Monday, 3 November 2014

The shop is open again! Hopefully next week we will have the new Jewellery by HAVE A THING ABOUT ME shop open too!

Friday, 10 October 2014


Just a little sneaky peek at what will be available in the shop soon, I'm hoping they will be in by christmas, so keep your eyes peeled.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tove Jansson

After hopelessly scanning my mothers radio times to find something decent on the TV last Christmas I found this - a delightful looking documentary about the creator of the Moomins, Tove Jansson.
I slightly skipped in to the kitchen with excitement at this point and said mum do you fancy watching the Moomin creator documentary At 7? "I wanted to watch the new Alice in wonderland film at 7 Rebecca".
Great! having seen that film already I was somewhat upset by her answer. Not only because I had seen it before but because I was disappointed by this version. Don't get me wrong I am a massive fan of the story of Alice in wonderland, so much so I used the story as inspiration for my final degree show calling it Alice in Eastland. I am also a fan of Tim Burton, well his early work anyway. I'm just not a fan of CGI and thought this film could have been a bit darker.

Having moved house just before Christmas and not having the internet I had missed the opportunity to do watch again. Ive been looking for it ever since.


Then last weekend it was found for me. Oh the joy!! I'm sure many of you will have seen it before, but if you haven't then I highly recommend one rainy day you take a look. 
Moominland Tales: The Life of Tove Jansson

Monday, 3 September 2012


After a great week in France I've come back to some helpful results on my questionnaire I would just like to say thank you to everyone who filled it in, I have changed my mind about a few things and confirmed on others.
It's great to know what people want to see in my shop, although I'm not sure I can produce a espresso machine.
anyway to the winner .............

and its RAFFLES BIZARRE! if you just like to email ( me you address I'll post you over a sketch book in the week.

Thanks again everyone!

Friday, 17 August 2012


So, again, it has been a while since I blogged, this time I need your help!
I just have a few questions that I'd like you to answer,
I'm sure it wont take long, there's only 8 of them.
In return I'll put your name in a hat to win a lovely HAVE A THING ABOUT ME sketch book.

(I have been thinking of a giveaway for a while now)
To enter just fill out the questionnaire and either leave a comment on here, the have a thing about me facebook page or twitter. All RTs welcome!
Closing date for the giveaway will be the 1st of September.
Good luck!

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Sunday, 29 July 2012


So its Sunday, and I'm making the most of one of the two days we get given off a week (grr to the five day working week!) As soon as the rain chucked me back in to the house after some much needed gardening (for me rather than the garden).
My partner was busy planning his exit from his nine to five so I decided to look at the cook book my neighbour gave me a couple of weeks ago, BOURBONS! I never really thought about making the bog standard shop bought biscuit before, why the hell not? it was really easy! They would make a great gift for a biscuit lover too.

I made these whilst listening to The Death Set

By the time I had finished it was sunny, time to go back in the garden, A cup of tea a biscuit and some thoughts on weather my friend has had her babi yet.


She always joins me in the garden.
I got these at a carboot yesterday, not sure what to do with the stamps yet and the tin well I have a thing about tins.
something I walked away from.... if you like typewriters too check this out clairelasecretaire

Whilst writing this post I've been listening to and watching Warpaint I have a thing about these girls. Hope you've all had a top weekend!

Sunday, 15 April 2012


So this lovely weird weathered Sunday I thought I'd get my long put off sewing project underway, as I thought soon enough I was getting highly Irritated with my sewing machine!
Either she was bored, curious or just wanting some attention my cat decided she would join me, Id given up so she decided to have a go.
This turned it to a bit of a photo shoot.

She really gets in to it and although she was no help at all I thoroughly enjoyed taking theses pics. After all that hard work she is asleep.