Ever so slightly noodles

22 March 2011

Now I don't usually promote other people's blogs like this but there are of course, exceptions for friends. Meet my friend Claire. I've known her since my Art History days at uni, when my friend, Carly told me that she was one of the girls I would soon be calling my housemate. She seemed quiet and unassuming at first but wow, I couldn't be more wrong!

It turns out that she's as mad as her beloved dolls house which reminds me of Monica's doll house in Friends. Everything is perfect but we all know that a few Phoebe-esque additions wouldn't go amiss. Giant pet dog/fairy lights/bubbles anyone?
Crazy Claire and Dollhouse
At uni we spent a lot of time eating ice cream (my hair is so short!)...
Claire and I 2008
Being silly in gardens...
Claire & Winnie c
...and staring in disbelief at people doing stretches. So ok ok, the picture below is a bit of a one off because it was taken in Central Park back in 2008 but it makes me laugh.
Central Park
These days, Claire spends her time studying for an MA in teaching English as a foreign language. She's already taught in China for a year and I'm sure it is a matter of time before she is reunited with Asia after her degree. With places like Korea as a place she would like to teach, I'll definitely be wanting to visit her when she is a fully fledged teacher! Aside from writing essays, she always has time for to share some yummy anti-pasti at Jamie's Italian.
Jamie's Antipasti
Spotted the Red Queen felt badge that she's rocking? She spends an extraordinary amount of time crafting bits and pieces and this is just one of them. She also made me a mini Kokeshi badge which has never left my jacket from the day that she presented me with it. Oooh lucky me!
Queen of hearts badgeKokeshi badge
Claire has plans to open an Etsy shop soon but in the meantime check out her newly revived blog over at Slightly Noodles! In the mean time, I'm off to hang out with friends in Warwick for the day, I have my instax with me so will be snapping some photos in the lovely sunshine!

>>update Claire is now working in China and her blog can be found here: http://www.slightlynoodles.com/ 

52 comments:

  1. YAY! I love those badges! :) So cute!

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  2. OH MY GOD Winnie, I can't believe you kept that dolls' house picture!! How delightful/embarrassing/cute ^-^

    Thank you so much for the post, massive snoggywogs >-<
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  3. These pictures are so cute Winnie.
    I'm loving the dolls house, such a friends moment!
    I am super hungry for that spread you have laid out too hehe.

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  4. The dollhouse = love omg...
    Those badges are cute ^^ especiall that evil Red Queen one!
    Im looking forward for the Etsy shop!

    xx

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  5. oh it's so nice to see that I am not alone (along with all the old age pensioners) in my love for dolls houses!

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  6. She seems so lovely - and it looks like you two will remain great friends in spite of all these adventures! Have fun in warwick m'dear, looking forward to the photos x

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  7. Your friends felt Red Queen brooch/badge is cute, it really looks like Helena B-Carter! :)

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  8. I love that Friends' episode! I'm sure Claire is an awesome friend :) and pretty talented too!

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  9. i love th ebadges too :3 so cute ^^ and ur hair looks cute now and then :p

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  10. Wow! I especially love the first photo!:))))))
    X

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  11. The pictures are cute. I love the badges.

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  12. Seems like you had a very lovely day! I love doll houses!

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  13. looks like you two have had a lot of laughs over the years. that anti pasti from jamie's italine is yummy and i love the queen of hearts brooch. good luck to your friend in all her teaching endeavours


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  14. looks like fun! what a pretty place!

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  15. Will take a look at your friend's blog now - always love finding new ones. xx

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  16. I can't believe that you were in Warwick! So near to me :D

    Maria xxx

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  17. such cute badges and love the pictures :)
    http://cgdn.blogspot.com/

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  18. those badges look so cute but i can't take my eyes off that antipasti platter! looks amazing!
    i hope we can meet up in london sometime, we should go get some good food at the same time! x

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  19. Love those brooches. Will definitely check out her Etsy shop

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  20. Claire is cool, and her art work is bloody amazing !!!

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  21. Super sweet of you! The pin your friend made is SO great!

    Bubbs...

    www.paris-on-my-mind.blogspot.com

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  22. aw this is so cute, lover her dollhouse!

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  23. wow her doll house is pretty cool! its great that she has been to china to teach, I really want to go to Korea next year. I'm all for new experiences

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  24. those brooches are so cute! also, this is making me hungry for jamie's italian's antipasti yum.

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  25. This is such a lovely post! Your friend seems like such an awesome individual. I'll definitely check out her blog.

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  26. This is such a fantastic post :) I really enjoyed myself reading about Claire. And what an enviable dolls' house. I don't think there's ever a time to stop collecting classic childrens' toys, although for me it's more about the clockwork, wind-up, tacky joke shop stuff :)

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  27. omg i love the queen of hearts badge, it looks like her soo much! plus its gorgeous!!!! great job :)
    XOXO Nicole, VPV Team Member
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  28. What a gorgeous dolls house that is so sweet. I just came across Claire's blog the other day actually.

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  29. Claire sounds awesome - her Dolls House is amazing!

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  30. Looks like such a fun day...

    ...Megan

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  31. omg,love all your pics! hahah the red queen cracked me up,lol. you're friend is really talented! like her style and that doll house is ever as cute!!!

    and the food looks yummmers!

    Cinz
    http://cinzee.wordpress.com

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  32. love a great day with gal pals.

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  33. OMG, that doll house is sooo cute!!

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  34. you guys are just too cute! and i would lovvve a red queen felt badge like that, so cute!!

    little lady - www.brittanyst.blogspot.com

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  35. such a cute post! she's so talented with those little charming pins. love them


    xxx

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  36. wow already taught in china?nice!!she seems interesting and HAHAHAHAHAHA AT PHOTO OF THAT WOMAN STRECHING, try coming to a swimming pool, nearly drowned the other day bcs i was laughing so hard at some woman streching!!xx

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  37. Hi there-lovely pictures and you are both great pals too!! xxx

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  38. Those pins are fabulous! And that nail in the last picture is cute as all get out.

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  39. Totally looks like the "Friends" dollhouse. I love it.
    <3

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    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  40. I love the Red Queen brooch she has and the other one is so cute too, I'll take a look at her Etsy shop at some point and thanks for the comment on my blog, I think it's important to raise awareness but mainly because I had such a bad time with it myself, so thanks for reading the post :) I know not everyone will agree with me, but I wanted to put my opinion out there. xxx

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  41. hi Winnie, thanks for comment. Your frd is so talented making those cute accessories.

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  42. Hey I just gave you a blog award over at my blog too :) xxx

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  43. aww~, you guys are so close.. :)

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  44. Those badges are sooooo kawaii!! Visiting her etsy shop :) x

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  45. You guys look like you get along great. I love her dollhouse!

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  46. Those broaches are so cute! Also that food looks delicious!

    Great blog :)

    PinkBeautyBliss.com

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  47. you two are adorable ! Love pictures of friends <3
    (and hmm.. I'll see if I'll post a video of us singing ^^)

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  48. Wow, the comments on here are amazing, thank you so much fellow Bloggers ^-^

    And, my dear Winnie, you may no longer laugh at my beloved dolls house-ness. I'm OBVIOUSLY cool, so ner >-

    Cx

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  49. will definitely check out her blog, really great post it has made me nostalgic for al my old pics with my best friend who is just as close as 10 years ago. xx

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