Monday, 22 March 2010

Hope & Elvis workshop

As some of you know my sister bought me a voucher for a Hope & Elvis workshop. Louise the lady behind Hope & Elvis has lots of different workshops running throughout the year at her workshop at Harley Gallery, Welbeck Estate, Nr Worksop, Nottinghamshire. I was booked on the 'Cosy Home' workshop, where basically you could make whatever you wanted for the home. The picture above is all her work to use as inspiration, there were lots of ideas wizzing around in every ones head at this point.
Look at the stash of buttons, threads, beads!

This was one of the many suitcases full of samples and vintage fabrics. Louise was fantastic she was very patient and taught us all something new even though we were all at different levels.

This was my finished product, I know it does not look much but it took me ages to do the template for the teapot & cup and saucer. I also had ago at free hand sewing on the machine. I used bondaweb for the 1st time properly and I learnt to use the transfer for the label.

I have to say I had a great day, a great place to learn and Louise is fantastic please look at her website for further workshops.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Pottery purchasing!

This was my purchase from Chesterfield market a few weeks ago, I absolutley love it, it was a little expensive, but who cares!

This is my Gabriella Miller jug, I love her stuff, I have a couple of pieces. We went to Fancie a while ago and it was in the sale for £7.50, I had to have it!

Saturday, 6 March 2010

What a difference a day makes!

These were my crocuses on Monday!

These were my crocuses on Tuesday.

Don't you just love the tea cup & saucer plant pot, I treated myself with some garden centre vouchers that I found in my drawer in a tidy out the other week!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Just an ordinary day!

Start the day with a cup of tea!
Drop little dear off at school (hop, skip & jump time!)

Package up some parcels, and pay some bills!

Walk to Post Office (My new place of work)

Out for tea & cake with friend! (I had to share as I am on weight watchers)

A bit of light reading! (started this book on Thursday, nearly finished)

Cook tea, just a chicken & vegetable soup!