Monday 16 March 2009


Its me again, I know . . . unbelievable, two posts within days of each other, its a new dawn . . .

actually its a new me!!! So much better than the dark horrible place I was in a year ago and a new 'do' to go with the new happy me!!!

The black hair is a big accident, a mix up of hair colour on the shelves, I am supposed to be a nice natural brown not a very dark and harsh NATURAL BLACK!!! Very scary . . . Susan my gem of a hair stylist has tutted tutted for two visits, I wanted to strip it but would cause too much damage to my gorgeous 'tresses' so yesterday she convinced me to have a little light 'perm' to 'soften' the NATURAL BLACK. Less damaging than stripping the colour.

So here you go, here is the new me in my natural glory (clothed!!!) . . . NATURAL BLACK CURLY HAIR!!!!

Its quite ridiculous taking a photo of yourself isn't it!!!

Moving along, very quickly . . .

thrifting finds, gorgeous vintage dressing table set ( for sale on my website if you so desire),

and vintage linens, can never resist . . .

just adore this, breakfast tray cloth with the napkin nattily tucked into the teapot,

love it (for sale on my website if you so desire),

and really, a girl can never have too many vintage linens, so many uses, such has covering up the bleach stain on your favourite jeans!

Do you like my pink toes?? Did that last night in between watching the divine Marie Antoinette movie which was televised on TV, could watch it over and over.

I bought this book from Trade Me recently, its going to be my new winter, while watching TV hobby.

And finally, here is what I sent my swap partners in Dollys Valentines Swap.

Loved putting this together, each lady got a mosaic heart, love banner, wooden peg girl magnets, vintage valentines postcards, scraps and scrapbook paper, key ring with their initial on one side and valentines image on the other, sheet music rose soap, heart candles, heart sparkles and chocolate.

I mass produced the hearts one weekend, made heaps of them, some of which are on my website.

That's it for me, see you in a month or so, nah just kidding, I really miss blogging and must try to be more regular . . . sounds like something else doesn't it???!!!

Off now to load stock on here and here . . .

Bye for now


Katrina said...

Hi Rachael! Nice to see photos of you! U look great. Love the pink toes too!!!

Anonymous said...

I have never seen you without your hat! Cute, spunky haircut and toes. Love the little tattoo, as well.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Wooo hooo.... you risk taker you!! LOL.
Love the new do Rachael and I think the colour suits you.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Our Home Schooler and Jen said...

you look good Rachael
love the toes and the ring
Jen at

Aimz said...

I love your hair Rachel! and I love the things you're selling too :-)

LiLi M. said...

Your new you is just great! You took your photo well. I just cannot, my daughter (15) simply doesn't understand. Everybody can do that, she thinks. My photo is either too shaky, even with steady shot or you cannot see me, took it from the wrong angle or it doesn't flatter me at all. No other possibilities yet!

Unknown said...

RACHEAEL!!!!! Just look at you, you are gorgeous!!! I am so HAPPY to hear that you are in a better place!! Believe me, I know what you mean! Isnt it amazing?? Your hair is gorgeous and I love your cute toes :)
Good for you sweetie :)
Love ya lots,

bluemuf said...

Hi Rachael, love the new look. What lovely items you sent in the swap. The mosaic heart it gorgeous.

Hugs Karen

Sugar Bear said...

Lovin the hair! You look fabulous!

Alison Gibbs said...

Love the new hair do!!
Nothing like have pink nails.

Ruth @ Camellia Rose said...

Your new hairdo is fab :) Great to see you're taking up crochet - you'll be able to make some gorgeous shabby-esque things and it is a great winter hobby!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rachael, I like the new 'do'. Im dark like you and put dark brown on my hair (as mine needs a little help these days LOL!) You did a great job on the garage, your craft studio is fab!

Good Luck with the new job! X

Andrea at Opulent Cottage said...

Rachael, I had to LOL over what you said about taking your photo - I have never taken mine, either! But yours came out so cute, maybe I'll get brave and do mine too. AFTER I color my hair - haha! Thanks for the inspiration.

Monica said...

All is Beautiful!Especially the dressing table set...
Thanks for your lovely comment!
Monica and Kim (the dog).

Victoria - Florence and Mary said...

Your new do looks great!!!

Victoria xxx

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh pink toes and black hair....gosh, I keep trying to convince myself to dye my dark brown hair black. I absolutely love black hair -- maybe I'll get up the nerve one day :) It looks great on you. So good to hear from you today -- all the warmest wishes from Georgia to you!



Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

How lovely to see your photo - and I LOVE your hair! I love your little toe-tattoo, too (that sounded like a tongue-twister)! I've always debated getting a tiny tattoo somewhere... and I think that would be the perfect spot! =)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
You look beautiful in your dark curly hair. Great hair cut too.
Love pink toes. Your shop treasures are wonderful and your swap items too cute.
Thank you for stopping by, always great to see you.
Have a great day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Lori said...

Rachael! Oh my, a while back I was lazy and didn't feel like a salon visit and did my own! Ugh, the color was changed inside the box! I too ended up a darkie! Serves me right I guess! LOL You look cute with it!! Love ya,Lori

Peta said...

Hi Rachael, I like your hair and your tattoo too! And that swap you put together is gorgeous! Peta xx

Fete et Fleur said...

I love your hair and pink toe nails. You look wonderful!


Brittany said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair!! You look just GORGEOUS!! Loving that tattoo, and all your shop goodies and your swap haul!!