Monday, 8 February 2010

when the dog bites, when the bee stings, when i'm feeling sad..

unusually, i'm quite excited about the start of another week..that's not to say the weekend was completely tear-free, but it was lovely!! i spent my friday night at a friend's house for tea and gossip, and we stayed up talking until all hours of the morning, which really helped as i managed to get someone else's perspective on the situation and am beginning to realise how stupid i have been to try and live in the past..i know i've said this before, but the past week has definitely brought home to me the fact that we both have such different ways of looking at things..for example, if a friend put themselves out to help me, i'd be a little bit grateful and appreciative, rather than use their help and then ignore their existence..i guess the harsh reality of life is that people change whether you want them to or not..
anyway, onto the rest of the weekend - saturday i drove up to wales to spend the day / eve with my sister..which was great, except that upon getting to the house, i realised that my newly cut key didn't fit the i had to wander round all the tempting clothes shops until sis arrived! i was very good, though and didn't buy anything - just food and a couple of packs of small envelopes / some craft glue, for making more of the bird brooches..
we went to see the Princess and the Frog on saturday eve, which was great in all it's disneyfied glory..and then spent a lazy sunday doing nothing much, before heading home late afternoon..
my sunday outfit was a vintage laura ashley floral dress, which i love so much (can't remember if this one was via ebay or one of the many my mum had/passed on to me), with a tatty cream cardi from river island..
i then spent yesterday evening making a start on the great jewellery challenge..first up is the massive bowl of earrings, which i spent a good while pairing up for photographing (perhaps a better way of storing them is needed)..i've pared down some that i plan to offer for sale on here - please feel free to email if you are interested in making an offer on anything i put up for sale (dinoprincesschargmailcom)..

ok, for sale so far:

1 pair long black / diamante 3 tear-drop earrings (originally from peacocks)

1 pair pink / floral beads (homemade)

1 pair yellow/pink fimo battenburg earrings (h/m) *spoken for*

1 pair pink glass hearts (homemade)

1 pair blue sparkly studs

1 pair blue glitter star earrings (from h&m)

1 pair dangly blue hearts

1 pair silver teddy bear studs
1 pair white plastic studs (primark)

1 pair white plastic flowers w/ diamante middles

1 pair silver hippo studs *spoken for*

1 pair gold /white disc chandelier style (topshop) *spoken for*


  1. Hi Char

    Wow, that's a lot of earrings! I'd LOVE the hippo studs please.

    Glad you had a nice weekend hun.


  2. Glad you're feeling better! You sound like you had a good weekend which always helps. :)

    WOW, so many earrings - wish I wasn't allergic to most costume jewellery.

  3. absolutely all of those earrings are so cute!!!

  4. Sounds like you are getting there Char, a good clear out and declutter is good for the soul too!
    Your dress is really pretty I would love to swirl round in it like a princess!
    Vicki xx

  5. Wow that is alot of earrings!! Love the Laura Ashley dress, looks great for twirling around in!

  6. gosh that is a lot of earrings!

    I love your dress xx

  7. Bags the Top Shop chandelier ones please. I haven't worn earrings for years - when I did I had millions in and in my nose too.

    Time to give earrings a go again I think!

    Love the dress too. Very pretty.


  8. Such a pretty dress, didn't you snaffle that one in a Charity shop during the summer? Just right for lifting the spirits.
    Liking the sound of the jewellery challenge. I've got an indecent amount of earrings, I buy them as souvenirs whenever I go anywhere.

  9. aw the hippo earrings are fab but I was too slow :( love the dress, i'd feel like a princess in something like that

  10. I saw Princess and the Frog at the weekend too - loved it!

  11. your stuff is so amazing!