Monday, 16 September 2013


Summer seems like a long time ago now doesn't it? Blustery and very autumnal like here yesterday but today is looking promising.

I thought I'd share a few snapshots of a day we had in London in the summer.
I'd wanted to go to the top of the Shard ever since I found out you could and I wasn't disappointed, it was AmAzInG!

If you look hard on the left hand side of the building you'll see the window cleaners! I don't generally have a problem with heights but if that was the last job on earth I think I'd let someone else have it first!

Lovely Tower Bridge below.

My mum used to tell us stories of how the 'beach' on the banks of the Thames, by the side of Tower Bridge, was her seaside when she was a young girl growing up in London.

I took many, many photos as the views from all sides were breathtaking.

We took a boat trip to Greenwich to see the Cutty Sark.

and back under Tower Bridge

and back along the Thames to The Houses Of Parliament

where we got off and walked back along the Embankment.

How I wish I owned this ice cream van!

I thought I'd finish with a few photos of some new products I've recently added to my shop.

This pin cushion is the first in a new range of sewing accessories.

Great British Bake Off ( how I LoVe that programme!) inspired Kindle Case.

And a scotty dog iPad mini case. 

I'm visiting York soon and was wondering if any of you know of any woollen mills/factory shops that sell fabric, buttons, trimmings etc?

 If you could point me in the right direction I'd be very, very grateful!

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

What big eyes you have!

I'm having a giveaway over on my Facebook page (link on the side bar) to win this new red glasses case that I added to my notonthehighstreet shop today.

Please pop over there if you'd like a chance to win it!

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

I'm back!

  I can't believe how long its taken me to return here, but better late than never I guess!

I thought I'd do a quick catch up post and will try and find time to do more regular ones in the future.

The move went well, some tears, lots of laughter and some BT frustration ( better be careful what I say as I have a BT engineer in the house as I type!) 
but we got there in the end!

It was hard to leave my workshop in the old house but I had plans for my new workroom and it hasn't disappointed!

The weather for the moving day was this! Not exactly what was ordered but luckily they got it wrong and it stayed dry until most of the furniture was in.

The weeks leading up to the move involved a bit of planning as far as my workroom was concerned, as I needed it to be up and running almost immediately. We did a dash to Ikea one evening as the desks I wanted were being discontinued and there were two left in Tottenham in London. We borrowed a car that was big enough to carry all we wanted and luckily managed to squeeze it all in. That's my daughter amongst the boxes!

The day after moving in was the day of 'flat pack building'. Luckily for me its a job my husband and son enjoy and it didn't take long for it all be built. 

The house we've moved to was a show house and the decor in every room is 'us' including this rather gorgeous pencil wallpaper in my workroom! 

How I LOVE it!

 In between unpacking boxes I've been trying to add a few new products to my notonthehighstreet shop. 
I saw these lollies and thought they'd make lovely props (any excuse!) and also look nice on my dresser in the kitchen.

These are a couple of the designs I've done, there are more on the website and more ready to be sewn.

I thought I'd leave you with a view from the front of the house..... including the sheep!

I'll be back very soon......I promise!

Sunday, 17 March 2013

Moving on


So sorry for the long silence but so much has happened over the past few months, its hard to know where to begin.

Christmas was a very busy one again for rosiebull designs, which was just fantastic.

There were many of these mail sacks taken to the Post Office every day.

 Since leaving my day job and running my little business I've felt a bit like 'Billy-no-mates' at times. I miss the friends I had at school and often wish I had someone to share things with during the day. 
As I say, trips to the Post Office are a daily occurrence when it's busy and I've made very good friends with the lovely lady who works there. As luck would have it the Post Office is directly opposite a pub so every Thursday when we can we meet there for lunch!

January saw my husband and I celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

We had planned to have a holiday to remember, somewhere very hot, the Maldives was mentioned on numerous occasions but that didn't happen.

No.....instead we bought a new house! It wasn't something we were planning to do, it just kind of happened. There are a lot of new developments in the area that we live in and my daughter and I have got very good at having a good old nosey at them. One thing led to another and all being well we hope to move in next Friday.

So that leads me nicely to the photo below.

Those of you that have been reading my blog for a while will know about my 'stressy shed' lovely work space, all kitted out exactly as I wanted it and not even a year old yet.

The house we're moving to has four bedrooms so my work room will be one of those. 

I'm SO excited about moving, I really can't wait and I guess I should feel sad about leaving the 'stressy shed' but I'm not really. 

Time to move on.

Two weeks ago we went to Ikea to buy desks, bookcases, chests etc for my new workroom. 

And today I packed up the 'stressy shed'

I'll be back soon to show you my new work space!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Thursday, 3 January 2013

New Year giveaway.

If you're interested, there's a giveaway going on over on my Facebook page (link on the sidebar) where all you need to do is leave a comment for the chance to win one of my glasses cases.
The winner will choose their favourite colour (9 to choose from) and also a name or phrase of their choice.

A winner will be picked from the hat next week.

Good Luck!