i wasn’t expecting any deliveries this morning, so imagine my
fear concern bewilderment trepidation surprise and delight when the postman knocked the door to hand me this box.
boxes always make me feel a little bit uneasy, ever since watching the movie “seven”.
i look at them and of course the voice inside my head wails: “what’s in the box, what’s in the bo-o-ox?”
anyhoo, i took a deep breath and sliced the box open with a knife. (i kept the knife handy, just in case.)
well! i was just THRILLED to discover there was no severed head inside the box, but this little lady instead!
and she was just dying to get out and make herself at home.
which she did. plonking herself on the corner of my desk to survey her new surroundings with her one good eye.
then she spied byron, and it was undead zombie love at first singular-eyed sight!
for who could possibly resist that lanky-legged stripey handsome devil?
and she now sits right along side him, pride of place above my desk, where i can gaze upon their wonderful prettyness and perfection all day :)
(and also keep an eye on them, make sure they aren’t running around the house armed with butcher knives, chucky-style.)
(i think maybe i watch too many films.)
..THANK YOU wonderful oddsox lady for my most super duper birthday present of festering zombie awesomeness!
you rox <3
so it was my birthday during the bank holiday weekend – knowing it fell on a bank holiday, i assumed the weather would be a bit rubbish and raining, so imagine my surprise when in fact i got a day like this!
blue skies and sunshine was a pretty perfect start to the day!
I received lots of lovely cards…
..though i think my favourite was the ryan gosling card that the mister made for me! he is so creepy .
(the gosling, not the mister.)
i got some books by my favouritest people and artists…
i love their style. they are so good they make me want to hang up my pens and never draw anything ever again!
but alas i cannot quit my day job, as the mister bought me a stylus to use with the ipad and it would be rude not to use it! i have been having suuuch fun using the bamboo paper app:
..here’s one i did earlier, of tom cwoooze with bunting, wearing a sombrero. obviously.
oh hey, speaking of tom cwoooze:
you cannot beat a good bit of 80′s cinema cheese! :D
i love tom cwooze, he is a funny little fella - i believe him to be completely insane and i admire the way he has gotten away with it for so long :)
oh hey, speaking of insane, how insanely awesome is this!
my very own zombie bunny from my sister fionat!
in grey and black linen..my favourite fabrics and colours! i love him! more *squeee*ing did occur.
also a beautiful new black linen pensquil case, for keeping things like my new teeny tiny paint brushes in.
murder weapons bradawl for doing DIY jobs.
DIY tools for my birthday! just what i always wanted! no, seriously. it really is just what i wanted!
i also got this ba-yooo-diful calico apron made by my mom – isn’t she clever?
the front pocket features a row of…little black hearts! :D
love it! not that i was going to do much cooking in it of course, as it was my birthday. so, cooking was the misters job.
he enjoys that sorta thing though so it’s all good – especially if it is real MAN COOKING.
see! see how he burns things with fire!
(including, at one mildly alarming stage, the actual patio and a small section of the lawn. but the less said about that little incident, the better, right??)
what an amazing day. awesome weather, gifts, dinner, and a fire show – i am just the luckiest girl!
and i’m sure the grass will grow back eventually.