Friday, November 16, 2012

Buttoflies Giveaway Winner

Thanks to Buttoflies I had the opportunity to give away these gorgeous button Christmas decorations to one of my lucky readers!

Buttoflies make all sorts of accessories, you can browse their albums on Facebook to see their full range!

Simone was the winner of these buttons! Congratulations! You'll be getting an email from me soon xx

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sleep time

She's been rather worse for wear this week, runny nose, fever, gunky eyes and woke up yesterday morning with a rash under her arm and down her side. I'm not one to Jump to the doctors rescue, I get that sickness is a part of life. But all my baby books said to panic at the sign of a fever and rash.

You'll be pleased to know I didn't panic but book in to see our doctor straight away. Apparently, after being very such, kids can develop rashes as their symptoms calm down. Completely normal and nothing to panic about. Phew! Glad I didn't panic!

We now have some drops for her eyes which are near impossible to get it, her fever is non existent, she is happy and sleeping off her hard week.

Sleep time : Sophie time. Not bad!

I've been getting lots of cuddles this week!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Here I am

Here I am, posting from my new (hand me down) iPhone, from the land of autocorrect and procrastination. Feels good to be here.

Anyway. It's been a while since my last post. That whole losing my blog book thing really got to me, how's a girl to live?!

It's a beautiful day in Christchurch, the sun is shining and I am being warmed by it on our leather couches.

Yesterday was my 24th birthday. It was a relatively usual day, milla was sick so I stayed home and looked after her. Our car was in an accident the day before so we ordered in pizza for tea and my good friends Amy and Dave (the crafty fox and raccoon) surprised me with presents and cake! Yuss.

To celebrate my birthday I had a pancake breakfast on Saturday with some girl-friends, can't wait to show you pictures!

Happy birthday to me :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Blog Book

Ever since the beginning of this year I have been keeping a blog book, a real life physical book that goes everywhere with me.

When I receive sudden inspiration in the mall food court I can whip it out and write down my ideas. Things I want to post about, things I want to edit or adjust or redesign, thing I want to talk to other bloggers about. Anything Facebook or advertising related. It all goes in the book.

Then when I sit down to do a few blog posts I know exactly what I'm posting about, what I need for the post and it usually doesn't take me very long at all.

I love blogging this way because I love blogging. Being organised means I get to spend more time blogging because I know what I'm blogging about. (How many times can I say blogging!?)

Anyway. I've lost it.

All of my ideas. All of my to do's. All in one place.

What was I thinking?!

You might have noticed my blog as been a little quite lately on the personal front (still kickin' along with the sisterhood though). Thats because the book is gone. I feel like a little part of my Being has been lost. Who am I with out it??

I need to get my A into G and find a new diary and begin scribbling down what I can remember (it was all brilliant. Trust me.). For that reason the Smart Shopping series that was supposed to start last week has been delayed also. Its all in the book.

Who ever finds it could start an instant blog. *sigh*

Do you have a better way at keeping track of your blog and ideas? Or are you just a wing-it type of blogger? Leave a comment and let me know! Maybe I need a better system!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Christmas BOMB nominations

The following nominations are our chosen Christmas BOMB recipients. Here is a little more about them and their children. We are planning to send their children Christmas gifts where we can also.

If you would like to give to this, please send in your gifts before November 15th.

Taylor is a single mother to a sixteen year old girl. She has struggled with health issues for many years and is going to need an operation which will see her unable to work, something she does not want to do. She likes french country and anything girly.

Her sixteen year old daughter like "anything girly, from hair things to cookies.."!

Bridget is a solo mum to three littlies after her husband left her. She is currently going through some family tragedies and needs some LOVE.

Bridgets three children are: Girls: 7 and 2. Boy: 5.

Single Mama to a 9 and 6 year old after a marriage break up. Has recently given up work to look after her kids after a rough winter with sickness.

Viola has a 9 year old boy who is beginning to read for pleasure, loves dinosaurs, lego and technology. He does sports and loves animals.

6 year old girl loves dancing, fairies and girlie things, also drawing, colouring in and dress ups.

Struggling through her own health difficulties Marilyn is also the full time carer of her adult son. Marilyn loves art and butterflies and animals.

