long time ago

Georgia - This tapestry/needlepoint hangs on my bedroom wall. I bought the kit in Harrogate, England in 2000. I still love it. It cost a fortune because our dollar was worth something like a miserable 40p at the time, but it's a perfect souvenier.

Nicole- I only started sewing and embroidering a couple of years ago. I made this 'Easy Lap Quilt' (from Bend The Rules Sewing) a little over 2 years ago. It's still in one piece so that's good  and it's well loved but it is also slightly wonky. ;)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Something in my house that

Georgia - Our lounge/sofa/couch (whichever you happen to call it) is green. There is a green painting on the wall. And, this African Violet is (mostly) green. My Grandma used to have lots of African Violets, so this reminds me of her.

Nicole- Well I was looking kind of green myself last monday which is why we didn't post. ;) Other than that: my curtains in the living room are velvet and have a lovely deep olive green colour. The house plants ( the ones that survive) are green. And this lovely package from the local (and very awesome) kids book/toystore is green!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

On my bedside table

Georgia - A wonky lamp (really need a new one), a box of tissues, a photo of myself and my sister when we were little, glass of water, bunch of bangles, a ceramic bird which only appeared there this morning thanks to the kids, Paw-Paw ointment (which is a great lip balm), and a variety of handcreams (I am addicted) - yes, one of them is called "udder cream", but it's not for your , um...udders. :-/

Nicole- I always have a book on my bedside table (or even 2, a crafty one and a novel) with an old pair of glasses on top. You can also find my teddy bear which I had since I was 2 on my bed side table and Georgia's Polka Dot Bunny. Also pictured is a not so pretty alarm clock, some loose change, keys from a bicycle lock, a lamp and a phone.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

In my hoop

Georgia - Still working on my alphabet tree. I'm just about to take the kids to their swimming lesson, so the perfect opportunity for a little bit of stitching.

Nicole - I actually have about 5 things in my hoop at the moment. These two are for the Hoop up! swap. Progress is a bit slow but that's because I'm working on other things as well. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

Today I need to...

Georgia - Drive the kids here, there, and everywhere. School first thing this morning, swimming lesson, and two lots of ballet lessons. Monday is a busy day.

Nicole- I need to make some phone calls. Generally I don't like to use the phone except to call my mum!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

In my handbag

Georgia - Not really all that much inside it, so I don't know why I have so much trouble finding whatever it is I happen to need.

So, the contents - purse, mobile phone (usually has a flat battery, and I never know what the phone number is. I'm not much of a phone person), tissues, re-useable shopping bag, handcream, perfume, various lipbalms, notebook, far too many pens, paracetemol, bandaids, one of the kid's bangles, a squashed empty sultana box (also care of the kids), quite a few scrunched up receipts, and lastly - some scraps of fabric that must have been in there for at least 12 months.

Nicole - I have a small bag and it's rather full. Still I think this is all essential stuff: purse, mobile phone (also with a flat battery and I can't remember my own phone number either haha), a receipt, my sunglasses, mints, chewing gum and emergency sultanas, paracetamol, a hair clip, loose change, hand creme, keys, passport, 1 lip stick and 3 lip balms and a little notebook with pen.