Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Zippity Doo Da !

Oh what a glorious day... the sky is grey and the ironing pile is making a small mountain in my kitchen... BUT.. I am feeling so buzzy and alive today!...

Reasons being...

1.Parcels are ready to go.. packed twice due to unobliging courier who won't take BIG parcels... never mind.. they are going today. .... Yippee !!!



2. I have been waiting days for Louise's Craft Challenge Day at Beachy's Cape Cod Cupboard... today is the day and I have created this wedding vignette from the photograph that Louise offered for the challenge.. Unfortunately I couldn't fit the whole wedding photo in the frame so some of the guests were left out... sorry!
I have printed it on to Linen and embellished inside the frame with buttons, beads, charms, flowers etc...It was great fun taking part and I am really excited to see what the other challengers have created ...go visit Louise at BCCC blog and see for yourself!



3. Spring is springing in our garden.. the snowdrops are out, the daffs are well on the way and there are a multitude of bulbs popping up... remember me planting them back Nov ? It seems an age ago and yet a blink of an eye.. but they will be here in all their glory in the next few weeks bringing some colour and life back to my waterlogged and lifeless garden.
This photo was taken last summer but I hope it looks just as good this year if not better..



4. I slept well last night... the best night I have had for ages.. I am a terrible sleeper and wake easily to lie and fret about numerous monsters that visit my mind in the dead of the night... last night I slept like a baby and it makes all the difference.
This is one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever slept in... last summer in Tuscany Italy ..



5. I have just heard the most wonderful news... it is going to snow on Friday.
I know we have been here before and nothing happened but I naively believe the smiling weather lady this time...
So it's time to find the old tennis rackets and convert them into snow shoes... is it not !?



6. Master chef is on telly tonight... we are all hopeless addicts in our house.. even Pickles enjoys his viewing of the culinary variations of fish dishes..



Tiramisu.. my favourite .. eaten on a warm sunny terrace in Tuscany last summer.. bliss!

7. I finally got round to listing some more items in my web shop yesterday..something I have been meaning to do for ages.
This Home Sweet Home is just one of my new cards...




Well these are all reasons why I have a skip in my step today and I am a very happy bunny indeed.. I hope you are too for all sorts of reasons..
Have a lovely day Y'all!

44 comments:

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Michele
That's a wonderful mountain of reasons to be happy! So pleased for you that the cards are all parceled up. Tiramisu and Tuscany, a match made in heaven! I'm off to check the weather forecast!
KImx

PG said...

Yep, we are Master chef addicts too, amazing how expert we are at judging food we would not even attempt to prepare. And what is it with asparagus? Why do they all seem to think that cooking a simple expensive vegetable will win? Don't get me started...

Ragged Roses said...

Hi I've come back again, just doing the washing up when I realised that I didn't mention your wedding challenge for Beachy, it is beautiful!
Kimx

Michael House said...

Snow, what really? I hope so, bet it doesnt get to Cornwall. I love your challenge frame, that is my favourite colour combination at present. Tiramisu, yum, really want to get to Italy, I know I'd love it. And all those cards, off to be enjoyed by their recipients. And we love Masterchef. All those Reasons to be Cheerful, one, two, three...
Vanessa

amy said...

very happy post! love the wedding box and home sweet home card!

Nonnie said...

Wow, loads to be happy about. I love the photo of your garden last summer. For a moment I mis-read and thought it was how it looks now and that you live in some sort of little tropical eco-system in Bath! Probably because I am trying to quickly eat my lunch, while blog reading before getting my nose back to the grindstone. Am now feeling I want some Tiramisu for my pudding!

asti said...

Yep, it's the Spring in the air causing all these positive vibes:) Bet you are glad to see the back of those huge boxes! Job very well done, now for some r & r ?
As for the snow, well I hadn't heard ....wouldn't be surprised now that we've been teased with some sun and all.........

