Monday, 30 May 2011

Wedding favours

The demand for party & wedding favours is certainly on the increase. It's something I'd been thinking of for some time, well, kind of anyway. I was going down the 'Save the Date' route but it's very time consuming & to be honest I wasn't able to charge the prices that I should for the work involved.

Finished Save the Date fridge magnets for Nicola & Paul

So I set out on a quest to find someone else to do the hard work of designing and opted for the wedding favour market, less customising and, therefore, less cost to pass on!

The Wedding Favour page is now available on our the website and is proving to be a bit hit!

Shabby Chic Vintage Rose

Funky Hearts

Pink & Black

Visit us at for something a bit different and all hand made with attitude!

Thursday, 23 September 2010


Less than 24 hours ago a young man died.
He was found at 5am 22nd September, hanged.
He was just short of his 19th birthday.
I didn't know him. My daughter did.
I knew of him. I knew of the unhappiness in his life; the unhappiness that only an indignant 17 year old, with a loving family, can describe with loyal outrage at injustice and ill-treatment of a friend less fortunate.

I cannot stop crying. I cannot stop crying...what mother could? How lonely must that poor child have felt? How desperate those last few moment of his life?
His friends are lost, not knowing if they could've done more.
I hope he knew his friends loved him and I hope, Mark, you have found peace.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Saving for morals…here’s £2.50 to start (OR Nobody loves me, everybody hates me, I think I’ll go and eat worms…)

I’m a nice person.
Yes, I can be stroppy when I know what I want & I’m not getting it blah, blah, blah…but to be accused of being a liar and having no morals, quite frankly, was a bit of a shock.

Mind you, I should’ve trusted my 6th sense. It’s usually right. I get a feeling when something’s going to be a problem on first contact. I can’t say what sort of feeling it is; it’s just an instinct and I always dismiss it (ever hopeful that I’m going to be mistaken). Well, never again…probably….maybe…

I’m still trying to work out why it’s my fault that I posted her item to the address still registered with PayPal when she'd moved from there some time ago. Who knew?

So, here we go, a sweeping statement & character assassination:

‘Never mind Lynn you probably got my email {in time} anyway* and saw it as an excuse. enjoy the £2.50 maybe you could put it towards some morals although you'll be saving for a long time.’

*regarding her new address & failure to let PayPal know

Oh well, I don’t have a guilty conscience & I can sleep at night but my outraged indignation is sitting like a lump of undigested Quorn Chilli high in my stomach.

...where are those worms?

Wednesday, 23 June 2010


Today is my birthday!
A lady never reveals her age - she never sweats either, only allows herself a faint 'glow'; those that know me say I look good for my age (which may or may not be an insult, I'm still digesting that), but none the less it's another year on! I don't look a day older than I did yesterday, if fact, it's just like it was yesterday...only a day later! It's just a number. Age is all in the mind...Ok Ok, I'm in denial I admit it.
BUT, the road ahead looks less crappy than I would have thought. It's just the idea of being here...

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Valentine Newsletter

Love is in the air...

It only seems five minutes since Christmas yet Valentine's Day is galloping towards us at an indecent pace!

Maybe it's the snowy weather (enjoyed from the comfort of my sofa I might add) but here in the Stroppy Cow shed thoughts have been turning to romance. Perhaps Cabin Spring Fever has set in 'cos we've been busy gathering together a quirky and romantic selection of goodies that might just put a smile on the face of that special Someone.

Love it or loathe it? We might just have the answer...

This gorgeous glass heart necklace is a snip at £4.99

and there are matching earrings!

Want something not quite so subtle?

Chunky acrylic heart bracelet £4.99

Gorgeous red (or pink) crystal studded heart earrings available from our Ebay store (just type in heart earrings in the search box!)

And of course, I mustn't forget the badges


New gothically dark and glamorous badges from 70p

And for those of a more cynical nature...

there's always an Anti-Valentine!

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Tuesday, 8 December 2009


I'm getting there with this flu stuff although my sense of humour appears to have abandoned ship!
That could be down to the fact that I've had little time to wallow in my own self pity or even enjoy time reclining on my sofa suffering silently (but stoically you understand) because others decided they were going to get it too.

How mean & selfish of them! This was supposed to be about me, me, ME!

Oh well, they'll get theirs when there's nowt under the tree but a dry old satsuma and a box of PG Tips.

Anyway, still looking for some Christmas Cheer, don't see anything but Humbug at the moment.

Yours wallowing

Cindy Lou Who xxx

Friday, 4 December 2009

Tamiflu and hot Timto

When my son was small & learning to talk, and later doing the talking for his baby sister (who didn't utter a comprehensible word for 2 years but has not shut up since) many new words entered our family vocabulary.
To be honest, it's a whole new language often leaving both strangers and less close family members confused & bewildered, but these things stick.

I'm resting at home at the moment into my 5th day of The Flu. I guess it's of the swine variety as they've issued me with Tamiflu and, by jove, it's marvelous stuff!

However, as I was moping about earlier in the week, not knowing where to put myself to ease the pain my body was in, wondering if my headache would ease with the aid of a knitting needle through my eyesocket & debating whether or not I should take the on-line flu test ("I couldn't possibly have Swine Flu that's what other people get...") I winge-text my sister looking for sympathy & reassurance (not much chance of that I'd say judging by the reply and I quote: "oink").

Finally though, she came through "hot bath and hot timto" she says...just those 5 simple words and the world seemed brighter. OK, OK, so I was still in pain and desperately looking for a knitting needle but I found the energy to get onto the National Pan Flu Service get myself & my 38deg fever diagnosed.
So 3 days of Tamiflu & hot timto and I'm recovering. No hot baths though, I'm too sweaty as it is ~is that too much sharing?
Holding up my bottle of timto in traditional Oscar style, I'd like to that all the people who made this possible
  • NHS for the Tamiflu
  • Himself for going to the chemist to fetch it & bringing me back a jar of pickled onions (still trying to figure that one out)
  • Suey for the hot timto recommendation
  • my kids for talking funny and even never shutting up

Hot 'timto'...the elixier of life, warmer of cold hands & great sledging companion