Seeing Life Through the Eyes of a Child, by Jill Allison Bryan at Creativity Portal.
I especially like the advice to turn ‘your to-do list into your “I get to-do” list’. I started titling my to-do list “Adventures for…” and then the date, and it makes everything seem more fun.
Kittens on a treadmill! This is so cute, and it makes me crack up laughing every time.
Eclectic Eccentricity is my favourite jewellery e-store in the world. I own a necklace and a ring from there, which are really nice quality and fairly priced. I spend a lot of time going through the pages and adding things to my basket. The new Autumn/Winter 2008 range went up a few days ago, which contains more lovely shinies as usual. Subscribe to the newsletter and you’ll get regular discount codes.
The sections in this post are inspired by a venty e-mail one of my friends sent me – she pleaded for things in the the last two categories to cheer her up.
AliceSeptember 9, 2008 at 2:37 am
Ooh, thanks for that link to Eclectic Eccentricity! I’ve never heard of them before, so now I have something new to drool over when I should be paper-writing…!
thelemonswereSeptember 10, 2008 at 12:39 am
Hi, I’m sorry to be a little abrupt, or off topic, however I’ve been reading your blog and well, that’s the trouble- i can’t read it.
This may be because I work with computers, but I find the dark text on purple incredibly difficult to focus on, i have to apple-a to manage to read anything!
I’m honestly not saying this to be cruel-I’m (almost) starting my own blog and you might be turning away potential return visits from as something silly as readability issues.
That said, I still went back 3 pages because i enjoyed your writing, always nice to see someone mix fashion and craft.
JulianneSeptember 10, 2008 at 10:42 pm
Thanks for your comment, thelemonswere, I’m not offended at all, it’s actually really helpful that you’ve said that, I’ve been planning a redesign.
I always have the contrast turned up and the brightness down low on my monitor, because it’s easier on my eyes, and I often forget that most people don’t have things so dark when I design things. I made the striped background as pale as I could so that the writing was readable, but it seems it doesn’t work? Is it the stripes that’s a problem, or the brightness of the purple?
The stripes make my eyes go funny if I look at them for long enough, so I’ll be going for a plain colour next time.