Hello! And curtsey to all of the gorgeous people in internets land.
Today’s post is all about me disclosing a little bit about myself, in such a way that makes me seem much more witty and sophisticated than I actually am. Or am I…….
Thank you to the lovely Pip from Meet Me at Mikes.
So dust off that good china, pour a cup of earl grey (or a g’n’t if you are that way inclined, which I have occasionally been known to be, no judgement!) and snuggle up in the warm for a little read.
That who I am: I am a non conformist, sensitive, creative chick/lady/woman/hussy who has been known to fall out of her tea cup on the odd occasion due to various happenings in life and the odd existential crisis. I am a feminist (oh! said that one out loud!) who believes that everything should have been done yesterday (much to the annoyance of Bruce) and I work hard to be kind, and often shake my head and mutter “oh the humanity” to those who pass me by.
That which I adore: I love my family. Really. Like. Love them. I do actually love drinking tea. Melbourne breakfast or Early Grey are my brews of choice, and given the opportunity I would choose tea over most good bevies every day. I collect tea cups, both new and old and for a while used teacups as a currency of payment. I love clothes. I love to dress up. I love expensive clothes, thrifted clothes, clothes made by moi, and clothes that no one else has. I’ve been know to wear vintage wedding frocks on christmas day, a tiara to work, and a 50’s frock to pick up the kids from school. I don’t hold back. And my kids are still young enough to humour me (Bruce, he puts up with it).
That which I make: Many, many things. So many things. If I had the time and the resources, I would make things all day. Some recent makes are pillow cases (made from scratch and screen printed), dress upon dress, pj’s for B1 and B2, hello kitty pj’s for me, 9 mts of bias binding on a 45 degree day in an un-airconditioned space that resulted in blistered fingers and some colourful language, quilts, cushions and so much more.
That which I covet: Not much these days. More energy and stamina for life would be rather awesome. A holiday with my family. A celebration of our 10 year wedding anniversary with Bruce (new dress, goes without saying really….. note to self: start saving for lace now) and I would like a kitten who doesn’t want to wee on my doona. Panda Wine, a work in progress!
That which I read: I just finished reading The Tigers Wife by Tea-Obreht. It was beautiful. The Bloggess. She makes me laugh out loud. hyperbole and a half. The God of Cake. Snort worthy. Not that I really snort, because I am a lady after all…..
So that about wraps up a cup of tea with me. I hope you enjoyed a little peek into the vast mindlessness that is mine.
PS. With the whole non-conformist attribute. I have been known to conform to norms once in a while in order to ensure that I was not conforming to my own non conformity by choosing to not conform for the sake of conformity. If that makes sense…..
I love this Pips. You made me lol on the bus 😊 (your blog with pip link might be missing, or it could just be my phone)
Pips, you are a cack! I’d love to see some of your outfits and handmades – will they be getting posted to your blog?
Why yes they will! Goth frock will be up on the weekend. Xx
The Tigers wife was very unexpected. I didn’t want it to end!
Thanks Vanessa, I think the real Pips may be breaking out!
I have a tea cup in that exact liberty fabric! So now I feel we are kindred.
I thought this was the post of a VERY witty and sophisticated person.
Definitely kindred! I love my liberty. It took me years before I was brave enough to purchase and now I don’t want to sew with anything else. Xx
love this Pips. And really enjoy your writing style. I admire anyone who is crafty and sews. Really must get myself a sewing machine and practice all those home economic skills I learnt in high school!!!
hehehehe – still giggling Pips! Well done – a great post! I’m off to suss out your reading list now – needed some new recommendations – thanks!
ok – I just read the most recent ‘blogess’ post – hilarious! sooooo funny! hehehehehe
She is hilarious and a women I greatly empathise with!
I love this Pips. You are a woman after my own heart with your non conformism and you sound very bohemian. Love it. Wish I had your skills with a sewing machine 🙂
Teacups as currency?! That is gold 🙂 Love your Liberty pillowcase too, very clever
I have a wonderful collection now!
I love a fellow non conformist ! Well done!
Non conformity is not just for goths!
Great post! Thank you for sharing. I can’t read to read more of your blog. 🙂 x
Hi Pips, love your writing style. I’d love to see some photos of your collection of tea cups, maybe you can post something?
Hi Pips, a great introduction to yourself. I’d love to see some pictures of your tea cup collection.
Caro, there will definitely be a post on tea cups in the future. Each one has a history, but sadly not a name……
Hello Pips…what a great post. I now have serious tea cup envy!
You sound fantastic Pips, really enjoyed your post.