Tuesday, 28 June 2011

teawagon gets a teawagon.....

I was almost refused a lift home due to the hideousness of my buys at the car boot on Sunday...


I can understand why though as they weren't a pretty sight. I can only imagine what people thought as they saw me staggering back to the car half asleep with a mounted plastic deer head and a fake teak and brass tea trolley!!!!


but I have ALWAYS wanted a tea trolley and then I saw the blue one in this months Mollie Makes and I was on a mission :)......so after a lick of paint, some vintage decals and some oilcloth here she is..... and in true blog fashion we decided to give her a name
* DOLLY*

as much as I would love to use her as a teawagon and wheel her around the house loaded with tea and cakes..Dolly is a working girl and will be a mobile craft/work trolley......
.....as for the deer well she's not ready to face her public yet,I think she has been giving #2 nightmares!!!!

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Just as the UK gets a heatwave........

I make more blankets :)

LinkIt all started with some little squares left over from here and before I knew it I was back in my fabric chopping trance again and there were enough squares for another blanket......well it would have been rude not to just get on with it.......

So another vintage patchwork blanket appeared....... a little paler and more washed out than the first and with a little wincyette (yes I did shamelessly say wincyette) sheeting on the reverse.

and as I have no girly bedrooms to bestow this one upon...I snuck into #2's bedroom while he was at school and turned his bed into what can only be described as a homage to grannies airing cupboard circa 1970!...... (he humoured me..)
so.. I must focus on making bags this week..only a month left before summer break ...oh but then I did find something at the car boot this weekend which could prove to be another distraction :)
....if it turns out well I will show and tell ..
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Show and tell........

Once upon a time a sad little dark brown and (a little bit stinky) cupboard came home with me.......it sat for many weeks unpainted and unloved..then the other week when the sun was shining I whipped it outside, popped on my painting hat ( I always get paint in my hair!) and gave it a little makeover, all shiny and white inside and out and with pretty flower sticky back plasticky stuff......then I popped her back inside and gave her the job of looking after all our #1's and#2's DVDs...hurrah job done!!! and I even have space to display some of my little vintage bits...all for £5...bargain

I won't mention that the boys can't actually open the doors to get to their DVDs because I was so happy with the result I shut them too quickly and now they are stuck.......ahem...
I was supposed to be making bags today...

But this little bundle kept calling to me....so I finished this instead..pics to follow.......

Have a lovely weekend...sorry I know its only Thursday but it feels like Friday and I never know what day it is anyway :)

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

round and round..........


Sometimes you need a project that you can just pick up and not think about too much......I can't read crochet patterns very well....(I'm working on that) but in the meantime I just like going round and round...

It's mindless, therapeutic, it grows fast and best of all I don't even have to look much to see what I'm doing..which means I can watch Madmen at the same time :)


It grows so fast that I had to start another blanket......this is for #1's bedroom so am trying 'very' hard to not put any pink in..........in fact I have made so many blankets now that when we went to my Mums in the holidays I left a couple on their bunk beds, much to my Mums amusement as it was my lovely Mum who taught me how to crochet :)

......when I'm not going round and round you can find me most days buried under a pile of fabric... in other words avoiding housework and other grown up duties :)

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Monday, 20 June 2011

Sometimes.........

I swear this dog is human :)

Happy Monday
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Thursday, 16 June 2011

Catching up.....


Fabrics are slowly turning into other things......


some to stay and some to go.....

mixing up the patterns is my favourite bit


and then I stare at them and plan and think.....

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but alas no time for staring tonight, our #1 is going on a big cub camp this weekend and when I looked in his bag to see if he had all his equipment all I saw was a toothbrush...2 boxes of mint choc poppets.......Oreo cookies and some fruit pastilles!!!!!!! I guess I've got packing to do :)

have a lovely weekend
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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Can you tell what it is yet???......


I attempted a cold shower this morning ..........lets just say the boys thought that Rolf Harris was being castrated in the bathroom..........I don't care what those life coaches say I did NOT feel motivated when I got out......
Happy sssshhhhivery wwwwednesday :-)
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**note added....our shower is broken just in case you are thinking I am a little bit crazy**

Monday, 13 June 2011

Finally.....a winner ....


Yaaaahoooooo, I'm back...with a new browser and a new-found knowledge of cookies and caches!! We have just had the longest two weeks ever, school holidays started with Mr H going away for work so me and the boys had a nice little trip over to Grandmas in Yorkshire for a few days, then followed lots of rain, a broken toilet, a broken shower, a trip to the vets for Arnie, a trip to the dentists for me (crown fell out) and the holiday ending with me and Mr H at a Take That concert.
Lets just say my knowledge of toilet syphons,shower circuit boards and how to remove a tick, whilst looking like a hillbilly(tooth missing) has also improved :-)


Onto the winner of the giveaway,thank you all... I had such a giggle reading the lookalikes comments , the name picked out of the hat was........
MAGIC BEAN
....well done!!! and thanks for your patience....if you email me your address I can get those goodies off to you, :-)

In between all the mayhem I did manage to finish a few projects like this little blanket, remember me saying I was going to make some things out of my vintage fabric stash before I sold it all? .....well I got a bit addicted so there are a few new things to show and tell, this is my favourite, I love the way the colours look next to each other...oh I do love colours....

its so good to be back :-)


Have a lovely week
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Tuesday, 7 June 2011

hellooooooo

Hi there, just wanted to say I haven't forgotten about the giveaway, I just can't get blogger to work and am hoping this will publish, I can't leave comments or sign in or show pics, I'm working on it :-) ....back soon hopefully x x x