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a BEAUTIFUL creation! I just knew you would come up with something fabulous! All the pale blue millinery and little birds are precious!

Glad you had a good night's rest - I am exactly the same way. I think I've slept through the night only once since having children!

Tiramisu - mmmmm!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love your project for the swap!! Fabulous!! And the bed in Tuscany..yummy..mmm...kijsa is headed over to Italy in May...she will have to get some great travel tips from you!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful...isn't this so much fun! We love your clever idea!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Bejeweled said...

Hi there! Visiting from the blogging challenge :) Love what you've done with the photo! All that trim around the couple is just wonderful and that gold ring with the little dove is such a wonderful touch! Very romantic!

And you are really making me want some Tiramisu with that yummy photo! :)

She'sSewPretty said...

What a great way to start the day! I love what you did with Beachy's photo. Very pretty!

MarĂ­a Elena said...

Wonderful flowers decoration around of photo.

bluemuf said...

Beautiful shadow box and the ring just sets it off nicely.

Karen

Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

I love your piece for the wedding challenge! It's gorgeous. This was my first challenge and it was so much fun to participate.

Can't wait for the next one!

(And that is a wonderfule pile of reasons to be happy)

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

This is so wonderful, I love the blue flowers and what a great idea for a gift!!! Just lovely!!

lollysnestegg said...

Your wedding vignette for Beachy's challenge is great! I just discovered your blog and it is great!
~Lolly

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Michele~~ Wayyyy to go! Yee haw, yippie ki-yai-yay!!! You did it! I can feel your pain having not knowing if you counted the order correctly - wince!

I love Tiramisu, too, second to Creme Brulee'. yummers!

Michele, you outdid yourself on Beachy's challenge. The box is incredibly gor-geous with all of the carefully place flowers - and oh! the birdies!!! Toooo cute for words! Love the ring and bird on the frame!!! Where do you find time? Oh, I forgot, you don't sleep! I can see why! My husband is like you and wakes up with his brain humming at 100 MPH! Take Valerian root - an herb that will help calm you at night.

love to you!!!

Becky

bj said...

Oh, Michele...just hearing your description of why you are having a fabulous day makes MY day look better, too! So glad you are skipping....it's so much better than dragging, right!!?!
hugs, bj

LW said...

What a lovely job you did with this wedding picture, love the colors...

and your post was fun to read..

sleep is a wonderful thing...

Louise

Lucy Bloom said...

Hey Michele, can you send some of that buzz over here, distinctly lacking at the moment. Your craft challenge box is stunning, looks just perfect. Haven't checked the others out but I'm sure yours will be hard to beat!
Lucy x

KarenHarveyCox said...

I stopped by to see your creation for the photo challenge, and found so much more. Your garden is lovely and that dessert looks so yummy. I love what you did with the photo for the challenge. Stop by and see my creation, I joined the challenge too. Karen

Sweet Remembrance said...

Ah...I can see why your happy!
Love the blogger challenge, too much fun!
Priscilla

Scrappy Jessi said...

everthing is just gorgeous!
i love your beach'y challeng piece.
this was such a fun project\
jessi

nicolafraser said...

Glad to hear of your skip in your step! I can't wait til Friday either... come on SNOW, lets have you! I'm another addictee of Masterchef, I wish I could cook like they do.. or rather I wish my husband could cook like they do!! I love your challenge frame, beautiful colours. I'm very happy that you are happy x

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Michele brilliant post.
Gosh your box's are huge and these are the smaller ones!
You have worked so hard.
Your Wedding Frame is so beautiful.
I have an idea for Katies card - I will email my idea to you.
Much love,
Carol x

Mockingbird Hill said...

I am making the rounds to see all of the creations in BCCC Challenge! Your design is wonderful...love that color of blue!

Enjoyed my visit...and I hope you get the snow you are looking for ;)

Cassie

Vintage to Victorian said...

