Saturday, 31 July 2010

Giveaway Closing.....


So if you haven't entered yet then feel free to leave me a comment on this post to enter and have a peek at how many other ways you can enter  HERE

Heres a little reminder of the Prize......

You can also Buy some more Iron on transfer prints from as little as £3.99 on the blogshop as well as some more 'one offs' too!! CLICK HERE TO HAVE A NOSEY!!

I have also Opened a Facebook Shop which I'm adding stock to Every day...and SHH dont tell anyone but you get a little discount if you are a fan!!!

Right off to make some Saturday soup and bake some bread!
Good Luck to all those who have entered and Thanks for your support xx
Annie xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

6 WEEKS & Counting!!

Well they have officially started! Summer holidays are here!! The school reports are in, The teachers gifts have been given, the tears have been shed and the 'MUM I'M BORED' phase has def started!!!!
 Thankfully I have these little 10 day old cuties to keep us occupied!!! And loving the fact that we must handle them for a little bit of time every day!!! ( as long as Bumblebee the mummy doesn't mind too much of course)

There are 5 kitties, one set of Grey Tabby Twins, This half white and tabby in the pic above, a White cat with near identical patches to her mummy and a Dark Blue Grey boy with a white belly!
We haven't named them yet as I'm a bit scared of getting too attached before they set off for their new home when they ready to leave their mummy...but I'm sure some nicknames will spring up soon!!!
Please excuse my poor pic quality. I haven't got any pennies to buy a new camera yet so using my phone camera!!
Last weekend My sister had a Rare Saturday off so we jumped on the train to London and pottered around for the day around Covent Garden ( obviously via the Cath kidston Shop which was PACKED!!!) We had Lunch and then bought some Crushed Meringues with Strawberries and fresh cream while we sauntered off to Leicester Square to people watch..
...we then decided to something off the beaten track on a whim!! So spoke to the little tourist info guide there and found a Ghost bus tour for under £20 leaving from Trafalgar Square in an hour!
Booked that and had an iced coffee then headed off to Trafalgar Square where we watched a little bit of street dancing  then took a pic...Hmm looking a bit serious there!!! LOL!!
We then headed towards our pick up point in Northumberland Ave when we noticed that this rather creepy looking chap was staring at us.....
 ( he did actually pose for this one!)

Then this Came into our view!!!! The NECROBUS!!!
Its history is a tad Macabre!
Here's the info from the website.....
Earth to earth…
The Necropolis Bus Company began in the 19th century as a private funeral bus service. The Necropolis vehicles or ‘Carcass Coaches’ as they were known to Londoners were able to convey the deceased, pall bearers and up to 50 mourners (no standing) to the final resting place. Each bus had an onboard conductor/chief mourner and a special siren or ‘mourning whistle’ to warn pedestrians of the bus’s approach. The sound of the whistle prompted gentlemen to remove their hats and bow their heads as a mark of passing respect.
Ashes to Ashes…
Regular service ran until 1967 when a tragic fire at the company depot in South Dulstead razed the building to the ground and destroyed almost the entire fleet of buses. Only one vehicle was salvaged from the ashes and was locked in a storage facility for 40 years. It has now been restored to its original design and is operated by NECROBUS as a sightseeing service in central London. 
Bus to Bus
The bus is painted in the company’s traditional colour of midnight black. The interior seating is arranged in ‘railway style’ for comfort and so that passengers can grieve openly and offer condolences to each other. Decorative features include lamps and window curtains, which were always drawn if a coffin was stored in the vehicle overnight. This is based on the superstition that a departed spirit might be trapped by its own reflection in the glass and would be unable to pass on to the other world.  It also helped to keep the bodies cool in the summer months.
So we decide to actually get on this Bus for a different kind of tour!! I wont spoil it for any of you who might want to go on this fab tour but let me tell you it was one of the Scariest/funniest /Coolest thing we have done in London!!And Under £20 too!!
There was a picture of me and sis with the Bus conductor standing on the back entrance however.....It Didnt come out very well...for some strange reason...........

Well Will be back soon with a reminder about the giveaway...soon to close
Bye for now xx
Annie x

Monday, 19 July 2010

Vintage Thrifted & Refashioned GIVEAWAY!!!!!!

Sorry a little later than expected ( due to the arrival of some VERY CUTE Kittens!!!) but here is the giveaway to celebrate the Launch of Vintage, Thrifted & Refashioned.....with Nana Maja and I have hit 200 followers!!
Now firstly let me tell you what the prize is.......This is our first print entitled Queen

This vest is size 14 BUT FEAR NOT....If you would prefer to have this on a top of your own you can opt to have it as an iron on transfer instead so that you can transform your own top!!!
Also with this comes a pair of Vintage Crystal pair of earrings in Teal to match and also a 10 % voucher for the blogshop!

3 runners up will get a pair of earrings and a 10% voucher for the blogshop!

So there are now even MORE ways to enter!!! You will get 1 seperate entry for each of these you do! Please do not feel obligated to do all of these!

  • Make a comment on this post
  • Follow The Blogshop
  • Follow this Blog
  • Become a fan of Facebook page
  • Follow the Blog Via Facebook ( networked blogs) see sidebar
  • Follow the Blogshop via Facebook ( networked blogs) see sidebar
  • Post a link to your sidebar
  • Post a link in a post
    Thats up to 8 chances you could have of winning!!

    There will be more stock added to the shop very soon....including the vintage prints and much more.... So make sure you click on the follow button on the blogshop too if you havn't already to catch some bargains! Once they're gone they gone!!!!
    Thanks for all your lovely comments and support
    Good Luck!
    Annie x

      Friday, 9 July 2010

      Vintage, Thrifted & Refashioned...Launched Today!!!

      So Finally you get to see what we have been working on!
      Here's a sneak peek at some of the pics....Click HERE for the Collection and all info or click on the blog shop logo to your right on the sidebar!
       Nana and I have picked some of the faves from our collection to sell online and the rest of our stock will be sold from our showroom locally.
      We have online sizes catering from S-XL and as the title suggests all are pre-loved and have been given a new lease of life!

      We have kept our prices reasonable and affordable we feel, you can get a whole outfit for under £20!!
      I'll be launching a range of jewellery (refashioned and new) soon however if you see any in the pictures you would like to buy then drop me an email!

      The stock we are selling are one offs so If you want it, buy it QUICK!! If you would like ANY more details or pics about it we will happily send you any extra pics or info before you commit to buy it.

      I have to give a plug to Picnik for the photo editing software that allowed me to give the pics I took that vintage feel....if you don't know about it already then I would suggest you visit...ITS FREE AND its connected to Google so you can upload straight from your Picasa web albums and publish straight to your blog too!!
      Here's a little Before and After Makeover for you!!!

      Next week I'll be adding Vintage prints to the collection......these will be available on a wide variety of tops, on simple white vests or t-shirts of your choice or as an iron on transfer to add to your own clothing....AS a celebration of reaching 200 followers I thought it appropriate to have a giveaway and this will be going to one lucky recipient!!! I will post more details next week!!!
      In the meantime feel free to post constructive comments or feedback about the new products as its a new venture it would be nice to be in the know!!
      Have a great weekend peeps and thanks for reading and for all your lovely comments, I'm in desperate need of a catch up on all of your lovely blogs...I need more hours in the day!!!
      Annie x

      Monday, 5 July 2010

      Introducing....... this space for our new Range launching this week!
      Annie xx