Friday, August 31, 2012

My name is Kelly and I love reading Chick Lit

La di dah...
(I'm just going to act like it's not been two weeks since my last post)

Anyway, yes, I said it - I read and love chick lit!
You know, those books that are like romantic comedy movies, with all the feel-good and squishy endings?
Don't get me wrong, I read other books that have a bit more substance to them, but I just love cosying up on the couch after a full-on day with my latest book and reading the night away.

And because of that, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite 'chick lit' authors, just in case you are looking for something new to read...

Now where to start...hmmmm....

Jill Mansell - is one of my favourites and I have quite a collection of them as I find them good re-readers. They are the epitomy of a feel-good 'awww' ending.

Melissa Nathan - has 5 novels to her name, and sadly passed away due to cancer in 2006 but her novels are witty, well written and great reads. One favourite being her debut novel "Pride, Prejudice & Jasmin Fields"

Marian Keyes - her older novels such as 'Sushi for Beginners' and 'Last Chance Saloon' are fab reads, and her new novels are good, but I'd recommend starting with the older books. The only exception is "Anybody Out There?" which was brilliantly written and so moving - not so much a romantic comedy though, more a drama.

Jane Green -  is another author who started out with chick lit but is now moving towards more drama/family style books. Of her later novels 'Second Chance' is one of my favs, but I'm always a sucker for her older novels such as 'Jemima J', 'Bookends' and 'Mr Maybe'.

I might leave it there for now, but I could go on :-) (I read A LOT!)

How about you? Any book or author recommendations for me? I would love to hear from you!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Somers Winter Market - tomorrow!

So tomorrow, myself and the girls from Curious Bazaar will be at the fantastic annual..

And for this market, a few new items will be available such as...

A small selection of very funky pants - both for boys and girls...

And hopefully a few screen printed Ipad sleeve type thingys and maybe a crochet hat or two...

As well as these patchwork embellished tote bags...

And for a bit more enticement, Polkadot Lane and Sew Chirpy will be having a big sale on some summer stock...there will be bargains to be had!

So, here are the details :

Somers Winter Market
Coolart Wetlands & Homestead
Lord Somers Road, Somers
10am - 3pm

Maybe I'll see you there!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Creative Space : Mood for Making

Well, maybe not quite in the mood for making, BUT I definitely want to be...
So hopefully by just pushing through and playing with pretty fabrics, the motivating mood will follow.

So, I have been working on a couple of things...

Funky little pants for my next market (yes, details still to come, I promise!)..

these ones are a dark grey check with contrasting fine grey cord pockets

 I'm in love with this button fabric

and these super soft suede-feel pants with gorgeous japanese satin pockets

I also have some blank calico tote bags waiting to be screen-printed or embellished with fabric..

And these gorgeous fabrics to make something for me or mine...

Beautiful screen-printed fabric bits from Lamina
And I think I'd like to make a skirt for myself in this black & white fabric - it's too cute!

What's happening in your creative space this week?
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