Hi Michele
You sound much brighter today! Ditto Masterchef.
Glad you're all packed and ready to go! I have a parcel at my front door, too. Hope they come to collect soon.
Sue

Curlew Country said...

Oh you've made me smile from ear to ear Michelle! What a chirpy post. I am however going to have to kidnap you and so that you can come and design my garden to make look as gorgeous as yours. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Mine is a dark brown, very square mess at the moment, much planning too do.
And I love your new card...I feel a virtual shopping trip coming on...
Have a samshing day,
Stephx

Tracy said...

Such goodness here! So glad you parcels are out. Your project for Louise's challenge is beautiful!! A really inspired piece. Your garden is my dream garden *SIGH* Signs of spring are few here yet...I'll take that place in Tuscany to dream about spring, and I'm sure the cake would help too! ;o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Bristol said...

Love your piece, and your blog. Can't wait to visit again.
Bristol

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Good Morning (Afternoon for you)! =) I am so happy to hear you had so much fun with this challenge and met new bloggers in the process! I am going to host another one in March - I will look through the album for another fun photo to work with (all these challenge photos are coming from the same vintage deco-ear album I purchased from a dealer in England). I was just so upset I had to work on mine while my house was in such a tizzy with all the kids home! lol The first challenge I made a journal with all the bells and whistles! =)

SweetAnnee said...

ALL WONDERFUL reasons..the sleep..the snow..the buddings..
what WONDERFUL looking tiramisu! I would love to
have a bit for breakfast today..
Wishing a
lovely day for you..
deena

The wedding challenge is AWESOME!!
what a treasure for the years

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Michele,
Lovely to read you happy positive post - its certainly infectious you know!
It must be a huge weight off your shoulders to have despatched the huge order - well done you.

I love what you have made for Louise's lovely challenge - maybe you should start selling similar frames on your website!

Fingers crossed for some snow - I don't need to be anywhere - so it will be wonderful to sit and watch everything become buried in a white blanket.

Keep skipping Michele,
Love Niki x

Anonymous said...

Hello Michele, no wonder you have such a skip in your step. There is nothing like a good nights sleep to make all well with the world and then knowing that you have finally acomplished that huge task of making soo many cards. Well I think you must be wonder woman!
Carolyn
http://willowhouse.typepad.com

kat said...

What a lovely post michele,i love your wedding collage in the frame,and the home sweet home badge card. Your garden looked so pretty last summer and i'm sure it will again,look forward to seeing it in the warmer weather. we had snow last week it lay for a few days. Love kat x

ChelleBez said...

It is so wonderful to be happy! I'm glad things have turned around from the stresses of a week ago and you are able to really enjoy life now. :)

Love,
Michelle

kate said...

I love the way you did Louise's craft challenge. It really turned out well. The embellishments are wonderful!

Pretty Practicals said...

Hi Michele, ooh fab frame, it's gorgeous!
Really pleased to hear you have finished the cards, what an amazing job to have completed and you should be really proud of yourself to have done it so quickly.
We don't get much TV signal here so Masterchef is not on the menu for us today, having to make do with a DVD of Pride and Prejudice with Colin Firth (oh the hardship, can I bear it?). Chat soon, Liz

Pearl Maple said...

Great post, first time visitor for BCCC challenge and enjoyed your version of the photo with the fun choice of colors.

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Good Mojo!!! Pass it on!

Jenn said...

oh this was so fun Michele! What fabulous things to be happy about...I feel happy just reading about them:):) Love your wedding frame!! xoxo

Joanna said...

Well done on your parcels going out the door, I've got to get packing I've got orders to sort out!!! I like master chef too its on past captain ruperts bed time but I'm sure he would like to see all the vegatables. I was so hoping for snow its very sad, all we had was sunshine still I must not complain. K has beeen away skiing all weekend, so got snow. We have been home alone having a party!

Estelle said...

I really love the home sweet home badge card. I looked on your Not on the Highstree page but couldn't find it?