Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Halloween Nail Art

       I know it's only August but I'm already way too excited about Halloween! I am trying to decide what my costume should be this year. At the moment I am thinking vampire (I want to get covered in some fake blood)!
       Here are some really clever Halloween nails to jazz up your costume. They can all be found on Etsy.

 In Stitches Ghoulish Halloween nails
       by celdeconail

Frankenstein Nail Art Set

Halloween Nail Designs

Halloween Pumpkin Nails

Blood Clot 3D Halloween Nails

Halloween Blood Drip Nails

Teeny Tiny Spider Artificial Nail Art

Monday, 27 August 2012

Halloween At John Lewis

      While browsing on the John Lewis website today, I discovered that they have quite a few Halloween bits on their website already.
Here are some of my favourites

Meri Meri Skeleton Cupcake Holders and Cases £11.00

Meri Meri Halloween House £17.50

Meri Meri Halloween Cake Stand £12.50

John Lewis Felt Spider's Web Bunting £5.00

John Lewis Spider's Web Lantern £8.00

John Lewis Spider's Web Candelabra £12.00

You can find John Lewis' Halloween section here.
Happy shopping!

Halloween Excitement

     It's that time of year again when I start to get really excited about Halloween. It will be slightly different for me this year because as much as I love it when the shops get their stuff in, I won't be able to buy much. There is no point being on a shopping ban and then buying mountains of Halloween stuff.
       That said I have bought more Halloween goodies from Etsy. I was lucky enough to purchase more of Miss Bumbles' delightful Halloween pieces.

I think this little black cat with a Halloween treat in the form of a mouse head is my favourite.

Another lovely black kitty sporting a pumpkin skirt and showing off her skull garland.

I love the little details on this Guinea Pig devil, the red whiskers and beard and the forked tail.

This little pumpkin Guinea Pig was just too hard to resist.

And lastly is this very witty headless Guinea Pig. His little smile is so sweet.

All pictures belong to Miss Bumbles you can find her Etsy shop here.

       This lovely lot will be arriving with several more pieces which include a very exciting custom order. 
    I have collected quite a few different things over the years. But I have never enjoyed collecting anything as much as these woolly wonders! Here's hoping there are more Halloween delights to come...

Monday, 20 August 2012

Etsy Buys And Finds

    I have been clearing out once again. And I have been trapped in a sea of ebay items. I am now up to a total of 81 sold items. I still have plenty of stuff to go but I think it's time for a little break.       
     It's quite strange to have gone from somebody who loved shopping to somebody who loves getting rid of stuff.
    I no longer look at shops in the town centre and I never even look at websites I used to buy from all the time (ASOS, Topshop etc.)  When I decided to go on a shopping ban at the beginning of the year, I didn't think I would manage to stick to it so well and end up wanting to get rid of most of the things I own!
      It hasn't been a complete ban and I have still been buying a few things from Etsy. Most of these things have been gifts. But I have still been adding to my favourite collection (I always will).  
     One of the other things I have bought is a doll from Boopsiedaisy. I have liked a lot of the dolls from this shop but had never bought one. So I decided to make my first purchase a custom order. And I asked for (you guessed it) a black cat doll. I'm so glad I decided to get this doll made (her name is Pawlie), she is so cute. I would recommend this shop if you are looking for something cute and quirky.

Pictures belong to Boopsiedaisy you can find her shop here.

I thought I share a few other cute finds that I love but won't be buying!

I really like these anthropomorphic macarons and cookies from SandraArteagA. You can find her Etsy shop here.

And I have been quite tempted by these gorgeous vintage French knife rests in the form of cute little cats. They are From LaManche and you can find her Etsy shop here.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Exciting News

        I haven't blogged in ages. I have just been so busy. I am still busy clearing out my stuff. I have sold 50 items on Ebay (and counting) and yet more things have been put into a local auction.
   I am still doing well on my shopping ban. Although it is no longer a ban (I am still buying from Etsy) I can't remember the last time I bought something in high street shops or even looked in them. I have been in major clear out mode for a while and I now have even more reason to be ruthless...
       I have lived in Scotland all my life but I don't feel like there is much here for me. And for quite a while now I have wanted to leave Scotland for pastures new. 
      And I am very excited to say that we have made the decision to move out of Scotland and live in England permanently. Although it is not France, we have picked the area we want to live in and I can't imagine anywhere better.
      It may take as long as two to three years to get there but that doesn't bother me because the decision has been made and  I know for 100% that it is going to happen. It's enough to keep me going and I am finding it difficult to stop smiling!
       So I have decided that most of my possessions will have to go (I'm not carting them all down to England!) and in a way I will be glad to see most of the stuff go. But my favourite collection will be going with me and also some of my black cat collection too.
     I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to this move, I feel like once we get there my life will just be beginning. And it is highly doubtful that once I have left, I will ever set foot in my hometown again. Most people would probably be quite upset to leave the place they grew up in forever but it just fills me with happiness.
       And with a bit of luck we might get there even sooner...