I just thought i would kind of do a self promo because i haven’t posted about my products for a while! So, Im kind of a hippie at heart, and so this sometimes reflects in the products i make. I have a few items in my shop that are ‘boho’ and ‘hippie’ that i wanted to tell you guys about!
First are my Patchwork Curtains – They are made from fabric I’ve sourced from literally everywhere, i try to good quality fabrics that normally have a pretty pattern and can do any size thats needed. Ive made a lot of curtains now, all have been individual and one of a kind which is what i love about them. These are the ones i used to have in my own flat, i used quite a few vintage scarfs in this one but they are always lined so light doesn’t flood through.
I also have some lovely boho cushions available in lots of different colours/materials! Each one is one of a kind so YOU get to pick what you like and i will do my best to acocomodate.
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I have lots of lovely bunting available also, which would look fab in a hippie style room.
Here are some other things I really really want in my own home from sites on the internet and also what I have found on the amazing Internet which i will keep adding too!!
Isnt this wonderful?! I would definitely get this… although i haven’t got enough room on my walls as i have covered them with pictures!! But it is only 12.00 which is a bargain.
dream catcher – gorgeous dream catcher from someone n Etsy. I really advocate etsy, people work so hard on there and i dont think others realise how hard it is to get your shop noticed and get sales.
Another gorgeous boho etsy shop that sells glass! how brave!! I love these, i have lots in my house ranging from candle holders, hanging domes, they just look gorgeous and are very popular at the moment!
Check back to see more goodies 🙂
These past two days have been so much fun!! the things i have done and been to are
- Visited the Louvre again, this time getting the floor plan and actually spending time going round each bit which was definitely worth it. Saw the Mona Lisa again, but once again it was packed and i just couldn’t really get that close which was disappointing. But i did see Leonardos other paintings which were amazing.
- Went on a fabulous ride in a mini fair that was happening in the Jardin des Tuileries. I had so much fun it was a large swing that went really high so i got a couple of good photos of the Eiffel Tower!
- Visited Moulin Rouge building and took a lot of photos, wasn’t too impressed tbh.. I thought it would have looked better then it did.
- Went to the Grand Palais (free entry) which is really beautiful
- Saw the Arc de Triomphe! Gorgeous and definitely worth a look. i took some really pretty pictures as well.
- Sat and read in both the Parc Monceau and Champ de Mars gardens – currently reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed (definitely recommend).
I have included some of the images i took throughout the day on my Phone. I dont use a SLR camera anymore as i always found it too hard to carry around with me everywhere, and phones have such good quality cameras that i just use that now. Also i like the fact it downloads straight on my laptop through Google Photos!! 🙂
So. here it is my first travel blog entry.
Over this year I made a resolution to myself to be more flexible… to explore new things and not just live my life based on societies and my own rule book. I can’t work a mundane job… I have to be flexible and work around my own routines that I have. So, this year I’ve managed to go to Thailand (very short and abit disastrous but I won’t go into that), Las Palma which was fantastic with my sister Amy. Bergerac in South of France for two-week cat sitting where I had use of a car (which really helped). And not I am in Paris for two weeks, then flying to Madrid after that for two weeks.
So overall compared to the last few years of my life it has been brilliant. I struggle with the language difference and I feel very arrogant because I can’t speak another language. But I may take some classes in either French or Spanish. So, I know this blog is mainly crafts related but I’m think of diversifying it a little bit and adding in a few more sections.
- Home decor
- Saving and money
What do you think?
Hi all! Just thought i’d update you on all thats been going on in Gembobs Crafts.
Well first my cat gave birth and we have a new little kitten! He is called CJ and is sooo mega cute! He has been helping me with me sewing!!
aww!! 🙂 and we have a new puppy.. also very cute.
Anyway! the reason i haven’t been posting much is because ive recently got quite a few orders so i’ve been sourcing out some new colour specific fabrics, and i’ve lent my grandmas sewing machine because she has a zipper foot because i’ve been making cushions at last! finished me first one the other day yey!!
haha my sewing table!!! 😀 ive got white cotton on one and black on the other 😛 lazy i know!!
Also… completely random but look at the size of the eggs we have been getting from out chickens…
wow! hope your all okay and been crafting alot!
50 happy facts to get you in the
mood for life
This is a fab list of things you probably didn’t know.. but are very interesting and nice 🙂
- Penguins have one mate for the whole of their lives. They “propose” by giving their mate a pebble.
- Cows have best friends.
- Not one of your direct ancestors died childless.
- Cuddling releases Oxytocin which helps speed healing and recovery from physical wounds.
- Otters hold hands when sleeping so they don’t drift away from each other.
- The last man to walk on the Moon, Eugene Cernan wrote his daughters initials there. They’ll last 50,000 years at the very least.
- There’s a type of jellyfish that lives forever.
- We now have less crime, a lower death rate and longer life expectancy than at any other time in human history.
- The clitoris has 8000 nerve fibres, double that of the penis, and is the only organ in the body, which has evolved purely for pleasure.
- Every year the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulip bulbs to Canada to thank them for their aid in the Second World War.
- Rats giggle when you tickle them. Their voices are so high-pitched you need special equipment to hear them, but when you do, their laughs are immediately evident.
- Sea horses mate for life, are completely faithful and travel together by holding on to each others tails.
- If you say “my cocaine” you sound like Michael Caine saying his own name.
- Male puppies, when playing with female puppies, will let the female win. Gentlemen puppies.
- The majority of children born in Europe in 2013 will live to see the year 2100.
- Seeing somebody else smile actually makes you happier.
- Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell.
- There are folk out there who are ombrophiles – they have a passionate love for rain.
- No matter how old you are there will always be an incredible new food for you try.
- The name for a group of porcupines is a prickle.
- Smallpox is completely extinct. No one else will ever die from it again.
- Pigs’ orgasms last for 30 minutes.
- Sloths only leave their tree once a week, to pee and poo.
- At the time of your birth, you were, for a few seconds, the youngest person on the planet.
- Cows produce the most milk when listening to the song Everybody Hurts by REM.
- Someone somewhere is losing their virginity right now.
- Baby rabbits are called kittens.
- Baby puffins are called pufflings.
- Worms communicate by snuggling.
- With our horseless carriages (cars), space travel, speed of light communication, cloning, lasers, connection to people worldwide, flying robots, we are living in the future people dreamed of.
- A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.
- Cancer death rates are down 20% in past 20 years.
- Every year, millions of trees grow thanks to squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.
- On the day of his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. had a pillow-fight in his motel room.
- The Beatles used the word “love” 613 times throughout their career.
- The chances of you (as opposed to someone else) being born is about 1 in 40 million.
- The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We’re all made of star dust.
- Canada is an Indian word meaning “Big Village”.
- Iguanas, koalas and Komodo dragons all have two penises
- Just like humans, British cows moo in regional accents.
- John Cleese’s father’s surname was Cheese. Cleese grew up 10miles from Cheddar and his best friend at school was called Barney Butter.
- Under extreme high pressure, diamonds can be made from peanut butter.
- Tintin is called Tantan in Japanese because TinTinis pronounced ‘Chin chin’ and means penis.
- In 1881, there were only six men in Britain called Derek.
- Only 4 Clives and 13 Trevors were born in the UK in 2011.
- Everyone knows the dog in the movie “Wizard of Oz” as Toto, the dogs actual name given to it by it’s master was Terry.
- Approximately one fifth of all the publications from Japan are comic books.
- The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket.
- Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
- When Nelson Mandela met the Spice Girls, he called them his “heroes.”
Quite depressing but i do like it! 🙂