Monday, 29 June 2009

more of my girl

I am trying to take full advantage of the fields as they look so good right now.
Israel and I took off this evening to capture the colours of the summer.

Saturday, 27 June 2009

I can't say enough about this glorious weather and what It does for my soul. Here is my snap shots of the past day's

secret places
Wild strawberries by the road side
Precious moments with Flo

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

So it has been quite a month for me, i have been lucky enough to visit several craft fairs and second hand market's. Here is the fabric i have picked up along the way.

This is a fabric I have been eyeing up at a friends house for years and I couldn't believe my luck when I found these Laura Ashley curtain's at the giant flea market.

These curtain's I picked up at the handmade fair in Chipping Sodbury. I am not an expert in vintage but I would guess they are fifties.
This piece is my absolute favourite and I really doubt I will be selling it or cutting it up. It was in a pile in a street market in Bath.
Lastly I bought these huge curtains as I was leaving the giant flea market. The lady I bought them from had to throw them over the fence for me.
This post is dedicated to Donna on request of seeing my purchases.

Monday, 22 June 2009

A proper summer day

I don't know why but today felt like a proper summer's day. It was all hazy and warm, I just didn't want it to end. Here is a peep into the things i liked about it.

I started the day off with a great outfit. ie..didn't make me look huge.

I sold my first boutiue apron.

The day ended with a drive in the sunset and a little fun in the fields.

ahh..perfick !

Saturday, 20 June 2009

silly me

I am so ashamed and annoyed at myself. I set off this morning nice and early ,all excited and rearing to go. My destination was bath and west show ground and my objective was to check out the gigantic flea market their. Israel came with me and we were enjoying the sunshine and peaceful drive without small one's. We turned up at the show ground in good time and I was surprised at how quiet it was. " huh that's weird" I said "It seems awfully quiet doesn't It Israel"Look at the sign and check the date............."oh ********** I got the wrong day Its tomorrow! Big sigh, more ******* and time for the silver lining plan. " we are pretty close to Bath", "i like Bath" Lets go!!

So off we go. turns out its not as close as i expected but still we got there fairly soon and set off around the city.Israel has never been before so i showed her the royal crescent and the circus and we did find some nice antique shops and a few vintage stalls in the street. I am pretty sure that there is some great shops somewhere to rummage in but i have know idea where they are. I did pick up some lovely vintage fabric with a lovely yellow background and some old clip on earrings for my grandmother. And i also had the self control to put back a few items which is even more of an achievement.

So after a few hours of shopping and sunshine we went home and took some more unnecessary detours and got home after a seven hour trip. Oh boy what a day. I am still kicking myself and very annoyed at the possible bargains i have missed out on.

on a lighter note i am very pleased with my latest creations and could do with lots of oooohs and ahhhh's please.

Friday, 19 June 2009

new hair cuts

So my grown up girl and my smallest girl had there hair cuts and they both look so darn cute...

Friday, 12 June 2009

Cowslip workshop has to be one of my most favourite places to visit right now. It Is located just outside of Launceston in Cornwall. It truly Is a haven of glorious fabric and scrumptious food. I cannot say enough good things about It you simply must pay It a visit. Unfortunately It Is a bit of a rarity to find fabric stores that stock a modern selection of fabric. When I say modern I don't mean abstract, I mean up to date. But hey maybe one day when I'm older and greyer I will open one of these places in Exeter.

Friday, 5 June 2009

just because i love them.........( bad harry and my naughter little daughter)

Thursday, 4 June 2009

a sneak peak..

I should really wait to post these pic's but I just can't wait. This is a collection of boutique apron's. Yes I know It does sound pretentious but It Is the best way to separate the two groups of apron's I make. These one's are made of superior fabric and pretty darn gorgeous, almost too good to cook in.