Thursday, October 29, 2009


Hello everyone hope we're all having a good half term, I must say the weather has been lovely which always helps.

We're having a great week, starting Saturday with Greenday at the O2 who were absolutely fantastic they certainly know how to put on a show and they were on stage for nearly 3 hours WOW!!! I'm just a rock chick at heart (as long as it's a pink flowery heart).

Sunday was just a relaxing day, no football matches, no in-laws to visit just a day to do nothing bliss.

So half term kicks off properly on Monday and now my youngest boys are nearly 14 I haven't got the stresses of finding something for them to do everyday I'm just the open purse and the occasional driver which is fine by me. I think I've done my time with bowling/swimming/swings/zoo etc.

That brings me to today which was spent mostly sat in the car in Cobham watching the boys skateboarding, I did venture out of the car and I'm so glad I did, Cobham has some very nice little shops, some ridiculously overpriced, well it is footballers wives territory.

Two little shops were full of oo-la-la gorgeousness, I was very restrained but I did buy a few little treats for being such a good mummy!

Isn't this tin lovely.

I thought this wrapping paper would make a good picture mount around my union jack felt heart I'm halfway through making.

This is also wrapping paper I was looking at a print of the UK not so long ago but it was £65 this one was £1.50 what a bargain, just got to find a frame for it and we'll be away.

Couldn't resist this notebook and Christmas cards, I found a pattern for a quilt with Russian dolls on which I think I'll have to have a go at, because it was lovely.

Now I was in two minds about the bunting I've made lots of bunting over the years and it is really easy, but I wanted this for the bathroom and I thought for the sake of £5.99 I couldn't be bothered to sort the fabric out if it's that cheap to buy, lazy I know.

I did go into a couple of charity shops nothing special but I did find these 2 books.
Needlework a school text book from 1959.

And Clothing construction and wardrobe planning from 1960.

Some of the pictures are hysterical.

And a great bit of advice for anyone "Don't hang your pants like this unless you want puckers or rust spots"

now don't say you've not been warned.

Speak soon


Thursday, October 22, 2009

SHOW US YOUR CATH.................
These are one of my most prized possessions sad I know but I love them, they date back to Spring 2005 all that loveliness.
This is what I look at while washing up.........

These were a gift from my lovely friend Ann.

These are cheap drawers from Ikea with a Cath make over.
This is my sewing basket.
Two lovely pictures the top one says "Give the world the best you have and the best will come back to you".

Diary, notebook, stickers and cards.

Gorgeous books.

Pretty fabric.

A tiny bit of fabric framed.

A bag I made.

Cath storage boxes.

More fabric..........
A bit more fabric........

My bag.

My purse.

So there you go a little bit of my Cath Kidston collection I'll do another post with more bits and pieces I just didn't want to miss the party today.
Speak soon

Monday, October 19, 2009

It's getting mighty cold...............

As the temperature seems to be dropping like a stone lately I thought I'd make some pretty draught excluders, although why I'm bothering I don't know because I seem to have boys who are very good at opening doors but haven't seemed to master closing them, that's why I can often be heard shouting DOOR several times a day.

So what fabric to use oh decisions decisions, so after lots of umming and ahhhing I finally decided, now what do I make just a sausage type one? nah maybe a dog one? nah oh bloody hell this is worse than choosing the fabric.
As I'm a lazy moo at heart and want instant results it had to be the bog standard sausage type one, more long cushion than sausage but it does the job and the joke is the fabric wasn't even in the pile it's Laura Ashley I think and I will have to make cushion covers to match.
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Blimey where did that week go?

I want to know what happens to my time, it seems to wizz by without me even knowing it, I can't believe its been a over a week since Miles and I went up to London.

I know where my weekend went it was spent moving my eldest Tom into his new flat with his girlfriend Laura ahhh young love it's so lovely to see them together, it does make me feel really old though. At least I wasn't a blubbering wreck on the way home like I was when he first moved to Bristol I seem to have toughened up. The move went really well and it's a lovely flat so I hope they'll be really happy there. I must say that Laura is really lovely and has the most beautiful shoes you have ever seen, I should have taken photos of them they were that good, and Tom informs me that he chose at least 3 of the pairs (great taste my boy has, gets it from his mummy) .

