Monday 31 March 2014

spring forward

Anyone else hung washing out in the rain?

Friday 28 March 2014


the return of secret squirrel!

Thursday 27 March 2014

Liberty fabric frames

Here in the UK it's Mothers day this Sunday.
I usually make cards for both our Mums,
but this year I've gone a bit different.
Liberty fabric scraps are the best 
for decoupage!
I'm the one in the pushchair and my Husband is the one in red.
I hope they like them as much as I do.
I think covering frames could be quite addictive.
How big am I in that push chair?
Too big because I can remember it...
with much affection.

For basic decoupage techniques check out my tutorial here

* feel free to pin pictures
but please don't pin images that contain 
personal photographs
thank you x

Tuesday 25 March 2014

creative blockage

  Hey y'all.
Thanks for your comments on my last post
I actually felt much better 
the same afternoon
so I achieved what I wanted gardening wise.
I'm so glad I got a head start
because now the temperature has dropped
and I'm stuck indoors with 
creators block.
I think my loft declutter has backfired on me,
for now I have a cluttered sewing room
which equates to a cluttered mind.
My husband made the mistake of leaving me with 
two opened boxes of cakes...and I'm in a cake eating mood.
I'm having real trouble keeping up with all your blogs
I know I'm not alone!

Wednesday 19 March 2014

bury my heart at wounded me

 Okay so that title is a little over dramatic
this injury is more like a scooby doo mystery.
I woke on tuesday with a terrible pain in my hand
and suprisingly enough, it is not related to sewing
because I spent the weekend in London.
I imagine its a back related thing
but anyway it's March
there's too much to be done for me to mope about another day.
 I have at last got my spuds chitting.
This year I'm trying Wilja and Maris Piper
as well as my favourite King Edward.
March also means it's time to bring out the magazines
because I'm in need of a change in the garden.
I really love this apple tree blossom with the tulips.
I'm hoping I can recreate it here in my own garden.
After much ado the arch has been reinstated
after the winter storms.
So you see I really need to crack on
before those buds spring open.
Off with the sling...
and out with the half moon.

*Debbie my diamonds are approx 6 x 4 inches across.

Tuesday 11 March 2014

a brief moment in time

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about what direction my blog is heading.
Blogs that inspire me have beautiful images
and not so many words....
this morning I have been reading Audreys blog
and now I feel like I havent been chatty enough?
So lets begin with a new topic of 
brief moments in time.
This moment is brought to you 
with a smidgen of sunshine 
a chirrup of Mary Berry
paint on my hands
 a head house full of paint fumes..
...and a little stitchery of course!

Monday 10 March 2014

are you the chosen one?

I have achieved two things today.
Finished loft delving
chosen a winner of my giveaway.
And before you go panicking this is not what you could have won.
No this is a long forgotten roll of wallpaper.
When I met my husband he was living in his 
unchanged late Grandparents house
and this wallpaper covered the entire hallway of the Victorian terrace
upstairs and downstairs.
It was..lets say a very vintage house!
I've found so many long lost treasures,
I now know exactly what I own
most of which is now cluttering up the house instead of the loft.
You really cant beat that air of mustiness!
Okay enough.
I have to admit to feeling somewhat restless
with my mad idea of choosing a devotee to bestow 
a gift.
But it's done and the winner is
Audrey @  Quilty Folk
who gave Every Stitch 
as her favourite blog of the moment.
I think I was secretly looking for kindred spirits,
and although some of you came really close
Audrey and her fave 
are just my cup of tea.

*Audrey I shall be in touch,
dont worry if you dont hear from me much this week
we've been forecast gardening weather
so that's where I'll be xx

Friday 7 March 2014

floral friday

Why do people have bonfires on beautiful days?

*gardeners world
 bbc 2 
tonight....thats all.

Thursday 6 March 2014


Just a quickie because I'm decluttering that loft again!
I have reached the age where enough is enough.
I just dont want the clutter anymore.
When you live in an old house it has the tendancy to feel a little shabby
especially at this time of year,
 if you have too much stuff
hanging about it can feel well...stuffy!
Of course there are some treasures
you just can't throw away!
Can you spot me?
I think we were singing the 'streets of London'
or some such patriotic garb.
I think this counts as a suitably random post Cindy?
Linking up!

Sunday 2 March 2014

linking up

I'm not sure who this post is benefiting more
you lovely people
the blogs I'm linking
or me.
I think me because I am finding it a challenge to choose
a winner for my giveaway.
To make it easier, I have made a link list of your favourite blogs.
To make it clear I am not choosing a winner from these blogs,
 these are your entries.
If I choose your favourite blog entry
then you will be the winner!
So many great blogs.....this could take time x

In no particular order.
Going Gently
Noors Place
Lazy Seamstress
Anna Emilia
I'm a Ginger Monkey
15 Minutes Play
Wendy Knits
Tendril and Twine
Cut to Pieces
Paisley Farm
Penhallow Street
Girl like the Sea
Love Making Things
Quarter Inch Mark
Above the River
Faeries and Fibres
The Bored Zombie
Suziqu's Threadworks
Quilting is more fun than Housework
Tickle and Hide
Completely Cauchy
Mack and Mabel
Freckles Chick
Maureen Cracknell
Stitched in Color
The Custards
Willowbeck Designs
Flossie Teacakes
Carrie Strine
Every Stitch
Quilt it
Pretty by Hand
Molly Flanders
An English Travel Writer
Charm about you
Helen Philipps
Film in the Fridge
Posie gets Cosy
Sue Garman
Attic 24
Blue Mountain Daisy
Mias Landliv
Kitchen Table Quilting
Yarn Harlot
Bonjour Quilts
Displacement Activity

*entry to my giveaway is now closed
the results are in progress
the winner will be notified
by the end of this week
and gift making will commence!