Monday, 10 October 2011

liberty loves hello kitty

Firstly, I can't believe it has taken me nearly 2 weeks to write about the most exciting partnership to hit the scene since Ant and Dec! I am ashamed.

FINALLY us 'grown ups' have a valid reason to squeal in delight at the sight of every little girls favourite feline- Hello Kitty, and its all thanks to the clever people at Liberty. YES, London's emporium of design wonder has joined forces with Hello Kitty to create a range of gorgeous girlyness, and the best part is... you don't have to be under 10 to enjoy it! Hooray!

From yummy bath treats to pretty stationary, there is something for everyone. Here are a few faves of mine...

Bath Time Toiletry Bag £18
Kitty Wonderland Cosmetics Bag £16

Apple Tree Jewellery Box £18

Hello Hands Hand Wash Set £10

Happy Holidays Travel Set £12

SO CUTE! You can view the full range here. Lots of bits have sold out already on the Liberty website but fear not, the collection is available at Boots too! The Boots website states that all stock is due in October so I shall be keeping my beady eyes peeled. Oh, and it will all be in the 3 for 2 offer! Brilliant for Christmas pressies!


Thursday, 6 October 2011

a little birthday wish list

So it's my birthday in 2 weeks and I'm getting all excited and ahead of myself. I've been all sicky and ill lately and I'm still off work at the moment so I'm literally keeping my fingers, toes, ears and everything else crossed that I will be well enough to celebrate in style.
I haven't planned a great deal of birthday shenanigans, just a nice lunch out with the fam and drinks with friends. A few days after my birthday, me and the boy are planning a little trip away to Brighton and I'm peeing my pants about it because I haven't been since May. I'm certainly due a good rummage around the boutiques and vintage shops of the North Laine! We'll probably visit Komedia in the evening because it's just BRILLIANT. Exciting!

I've decided to put together one of these slightly annoying wish lists. Mainly because I can't think of much I want this year so a lot of these bits are little and quirky and hard to list to people, but also because I'm dead bored of daytime telly.

Feast your eyes...

Apparently I have a fascination with soft furnishings and brooches at the moment, just to confirm, I'm turning 23 not 70! 
This little selection of goodies are things I've seen which have made me think, 'ooh I best not buy this for myself, birthday soon and all that'. Hopefully they will prove to be inspiration for my nearest and dearest.
I'd just like to mention, there are a mammoth number of clothing items I've got my beady eye on at the moment too, but that's another post for another day (probably when I've got about 10 hours to spare) Also, I'm one of those types that prefers pressies to clothes and vouchers... it's far more fun that way :)


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Cath Kidston freebies!

If there's one thing I love more than a bargain, it's a FREEBIE! And if there's one thing I love more than a regular freebie, it's a freebie from Miss Cath Kidston! Hoorah!

THIS WEEKEND Cath Kidston has teamed up with The Telegraph to offer readers TWO brilliant booklets full of step-by-step instructions and templates on how to make her iconic gifts and accessories for the home!

The first booklet, available Saturday 8th October, focuses on gift-making ideas and includes a selection of projects from handmade cards to iPod cases!
The second booklet, available Sunday 9th October, reveals a range of inspirational ideas for injecting a bit of personality and colour into your home.

What perfect timing for Christmas pressies! A few weeks ago I decided I was going to create a homemade Christmas this year. I really need to tighten the old purse strings and I absolutely love receiving pressies that have been made with pure TLC (and I'm hoping everyone I know will feel the same!) I won't lie, I have gone off the idea recently because I am utterly rubbish at sewing and I'm dead lazy busy, but I feel these handy little books could rekindle my creative flare!

I will definitely be trotting down to the village newsagents first thing Saturday and Sunday morning to bag my booklets!... Stay tuned to see my makes.

Cheers Cath!