Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wool Hello! (say it, it sounds funny...!)

In between the madness that is the puppy (he is very very well-behaved and sleeps about two thirds of the time, but when he's awake he likes to chew wellies, newspaper, my hair and of course he needs plenty of cuddles!), I spotted this post by Deanne of Quirky Boots appealing for donations of wool for her premature baby appeal. I wanted to share it as it's such a great project :)

Deanne is going to make premature baby hats in various colours for the babies to wear in hospital and to be given as a little present to the parents when they are able to take their babies home. She doesn't want any money, but she'd like your donations of wool - preferably organic wool as it's so soft to the touch.

She's hoping to get enough donations so that all through March she can get crocheting the hats, and if she has lots of donations then she'll continue into April and donate to another local hospital as well.

Besides the above (which I've mostly pinched from her post!), she says:
'Please share this with friends far and wide, the more wool, the more hats, the more hospitals, the more babies that have a special little gift.'

Please email her at if you would like to donate a ball of wool - mine's in the post! Thank you :)

Monday, 21 February 2011

A Terrible Blogger...But A Good Excuse!

Good afternoon! Golly, ten days since my last post, what a horror! I have a very good reason, however...and hopefully some photos of him will make up for it!

We've been puppy-planning! Woof woof! We picked him up on Saturday :-) he's called Oscar and he's seventeen weeks old and he just might be the most relaxed puppy in the world...he sleeps all the time (a chap after my own heart!), he loves being stroked and he wasn't the slightest bit bothered on his first nights alone!

He's lovely! Once my obsessive behaviour has lessened, normal service will resume ;-) but if you want to join in with the pet-crazy - please share your pets!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Another Lovey-Dovey Folksy Friday!

There were too many things to choose from last here's instalment two of Heart Shaped Folksy Friday!

Have you got any Valentine's plans, or are you going to shun it all and watch anti-Valentine's films?

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tuneful Tuesday...

...a Rocky Horror Show Glee?? Oh yes, please!

...of course I couldn't let you forget my Halloween tribute!


Monday, 7 February 2011

Meat Free Monday - Flatbread Pizza

Today's Meat Free Monday was simple but delicious...and good for you (well, me, and hopefully you!)!

Flatbread Pizzas

Ingredients - anything you fancy on your pizza! I had...
- onion
- sweetcorn
- jarred peppers
- courgette
- mushroom
- basil
- tomato sauce
- grated cheese

Along with...
- flatbreads
- salad leaves
- spinach
- seed mix for salad sprinkling (idea courtesy of Laura at Keeping Slim and Getting Stylish!)

1. Chop all your pizza toppings, sauce up your flatbreads and add toppings.
2. Cook on gas mark 5 for 20 minutes.
3. Mix up your salad leaves and spinach.
4. Add salad to plate and sprinkle with seeds. Serve pizza!


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Sound of Sunday - James Blake

I can't stop listening to this! Pretty sure Oliver wants to tear his ears off by now...but I'll probably play it again nevertheless ;-)

Ooh, this also reminds me that I bought Paris, Je T'Aime with a Christmas HMV voucher and haven't watched it yet! That may make a bleak Monday worth looking forward to!

What's your Sound this Sunday? Have you been up to much over the weekend?

Friday, 4 February 2011

A Very Romantic Folksy Friday (aww!)

Folksy has been inundated with pretty romantic bits and many, in fact, that this may be a Folksy Friday 1 of 2!

Are you celebrating all things lovey-dovey, or having a very anti-Valentine's February?

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Oh, People Tree, How I Love Thee...

Just a quick little post declaring my love for People Tree! I know I don't often grace Wrapped Up With String with outfit posts, because that's not really what I blog about (there are plenty of far-more immaculately dressed bloggers out there that I'd much rather look at!), but this People Tree frock ticks all my ethical and environmental boxes, and I love it, so I had to share!

It makes me feel very Mad Men, and if I had matching skyscraper heels and the patience to craft a beehive, I would have gone full-on Joan Holloway, but this was for tea and drinks with Oliver's parents, so it might not have been the most appropriate! It's 100% cotton with just the right amount of stretch, perfectly-sized, and I heart heart heart the neck detail...

I might let down the hem just a tiny bit in the future, just because I'm not that fond of my knees and it would finish off the Mad Men effect! Otherwise, it's perfect - it even has comfortably-sized arms for those with *ahem* swimmers' arms like myself...!

And just look at the box it came in! It was also delivered really quickly and packaged in handmade paper - tick, tick, tick!

Dress: People Tree / Belt: Swished / Hair Clip: Crown & Glory / Tights: Pretty Polly / Shoes: Dunnes / Bracelet and Earrings: Gift / Spectacles: Specsavers!

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