What can I say but a HUGE thank you to all who let comments on my last post. I was overwhelmed when I saw all the responses to my requests for an opinion... I actually felt a lump come to my throat. Thank you all for being so brilliant and sensible...unlike me!!
I appreciate all the sensible opinions and words of advice and your right, I should do what I feel is right on my own blog. I need to give myself a reality check and say "Who Cares!". My initial reaction was shock that people would take the time to be so rude......my mistake was to react. Your right..if they don't like the way I do things it's just tough. So I am staying as I am...one blog, this one!! I feel a little silly for being such a baby now!!
Now I have said that...I'll move on.
Lilly is doing well this week and is back to her normal rushing around self. When she was ill she was such a sad little soul that grandma just had to try something to make her smile. So, knowing Lilly's passion for dressing up I got her a hat, one with a ribbon down the back and a fancy brim.....her mother looked a little doubtful when I pulled it out of the bag and proudly perched it on my head. Lilly often proudly struts her stuff in a variety items to achieve her own unique fashion style. Fashion Lilly style is a stunning ensemble.....her Father's high visibility vest combined with a contrasting set of Mummy's beads, granddad's winter scarf and..... for that "Tres Chic" touch.....a pair of Uncle Chris's size 13 shoes. The effect is eye catching to say the least!!
The thing with Lilly is she only likes to dress up with other people's stuff...it's no good with something she already owns!!
You can understand that to get her interest I had to make her think the hat mine...a hat she would just long to wear. So...I gazed in the mirror and posed and preened, exclaiming how much I loved my new bonnet!! A strutted and twisted and walked up and down an imaginary catwalk. Mind you, for a while she stayed silent and watchful...most probably thinking why did she get such a weird grandma when they gave them out!!
But....then came the suggestion of a smile, that grew...next the hand came out in the hat's direction....and then a loud "Tah". She wanted it!! They say everything has it's drawback..and it does, even little hats (that is apart from the fact I had spent 30 minutes acting like a lunatic with a tiny hat perched on my far from tidy hair). Bath time was just a teeny, tiny bit difficult with a one year old in a straw hat!!! Ducks and a straw hat...yep, now I know she's one of mine!!! A true blue eccentric!! Lol!
Have a look, here she is after she first claimed the hat...and yes, it does look terrific with a high visibility vest...or ducks. I know because the next day I bought her the smallest visibility vest Ikea had. She now has her very own....but we don't tell her that! Oh gosh no, she thinks it's Charlie's vest she wears. It's a bit large still but it's a lot smaller than her dads!!
I've got "grandma's" new hat....and half a smile.
As it's Friday there is a gift, one I hope will prove useful...it has for me. It's a set of brushes(.abr) and custom shapes (.csh), plus 5 png files for making labels or adapting to make other things....it's your imagination!! Hopefully having them in several formats will make them useful to more of you. Commercial Use is Ok for these too...so enjoy them and make some great goodies for your pages!!
You can download them here
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you once again for being the "wind beneath my wings".