and even matches new cushions and repainted chair...brilliant.
Saturday, 30 January 2010
and even matches new cushions and repainted chair...brilliant.
Monday, 25 January 2010
Brought this panel of material a few weeks ago, love it. So its just been backed onto some cream cotton....actually felt quite guilty today. Mondays is usually housework day....but today I woke up thought...it can wait!!!....I'm having a me day... loved it...made a loaf this morning.....read through my favourite blogs.......rang hubby at work.....watched Loose Women. Did my sewing up of cushions, I'd cut them out previously and now its 4.10 and I need to get dinner sorted...hope you had a good day too. ...what you get up to this grey Monday?
Sunday, 24 January 2010
The colours show up beautifully on this plain white hand towel....gosh I'm sitting here itching to do some more...but must not rush things. Can you imagine all the things to personalize, I'm thinking plain white t-shirts of the Grandbubs, which I can put cartoon characters on...I'm thinking M & S white blouses with delicate roses scattered all over. I'm thinking bottoms of granddaughters dresses prettied up.....plain duvets prettied up, there are so many possibilities....anyway off for a cup of tea and a relax....no I shall be good and refrain from doing anything else on her tonight.....byeee x
Taaaaaa daaaaaa! .............X
Friday, 22 January 2010
Oh and would just lijke to thank you http://bellascountry.blogspot.com/2010/01/little-bit-of-sunshine.html for the award, its my very first ever award and I really didn't ever dream that I would receive one, must say its made my day....just need to work out how to post flower to sidebar.
Thursday, 14 January 2010
Sunday, 10 January 2010
So I wondered what I could post about today and looked around by home and spied a plate, well a plate and 1 miserable saucer to be exact, I have been trying to start a collection of this lovely little design by Johnson Bros, called The Friendly Village, quite pretty don't you think....I feel it may time some time and searching, but thats half the fun.
She sits next to my window lamp, the two halves were flea shop finds, I think the glass shade is one of the 1950 glass shades that used to be in the loo, ops! Ah well they marry up quite nicely and seem to match by Laura Ashley curtains, I love these, they add such a touch of warmth to my snug.
I bought Februarys' Country Homes & Interiors and whilst browsing came across these, Oh! my goodness, did you ever......aren't they the sweetest. A MICRO PIG.......and you can house train them. Think I'll stick to my Megs though.
Honestly Lady muck, love her to bits even though she can get under my feet, but she's always there for a lap cuddle and somehow needs to know when I need one...clever aren't they?
Look out....cream kitchen alert.....lovely but to be needs a tad
http://www.borderoak.com/ There is an article in Country Homes about a couple who used them....could I...would I.......can I.........hmmm!!! some pipe dream, but ne'er the less its a lovely site to visit and gloss and gloat at....and some even more beautiful designs and interiors. Go and enjoy!
or may on a grander scale, no too big for us now the children have flown.
Friday, 8 January 2010
As I opened the curtains and I spied......
on my rooftop extention....
Little footprints in the snow
Little footprints side by side....
Tiny little imprints they were..........
With no beginning...and no end
It came, it saw, it searched I'm sure.....
For some food put out with love.....
But when it looked down from the guttering ridge.....
All it saw was by empty wheelie bin lid!!!!!
In seriousness though, I have been making sure that the bird feeders are all filled all the time, so the poor little birdies don't have to search too far....also they've been enjoying the last of the Christmas cake...yummy.
Hows all today, still brrrrrrrring. I went and visited my DD and twins this morning, I had thick tights and sexy bee socks (piccy)!!!.....don't you just love my knitted wonders...but they are wool and wool is natural and sheep stay outside with their coats on in winter and these socks kept my feet comfy cosy. Cord trousers plus two other layers plus thick coat, scarf and some wonderful sheepskin mitts. The cold seeped through these layers, but my hands were warm and I lovingly wore them, you see they smell of my Mum (who is very very poorly)...well the story is Mum has had these mitts for 40 years and Dad asked me a few weeks ago, if I wanted them along with a pair of her thick gloves. I must admit I reluctantly took them, as Dad keeps asking me if I want any of Mums clothes, and most of the time I politely refuse, after all they are all shall be say for ladies of elderly age, but my darling Dad doesn't seem to understand this. So back to mitts, I gave them a wash and put them in a draw just leaving them there until yesterday and today and they now have a new life with me. I love them and I cannot believe the sentiment I feel wearing them, even after a wash they smell of my Mum, she used to wear Max Factor compact face powder and the gloves smell of it. So my darling Mum (even though in the Nursing Home) has been with me today as I walked the cold freezing road....it was sooooooooo comforting. xx
Thursday, 7 January 2010
I must admit I am not very good at photography but having a blog somehow it seems to make you look at things a different way. Looking at other peoples blogs there is some beautiful work, which I admire. I could put it down to my camera I suppose but whether it be £80 or £300, its all in the eye. I thought to myself, well I have an eye for colour in the home decor and crafting side of my life, so its about time I tried with the photography. So heres a few of my efforts, not great, but I will try to improve more and more.
Our local church where our daughters got married.
I loved the way the shaft of sunlight just shone across and lit up the bush which unfortunately doesn't show that well.
Beautiful, nature in the snow and ice at its best.
A treacherous road in our local village Tarring.
Tuesday, 5 January 2010
But girlies, how about some Cath Kidston, made this cute pelmet for the kitchen window, it just needed cosying up...think its done the trick. Also bought a box bag in the sale, love it love it. Then got this cute melamine tray from Homebase, didn't know they did this flowery stuff, only £2.94 too.
What to do with dreary beige napkins....
tart them up. All pretty now.
Ok! don't look at the wonkey stitching....duh!!!
The oilcloth tablecloth is the same material as pelmet and it also goes lovely with my recovered chairs...don't you just love the way Cath Kidston colours work.
Saturday, 2 January 2010
Anyway they grew and grow and now at the age of 2 and quarter..............
Hey Nanny, Mummy says we can come to your house and bake some cupcakes....so little'uns along with Mummy came and stirred and made cakes and good fun was had by all....and my how they've grown.
Oh if I could bottle up their gorgeousness and if only we could all bottle up the cuddles and hugs and laughs, wouldn't it be wonderful. xxx
Friday, 1 January 2010
ssshhhhh!!!!. if any of us are lucky enough....a win on the lottery wouldn't go amiss!
Look forward to reading all loads of lovely bloggyness this 2010....