Sunday, 30 October 2011

Happy Halloween!!

Two posts in one day, whats up with me?? Well mainly I thought "Hmmmm, I start work at 6am tomorrow, then have a jam packed day and evening, I best get this post done tonight".
As most know Halloween was always my favourite holiday. Last year sadly I lost my wonderful boy Buster, on Halloween.

I can't believe its been a whole year without him, it's been hard, and I am struggling with how I feel about this holiday now. However, I'm trying, Disney helped, and tomorrow after work I will be doing a Halloween Zumba!!

I have picked a selection of Halloween images, that I think are cute -

Sticking with the Disney theme, I just loved this picture of Belle and Beast swapping costumes, made me laugh so much!

I want these Disney cookies!!!

These felt wooly eggs, are too cute, see

I really like this picture, I would like this framed!

I really, really like these lights, knowing me I would keep them up all year round, lol!!

Found this picture online, I would like to try them, they look very tasty!!
Now the following cake pictures, I have eaten and they were yummy!!! :D

Lastly, I have to show people what my very talented Aunty Heather made for me, this beautiful stained glass witch!!

Happy Trick or treating everyone!!!!

Lusting after Liberty....

I have always liked Liberty fabrics, when I was little I admired the pretty colours and patterns and was aware of the name (courtesy of Nana), but was too little to appreciate any of it. Now I am older, doing my own crafts and have inherited my Nana's Liberty silk scarf, I have a whole new appreciation. I have stood outside the London store, but unbelieveably I didn't go in!! Next time i'm in London, it's one of the first things i'm going to do.

Can you imagine how excited I was, when I heard that Liberty was collaborating with Sanrio for a Hello Kitty collection, I was rather excited and headed to the website.

They have done fabrics in four different designs, and I must say I would be quite happy owning all of them. Unfortunately I couldn't really justify the cost of the material, especially as I would have to try and make something awesome, and i'm not good enough for awesome!! Imagine if I could make something as awesome, as these uber cute Liberty bunnies!!

The four designs -

So imagine how happy I was when I discovered that Boots were selling the range, and that it was part of the 3 for 2 giftshop!! This I could justify the spending of!!
I treated myself to, a few bits... :)

The compact also has a selection of eyeshadows inside, which luckily are all my colours, I also got the coin purse, and then as you have to make up the 3 for 2 aspect I got the washbag set -

It's a lovey set, with a body lotion, body cream and a body scrub, all with the Hello Kitty/Liberty logo. At least I have managed to get some stuff with 3 of the 4 designs on. Just the fourth to get now, lol!!!

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

The Return from Disneyland Paris and the money that was spent.....

Well I have returned from Kent and Disneyland Paris, and I had a lovely time! Disney was as lovely as ever, and I must say that I was very impressed with the new Toystory Playland. They have designed it so that you feel like the size of a toy! Even the shop was the Barrel of Monkeys! I got to have my photo taken with Rex, an opportunity I couldn't pass up.

I was trying to be much braver this time, even convoncing myself that I would go on the Tower of Terror this time, and Crush's coaster. However as I approached the Tower of Terror and heard the screams, I began to feel the fear creep in to my belly. I'm such a wimp when it comes to rides! I decided that the new Toystory soldiers parachute drop was the way to go, what a mistake. I didn't realise how high it went up, (and forgot about my Dads fear of heights, oops!) When we were right at the top, we could see right over the top of the castle in the other park, and our hotels roof, and then it dropped us! Scream!! We definately got more drops than other people did!!

I loved how there were the toy soldiers dotted about everywhere, and they even had the baby monitor like in the movie!
Right to my purchases, I bought quite a bit, lol!! I was a bit more reserved than 2 years ago (it all fitted in one holdall this year). So here are a few highlights -
Firstly a Disney fan with a love of Kawaii, how can I resist some plushies!!

Mum and Dad always buy me a Stitch plushie (I have quite a growing collection), and I couldn't believe it when I found this design, combining my love of Stitch with Starwars!! Yoda Stitch!! Then I was drawn to this very cute Zero plushie, he is made from such a soft material! Continuing with Stich (theres a theme). I bought a variety of stationery items, and Mum bought me the Stitch starsign keyring!

After Mum bought her Minnie Mouse fleece top 2 years ago, I've been hankering for something cute and warm myself! So I chose this cute Stich Zip up hoody! This is the back view -

Disney Vinylmation had really taken off this time. If anyone hasn't seen them, they are like Qee's, but Mickey shaped and different artists design them. You can get themes, or just images. I have been collecting the pin version for a while, and had the purse for my holiday.

I liked lots of the designs, I really liked the rucksack but at 45euros, I admired it from afar! I did treat myself to a design from the Nerd series, well I am myself a Nerd, and ever since the Rescue Rangers, i've had a thing for Chip!

My Mum was equally taken with them (unlike my Dad who found them disturbing, lol) and she bought one from the Bakery series!

All in all I had an amazing time, and am very pleased with all my souveneirs! :) You will see from the new layout of my blog, that after reading my friend Judy's travel blog, I realised I can layout the pictures differently! Lol!! To end this post on something majorly cute, I leave you a picture of the most romantic of couples, Walle and Eve!!!!