'Bout Ye???

Long time...no blog!

I cant believe how much Ive neglected my poor wee blog, I did try and keep it up to date, but the longer I left between posts, the harder i found it to come back to.

But I am plunging myself back in and I hope to share

  • crafty tips and ideas
  • the odd wee recipe
  • some sources of inspiration
  • my latest makes & shop listings
  • moments of madness
  • thoughts on being a mother
  • wee days out and mini adventures
  • my thrifty finds and love of everything Vintage
  • and the little things that make my day. 

Ive also realised that I havent introduced wee Maisie Moo on my blog....for those of you that have been following me for a while, you'll know I had my baby girl back in May 2011.

here she is....
 Maisie Evelyn
5lbs 4oz

Its been the most amazing year and truely has flown by, but it has been a joy to watch her grow and her little personality develop....I only wish life had a PAUSE button sometimes!!

My school report always read 'Must try harder' and I think its about time I did, I promise to blog more, honest!............hope you'll stick with me ;)

Kellie x

Christmas Events

Come find me at these great Christmas Events!!


The Totally Bazaar Vintage & Handmade Fair returns to the Holiday Inn, Belfast on Sunday 11th December for our Christmas extravaganza of vintage shopping, glamour and nostalgia.

Around 50 vintage dealers and creative designers from all over Ireland will be selling vintage and upcycled clothing and fashion accessories, jewellery, furniture, homewares, collectables, handmade gifts and sweet treats - something for everyone and to suit all budgets.

Also retro hair and beauty styling at the vintage beauty parlour and live entertainment all day from the Buskers' Den.

More information and exhibitor list at www.decadencevintagefairs.com

When? Sunday 11th December 2011, 11am - 4.30pm

Where? Holiday Inn, Ormeau Avenue, Belfast

Admission? Adults £5, Seniors & Students £3


17th December at 11:00 - 18:00
43 Rosemary Street
Belfast, United Kingdom
check out the facebook page for more info...(fair will be on all week but ill only be there on Saturday 17th)
xmas vintage market, all splendid and sparkly


 7.30pm Ulster Hall, Bedford Street :: Tickets £6
Hone your fancy footwork on the dance floor and then boogie woogie at The Ulster Hall’s first ever Retro Tea Dance!

Retro dancers are going to jive, swing and jitterbug under The Ulster Hall`s magical mirror ball to the fabulous big band sound of Siobhan Petit and Nighstwing and marvel at dance demonstrations courtesy of local legends, the Bellehoppers.

Marks & Spencer are offering fantastic prizes for the best dressed dancers!

That’s not all. Get your picture taken in our vintage photo booth, browse for last minute Christmas gifts in our bijoux vintage market featuring all your favourite local stallholders, sample The Ulster Hall’s signature cocktail and enjoy a black and white movie moment in the bar.

Why not get a group together and plan an alternative Christmas night out?

For over 18s only.

Winter Wonderland Craft Swap

It's Christmas Swapping Time :)

I love themed Swaps and have chosen the theme of
'Winter Wonderland' 

you can make whatever you want, the theme can be interpreted anyway you like...something christmas/winter themed would be excellent, but it doesnt have to be …as long as it’s HAND MADE and it’s something you’d be happy to receive yourself. Any craft discipline can be used.

to sign up, please comment on this post leaving your email address so i can contact you for your details and also send you the address of your swap partner.

Usually in a swap people send one handmade item, maybe a few supplies…off cuts of fabric/ribbon/card etc… and even sweet treats!! :)

Sign Up will be open until the end of NOV 19th, I’ll assign partners the following week and your item would need to be ready to post no later than 9th DEC please.

This swap is NOT OPEN INTERNATIONALLY, sorry!!!

REMEMBER:: Swaps are fun!! ive been involved in some lovely swaps, recieving gorgeous items each time…. you never know what you’ll get and its a great way to exchange business cards too

Current Stockists

Been meaning to post about this for a while, but with me being in full on mummy mode....the blog has lost out!!