Sunday was taken up with the twins football match which they won 7-1 well done boys, so that was the weekend.

I have done some crafting and as I missed the knitting and stitching show at Alexandra Palace I've been going through my ridiculously large stash of fabric, one day I'll post a photo of it but I'm not sure if hubby reads my blog and he might start adding up all those fat quarters and metres of divine fabric and come to an appalling sum of money yikes!!!

I know I'm not the only one that goes completely stupid when faced with gorgeous fabrics my mum and both sisters are the same and I know many of you bloggy ladies are the same, it's an addiction I tell you, an addiction I don't want to go into re-hab for thank you very much.

I've been doing a lot of cutting and sticking as my lovely husband calls it, I have a bit of a thing for the letter K and have quite a few dotted around the house so i decoupaged one of my plain wooden ones and I think it turned out quite well, I've also been buying those blank canvas's from the 99p shop so cheap and great if your just sticking pretty things to it I'm not sure they are great to paint on though.

I decorated one of these and again I like the way it turned out, I've also been sorting out my Halloween decorations I didn't realise I had quite so many so if anyone sees me in TK Maxx looking lovingly at the pumpkins feel free to usher me away.

I made so button flowers with some of my collection and added some silver springy things to go with them which go nicely in my White Friers vase which I bought a couple of years ago for £1 and am reliably informed is worth £35-£40, not bad eh.
I think that's enough wittering for now

speak soon


Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Mummy and Miles went out tatts.

Today my 18 year old and me went into London to the Friends Coffee shop just off Carnaby Street, thanks to the lovely Victoria who blogged about it the other day.

I don't often get chance to go out with Miles so it made such a nice change to go somewhere he was quite interested in, I mean he wasn't bothered about going but I didn't have to drag him there either. Miles doesn't like photos so these are sneaky ones taken when he wasn't looking.

So thank you Miles for a lovely afternoon, and if your wondering what tatts means it's what I used to say to the boys when they were little.

Back tomorrow with some crafting.
Speak soon

Monday, October 05, 2009

Found the camera what do you think? it's a bit small for all my rubbish I seem to carry around, but nice just for your purse, phone and keys.
Speak soon
What a weekend....
I don't quite know why I put that title, just couldn't think of anything else I've got that Monday morning feeling, it's pouring with rain it's dark and chilly and I don't like it!!!
I want the sunshine back it just makes everything so much better doesn't it ?
Well there's no chance of any sun today so I best just get on with it, the house is back to normal again this morning after a whirlwind visit from Tom my eldest, he lives in Bristol now so we don't see each other as much as I'd like he came to do haircuts and earn some money as he's moving into a new flat this weekend with dads help of course, I'm just going to make the tea lol, so I'll see him two weeks in a row yay!!!

It's weird how you get used to one less in the house I don't think I want to go back to cooking for six, and no Beki he didn't bring his dirty washing although I think if he could drive it might be a different story.
Not a lot of crafting got done but I did make the bag that came with my new book, it's super easy and I have a lovely picture of it on the camera which seems to have gone missing somewhere, it's probably under the huge pile of ironing that is looking at me from the kitchen.
Have a great week everyone
speak soon

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Sew blooming lovely !!!!

This was delivered yesterday and as I pre ordered it from Amazon in August technically I didn't

go out and buy it, so I completed my no spend week !!!! just with a present at the end yay. It was surprisingly easy to not buy anything (hang on that can't be me talking ,an alien must have taken over) hehe, no it really was easy so I think I may continue it for a while, or until I see something I really can't live without, trust me it won't be long.

More gorgeousness!!!

Back to this lovely book, how lovely are these.

Definitely making this quilt.

And this bag.

And this one.

This book is so much better than the last one which personally I thought was rubbish, so this was a really lovely surprise, so for those of you who are still undecided I would say definitely buy it, even the bag alone is worth the price of the book, can you tell I quite like this book haha.

I'm off now to have my hair cut by my lovely son and then cook lunch, have a great Sunday everyone.

Speak soon



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know what happens.