Wednesday, 29 June 2011

It's been busy - very busy!!!

Hi all, I have been a really bad blogger & haven't posted for ages!! I think I had better catch up with you all to let you know what I've been doing, and show you some of the lovely finds I have come across.
The first find was the one above. I had a stall at a local Vintage & handmade fair, and as my OH came to help, I managed to have a good look around, and found this gorgeous little shabby chic pine cupboard together with two cute little shelves!! Now, I should take this to my next Vintage fair, but I can't bear to part with it, and want to keep it. As I will be moving sometime next year, it will be used for display at fairs at present, and I want to keep it for my new 'old' home!!

I have been wanting a vintage eiderdown for ages, and couldn't resist this cute pink paisley one that my blogging friend , Wend, from Ticking Stripes had on her stall at the Northampton Vintage Fair. It is in lovely condition, and even has the original label on it from a manufacturer called 'Little Britain'. (A bit before Matt Lucas & David Walliams methinks!!!)

Guess where I found this..........

and this too ?

You'll never believe it...............


OH and I were having a grand clear out of my garage, and somehow this had been left wrapped up in newspaper in a cardboard box, and forgotten!!
It is part of a tea set my gran had, and gave to me in the 80's!! I was sooooo pleased to see it again : )

This pine chest of drawers had been used for a baby changing station, and at a good price, was perfect for my craft room. It is now full of fabric!! The old chest I had was melamine, and falling apart. This one is much stronger, holds more fabric, and certainly looks better!! The little oak swivel mirror was found the day after, and will be coming along to my next fair at Olney, Buckinghamshire.
What a lucky weekend that was!

I went on holiday the end of May/early June to Jersey.The weather was gorgeous, and it is a beautiful little island with lots of sandy beaches, and pretty countryside. Here's a few pics -

Really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to anyone. Those Jersey ice creams really are something else!!! : )

New cushions made : )

New pics....

.... and a cot quilt Iam working on in different pink floral prints, and polka dots. It only needs basting & machine quilting, but haven't got around to it yet!!
 I've come to the conclusion that there aren't enough hours in the day!!! : D

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Love hearts, do you? - Latest pics for sale !!

Here are my latest makes. With Valentine's day looming up, I wanted to create something pretty that could be given as a Valentine's gift, and enjoyed all year round, instead of being put away in a drawer.

Here is an idea I came up with! A cute little appliqued picture with hand appliqued hearts in a range of pretty pink & red floral, paisley & polka dot fabrics. It has a shabby chic cream painted frame, and can either be made with the following wording -

Always kiss me goodnight x

Live   Laugh   Love

Home sweet Home

... or your words, or personalisation (Up to 25 characters, including spaces.)

Here's a close up of the blue one -

This one is in a cute selection of polka dot, paisley, & floral cotton prints.

Size   7" x 5.5 " approx

Can stand, or be hung.

Price   £6.00
£1.20 P & P

If you would like to place an order, then please e-mail me at