Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Ladies Pride

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!
Hahhaaa! Just noticing my face in this picture! 
Beautiful Miss Jones still working like a dream, matches the new dress perfectly!
The finished article, can't wait to wear this!
Hope you're all having a great week x

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Curtain's up

Hello!
Finally after about two years of thinking about putting these curtains up I have done it! To be honest I'm not sure what took me so long all I had to do was buy some rings for the pole and do a quick alternation of the length. It's probably because I worked hanging curtains for 13 years and I just needed a break!! These amazing 1970s curtains were a pair rescued from Flo's house, they'd never even been out of the packet! The pink and the pattern are a perfect mix to my miss match room of retro floral patterns. 
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend x

Sunday, 19 April 2015

"Love is the flower you've got to let grow" John Lennon

Hello! 
Do you ever think of someone you haven't seen in a while and next thing you see them, or think of something and next thing you know it happens? It happens to me all the time! On a recent mooch around the charity shops I thought I'd like to find one of those patterned glass jugs and low and behold the first charity shop I went into and there it was on the shelf! A perfect pattern of red and yellow flowers! I bought a bunch of flowers almost identical to the pattern to brighten up our living room. 
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend x

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Magic mushrooms

Hello!
April and May are full of friends and family birthdays and I've been busy making cards for the big days. I can share a card I made for my sister because it was her birthday last week, my inspiration came from the magic retro mushrooms I've been seeing everywhere on mugs, pots and even glasses!
My favourite mug from Staffordshire potteries
I've felt a little wave of sewing mojo return this week and I've cut out lots of fabric to make cushions, I just hope Miss Jones will forgive me for neglecting her for so long! 
Hope you're all having a lovely week x

Thursday, 9 April 2015

How not to wallpaper

Hello!!!!
Long time since the last blog post I know! I've been meaning to post this one for ages but I keep getting side tracked! Blame Instagram! Woops! Way back in February pancake day to be precise I invited my sisters around for pancakes. I finish work at half three and instead of going home and prepping my mixture and fillings I decide it might be the right time to wallpaper our loo. Picture this.... A cold February afternoon and I get changed into my leopard print housecoat and slippers, strip everything out of the loo to clean. You could barely swing a mouse let alone a cat in our loo, so wall papering the space was never going to be easy anyway, but under time pressure and wearing a housecoat and I was asking for trouble. Now I've never wallpaped a whole wall before and things were going well until the final strip went up and it was  20" to short!!!! Cue panic and sweats and then the doorbell rang! I managed to patch up the last bit with a off cut but the pancakes were a disaster! Will I ever learn!! Love our new loo though this wallpaper is fabulous, it's made in Sweden and is a remake of a 1974 design!
This paper also comes in an orange and grey colour way, too much for our living room? I'm tempted now I've got the wallpapering bug!
Have a brilliant weekend xx

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Happy Mothers Day

Hello!
Happy Mother's Day! 
I found these gorgeous vintage cards recently, my favourites are the little girl and deer and the popup roses card. 
One of my furry babies!
X



Monday, 9 March 2015

Farewell February

Hello!
February flew by! How is it March already!? Here's a snippet of what February looked like 
Had a go a weaving with some left over wool.
Caught these two hanging together.
On a shopping day day out with my sister in Ballymena I bought this pretty embroidery in a charity shop, love one another
Welcoming Spring and moving the cats around
A gift from my friend for helping her at the Quirky Weddings fair, this cute candle made in Belfast by the bearded candle makers
My sister let me loose on her bedroom for a makeover! I loved doing it! 
Have a lovely weekend x