Hello Terri Lowe – Sponsored by Victoria’s Vintage?

I feel like my blog is currently sponsored by Victoria’s Vintage, but it’s not, I assure. Tight bugger doesn’t even give me free cakes or anything! But alas, today’s blog is all about her… again. Last week it was this thrifty gal’s birthday and she came to my place on Friday for a few drinks and a night out to the local land of indie joys The Sugarmill. I love that me and Victoria are now super good friends just from meeting each other blogging! In fact, her and Tereza from Cityscape Bliss are the best pair of kittens I’ve met in a good while and here’s what I made Victoria for her birthday! I will admit, the little cats don’t look how they did IN MY HEAD, so that’s why there’s two of them, I thought a second one would look different, but turns out, it doesn’t at all and is just a mini kitty.
Present made by hand for Victoria's Vintage on www.helloterrilowe.com

Because I’ve been so busy recently I didn’t really have time to do any more and perfect them or tidy them up properly, but I figured as long as there’s cats and cake I couldn’t go wrong. You wouldn’t believe it from these little creations but I do actually have a degree in Crafts! Haha. They’re stuffed with rice and so are quite heavy and fat, just like a cat should be, and I decided to pop on the front of the big on her little brand name ‘Victoria’s Vintage’. In the wrapped up thing it’s a lovely Emma Bridgewater half pint mug with the hearts design on. I figured coming from Milton Keynes to see me now and again she should at least be able to take her own bit of Stoke on Trent back with her! The ‘wrapping’ is actually a tea towel with a lovely Cath Kidston-esque design on it, which is Victoria down to a T. Also note my beautiful new pastel pink stool from Out There Interiors which I am completely in love with! They have some amazing things on that website  which I just want to fill my flat with, I think the French style of furniture given a new lease of life with such lovely colours is my new interior obsession! Victoria’s presents looked so good on it I almost just kept them.
I also attempted to make her a ‘cake’. Ok… Not as cake as such and it looks lamer than I imagined, but I made a loads of chocolate pancakes and layered them up with Marshmallow Fluff and Butterscotch Chocolate Spread, finishing the top off with a handmade chocolate cat and some little gingerbread men! Apparently it tasted very good… But let’s face it, with those ingredients it couldn’t taste worse than it looked! Because my flat is so freakin’ warm all the goo started to ooze out which made it look even more, uhm, appetising.

In other news, I really want to get my flat sorted and do a flat tour on my blog at some point! I’ve been saying this since I’ve moved in but always struggle to find the time. I love little trinkets and an organised mess, but it seems these often turn in to a ridiculous mess which I can barely wade through. I was watching Kirstie Allsop’s Fill Your House for Free the other night just thinking ‘yeah, already done that love’ because living alone I barely have any spare cash for luxury items and most is either thrifted, second hand or found for super cheap prices.

Would you be interested in peeking in to where I dwell? Probably not, right? 
What do you think of Victoria’s present? They’re definitely ‘special’ I thought.



  1. August 6, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Will you be needing my house cleaning services before your flat tour…. Lovely kittens by the way :0)

  2. August 6, 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Will you be needing my house cleaning services before you have your flat tour??? by the way, nice kittens :0)

  3. August 6, 2013 / 9:30 pm

    Will you be needing my house cleaning services before your flat tour…. Lovely kittens by the way :0)

  4. August 6, 2013 / 4:12 am

    Love these fun little photos! Thanks for sharing! Xo, M&K at brewedtogether.com

  5. August 5, 2013 / 3:06 pm

    I want one of those cats, preferably the little odd one! Lucky Victoria.


    Em’s Mixed Bag

    • August 5, 2013 / 3:43 pm

      Maybe one day you will have one too ;p who knows! 😉

  6. August 5, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Love your cats and pancakes, it's a beautiful friendship you all have, keeps me entertained on Twitter 😉

    • August 5, 2013 / 3:42 pm

      Hahaha, awwwh thank you!! I'm so glad we met in real life! The beauty of blogging communities!

  7. August 5, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Those cats are mega cute. And I spy Mark Ryden on your walls 😀

    • August 5, 2013 / 2:59 pm

      Good spot!! Yup yup, postcards from the snow yak show! Loves a bit of Ryden!

  8. August 5, 2013 / 12:04 pm

    Those cats are adorable!!! New business idea?? 😛 X

    • August 5, 2013 / 2:58 pm

      Haha maybe! Will have to neaten them up a little first!

  9. August 5, 2013 / 11:47 am

    Yuou two are so cute. I SHIP YOU.

    • August 5, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      Bahahahaa, it's lurrrvveee.

  10. August 5, 2013 / 11:46 am

    YUM YUM PANCAKE CAKE IN MY BELLY. We made a right mess eating it in the car haha it was melting EVERYWHERE. I didn't realise it was a half PINT mug! Thats a lot of drink! Thank youuuu I love them all ^_^ x

    • August 5, 2013 / 2:55 pm

      Haha, I have the PINT version, it's mega for hot chocolate!! Glad you enjoyed them 😉