Tuesday, 26 May 2009


I was trying to be really good and not buy any new fabric, but I was lead into temptation by a need to treat myself. I went onto Holland house fabric website and to be honest I was quite restrained, I treated myself to 1 metre of Pink spot fabric, and 1/2 metre of the other designs. I have to say the patchwork design fabric is gorgeous. The ribbon was a must too, OK so not really but I love any thing with mushrooms on at the moment.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Mrs B!

As some of you will know my Nan Nan died earlier this year, and my Grandad has been having a clear out of some of my nan's treasures, in particular lots of her books. My Nan's taste in books was very stable throughout her life it consisted of Poetry Books, Great classics, books on Scotland, Crocheting and fabulous Housewife books. My Mum has been coming home with a very wide selection and has been distributing them between various sources. My mum had this on her kitchen side the other day and I was admiring it/drooling all over it. So when I arrived at my Mum's on Thursday and she passed it onto me I was dead chuffed.

It looks like it has been in the family for quite a while as the above names suggest. Mary Cuthbert is my Great Great Great Nan, Agnes Cuthbert is my Great Great Auntie, Mary Bagshaw is my Nan and than there's me. For some reason I think something to do with tracing the family tree my Mum has put my name in there, but as my maiden name!

Look at the fab pictures, look at that bunny, talking of bunnies look at the picture below this little beauty appeared in our garden today, not just once but three times. Little dear wants me to pick it up and stroke it!

My Grandad as practical as ever recovered it some years ago to protect it.

Have a great Bank Hoilday weekend!

Wednesday, 20 May 2009

Gift Workshop
Sunday 25th October 2009
10.00am - 4.30 pm
Barnby Memorial Hall, Blyth, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire.
The workshop includes:
Vintage Teacup & Saucer gift Ideas
Ribbon Brooches
Dried Fruit Wreath/ Garland
Gift Wrapping Ideas
The price includes:
All Gifts made
Worksheet & Buying Guides
Lunch (Soup & Sandwich)
Afternoon tea & cake
£40 per person (£10 deposit reserves a space)
Great idea for a get together or as a gift for someone special
This idea has been in the pipeline for a few months now after both me & Sara at All about Eden spent some time looking for day courses in the area and also after we spent some time giving tuition. If anyone is interested please drop me an email.

Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Ta Da!

Just to show you some of the photo's from the refurbished apartment in Keswick. The best thing about the apartment is the view, look at it an admire them fells!

The main room, how funky are those cushions!

The main bedroom.

The main room.

The kitchen.

The kitchen.

The 2nd bedroom.

Some accessories.

The new table & chairs

The 2nd Bedroom.

I hope you have enjoyed my little bit of bragging, and if you are interested in renting a 2 double bedroomed apartment in the centre of Keswick drop me a line to check availability and price!

Monday, 11 May 2009

Custom Order!

I do get some requests by customers for things, but to be honest the majority of them are things like cushions, which are a little boring. So when I was asked to make a baby wipe case I jumped at the chance of doing something different. I was rather pleased with the outcome to the point where I have decided to produce them and add them to my stock.
I have some serious sewing to do this weekend as I have decided to do a show at the weekend, last minute decision to help with the cash flow. So I might not be back until after the weekend.

Thursday, 7 May 2009

Show & Tell

How gorgeous is this, I am now kicking myself as I should of got more. Can you beleive this only cost me 99p from Dunelm Mill. It is quite a decent size tin as well. I may pop back for more next week with fingers crossed that they are still there!

Tuesday, 5 May 2009

It's the Good Life!

This strip of land is at the side of our house next to the garage, before the transformation it had a raised bed in filled with scrubs and was the bin storage area and general dumping ground for all of hubbo's work stuff eg old radiators, boilers etc! (Scrap yard it is not!)

But in 2 weekends and a lot of effort from hubbo this is how it is now, the old raised bed was filled with 19 bags of top soil and was made up of 5 railway sleepers, which have been re homed. I have sown carrots, beetroot, onions, garlic and potato, the beans & courgettes are still to be planted.

Happy days!

Sunday, 3 May 2009

Northern Belles Swap!

Go have a see at The Northern Belles blog, there's a fab swap happening.