I love opening my inbox and finding an email from someone enquiring about stocking my 'little things' It really does make me smile :)

The 3 latest stockists are:

Arbee Cards

The lovely Rachel will be selling a selection of my brooches, keyrings and bottle cap magnets from her stall in St.Georges Market.  I love Rachel's style, but its best described in her own words "We’re a little stationery company with big ideas, creating bespoke & vintage-inspired wedding stationery and handmade cards & stationery for all of life’s celebrations."
You can find Arbee Cards at St.Georges Market, Belfast on Saturdays & Sundays.
and also here... 

LimeHouse Crafts & Gifts

The LimeHouse opened in Newry in June 2011 and is run by husband and wife team, David & Sarah Tully.  They stock a wide range of gifts to suit all tastes and budgets, from both design houses and local artists and craft people.  You can find a wide range of my items here, from sewing sets to brooches, necklaces, magnets and more!

Limehouse Crafts and Gifts
13 Hill Street
BT34 2BN
The Little Yellow House 
Based in Penryn, Cornwall, the Little Yellow House has a florists, a café and a gift shop. The shop has a great selection of gifts from some of the best names in interior design alongside unique items from local talented crafts people.....oh, and a selection of my Domino Brooches!

The Little Yellow House
70 Lower Market Street
TR10 8BH

MONSTER Halloween Give Away

Im holding a Halloween Give Away over on my Facebook Fan Page.

So, if you could dress up as anything or anyone for halloween, what would you choose??? just comment on this picture to WIN everything in it. 
Moon Necklace, 'Pumpkin' Orange Ear Studs, Wizard Domino Brooch...and most importantly SWEETIES :D 
closes Sunday 23rd October @ 9pm with draw taking place that evening so the prize can be posted on Monday 24th
♣ GOOD LUCK!!! ♣

Wordless Wednesday

(think you have to click on the picture...it doesnt appear to work in blogger!)

♥ ♥ As my baby is due at the end of May, my shop will be on 'Holiday' mode for
a few weeks, starting 16th May.

Feel free to send me a message if you require anything, and I will try my
best to get back to you ASAP.


However, I am unable to take Custom Orders for the time being, sorry.

Thank you to everyone for your messages and good wishes...i'll keep you posted!! ♥ ♥

Kellie xx

Jellie & the Bean

I was given the nickname Jelliebean, in work, by the postman about 8 years ago...it all started when I received mail addressed to Jellie rather than Kellie, easy mistake to make as 'J' & 'K' are side by side on a keyboard. The name has stuck and thats why I use it for my Twitter & Blogger accounts.

As alot of you know Im due my own 'Wee Bean' in just under 2 weeks on the 22nd May, I am so excited, I cant wait to meet my little one.  Im booked into the Ulster Hospitals Maternity Unit in Dundonald, I choose the Ulster as I would like to be able to use the Home from Home Unit

This is a new unit within the Ulster Hospital. It is a midwife-led unit consisting of seven spacious rooms, all with ensuite facilities and birthing pool. It is designed to give low risk women a homely environment in which to labour, give birth and stay until discharged home within 24 hours of delivery.


Sounds great doesnt it? Only one problem, Ive had high Blood Pressure since my booking appointment,  Ive been seen by both my Doctor and the Consultancy care team at the hospital throughout my pregnancy...my Blood Pressure has been consistently high the past 2 weeks so I now get 2 weekly visits from the Community Midwives as well...I cannot complain about the care and attention Ive received, everyones been great!  The only downside is that everytime my blood pressure is read I get sent to the Day Obstetrics Unit (DOU) to have a CTG and BP series ran...this can take hours, and it doesnt bother me, I get a scan, can hear the babys heartbeat and my BP usually stabilizes within an hour or so,  I have always been sent back home afterwards, except on Friday.

On Friday my BP remained at a very high level throughout the day, the midwife sent me off to the DOU and they ran their tests again, but this time the Doctor advised I started a course of medication to lower and stabilise my BP, she prescribed Methyldopa and explained the various side effects to us.  I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon to see the consultant, so heres hoping this medication has worked and my BP is lower!!

The Beans Progress:

Bean is healthy, currently weighing in at 6lbs 6ozs...with 2 weeks yet to go  :D

 10 Weeks
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17 Weeks

20 Weeks

28 Weeks