I would like to introduce you to Constance, my sock puppy. She arrived from Leeds this week and I am over the moon for her. It was love at first sight - the soft pink and the pearl necklace were just too irresistible and I knew she was meant for me. She arrived in a package post-marked "Leeds" and "Great Britain" and she had been through Customs! I am already so jealous of this little softy who has traveled further than I ever have. I will have to keep the stamp and frame it as my First Package from Across the Pond. I haven't been this excited about postage since I was 14 and ordered a big info package and map from Parson's School of Design. I would spend hours pouring over the map of Manhattan and the course names.... I was going to be a Fashion Designer. But I hate to sew clothes. I hate all the math and having to get things just right so they fit. So out the window that dream went.... But I digress. Back to Constance, who is too adorable and who I am sure barks with a lovely British clip, very Tea and Crumpets. She came to me from Manda over at Tree Fall , who I hear is now working on a litter of Mini Pups. Beware of the cuteness!
Constance now lives with Pooh on the collage box my mom made a few Christmas's ago. They are very happy together and keep me company while I work.
Speaking of work...this week I got do one of my favorite things - styling the Riverside Outlet Showroom... Over the past year I have developed a great relationship with the guys at Riverside and now they let me style their windows - and yes I mean let me, as in I would do it just for fun if I could - it is that much fun. The store is an outlet and has a very stripped down showroom, so there is no budget -I just use whatever knick knacks they already have and go to town. They have lots of painted pieces, which I adore, it's like playing with a life size doll house - just using what you have and having fun doing it. Here's the only picture I got before my batteries died... I'll have to go back and take more.
And if you are looking for inspiration and some fun new crafty-blogs here are some new fav's:
They are a great distraction from things like potty training (how I wish I could just skip ahead to age 4 about now) and making the bed (why bother? I am just going to get back in it soon...) So regardless what you need to escape this weekend, these blogs are bound to help!
Enjoy and have a lovely weekend!