And what have I been up to in my little olde life, well....
I HAVE BEEN MAKING....
Fabric and lavender gift tags.
Cushions for the Shop
I am jolly pleased with my buttonholes :)
Cowboys for the boys.
I adore working with Pom Pom trim :)
Mmmmm I may have to keep one for myself, I know which one I have my pretty eye on. Well if I told you I honeymooned in Paris would that give you a clue. You may need to click on photograph, the wonderful fabric was a lovely gift from Little Gem's World and I love it, so methinks the Parisian lavender pillow is going nowhere.
More lavender pillows using vintage embroidered linens.
Isn't the embroidery exquisite.
I also enjoy using vintage embroidery for making lavender hearts.
I love the sweet colours.
Vintage embroidery too for the draught excluder I made for chilly nights.
I HAVE BEEN SHOPPING ....
I have been groovin after these polka dot cake tins for a while, they were featured in Ideal Home a while ago yet have now only been on sale in store, Ohooo Tesco if you would like to know.
And I thought a bargain pack of ten lovely cotton red gingham tea towels would be fabulous for making Christmas decorations, and only £3.00 for ten.
Books from fabulous Amazon.
I purchased a wonderful old necklace from the CS, lovely pearly beads wrapped in what looks like American tan tights :)
I fell in love with the cute CK emery boards when I saw them, and had my eye on the vintage paisley cupcake cases for a while. Well look what Mr. P treated me to. The CK emery boards are Ohooo so cute and the cupcake cases are so sweet, don't know if I shall be able to use them for baking. The pretty vintage french necklace was a lovely present, and he thrifted it too. Good boy, he is learning ;) What lovely gifts from the darling husband :)
The necklace is adorable.
My new gorgeous Beach hut purchased from Bloomin Myrtle I love it so much, please go visit Elaine who is a wonderful crafter and whose attention to detail and value for money prices, amaze me :)
My new thrifted vintage Sewing book.
A bargaintastic 20p
I adore the photographs.
The Introduction. Click if you would like to read.
My new pretty pink Vintage Daisy labels.
A lovely book by Ms CK called In Print, I know many of you have the book and I indeed have had if from the library but is so nice to have one I can have full time at home and peek into every now and then. I purchased it from Dreaming Of The Simple Life who also included some lovely fabric and who kindly donated the money I gave to a very worthy cause KIN :)
My lovely new vintage Richard Stump dress I purchased for the astonishingly respectable price of 40p from the scout club jumble sale, I do like it, looks quite cute on, has a little belt and the prettiest buttons, though may keep and use the fabric, I have seen RS vintage dresses sell for, well certainly more than 40p, Mmmmm haven't decided what to do with it.
BEEN TO THE LIBRARY....
Giveaway win from the lovely Florence And Mary
I won a delightful Romantic Homes magazine yet the very kind Victoria also sent some wonderful CK soap, a beautiful CK Paris Rose card and an ever so jaw droppingly gorgeous Kate Forman catalogue. I shall tease you a little methinks.
Thank you so much Victoria a wonderful giveaway prize.
A wonderful parcel I also unwrapped was from the ever so lovely Cheap2Chic a fabulous friend from the SC Cafe. Beautiful and ever so me LA fabric that my friend no longer had any use for, and thought I should be the lucky new owner, how kind. I know that I shall enjoy making pretties for Miss. Poppins and I with it. Thank you so much D for your very special, kind, generous, and pretty parcel :)
I have also been a little sad and have been reminiscing. It was little baby Joshua's 4th anniversary of his due date on September the 24th. He came very early on June the 12th, I know his birthdate is important but I also like to remember his due date too, as it is always a little reminder of what could have been. Though I hadn't remembered it was his due date for a while into the day as I was busy sewing and what not, in fact it was probably the first time in four years I had woke up on Joshua's due date and not remembered. So I was cross and sad, though lovely friends helped me smile :)
Of course there are a million and one different things I have done too, though feeding the dog, washing the dishes, we have no posh dishwasher here, only me ;) hiding my little grey hairs with mascara, clapping my hands ever so loudly because Master P has done a p, and burning the beans doesn't really make for pretty viewing ;)
Well I wonder what I shall have been up to when I next see you ;)
Happy conker collecting, to keep those spiders away ;)