Her son is in his 20's with multiple special needs, functioning and a 5/6year old level. He loves Spongebob and Thomas the Tank engine puzzles and books and bubbles!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Christmas Decoration Giveaway!

My fabulous sponsor Buttoflies wants to give away some super cute fabric button Christmas decorations!! Aren't they adorable? hehe, I love the little santa and gingerbread man in the bottom one!

The details to win:
You can win this set of decorations simply by visiting Buttoflies on FB, liking their page and leaving a comment here with your favourite creation!

Extra entries can be gained by sharing on social media (simply leave another comment saying so).

Please include an email address in your comment to be contacted with later.

This is open to New Zealand residents from November 2nd - November 16th.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Tough Girl

Thank you so much for all of your concern over our hurt precious. Perhaps having an injured child is a right of passage. I'm not sure, I do know it was incredibly scary and not something I want to go through again. I'll never forget that blood squirting at me and filling Millas mouth at the same time as she screamed and choked. Deary me. I'm sorry.

Moving along.

Once we were at the doctors she was perky as, as if it hadn't even happened. Maybe it was because her Dad was there during daylight hours which is quite a treat! She was such a little chatter box!

Tomorrow we have to go back to the doctors to have the steritape removed and to see if the cut closed properly (I do hope they put the tape on tight enough while Milla was writhing to get free).

Thankfully Milla has just been her usual self all week, even eating her veges :)

I love my readers, thank you for being one of them.


November Slim Spotlight

Happy November! My favourite month! There's a lot happening here on Sophie Slim this month, my birthday for one, a few celebrations and events that are in the works, a finished blanket and my new sewing room will get some use! 

At the beginning of every month I'm going to be showing you some uber cool things my blog partners have been up to lately! This is a new deal in my advertising package which I am thrilled to bring you, because my partners are AWESOME and are the best at what they do! I hope you'll enjoy learning more about them!

This month I am loving Sew Pretty's creative and classic Christmas range! They cover all of the Christmas fabrics (and more!) from shiny trees to fairies to snow men to kiwiana Christmas! 

I love this fat quater set, and am planning on making some classic Christmas bunting this year with my limited sewing skills!

This weekend Kirsty of Sew Pretty is also opening Make Cafe - a brand new cafe in Christchurch where coffee meets fabric, meets classes and workshops! I've already got a coffee date with some local bloggers booked in my calendar to go visit! Can't wait! 

I am so proud to present to you a local to Christchurch biz - Buttoflies! Buttoflies specialises in CUTE, everything is handmade, and most can be made to order from their Facebook page. 

Button hair ties, button bobby pins, button snap clips, button book marks, button brooches, head bands, covered button magnets, PHEW! There's a lot on offer, my fav are these adorable babushka doll magnets!

Kathryn, the owner of Buttoflies is a market extraordinare, if you live in the South Island and attend market you'll probably see her one day soon! 

Stick around, tomorrow Buttoflies has a Christmas-themed giveaway for Sophie Slim readers! 

TreeGifts are a unique and beautiful company that send real life trees to your loved one. They have a range of trees and sizes, along with gift boxes and accessories available all available to order online. In fact, I loved them so much after browsing their website I ordered my Dad a large cabbage tree to give to him on his 60th birthday.

It arrived 2 days later in a wooden planter box wrapped in cellophane and a bow. My Dad absolutely loved it! He kept saying over and over again "this is just me".

This is the Cabbage tree I got my Dad, and it really did look just like this (over 1m tall)!

If you're looking for something unique and extraordinary to give to someone special I can definitely recommend the service that Tree Gifts offer!

Did I mention they are incredibly generous? They sent two big boxes of delicious product for The Sisterhood! 

After having their last market rained off, A Craft Market are returning on December 1st in Christchurch. Holly May B is behind it again, she is incredibly talented (just check out her latest Felt listing!) and I just know she'll put on a great market!

If you're a seller and want to sell your wares (this market is for people who are just getting into the market game to give them some experience) then get in touch with her, otherwise we in Christchurch eagerly await December 1st!


Thanks so much for stopping by and reading about the lovely people and businesses who are supporting my yarn habits!

If you would like to advertise on Sophie Slim or would like to know more, simply check out my advertising page!

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