31 May 2011

My first attempt at posting a photo

It’s very cold in South Africa at the moment.  Yes, OK, so we don’t have snow in winter – well, not much anyway, normally only in the high parts.  But to us Africans cold weather is anathema.

I’m trying to add a photo here, I hope it comes out.

It’s a bunch of little notebooks I prettified with pictures found on Graphics Fairy I’ve tried to make a link here, hope it works – but I’m still learning all this stuff and blogging from my Blackberry is not exactly easy!  So the website is graphicsfairy.blogspot.com if you want to take look at all the wonderful pictures she has on there.
I’ve tried to sell them at a gift shop, but the lady there decided to DOUBLE my price – which makes it unreasonably priced, nobody’s going to buy them.  Also she had them hidden on the back of a shelf behind a whole bunch of other stuff where nobody’s going to notice them anyway.  So I went and took them out of the shop.  I have another shop in mind which I’m going to try.  This one is also in a bigger shopping centre (mall).  Hopefully the owner will be there this afternoon when I drop by.  I was also thinking of trying the only antiques shop in the entire area, since they have vintage pictures on, maybe people who like antiques will like them as well?  Anyway, I like them, I think they’re pretty and yes, I would buy something like that if I found it in a gift shop (at a reasonable price, thank you).

Bye for now!

26 May 2011


It's my little one's fifth birthday today. If I knew how to post photos I would, but since I'm still a bit stupid I will do it at a later stage.
She is such a little girly-girl, unlike her big sister who was a little tomboy at that age.  She loves anything pink, frilly and shiny.  I got some cupcakes for her to take to school - all pink and fluffy and covered in edible glitter!  She couldn't stop staring at them last night and was SO proud to take them to school today!

Isn't it amazing how much love one's heart can hold?

24 May 2011

Mrs. McMoanypants

So here's the thing: I work full time, which means that I'm out of the house for at least ten hours a day.  I dislike my job intensely.  I would rather be at home making "stuff".  I'm convinced that I can make a living out of this. But I have to make a start somewhere.
I just don't know how to work a full day, cook dinner, spend time with the girls and my husband and still "start somewhere".  I do make some stuff over the weekends, but there's always other things to do: school sports days, someone's birthday, shopping to do....
I just don't know how.
Please help?