Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Eye Spy...my favourite colour and other goodies!

My usual favourite colour is green - I don't mind which. Olive, khaki, tree frog, bottle, lime, and all the rest that live on the green spectrum. This affinity started as early as I can remember, perhaps because my name is Jade... who knows. I'm sure I was (and also still am) a big pink and red fan too...

However this week my favourite colour is 'Misty Blue'. Yes, it sure does sound like a porn name, but it's not. It's the colour name of my new Townie Electra bike. And I just love love LOVE it! With Jett's first birthday approaching in two weeks (where did the last twelve months go???) we decided to get him a Wee Ride. So of course in order for the whole family to go riding (Kym does have two bikes but they are way too big for me) I needed a newbie. So happy birthday Jett, mummy got a new bike!! Hooray!!

After much searching I was beginning to think I'd just settle on any old bike because none really grabbed me. Until I met Misty Blue at New Farm Bikes. And I fell in love. Sure, it was more than I wanted to spend on a bike, but then I rationalised that I am going to have this for a long time so I should get one I really love. And Kym being Kym told me to get it if it was what I wanted...He's a bigger shopper and spender than I am! So we took it out along the river on Sunday and it was as fun and comfortable and cruisey as it looks. Perfect! Kym even brought me a basket to go with it - how ace is it???

So I felt like we were the three bears of the biking world. Me on my girly mama bike, Jett on his Wee Ride, and Kym on his very expensive and 'manly' downhill bike - which looked extremely funny with a kid seat on it! It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

On other news, BrisStyle had it's first birthday on Sunday in the Roma Street Parklands and it was a fabulous day filled with crafty goodness, perfect weather, and even more fabulous and inspirational people. Check out the latest post on the site for details here. It's always great to meet new people and also put faces to the blogs and etsy stores I've been looking at and reading for a little while now. The day also consisted of a lucky dip - and look at my fab score from Little Diva crafts!! Some of you might remember back in a previous post I said I wanted to make myself a new apron, well now there's no need! And the pin cushion I'd been using was dead boring - plain grey and something I'd got out of a watch case many years ago... I'm too embarrassed to even put an old pic of it up. So as you can see, I could not have picked out a better present - thank you Christine!
Well I've been speaking of presents for Jett (well me really I suppose!) and presents I've received, so here are two little ones I brought for me as well. I just love getting mail! I brought some cool little buttons from Hayley at RE Read which arrived yesterday - the are so brilliant - she makes them out of old children's books. And today my beautiful fabrics from the lovely Melanie at Kimono Reincarnate. How gorgeous is the packaging? Melanie even wrapped them in an extra piece of beautiful fabric - thank you!!!Now that I have these I really should get off the computer and start making something for 'Me' I think before Jetstar wakes up :P

10 comments:

littlechrissy said...

You got a basket for Misty Blue! Now you just need some flowers for the front...

Jade said...

he he I know!! Kym brought it for me when he picked up the Wee Ride! Yay :P

Little Diva said...

Looks like you definitely picked the right lucky dip in the gift swap !! Amazing how that seemed to happen with so many... So glad you like it. Christine xo

flossy-p said...

Misty Blue is the most coolest rockin'est bike EVA!

All you need now is a long baguette and some fresh strawberries for the front basket!

Cindy said...

Oh My, I think my colour is a little green with envy, so cute that bike and your boys on their wheels is pretty sweet too. Nice way to spend a Sunday I think.

Bec said...

I am SO envious of your bike. I want one I want one I want one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bek said...

I love your bike very much! We are thinking of getting me a bike for family bike rides. I am not a real biker sort, but on a cute one like yours with a cute basket, I think I could cope.

REread said...

new bike is ace ... i want a cool old skool bike, i may take myself off to that groovy bike shop in west end this weekend

Little Mary Moo said...

I love Misty Blue - I hope you have many a lovely ride!

Net said...

Cool bike! I ride a second hand kids bike - so I'm very jealous of your ladylike one - with a basket too!

Great apron too!