Well I am a year older, though don't know if I am a year wiser ;) Who are wise though, are the lovely people who treated me to some wonderful
From Miss. and Master Poppins I have Sew Hot Mitmot to thank for their delightful gift to me. When we shared a room for Bargain Hunt, Mary sprayed some of her gorgeous L'occitane pillow mist on my pillow, I don't sleep very well and I fell in love with the mist as I had a wonderful night's sleep and I understand you can spray it on linens too. Was a lovely surprise when I unwrapped my gift from them.
From Mr. Poppins what more could crafty girl want, than some decent scissors along with some very useful money to go towards a new sewing machine. I am deciding between a Brother model, and a couple of Janome's.
My Mum always knows what I like. An adorable CK esque BHS towel bale.
Sisters too. The notebook is exquisite.
Brother's also have a good idea of what books I like to read.
Friends seem to know me so well. Especially Lesley
And Cheap2Chic I love the little tea towel and am going to applique a heart on it I think.
And of course I treated myself too with some birthday money :) A lovely and very pretty duvet set that was very reasonably priced. I am a little nervous now of how many different duvet sets I have, so don't think I had better count them, especially in front of Mr. P, and lets not talk about how many different rolls of wallpaper I have hidden in mystery corners, but could probably have a new duvet on the bed every night for weeks ;)
I have been a SAHM for a little while now and the time is a coming for me to enter the world of working women once more. For now to ease me in gently, I have decided to have a little go at networking to see if any retailers would like to sell some of my pretty handmade items I make for the home and or any of the furniture that I enjoy making over.
Well the day came for me to have my little get together with the shop owner. They seemed to like my wares and after a good olde chat about what would be suitable for their shop have asked me to make some pretties for their new season. Also, they are interested in selling a couple of small pieces of my hand painted shabby chic style furniture. So all in all a very good visit. I have quite a list to be getting on with, so am busily preparing a small craft room, ie Master P's bedroom, gathering my ingredients, and organising a new sewing machine and definitely some time management ;)
It would make me so proud to see some of my handmade pretties for sale, displayed in a beautiful environment.
Having a new venture to be getting on with it was also time to over haul my Blogshop, so I have thought long and hard, have come up with a new name and shall be listing some handmade pretties for you to browse at.
Been to the CS....
I was so delighted to find a lovely Purbeck vase in the same design as the dish I got from the CB a couple of weeks earlier. Also the candy stripe double sheet was a lovely find too.
A wonderful oil painting.
I almost squealed when I saw a delightful and very well love children's story book, entitled The Bairns Story Book.
I imagined the wonderful stories that awaited me when I turned the front cover.
Have a look what I did see.
A delightful music book, the Story Book cover and the music book must have been stitched together at some point. I thought was a lovely and unusual little thing.
Some gorgeous vintage annuals also came home with me.
I really enjoy making covered padded hangers, using vintage and floraly fabric. I think they look so sweet and love adding the pretty bows and ribbons, I may have to make a little brooch or two as they look adorable with a mini brooch. I found a lovely little tutorial if you would like to have a go.
Good job my mum found some more for me in my childhood home and I also saw some lovely ones at the CS.
I am glad to say my Seaside Swap arrived safely with Tracey's Crafting Adventure
I am so glad you like everything, I had the most adorable swap from Tracey's Crafting Adventure and look forward to sharing with you the delights I received from Tracey. Feel free to say hello to Tracey if you would like to see what I sent her.
Well we have our filming at the auction soon for Bargain Hunt, and find out if we have made any profit on the items we chose. Ohooo my goodness do I share with you when our episode is broadcast, I don't know if I can bring myself to even watch it, lol, lets see, I shall maybe think about it ;)