After the winter our garden is always a complete mess, spring comes and the tidy up starts to make it summer ready. The fence has been given a lick of grey paint I had left over from painting the floor, floor paint works as fence paint surely (I hope). The flower beds and garden bench were painted too in paint I had lying around. To add some all year round colour I made a flower stencil so that when summer goes we'll still have something colourful to look at. This week I made some bunting for the strawberry patch and planted some flowers in the palette flower beds. The garden is ready but I'm still waiting for the weather to catch up!
Sunday, 17 May 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015
In my head I've been repeating I must sort through my fabric stash, I must not buy any more fabric, let's not be silly here, the first is doable the second is NOT! I'm a vintage fabricoholic! With the words I will not buy any more fabric until I sort my stash in my head I make the mistake of rerouting my gym walk home knowingly passing the danger zone that is the vintage shop, I walk inside. My heart skips a beat, fabrics!!!!!! And I can't say no! Those fabrics were the icing on the cake and the catalyst to a fabric sort out! Big enough pieces of fabric will be made into cushion covers and I've made craft packs with the rest of the smaller bits, the really small pieces will be kept for rainy day projects. I feel a lot more organised and happy that my Etsy shop is looking a little brighter!
Sunday, 10 May 2015
I've been feeling a burst if creativity recently and I've been enjoying making again. It all started when my Instagram page got 1000 followers, I wanted to say thanks so I did a giveaway of handmade things. That got the creative juices flowing, inspired a major craft room tidy up and I've been making ever since!
Monday, 4 May 2015
We got back from Rome late last night, we had a brilliant time. Over the last couple of days my legs have walked miles from The Colosseum to The Vatican, pizza and gelato providing the energy to keep going! I'm having gelato withdrawal today! It's SO good!!! We tried to cram in lots of sight seeing in the few days we were there and we seen a lot but it's the type of place you could go back to a thousand times and see something new. We both loved Rome, I was completely overwhelmed by the sights, they are amazing and if you haven't been it's worth visiting! Here are a few pictures from the trip! First there are the ancient ruins! Mind blowing the sheer size!
Tuesday, 28 April 2015
Never one to shy away from a bright colour or a bold pattern this amazing lurex maxi dress in the action cancer shop popped out from the rail immediately and caught my eye (sorry I'm just imagining that literally and ouch!) I'm making up for my rather dull youth that was spent wearing grey and blue my sister's nickname for me was cloud. Ten pounds for such a beautiful dress is a total bargain in my opinion and with a friends wedding happening in May I justified it coming home! Miss Jones was on hand to make the dress a little more me, the flared sleeves went and the maxi became a mini, miss Jones did a great job considering she's been out of action for so long. The fabric is lurex and has a lovely subtle sparkle and the pattern well it's just wow and after the alteration I have enough fabric left to make something else, my sister suggested a clutch bag to match. Watch this space!