Thursday, 31 March 2011

There is a light and it never goes out.........


Oh yes I can make my posts relate to Smiths song titles (honestly)

....it's been a funny old week, do you ever have times where you can't remember how one minute you're making little garlands......the next you're making tea...then you're sewing up new bags.....then parents evening....more sewing....cleaning the toilet....more sewing.. crochet....dog walking....then before you know it your 30 feet underground with 25 Cubs in an air raid shelter!!???!!


For someone who is claustrophobic and scared of the dark it was quite a night! When someone suggested a black out down there (torches off!!)...well I was running towards the light quicker than you could say "don't trip over your battery pack" (which of course I did)


Anyway I made it back and managed to finish the bags, one of which will be a giveaway prize next week....I will post the details about this on Sunday as its not going to be on this blog... but it promises to be a week of wonderful things to win :)


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Thursday, 24 March 2011

Mr Bunny......


Me........"Is it Easter yet????"


Everyone else............."NO!!!!!"




"So it's too early to start getting out Mr and Mrs Bunny and their little friend Lamby????"

...................OOOOps too late :)



Happy Easter!!..................oh I mean Thursday
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Monday, 21 March 2011

Sweet....sweets.....

Sometimes a peanut butter sandwich just doesn't cut it......


Today what was needed was......sugary....colour.....and cute, I can't believe this was my lunch...well actually I can 'cos as Mr H says I have the same taste in sweets as a three year old child......"whats wrong with that, I ask????"

I am now in full on Easter mode....
there's new fabrics blowing away on the washing line and I've got some news about an etsy giveaway coming up soon...details to follow :)

~Have a happy week~

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Friday, 18 March 2011

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

woodland friends and questionable taste.........

You wouldn't think so if you peeked at my fabric cupboard but thrifty finds have been few and far recently....although I have stumbled across some little treasures of the pot...ornament...bordering on tasteless kind........

This one wasn't exactly a bargain but I just couldn't leave him behind or his little pine cone pepper pot friend......

These I love but one may find itself sitting on the shelves of littleteawagon some time soon. The Deer is for keeps :) I'm always happy to find a leaping fawn with long eyelashes and a perky tail (and its not often I get to say that)
~Happy Wednesday~
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Sunday, 13 March 2011

The post about .......

.......a little blanket I made on our little jolly the other week :).........I'm thinking I should have used more white but its nice and colourful and I like the red and pink together......


Where did the weekend go???...one minute it was friday night..the next thing I'm watching 'Rango' then everyone's in bed and I'm wondering what happened to saturday?????

Hope you had a lovely weekend

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Thursday, 10 March 2011

Sometimes..............

new fabrics are just as nice as old ones........


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Tuesday, 8 March 2011

The post about surprise post........

Today was a lovely surprise day..... I'd been out and when I got home a lovely package was waiting for me....... little candy striped packages all cutely stuck up with dotty tape from my lovely friend bobobun ...too nice to open....but of course I did ..

Too cute :)

Such treats ....those fabrics... the buttons... so very teawagony, even though we have never met. Our paths crossed in blog land and through etsy and I'm so glad they did :)

It made me smile....a lot :) :) :)


(still smiling)


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Sunday, 6 March 2011

Rose Cushion Tutorial.....


How to turn a plain 'ol thing into a pretty little thing :) and ....Gulp my first ever tutorial....

For this little cushion cover with lovely rose bud applique and pompom trim.
you will need

* A plain cushion cover ( I made this one from some thrifted fabric and if I'm honest I did the tutorial to include making the cushion but I met myself coming backwards twice and totally confused myself, so decided to keep it simple, for your sake)

* Pom pom trim/ricrac or ribbon

* Bondaweb

* A nice piece of fabric with a big ( 10cm or more) flower print on it

* Pins

* Take the bondaweb and your motif fabric and place the bondaweb on the reverse side of your motif, iron the bondaweb to the fabric and then peel off the backing paper.
*Cut around your motif as neatly as you can

* Right side facing up, iron your motif onto the fabric, I put it in the middle, but anywhere that takes your fancy is fine, not only does the bondaweb stick your flower onto the fabric but it seals the edges too so it won't fray, you can leave it just as is or I sew round the edges just to finish it off a bit more....up to you......


* Then take your lovely pompoms and pin them neatly as near to edge of the cover as you can.(if your cover has a zipper opening don't put them on the edge where the zip is) Make sure your pompoms are free to 'dangle' off the edge. Sew them on making sure the ends are turned in to avoid fraying. Repeat on the opposite side.


* You can sew ric rac or ribbon along the edge too just to finish the look and to hide the braid that the pompoms are attached to.



Hope that makes sense.... :)
This little project was inspired by the fabric I used last week for my curtains, there were little bits left and I couldn't bear to throw them away, actually I got a bit carried away.....and customised a few other things while I was at it.....


Hoping you had a lovely weekend full of sunshine and blue skies

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Thursday, 3 March 2011

Little surprises.......


..........Under my pillow..........



......left by #1 son......
If I wish hard enough will they just stay this age and never get any bigger?????





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Wednesday, 2 March 2011

This week I have been mostly.............


Sewing :) ........................Curtains....not my forte but I loved the fabric so much I figured even if I messed up I would still love them :) and I do...........

Theres no stopping me now I've overcome my fear of curtain tape and I'm off in search of more... over the top blousey florals for my house full of boys :)


Happy Wednesday x x x x x