Sunday, 27 March 2011

The Versatile Blogger Award

I was recently nominated and given The Versatile Blogger Award by ladyinlycra

Thank you to ladyinlycra for sharing the love.
Now it your turn to receive this award
The Rules:
♥ Thank and link back to the person that awarded you this award
♥ Share 7 things about yourself
♥ Award 7 recently discovered great bloggers
♥ Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award

Seven things about myself:
1. I love love fabric
2. I have a shop on etsy called Roseglen selling womens clothes, this way I get to buy more fabric
3. I make all my own clothes, except for jumpers and coats
4. I don't possess a single pair of trousers
5. I enjoy wearing skirts, I feel more feminine in skirts
6. I made my sisters wedding dress and my mothers dress for the days, she looled great
7. I love choosing fabric for others

Seven blogs I have enjoyed reading. I hope you feel the same. congratulation to all these bloggers

Happy blogging

Sunday, 20 March 2011

Loose Fitting Tunic

This week I made this lloose fitted tunic, I made in light weight cotton voile in the latest all over print,. There are decorative pleats on front neckline and sleeves. The light weight cotton voile makes this top perfect for the holidays. The top is the same as the maroon top but I think the print gives it a totally different look.  What do you think????

Lose Fitting Tunic by Roseglen

Saturday, 19 March 2011

I am on You Tube

I have made a Youtube video, and boy am I pleased with me. I feel as thought I have won the lottery, thats how please I am with me. Enough of patting me on the back.

Thursday, 17 March 2011



The Patron Saint of Ireland
Died in the Fifth Century
On the Seventeenth of March
Is that Anniversary.
That day is during Lent
When the Irish celebrate
With dance and drink and feast
Of cabbage and bacon they ate.

The first Patty’s Day Parade
Was held in New York City
In Seventeen sixty-two
By Irish in the English Military.

Over the next thirty-five years
Immigration and "Irish Aid" grew
Where the Societies held parades
As drums beat and the bagpipes blew.
Up until the Great Potato Famine
In Eighteen forty-five came to pass
Most immigrants were Protestant
And came from the middle class.

But then to escape starvation
A million poor Catholics came here
Despised by their counterparts
Because of ignorance and fear.
Though, they soon began to organize
Saw their great numbers gave them power
And their voting block, the "green machine"
Became the swing vote of the hour.

The Parades became a show of strength
Where candidates vied for their vote
Many attended New York City’s
President Truman, one of note.

Now they celebrate around the World
To be part of the Irish scene
Last year one million went to Dublin
For the wearing of the green.

Once just a religious occasion
Of a barely known Holiday
But now, everyone is Irish
At least, for this one day.

Del "Abe" Jones


Tuesday, 8 March 2011

It's Our Day

I wrote this post for Handmade in Europe, and I would like to share it with you
International Women's Day - March 8th

You may or may not be aware March 8th is International Women’s Day, it is an annual event, which is held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrates ordinary women as makers of history. 

 It is rooted in the century old struggle of women to participate in society on an equal footing with men. In Greece Lysitrata initiated a sexual strike against men in order to end war. During the French Revolution Parisian women called for liberty, equality, fraternity and marched to demand women’s suffrage. In England, women were demanding the right to vote, their greatest triumph is reflected in attitudes to feminism in women’s struggle for emancipation and equality and has been rewritten as a happy bra-burning contest.
The idea of a day for women began at the beginning of this century in America and Europe
The first international Women’s Day took place on March 19th 1911, this included rallies and organised meetings in countries such as Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. March 19th was chosen as it observes the day that the Prussian king promised to introduce votes for women in 1848. The promise gave hope for equality but it was a promise that he failed to keep.

International Women’s Day was moved to March 8th in 1913. Today International Women's Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women's rights.
Although much remains to be done to achieve full equality, the voices of women are being heard. March 8th provides an opportunity to reflect on progress made, and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of women’s rights.
The International Women’s Day logo is green, purple and white and features the symbol of Venus, which is also the symbol of being female.

Sunday, 6 March 2011

March 8th Its our Day

I have written a post for Handmade in Europe, reflecting on International Women's Day, which starts on the March 8th. Check it out here