Saturday, 30 January 2010

just a thought....


It has been a long ,long while since I shared a little bit of myself honestly from this blog. I suppose I have been a bit to busy or pre-occupied to do it.

Something i have been mulling over for a while now is the time I spend completely alone. It is about ten years since I had time alone without anyone. There have been moments when i have escaped to go shopping or had an odd evening but recently this time has increased due to my youngest daughter starting pre-school. Because this time is in the week and in the day it seems as though I should be doing something constructive with my time. Alternatively on the weekends I have no problem with wasting the time away shopping.

I have too say this new found freedom is a a little UN-nerving. I have this panic feeling inside when each new day begins that I should do the most exciting activity. I simply cannot waste the day at home pottering. I suppose this comes from not being able to do this for such a long time there is a bit of a pendulum effect going on in my life......one extreme to another.

It is one thing staying at home when there is children about but when the house is empty it just feels all wrong. I can't decide if I either need to get used to this feeling or get out and just work somewhere else. I am sure from all the blogs I read this a common feeling but I suppose truthfully do I really believe that running a home is a valid job by itself ???

On the plus side my bathrooms are being cleaned more regularly and the skirting boards are free from dust..........but you have to ask yourself.. "there must be more to life than a spotless house"

Saturday, 23 January 2010

This special girl



Fourteen years ago i awaited the arrival of a small package. Although it didn't feel small at the time.I was so excited and didn't care about the pain at all. This was something i new i was born to do...be a mum. I so badly wanted a boy but i am glad i didn't get my own way. Little 6lb6oz Israel came into the world at 6.30 pm and my life changed forever. I had never been smitten like this before it overwhelmed me from that day on. The fist months were hard as we got to know each other and i made so very many mistakes but we have grown together and she has suprised me with her gentle wisdom and loving spirit ever since. She knows how to love and nuture better than i ever did at her age and always thinks of others. I can't wait to see the next fourteen years unfold. I know she will blossom even more into something beautiful......i love this girl. she is and allways will be my Israel...xxx HAPPY BIRTHDAY

it's about time too











Finally i have got around to decorating the kitchen. This is a room with no natural light that was originally all white ( not a good idea) i thought it would be better off with a little atmosphere in it as i couldn't bring any more light into it. I have used a slate grey which i really love and teamed it with a grey and cream ticking! is that how you spell it? I picked up this dresser top from our local refuse shop and it has come up a treat. I have painted some MDF with blackboard paint which until covered in out of date messages looks very smart. Next on the list is new tiles, another job to test my skill's and patience.....

Thursday, 21 January 2010

as requested here are the sizes of the bag's i have made. They are all roughly 12inch x 13 inches high. The green and red tote have a shoulder strap and the purple and bag bag is a hand bag.

Yes you guessed it!!!!




Isn't this fabric amazing?it has my favourite colours in it, I could just eat it all up.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

sorry more bag's




I tell you i'm on a role now...I am just loving making these bag's.


This one is very plain but smart i think. I have lined it in a silky stripped fabric which gives it a bit of a luxurious feel.

Monday, 18 January 2010

round two for the bags







I'm afraid to say the picture is taken at night in a dark room as usual so they are not showing this bag at it's best. Saying this i am very pleased with this one. It is very smart and i love the cord lining. Yet again though i haven't made one with a really full bottom but maybe next time eh? that's what i love, the excuse to keep sewing.......

Sunday, 17 January 2010

bags of fun



So it is time for a new bag design. I have recently discovered a lady called Poppy Treffry. She lives in Cornwall and has a small company employing local people. Check out her site she makes some lovely stuff. I know a lady in the village who has one of her bags and i was inspired to copy it. I realise now that she makes hers alot wider at the bottom. But half the fun for me is perfecting the design. I have kept this one very neutral but i am pretty sure that the next will have a splash of colour.

Monday, 11 January 2010

skirt's




I am feeling the need for a bit of sewing at the moment. I also am in need of some skirt's for the winter, so there is the perfect opportunity for digging around the fabric stash. I have been holding onto this fabric for a while now for making a skirt and I'm so pleased with how this one has turned out. It isn't thick enough really but with a petticoat it will OK . I did do a search for a pattern but as usual winged it myself and it fit's a treat.

Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year..






So i got a little bit excited about this outfit...i think i like to dress up more than i realised. I am very pleased at how it turned out although looking back at yourself as Cruella Devil isn't exactly glamorous....but at least i made an effort.