Thursday, 13 September 2012

reasons to be cheerful....




#1 little betty all cleaned up and ready sew :)


#2 a nice bit of vintage M & S from the vintage village market :)

#3 A nice family day out with the bluest skies  and amazing art in the park :)
(with Claude the class sock monkey who had to come with us)



#4 sneaking one of those owls to keep for myself :)



#5 a little nip in the air and that Autumn feeling means the favourite 
folly and glee eiderdown is on the bed  :) 



#6 cats and dogs  :)
cats from oooh betty
dog from alice apple



#7 new lampshades :) yum 


and lastly this very lovely commission which has had me busy chopping and measuring, pinning and sewing ...it's a big one.....hence my absence from the www for a while....

thanks for your comments about our #1's high school antics...all went well and he was fine and now just a week on knows everything about everything :)

yay for nearly the end of the week...
(these early mornings are killing me) x x x

25 comments:

  1. Good reasons to be cheerful indeed Jane! What a lot of loveliness you are surrounded by - I love that tray - I have a matching tea towel, had a purple one too but gave it to my sister. And I've got that tin and an Alice Apple dog too - and that lampshade is fantastic! Amazing how happy all those gorgous colours and patterns can make us. Looking forward to seeing your finished commission, looks lovely already - I love a stack of squares ready for stitching! x

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  2. every single photo in this post brought a smile to my face! such wonderful vintage treasures! :) and so colorful and happy. :)

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  3. I really love your Lampshade :)

    Emmaknitted.blogspot.com
    xx

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  4. Ooh lots of things to get excited about here. Your little sewing machine is particularly gorgeous.

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  5. Such prettiness!! Thanks for sharing all your vintage goodies!! xo Heather

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  6. Your sewingmachine is beutiful, love the blue colour. Hugs from Sweden

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  7. What lovely photos. Lots to be happy about. Nice to have you back.

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  8. Lovely pics - that machine alone is a good reason to be cheerful :)

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  9. # 8 it's fffffffriday! Happy weekend my friend, lovely to see you 'properly' this week...fee x

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  10. ooh, didn't mean see you 'properly' like that sounded!!!!!

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  11. Jane that tray is amazing! Glad your little (big) man happy and thank you so much for lurverly papers!
    Sharon x

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  12. Augh, I just want to jump into your photos and live there! :)

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  13. As usual, lovely picture to make me smile! Glad everything is going well for your family! Ada :)

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  14. All beautiful photos, really love the lampshade.

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  15. I love your little Betty.....I have wanted one of those forever.....and all your new creations are fabulous!
    love the littles and the lamp shade is perfect!
    I'm hating early mornings also they boys have to get up at 5am to catch the 6:30 bus! yuck

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  16. yay! lets pass on the cherriness!!!!!xxxxxxx

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  17. So much prettiness and cheeriness in one post! What a treasure trove!!!
    I'm with you on the early morning struggles!
    Yay for the weekend.....
    Carly
    x

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  18. Wow - what a beautiful post! All the colour and prettiness - I love it.

    Have a fab weekend hon.
    Leah
    x

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  19. Hello again,
    Thank you for featuring my/actually they're yours....kitties. Grammatically poor!!
    Good job I'm not writing a book ;)
    Loads of lovin, Little Betty xxx

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  20. So many lovelies! I bet your house is adorable. And how I would have loved that vintage market :)

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  21. Oh what a lovely colourful post. Love that lampshade.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Ali x

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  22. You have been a busy bee....but what fun...i am loving that little fabric pup! and that lampshade of yours. Hugs. xoxo

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  23. All beautiful stuff as usual Jane. Love the lampshade. I'd say more about other things, but my pooter never shows me all the pictures so I just read that they're there on peoples blogs and wish I could have a look too. I nearly had a tray like yours, but passed on by being good and then a friend of mine got it instead and I kicked myself as it's so gorgeous.

    Happy stitching lovely one.

    X

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  24. Little betty is just so so sweet! Love it all, especially the lampshade and your quilt. mel x

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