Monday, July 1, 2013

Goodbye Google reader...

So of course spending so much time away from this space has seen some changes occurring with the old google reader that even though I knew about, has sneaked up on me very quickly!

I've signed up with bloglovin, as it seemed to be the one most people are going to be using, and I'll add the little widgety thingy on the sidebar so you can all follow me with bloglovin too. I don't even really know what any of this means, and I don't even know if any of you will even see this post as I've been away so long! I did actually think about not even bothering with any of this and just sort of fade away, but I don't think I'm quite ready to give up the blog completely just yet. I do really want to try and bring you some posts very soon, things have just been so very hectic lately!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013


 Every other year on my blog I have written a summary of my year on New Years Eve and the things I hope to achieve for the year ahead. 2012 I didn't. And as I sit here and think of the year that was 2012, not doing that summary post really summed up my 2012! I just plain ran out of time. I felt like 2012 was running at full pace and I just couldn't keep up. Only 24 blog posts for the whole year. 24?! I had said at the beginning of 2012 that "yes" was something I needed to explore more, that I needed to say yes more, and I think that may have been my downfall! Towards the end of the year I learned that "no" was probably a little better for my sanity!

The beginning of 2012 saw me saying yes to way too many hours at work. Way too many. Then Easter crept up and my facebook page went nuts with so many people wanting custom bunnies and I just kept on saying yes. While still saying yes at the day job. So mid way through the year I felt as though I'd already done a whole year, I was exhausted! It saw me then in hospital and struggling for months to get back to "normal". Then the unexpected surgery really forced me to slow down and that's when I realised that "no" was a much better word for me! Having that forced time away from work and left to potter around at home helped me get back some perspective.

So 2013 will once again be the year of me I've decided! I'll say no without feeling guilty, I'll do what makes me happy, and I'll try to live in the moment and enjoy those little things much more. Here's to a great 2013!  

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Bunting crazy!

bunting cushion

  I have gone a little bunting crazy lately! I've even taken to replacing swear words with the word bunting! Yeh, I'm bunting crazy (see what I did there?!).

Anyway, I had this idea floating around in my head and I had to let it out. I must say, I am a little proud. It's a little wonky, but I love it. I bunting love it.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012


 Remember me mentioning the auction for Rose over on facebook? All money raised goes to cystic fibrosis. The auction started yesterday and she is going great guns! If you are interested in bidding on Rose or any of the other fabulous items up for grabs, pop over to the Team Ruby facebook page now!

Monday, November 5, 2012

I'm back! And, ho, ho, ho Merry Kitschmas!

Yes, I'm back! My surgery went very well and I'm spending the rest of the month at home to recuperate. Thank you for the well wishes, they really meant a lot.

I'm just popping in quickly to say I'll be joining in with CurlyPops and her Merry Kitschmas challenge. I think this is one I should really be able to stick to as all the social media bases are covered, and most of my time these days have been split between instagram and facebook, so I can't really fail! Yay! Pop over to the CurlyPops blog and see what it's all about. If you're on instagram, feel free to add me, I'm @selinasvintage (what else!).

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Blogtoberfest day 13


 I'd probably say this will be my last post for blogtoberfest. Tomorrow I head into hospital for my surgery next week and I don't think I will have much of a chance to blog before the end of October!

I wanted to leave my last post with a bunny I have created for a charity auction for cystic fibrosis. Team Ruby on facebook are holding their auction in November and I thought I would whip up a very special bunny to be auctioned. Her name is Rose. She is made almost entirely of rose themed chenille and rose appliqued doily pieces. I've also decided on a secret bidding amount that once has been reached I will be adding some extra goodies with her!

Pop over to Team Ruby, like the page and keep an eye out for the auction details, I would love Rose to raise a heap! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Blogtoberfest day 4

 What I'm working on right now. Custom order for a bunny, bear and quilt. The only brief was for them to match and be funky. I really hope I pull it off! Trying not to give too much away until the customer has seen them all.... and approves!

my creative space.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Blogtoberfest day 3

Mt Tamborine
 Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, October 2, 2012


Oh October, I had such grand plans for you. 

This was the month I was going to reclaim my sewjo for myself, not just for making bunnies. I was planning on heading to the craft and quilt fair in order to snag myself a show special on my dream machine and start sewing up a storm. Clothes for myself, cushions, maybe even a quilt.

This was the month I was going to reclaim my blogging mojo (blojo?? that just sounds wrong on so many levels) with Blogtoberfest.

This was the month I was going to start making also for a Christmas market, and give that whole market thing another go.

Then I get given a date for some unexpected surgery (the 17th of October) and the whole month goes to hell. Sigh.

I hope to have other fun things to blog about before I head off to hospital and not just fill this space with my brain dumps. In the meantime, here are some bunnies. 

  bunny collage