18 June 2012

On your marks!! ...get set!!...


And we are off! I can hardly contain (if you pardon the pun) my excitement.

After entering the 'Jar of Love' Swap over at Booty-full Things a couple of weeks ago, the doors have closed and my first ever swap has begun. Thank you so much to Katie at Booty-full Things for hosting such a fan-tabuous swap

I have been partnered with the lovely Rachel over at My Rainbow Vintage Home and Boy! I'm very excited because if you haven't had the pleasure already, pop over and say hi to Rachel and indulge in the delights that Rachel makes, creates and blogs about, you won't disappointed.

Right, first things first...find 'The perfect Jar'.........now let me see.......

Toodle Loo folks...my mission is underway


09 June 2012

Something to 'Tweet' about...

...I just gotta tell you, I must, I must! 

If you are looking for a unique gift or just a treat for yourself, something a little different, then Bird's Yard has to be top of your  must 'go look-see' list of places to check out. 

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Now, as you may or may not have already begun to realise, this here girl, not only likes to chitter chatter on, oh! yes she does, but she cannot resist treasures when they are spied upon, after all isn't that what a Magpie does?? My roving Magpie peepers were wide open in excitement after my visit because within the walls of this gorgeous, distinctive building in Leeds, West Yorkshire are three floors showcasing an abundance of beautifully crafted products, all from local creatives. Goodies Galore!! Please follow the link above to check it all out for yourself!! You will NOT be disappointment with what you will find there. I know I wasn't!!

Bird's Yard- Leeds, West Yorkshire UK
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Which brings me onto my second shout out of this evening. Two very lovely ladies, one of which I have known for many years now, who go by the name of 'Busy Little Sweet Peas' and have really been living up to their name by creating an array of delights from children's clothing to giant apple door stops (my particular favourite). Something to be bought for all occasions. You can see them for yourself while you are at Bird's Yard, as the girlies have a booth on the ground floor. 

A little of background for you...Busy Little Sweet Peas, are two sisters who love to stitch and create fun and quirky handmade items whilst looking after there own little Sweet Peas, all of whom are their inspiration. 

Here are a few items to give you a taster of what 'Busy Little Sweet Peas' have to offer you.

Image courtesy of Busy Little Sweet Peas
Image courtesy of Busy Little Sweet Peas
So clever aren't they? If you like what you see or would like any further information please follow this link to their Folksy site or click on any of their images above to link you back to their Facebook page and you can contact them through there.

Thanks for popping by...till next time, sweet dreams


08 June 2012

Return of the Mag(pie)


Happy 60th Anniversary Your Majesty!! 

Enjoy your Diamond Jubilee Ma'am!!

Oh me! Oh My! Where do I begin? 

Gosh! I feel like forever has passed by since I last checked in with you all but I'm back and how excited am I? 

Very!!!!!!!! To the moon and back that's how excited I am! (Crikey!, I don't where to begin sharing everything with you - I have brain fog or excitement overload, not sure which!!Not only have I had some fantastic adventures with Mr Magpie and our mini offspring, but over the past three weeks (sorry!, getting on for nearly four, I stand corrected!)  it's been one celebration after another and throughout June this will continue, so please forgive me as my posts will keep coming but just how quickly only time will tell, I have a lot to bring you up to speed on.

So I will start here!

Since returning from our 'olidays (as Mini Magpie called them) and in-between all the merriment of the past weeks, I have been catching up with all my favourite reads. First up, I spied with my "wide open with excitement" Magpie eye... my very first 'SWAP'.  

How many treasures does this Magpie think she could get in a jam jar?? Now there lies the challenge...and OMG!!! I was only very recently reading an article about 'The International Championship League of Matchbox stuffers'. 

"Whhh-at??" I hear you cry. Has she lost it? Where on earth do you read about something like that?? Haha! I was thumbing through Uppercase Magazine, while chilling.

Well, the article described how this Flickr group challenges you to take an ordinary match box and stuff it with as many items as you can. "Hmmmm, I remember doing this in the Brownies back in the day, I think I fancy a new challenge when I return home, I thought. "

So, I could hardly contain my excitement when I popped over to catch up with Katie at Booty-ful Things and found as Katie was approaching 100 followers, to celebrate, (just want to say here, BIG congrats to you Katie by the way, you have totally smashed through and over the 100 followers mark!!) she has created this wonderful 'Jar of Love' swap, inspired by the matchbox challenge she had taken as a child too.

What I fan-tabulous idea, I signed up straight away and can't wait to take part. I'll take a jar over a match box any day, much bigger space to fill with goodies. If you fancy taking part as well, please follow the link above. Or just pop over and say Hi anyways. Katie's place is always full of Booty-ful Things.

P.s Katie, I am hunting out jars as I speak. Some still have contents, but by the time I have a partner, they will be emptied and raring to be filled with pretties.

P.P.s The ice cream in the photo at the top of this post, isn't really an ice cream you know? No, no! It's actually a cake!! How good is that?? We had Jubilee celebrations at work and one very talented lady created this very delectable delight that had us all fooled. I simply had to have one, well, it would have been rude not too.