Friday, January 7, 2011

Mr Machine

For Christmas I received a lovely little new toy! It's red, 10 inches wide and 9 inches tall... It took a while to set up, it can make things look pretty but is useful too! My new little companion is a mini sewing machine. I loved loved my textile lessons at school and as my passion for design grows I am now looking to create my own home-made pieces. At the moment I am just polishing up my rusty skills, but I soon hope to creating some little accessories and eventually my own line...

Welcome Mr Machine, I think we're going to have great fun together.

The CC Army

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CC Vintage on the road

A few weeks ago CC Vintage went on the road to Stockport Old Market Hall. The building is a lovely venue, perfect for a vintage fair. Selling silk blouses, little jewels, fur and shearling coats, scarves and fur shoals my little stall looked rather pretty. Here are some cc snaps!

Fortune Cookie Coin Purse

What will your fortune hold for this year?
Who knows...

What I do know is these little purses rock.
Thank you Diana Eng.

While clearing out some of my things the other day, I came across an old fortune I had once found inside a cookie. This is what it said
"your love of music will play an important part in your life"
I kept it.

Photo books

My husband presented me with a brilliant anniversary gift the other day, a photo book that he had made of our trip to New York. This great invention means that you can upload all your photographs via iPhoto and compile them into your very own unique photo book.
This service gives you the opportunity to print the album exactly how you want to, the layout of the photos, the overall finish; hard or soft bound, the words you use to narrate your pictures, background colours all presenting you with a very personal keepsake. Click here for more info.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


As January the 1st approached, I started to think about what this new year would bring. On NYE I received the news that my childhood best friend was expecting her first baby in April 2011, and this thrilled me to bits! 2011 is not only a new year, but also the start of a whole new decade. When I think back to being young, 2011 would have sounded so futuristic to me, I would have imagined car doors that lift up and open, everyone wearing silver clothes with funny hairstyles and even the possibility of skies filled with cars and people flying around! A lot like life was in The Jetsons...

I am excited to see what this new decade will bring, how life will move on and what changes will occur. I have great hopes for this year too, focusing on a new business venture, traveling and exploring new places, finding a new house and making a home.
I am lucky to have the family and friends I have, and I think one of my main new years resolutions is to always remember just how lucky I am, to not take things for granted. Also, to realize that over the next ten years I will not be able to eat the amount I eat without it pilling on my hips! In other words, getting healthier will be a priority!

Goodbye 2010 and welcome 2011