Blog

What a lovely monkeymas it was (Christmas)

Monkeymas

I love my doodles they say it’s theraputic to draw and set my self a challenge with my monkeymas advent doodles . Twenty four doodles of monkeymas mischief fun!.

wasnt the drawing that was a challenge it was what I could draw next. incorporating the number and the amount of things objects in each one was most difficult but I did it. All drawn free hand with my finger or drawing pen stylus’s . Just fun I would recommend giving it a go done on the drawing desk app on ipad.

Monkeymas advent

I haven’t been sewing as many monkeys and didn’t make many before Christmas but still in my life in my doodles. I think a bit more practice and who knows what I can acheave perhaps some birthday cards . I have done my own designs of cards before long time ago.

So love my new venture revamping the vintage toys always best to keep your options open but still enjoy what you do just fitting it all in . Trying lots  of new things have some ideas but we will see.

Thanks for reading I hope to do more blogs in the new year

merry Christmas and all the best for the new year

Julie🎄🐵

Please follow and like us:
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
LINKEDIN
Instagram

Monkeys Shareing the craft room with new friends handmade business

Monkeys sharing the craft room with new friends

 

New friends

As I mentioned before I haven’t been making as many monkeys. My craft room has been filling with lots of weird and wonderful things. Funny it started off as just vintage and my own things but I am finding my self drawn towards the teddies and dolls to sell. Some have been in bad condition and I’m bringing them back to life to play another day. I wrote a blog about my love of dolls but always collected teddies for a long time but have been in the wardrobe for years . My sock monkeys have pride of place in the bedroom and craft room as they are special.

My monkeys

But my teddies have hardly been played with except my grandson taking them out to look at  them they are like new. I gave a lot away a few years ago to the charity shop and just kept my favourite ones.  I thought perhaps I can sell them not all at once perhaps one at a time. I found a very large golden teddy st Michael marks and spencer teddy bear really chunky not much space for him so thought he could go first.

My golden teddy

sold him quite quick to a lovely lady who also collects teddies and she was very happy ! She said he just fit on the shelf  with her other teddy friends. So he went to a good home and is now on display as  he should be. I am not sure I’m ready to sell the rest but rescuing them and making like new sounds more appealing.

Bringing me great joy collecting things like mr men and Care Bears and found some lovely teddy figures. So my little craft room is filling up.

Mr tickle

Who remembers trolls well times gone on since my day ! They have been reinvented a few times but brought back memories of one I had when I was younger.

Troll with pink hair

I think my craft room is filling with lots of lovely toys.and things.  So who knows what I will find  or what I will keep.

Monkey among the mess

new friends

New friends

Had to buy more shelf area to put them all . But being packed away as new ones come in ready To go to new homes. Would also like to renovate a dolls house but that’s another story.

thanks for reading

julie

Please follow and like us:
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
LINKEDIN
Instagram

Why I stopped dieing my hair about me

Why I stopped dieing my hair going grey

Never really thought about going grey ! But often wondered what my natural colour was after dieing it blonde for so long. I can’t remember when I first died my hair all over but recall an orange streak in the 70s  that looked hideous but washed out. I was blonde when I was little went darker as I got older and that’s when it started. Every 6 weeks started with high lights and then buying blonde colours. On a few occasions I tried to go back to my natural colour  but could never find exact colour to match my roots. So for ages I bought the same colour  and did my hair. When I started selling Avon I bought the colour champagne blonde and before that lightest blonde by l’oreal.

Avon champhane blonde

.I noticed a lighter piece at the front becoming more prominent  but kept colouring.  I still have boxes of colour in my wardrobe even though it’s been 14 months since I last died my hair. This picture of me after my last colour.

My hair is very long .

so why did I stop dieing ? I was finding it harder to die my own hair and was ill and just couldn’t be bothered with it ! Noticed how thin it was  doctor had give me some tablets  for high blood pressure and my hair was falling out. Your hair does go thinner as you get older but it was a shock. I stopped taking the tablets and it went back to normal but had lost some hair. I knew then  that I needed to now look after my hair and stop bleaching it . So I made the dission just before my 60th Birthday to go die free. I had to go back on the tablets and I’m now ok except for a few tuffs and split hair. Still managing to keep it long.

Me as a little girl

So when my hair grew 5 inches I decided to have 5 inches cut off at the hairdressers.  It was still long and now has grown again ! Not growing as quick as I would like. Some days I hate it some days I love it now thinking of cutting shorter? hate short hair well on me ! Looks great on others.

I didn’t realise you need special shampoo to keep those silver bright. Tried a few different ones  but now just using the shampoo and conditioner advance techniques violet by Avon.

Here’s some of the products I use

I always remember my hair being darker in winter and my hair at the back is very dark. Not sure If I like that but we will see. When transitioning your hair can be different colours.

Shines coming back

now grown about 7 inches so shines in the light. Just washed my hair on these pictures blends quite well. So not giving up yet !

Been watching lots of lovely ladies on YouTube some only young  when them silvers came through think it’s harder when you have darker hair growing out. But I say go for it thanks for reading.

julie

Please follow and like us:
Follow by Email
Facebook
Facebook
Pinterest
Pinterest
LINKEDIN
Instagram