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 babies...at once....

Basket Starfish

Loving these Basket Starfish products from the London Natural History Museum Shop.

Sweet Little Turtle - Ooh La Lapin

This sweet little turtle arrived at our home on Saturday morning, hand delivered by the lovely Lou of Ooh La Lapin. She is bringing smiles to people all around Southsea with her cute softies which she leaves in all sorts of places for people to find, adopt and then send her pics of them out and about. I think it is a wonderful idea and I'd love to see the looks on peoples faces when they read the little note she leaves with them. I'm looking forward to seeing what the squid gets up to.
We have named our turtle Frenchy because, although you can't see it in the photo, he has an Eiffel Tower on his butt. We may even manage a photo of him at the tower before too long... we hope to visit Paris in the not too distant future.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

my creative space...

Well, I have finally pulled my finger out and found...no made... some time to get creative. I've taken over the dining table and have made some little bean bags for the kids to enjoy...inspired by Crow Rooster Crow via Sweet Sweet Life.

More creative spaces at Kootoyoo.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Natural History Dodo Teatowel

Too nice to dry dishes with so I stuck it up behind the door to our kitchen. Hides the broom and mop behind it too! I picked this quirky teatowel up from the shop at the Oxford University Natural History Museum. It's a great museum for the kids, not too big and they can touch everything and a great place to get some creative inspiration from nature.