Sunday, November 28, 2010

Too busy with life to post.....

Oh how life is keeping me so very busy these days. Good busy though. Little girl's birthday parties, little boys growing up fast and starting school. Lots of travelling (inlcuding lovely Bruges above) and time with friends. Planning to see family and looking forward to the festive season.

I've even booked myself some creative time...just for me... check it out at Ooh La Lapin and the Kings Theatre Portsmouth.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Antique French Mother of Pearl Sewing Set

Oh my, what more can I say......check it out here.

Friday, July 2, 2010


Pinecones have taken over our home. They are collected on our walks and are appearing everywhere. In the pram, in my handbag, in pockets, in shoes, on the door mat, probably under the sofa....all over the place! Big, medium and small. Some spikey. Some painted and some with glitter. They are destined to become Christmas decorations but until then will continue to grow in numbers and take over our home.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

my creative space

More stitching. Just a little one this time. The last few I've done have taken a while so it was nice to whip up a quick cutie. I'm thinking of incorporating this into a quilt or cushion for the dolls cradle.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Car boot sale finds

The local summer car boot sale has become my favourite way to spend a Sunday morning. I love that I can wander down there with a pocket full of change and come back with all sorts of treasures. These are just a few.

The timber abacus is so well made it will last forever...not like most of today's toys! Not sure what to do with the vintage tea towel but it wont be touching any dishes. I plan to clean up and repaint the timber dolls cradle and then make some bedding for it as my little girl is just starting to enjoy playing dolls. The embroidered hankies may turn into pincushions like these. And the tins?...well, they're already filling with stamps torn from the mail.

More from Made In France

More from Made in France.

Felt Cookies for Triplets

I ordered these from Daisy Daydreams for my cousin who has recently had triplets..... yes triplets! These felt cookies are really cute, very well made and arrived quickly. It's the first time I've ever ordered from Etsy and I'm happy to say I'm impressed.

I'm also impressed with my cousin... 3 once....