Thursday, 25 December 2008

credit crunch xmas...

So as some of you might know we have had some rather extravagant Xmas's in this family, a couple of years ago we could barely see the Xmas tree.

This year we are going budget and here is a picture of all our gifts rapped up in newspapers and string.

Sunday, 21 December 2008

our birthday girl




20th of December is Florence's birthday and I'm afraid we confirmed all theory's and got distracted by Xmas. We completely forgot her birthday!!! It was Israel who remembered and luckily we had already bought the gift. This year we bought her a tin tea set which is totally gorgeous and out of guilt we gave her one of Xmas gifts which was the crib Steve made for her. Well she got to playing straight away and is loving playing tea parties.....thank goodness we are replacing the carpet soon she is making quite a mess.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

florence singing....

pottery delights...


We are very fortunate to live in a special village and even luckier to have creative friends and neighbours. Just down the road live a family who have a talent for pottery and painting . This weekend they had an open day and i decided i would tempt myself and go along. It was hard not to fall in love with it all and i did try to convince Steve that we really needed this bowl that was larger than our sink. I managed to show some restraint and stick with a jug and pot for my tea bags. I have to say i take great pleasure at looking at them , i just wish the kitchen could match the same chic style.

Saturday, 13 December 2008

An octopus are you crazy....

I have decided to change my religion......i now believe in reincarnation.....i don't actually know which religion that would be but it works for me right now because i have decided to become an octopus......ok yes i may have completely lost my marbles but think of the possibilities i could make at least four projects at the same time and that has got to be a good thing. I find it so frustrating when i am inspired cos i just want to do all of at the same time and NOW!!! yes i agree this is major character floor and I'm working on it.....well i would if i could stop sewing for five minutes. So if anyone has any ideas of how i can speed this reincarnation process up i would very much appreciate it....

Friday, 12 December 2008

success..


So my first stall went very well, i sold lots of aprons so they are definatly a winner and tea cosy's. i did sell one cushion and had lots of complements. I was commissioned to make three items by Christmas. I am really pleased but of coarse would have liked to come home empty handed. The whole thing was a real learning curve for me and it helped me see what are the best sellers.

Thursday, 11 December 2008

great phrase..

I just read this on someone else's blog and it tickled me

" Well behaved women, rarely make history" I don't know if its true but i like the idea of it!!

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

"12th of december"







































































"On the 12th of December i had my first stall"

"Five quirky tea cosy's

Four long aprons

Three pink door stops

Five decorated cushions
















Three going out bags

One tiny softies

Three PVC shopping bags














One painted poster by mum,

And a very worn out Martha"




















Tuesday, 9 December 2008

completly adorable







just once in a while you see something that is completely perfect and this has to be one of those things, the bed is made by Steve(husband) and the rest by me. This cot is for Florence x mas present, well OK its sort of for me too....

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Just when i thought i had finished all my projects for next Weeks sale i stumbled across this idea. I met a lady in my favourite fabric shop who inspired me..This is a pvc coated fabric and is a very simple style.....so i guess its more sewing for me.


I saw this in softie central and fell in love with it. I have made it my own and am really pleased with it. It could do with some internal support which i will add later. And yes abigail that is your package in the backround.....ready to send tommorow.....

Friday, 5 December 2008



" ok ok ok " you twisted my arm! i know you just can't wait so i will show you one thing from my new collection. This is a happy moment for me because i have been trying out different bag styles for a while and this one i am pleased with. This one is a little evening bag just big enough for essentials..

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Jack Frost


I don't think i have ever noticed or paid much attention to the marks left by Jack Frost before. Today when we got in the car to leave i was impressed by the front of our car.It was so beautiful and how amazing that this is created just for no reason but is a gift for our eyes.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

festive shrine..

So here we are... this is me excepting we might be in this house for Xmas. I have decided we are not having a tree this year because there just isn't the space but we have a festive shrine instead. I have to say i rather like it. It is certainly easy to maintain and very pretty to look at. It is also nice to benefit from home made things which i am quite proud of.


The flower is going to be the tree substitute. Hopefuly the kids won't be scarred for life!!!!