Monday, 1 March 2010

Im back.....

Ive decided to come back to blogging, not that I was ever a dutiful blogger anyway!

I find it all a bit odd, like Im chatting to myself, and have wondered in the past "whats the point?"...."Do I really have anything to say thats worth reading about?".... "Who in their right mind (no offence!) wants to have a look into my life?"....but, I suppose Ive answered my own question, I love reading all about other peoples! So maybe if there is just one of you out there that enjoys my blog then I suppose it's worth doing!

Another thing that really caught my eye whilst blog-hopping was a wonderful stitch-along hosted by Amy at

To celebrate her birthday this month, she is going to do a grid-style sampler with a square for each of her 39 years. She will do a square per day starting March 1 until April 8 and will post the squares here. and she has invited anyone else to join her! It can be anything you like so to kick off my first square will be quite patriotic!

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Happy (belated) Easter!!!

Ive been such a busy bee lately, time is running away from me!
Ive been super crafty, making more shabby chic bird house and after a long break, Ive decided to make dolls again.

The first little doll I ever made was a rag doll when I was about 13. He....(yes a he-doll!!) was made totally from old clothes all handstitched...........sadly we were parted, God knows where he is now.... anyway....I'm I made my own pattern, just a simple 5 part one (head/body, 2 arms, 2 legs).
Ive really enjoyed dressing her up, I felt like a child again, doing her hair, dressing her up.
Ive used vintage fabric, lace, ribbons etc. Its a really great way to use up all those little bits that you cant bear to throw away but are too small to do anything with!
Ive decided to give Ebay another try and she is listed there at the moment.......though Im going to find it hard to part with her!!
Take care
x x x

Thursday, 26 March 2009

Where do you blog...

The wonderful Thrifty Mrs has started a post with the same title, so where do we all blog from!?

I'll show you mine if you show me yours!

This is my haven, it's where I work from, blog from, chill out from!
It is MY room, in MY taste, with My bits'n'bobs and I LOVE IT!!!!!

My shelves

And sometimes I have a bit of company!

If I knew you were comin I'd a baked a cake...

Well I did!!!!!
Well not just me, with the help of the DD's.
We saw this yummy recipe on the gorgeous, wonderful mouth watering blog Bakerella (in January 2009)
It basically a choc brownie cake mix with choc chip cookie mix plopped, baked and covered in chocolate!!! Two cakes in one mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!!!!
Anyway here's our version:

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Mothering Sunday...

Hi all, just popping in to say sorry Ive been such a bad blogger...........again! And to wish all you Mums out there a Happy Mothers Day!
I know for lots of you it is also a sad day for one reason or another so hugs for those who need it.
I will be back tomorrow (promise!) with some thrifty goodies Ive icked up lately!!
x x x x

Thursday, 5 March 2009

One of those weeks...but a gorgeous swap!

Phew........Its been one of those weeks where you dont even get time to catch your breath before you have go and do something else!!
I did manage to go and see "Confessions of a shopaholic", Ive read the book which I enjoyed throughly and the film didint disappoint either, I imagine we have all been in the same situation though mine is CK rather than clothes!!!!

I recieved a wonderful swap gift from Paula, we are part of a wonderful community of Shabby-Chicers at the Shabby Chic Cafe.
Paula is soooo talented as you will see from the beautiful hand painted goodies I got.
Thank you so much Paula, you really brightened up my week!!!

Friday, 27 February 2009

CK goodness...

OOh that sounds like a cereal bar!

"Full of CK goodness!"

Anyway, I thought I would show you all what I bought in the Cath Kidston shop in York a couple of weekends ago...
Be prepared to drool and dont do it on the keyboard please, very un-sightly!
x x

Hubby bought me the sewing basket which has been on my wish list forever!
The paisley bag was reduced to £6!!!!
The blue cotton re-usable totes are just £2!!!
I also bought the button tin, some dusters which will never see a speck of dust in there beautiful life, some fabric and a postcard!