Friday, 30 September 2011

Halloween Disappointment... New Addiction

Halloween seems to be getting bigger and bigger every year in Britain (much to my delight). So it was with great anticipation that I waited for this year's offerings.
  Although I have bought a few nice things, the shops seem to be cutting back and quality items seem to be thin on the ground.
   But I have managed to find the perfect halloween present for my mum which has also led to a new addiction.
I purchased this paper doll book as part of her gift. The book is by illustrator Andrea Kett. In this order I also bought a print for myself.

All of the prints are hand glittered and beautifully packaged. I was so impressed that I ordered another three prints the same day this order arrived...

I would recommend that you purchase from this shop, you will be pleased that you did.
   Most of the people I know don't really get Etsy. But I love it and I find so many quirky and pretty things.
       Fingers crossed Halloween is not over before it has begun.

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

My Beautiful Cat Oliver

This is the wonderful cat who is responsible for my obsession for all things black cat. Today would have been Oliver's 15th birthday, if he was still with us. I still think about him and miss him every day. He was a very special cat.

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Shopping, Halloween and Dolls.

On Tuesday my Mum and I went on another shopping trip. We started at Matalan. They had a small amount of Halloween bits in. I made a few small purchases. I bought a ceramic black cat T lite holder £1, a black cat hair band £3 and a cardboard cake stand £2.
       Then we went to a local garden centre, we didn't buy much there. It has been a while since we have been in the shop next to the garden centre but we decided to go and get some cheese (I am a cheese addict, the hotter the better). I didn't get any cheese but they did have a stand of lovely baking goodies, which is new since we were last there. There were lots of different and unusual things to choose from but I narrowed it down to two. I bought black crystal sprinkles and purple crystal sprinkles. I haven't been baking much lately but I can't wait to use these!
          After that little purchase we had a look around the rest of the shop. I was drawn to a glass cabinet which contained some pretty cloth dolls. There was one I particularly liked...
    My Mum loves Alice In Wonderland and she has got me into it too. So it is no surprise I love this doll. My lovely Mum very kindly bought her for me! She was made by Lesley Cameron from Lesley Jane Dolls. I have discovered her Etsy shop (I am also an Etsy addict) which has lots of other cute dolls.