I received my first custom order this week, which was so much fun to work on. Nina asked me to create a tattoo-style brooch for her friend who is getting married soon. Nina has received it, and sent me a message on twitter saying that she loved it! Yay!! So very soon I will be listing the brooch and a similar style in my Etsy Shop for you to customise and purchase for yourself! Wehey!
So what's been occurring this week? We went for a little walk along the river Petterill on Monday, where we found some little white flowers (no idea what they were) and some pretty cool graffiti.
Martin taking a flower sample
Is this a Monty Python reference??
Is this a toad/frog??
Love this little caterpillar dude!On Tuesday my Mum took the day off work, and we went to Newcastle to look for wedding dresses (eeeeek)! After a quick lunch stop we headed straight for Monsoon and commenced the trying on! And guess what? I think I found THE dress! It is so beautiful, and really unusual. I think I'll order it this week - how exciting! And it's well under my £400 budget too - so does that mean I can get a pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes? No? Ah well!!
Then on Wednesday my dear godmother came to Carlisle for a girl's day. She comes up a couple of times a year and spoils me rotten!! We went for lunch at The Shabby Scholar, a cafe-bar-bistro type of place in Carlisle. I'd heard that the tapas was good, but we settled on a burger (for Penny) and the nachos (for me) - they food was lovely, but we had to giggle when the bill was presented to us in a glass-topped wooden box! Quite pretentious! Apart from that, it was enjoyable and I would go back.
We then went off for a bit of shopping, and I was well and truly spoilt. I got a cute dress and cardigan from Red Herring at Debenhams, and a couple of tops in New Look, as well as a beautiful set of notecards for #PostCircle (Penny shares my stationery obsession!!)!
The dress is a really pale pink with white stitching over the bodice and round the hem. And I've been eyeing up that blue jumper for weeks!
I also received my third Liebster award from the lovely Sara at Color.Paint.Create! Thanks Sara! I think everyone is sick of me waffling on about myself, but here are the links to my last nominations: Liebster Award No 1, Liebster Award No 2 and Versatile Blogger Award.
Thanks for reading
P.S. Remember that there is 25% off in My Etsy Shop for the whole of May with code '30YEARS'