so i actually meant to post this yesterday but when i got home i was really tired and just ended up watching a DVD and going to bed!
those of you that are regular readers of my blog will have seen me mention my friend Charlotte quite a few times (as well as posting links to her blog - Loretta Jane's Vintage Boutique)
she's a total 50's fashionista who loves all things pinup and vintage just like me,
she's one of my best friends and subsequently one of the only friends i ever really hang out with here on the Isle of Man (i'm not very social but she's a fab shopping buddy because we both love the same stuff)
anyway, she is moving back to Sheffield tomorrow which means i won't see her again for aaaaaaaages!
i'm sad because she's only lived here for about 12 months and i sure am going to miss her!
but i know she has to do what's right for her + her family because it just so happens that she is pregnant and expecting her first child (due in August) which is part of the reason why her + her husband Rob are moving back to their home town of Sheffield.
i got to say my goodbyes yesterday when we met up for a farewell lunch at the Alpine (after all, where else would we go?!)
it's her Birthday in a few days so i had to hand over her present as well
here's the super duper Pinup gift bag i've had since my trip to Ireland last Summer! i bought the bag on my first day in Dublin, i hadn't got Charlotte a present yet but i just knew she had to have that gift bag!
isn't it cute! pinup perfection!!!
it wasn't her Birthday yesterday but i let her open the presents anyway since she won't be here for her actual Birthday
yay for presents!
and bless her! Charlotte got ME a present as well!!!
as soon as i walked into the Alpine she held out this gorgeous bracelet for me to put on straight away
it's like a Juicy Couture style charm bracelet with a stiletto heel, a sparkly 'J' and even a little cupcake charm!!!
just like the cupcakes i've been drawing lately it even has pink icing and a cherry on top!!!
i LOVE it!
speaking of cupcakes, i treated myself to one of the yummy freshly made cupcakes in the Alpine (the picture is quite fuzzy but i think you can still appreciate how cute it is)
after lunch we wandered around some of our fave shops in Douglas before parting ways in the afternoon
i really really REALLY am going to miss her! but i guess Sheffield isn't too far away, it's kind of like when my friends from college all went off to uni in the UK and i still talk to them all the time via skype and facebook so i know we'll stay in touch
have a safe trip home Charlotte + thanks for being such a super duper friend x
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in other news...
i got an email yesterday in broken English/Italian from one of my blog followers asking about the little cupcake painting i did for my college exhibition
i guess i never really posted anything about it so here's a little photo (it's not great quality but it's the best my camera could do)
technically it's still not quite finished, there's a bit more shading that needs to be added to the icing but i had to have it ready for the exhibition so i ran out of time, i'm hoping to stock up on more of these mini canvases while i'm across in Coventry so who knows, i might even put a few of them up for sale on my etsy shop
the email also asked about the little cupcake embroideries i posted about ages ago
they're both fully finished now and will remain in the embroidery hoops since i think the hoops frame the pieces rather nicely
thanks for the email anyway, molto grazie xX
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i meant to post this yesterday as well,
a blog i follow called 'popartrockgirlyeah' chose me as their Friday 'TwitPick' via twitter and did a mini post on me including one of my cupcake pictures
big thanks to Michaela for picking me, i've added a little homemade 'pargy' banner (using the fab pargy illustration by Liz Adams) to the sidebar of my blog by way of thanks
you can check out her awesome blog here - popartrockgirlyeah
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and that's pretty much it for today, i'm on the early morning boat tomorrow across to Heysham then it's a couple of hours drive to Coventry to see my sister + her family
my mum finally persuaded me to come with her by promising me a day in Birmingham
i still have commissions to finish though so i'll be spending a few days in the hotel by myself while i get everything done
no rest for the wicked! even on holiday...
ok time for some tea now
that's all folks...
◕‿◕ ♥ xX
(that's thank you and goodbye in Greek on behalf of Cyprus, i visited Cyprus when i was little so i'm afraid i don't remember too much about it, i remember the sunshine and the beach though... i really must have been young! hopefully i'll get to go back there one day and see it properly