Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Sky - Part II

In a recent blog, Sky arrived in England and was greeted by a couple of inches of snow. Lost and disoriented she was rescued by Brenda and Constance who she in turn rescued when they fell in the snow. It was upon waking that she realized that she had left her suitcase in the snow, her beautiful one of a kind beaded suitcase. In this installment we see her venturing out to rescue it.

After a long discussion with Brenda and Constance, Sky trudges out in the snow determined to find her case. Constance lends her a peach hat to keep her warm.Fortunately it isn't long before she sees it sparkling in the distance.
She reaches the house utterly exhausted and has a little lie down. Brenda is on hand with the digestives and tea to revive her spirits.
"We thought you were very brave venturing out after we almost got lost" says Constance. "I didn't have a choice" said Sky. " Let me show you" she said.
Out of the tiny suitcase she whips out a huge velvet hat. Brenda, being fashion forward is impressed. "Ooh", coos Constance who has never seen such a beautiful hat. She starts feeling a bit awkward, what must Sky have thought when she gave her the peach hat ?
It's not long before Sky pulls out her Xmas hat and Constance grins. Brenda is less sure about that particular look, she is not a fan of novelty items.
"This is my best hat"says Sky. "My granny knitted it and I've never been separated from it, so you see I had to find the suitcase I just had to". Brenda senses she is going to have some competition on the fashion front, Constance is happy that Sky seems so down to earth as Brenda can be a little difficult at times.

We look forward to more adventures from this entertaining trio, thanks to Emily for the follow up.

Monday, February 23, 2009

NEWSFLASH - Phillip Sighted in Jakarta

As you can see Phillip is visibly shocked to have arrived in Jakarta and is doing a handstand. (Note to Ray, those are his legs, although granted he does seem to photograph well from that viewpoint but he will get dizzy!)

Still upside down and disoriented, he's excited to be there, he spots a palm tree or two and thinks of home....however my sources tell me that he may well be on his way to Malaysia ! Thanks to everyone who has participated in the project so far. This week I sent out the first FTB newsletter so if you didn't get it and would like to just drop me an email and I'll add you to the list. More FTB blogging soon, the news of Phillip in Indonesia was just too exciting.

Friday, February 13, 2009

The Arrival of Sky

As promised in the last blog, the arrival of Sky as documented by January's FTB Draw winner Emily. You may be aware that England has been getting a lot of snow lately and here's proof.I will be posting the first category buddy award nominees for Best FTB with an animal, so get your voting fingers ready. If you haven't submitted a photo already then now's the time.
Sky arrives exhausted and underdressed after her transatlantic journey. She has not seen snow before and its very cold on her bare feet.
She sees a strangely dressed man in the distance and asks for directions. The snowman however doesn't speak.
Sky gets herself in an awful pickl trying to make her way down and snags her very expensive luggage bag on a branch. She reaches for it, as she dearly loves the bag.....and everything goes dark as she tumbles to the ground fortunately she is still clutching the bag.

When she wakes up she is greeted by Brenda and Constance who upon hearing the commotion rush out to see what the fuss is all about. They find Sky lying on the ground with a very nice bag on her head. "Are you alright?" says Constance. "Yes, I think so" says Sky. "Well come on then says Brenda (who like Sky is from the States and doesn't like being out in the cold) let's get you inside."
The snow starts to fall again and its hard work walking through it. They each get stuck several times and have to pull each other out. Brenda is muttering and moaning. Constance is shivering and trying to be brave. Sky is just happy to have company and is enjoying the novelty of the snow.
"I can't go on, we're lost" says Brenda. "That's it,we're going to die." (Brenda is prone to being overly dramatic in times of crisis). Constance trips and falls over Brenda. Sky is the only one left to rally the troops. "Come on guy's, you can't quit on me. I've only just arrived. I think I see the house". says Sky. Brenda and Constance peer up and slowly get to their feet.
Tired and hungry, they bundle into the house.
Brenda is a little embarrassed by her earlier outburst and decides to make amends. " I'll put on some tea, she says after tucking Sky into bed. Constance shifts a little. "Don't worry, says Brenda I can manage."
Replenished by some well earned digestives and tea, the girls get to know one another. Sky upon waking and reaching for some moisturizer realizes she hasn't got her bag! She daren't say anything as it is still snowing but inside she is very sad.......................... To be Continued (Hopefully)

Thanks Emily for the wonderful pictures. And just when you thought you'd got to the end. Here's another FTB in the snow Herman the German sent in by Sophy. Great snowman by the way.

What not to wear by Brenda and Ethel

Our fashion forward duo Ethel and Brenda are here again, this time bringing us an exclusive "What not to wear" feature to the blog. The subject of the feature is non other than Barbie who was in dire need of a makeover according to our knowledgeable duo. Coming soon, FTB's hit by snow in England and Bernard in Argentina plus voting for the Buddy awards will be here so get those entries in. Also, word on the street is that Phillip is enroute to Jakarta, Indonesia.

Brenda and Ethel get ready for an arduous day of crimping, curling, dressing and pouffing.
Oh, dear says Ethel, we really do have our work cut out today. Brenda concurs "the lace and pearl combo" are so last year.
First they tackle the hair. "So much of it.... "mutters Brenda. When her arm gives out Ethel takes over.

From plain Jane to disco diva. Barbie is unrecognizable from before. "For this look, says Ethel we wanted to make it fun". I love the boots, it really makes her legs look long" says Brenda. "That's because they are long...."mumbles Ethel. Note (Ethel's promising modelling career was quickly extinguished when she stopped growing.)

The intrepid duo ask Barbie to pick out her favourite outfit. Brenda and Ethel are speechless for once. Brenda wonders whether Barbie ever looks in a mirror.

They whisk Barbie into shape and transform her. "This is a casual going out in the evening look" says Brenda. "Notice the wide belt accentuating the waist, I think she looks splendid" says Ethel.
Brenda and Ethel can't understand the fascination for pink hair, with the purple its just too much. They confer on a suitable approach and get to work.

Hmmm, Ethel is still not convinced about the skirt, but they were on a budget. Brenda wishes she had hair to give her more height. They are happy for the moment, their work is done. Thanks to Ciara and Emily for the "What not to wear' feature.

Friday, February 6, 2009

And the Winner is.......

And the winner of the January 2009 FTB draw is Ciara with her 'Bea' entry. Apologies for the delay in announcing the winner of the FTB draw but have been rushed off my feet so to speak. Thank you for the February entries I've received I'll be posting those soon. I'm also happy to announce the safe arrival of Sky, last months winner featured below. Her arrival to the snow filled shores of England wasn't without incident, the full story will be coming soon as its hilarious.
Also voting will be starting soon for the Buddy awards. Check the Buddy post for more details.

Sky arrives in England after her 7,000 mile journey with her sequin encrusted luggage.