Roll up, roll up! It’s three for the price of one this morning at the Lou Lou & Oscar blog! No, I’m not having a sale, I’m squeezing what should be three separate posts into one, what a lazy-bones. Actually, the lovely Mr Aaron is not feeling well and I am writing this in between mopping his fevered brow, sewing cats and fish and contemplating the important half written emails I need to finish and send:
But at my back I always hear, Time’s wingèd chariot hurrying near…-Andrew Marvell.
Ah, but Lisa, save yourself some time, cut the preamble and the blather and get on with the post!
If anyone was wondering why that huge gang of rabbits appeared in the shop last week, I can now reveal the reasoning behind this move! I have a ‘table’ in the Love Transforms marketplace over at Poppytalk Handmade. Love Transforms is a valentines and wedding-themed market and I thought that the Lapin de Lune fitted in quite well with this theme. If you look to the right you will see a fancy-pants animated gif, if you give it a little click it will take you directly to Poppytalk Handmade. Not just yet though please, hold your clicks, I have some more news coming up and some pretty, pretty frames!
I was feeling so confident that we would have the ‘redesign’ of the blog complete by this morning that I proudly posted the image you see above on my Flickr site on Friday. You may also have read my post announcing my absence while we tinkered with typography and layouts. Unfortunately my web design supremo, type Tzar and all round tech genius of a husband (that still sounds a little odd!) is stuck in bed feeling rotten. I can edit a tiny bit of simple code on my own but I am lost and floundering without Adam for the difficult stuff. So, I will stagger on with the old format for a little longer and dream of the day when I have beautiful post titles, stylish body text and lots of ‘white space’. I am so sorry if anyone has joined me this morning to see something new and fresh, I hope that you won’t be too disappointed. One wonderful woman in particular has been sitting on the edge of her very comfy chair since Friday waiting for the new look blog! To her, I owe the biggest apology!
By way of compensation, here are some lovely frames.
Look at these beauties from Olive Someday. You may have read my post bemoaning the lack of perfect frames to be found on The Island, well, as soon as I saw Olive Someday’s wonderful items on the front page of Etsy I knew they had to be mine. Olive Someday is run by a lovely woman called Amanda. Amanda scouts yard sales and the like for vintage-style frames, repaints them gorgeous colours and then adds a sweet illustration to the mix.
I would have loved the two above as well but that would have been greedy! As well as running Olive Someday, Amanda has two other shops over at Etsy, ItsBella and Rebelyun, Rebelyun is actually Amanda’s Mum’s shop but I believe she helps out a lot! . As if all of the above wasn’t enough you can also visit Amanda’s sweet blog called She Can’t Decide. Take a look at the before and after pictures of Amanda’s Pennsylvanian home.
This bathroom was remodeled with such style and sensitivity, I love it. Thank you Amanda for scouting, painting and listing my gorgeous new frames!
That is it for today I think (unless something I am desperate to share with you catches my eye). I have some posts planned for the latter half of this week that I am incredibly excited about, the first half of the week should be good too though, make sure you pop back and see me soon.