Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Can I Tempt You

Bought this book a while ago but never used it so since we are having a clear out I have listed it along with a few other items on Ebay. If your interested take a look here.

Monday, 30 May 2011

Bank Holiday Makes

In between sorting out my cupboards I have managed to make a few items, the covered hanger is from last weekend, I can't believe how quick these weeks fly by! I ordered a couple of cushion inners a while ago and so I decided to have a go at another union jack cushion. I like two much better than the one I made a couple of weeks ago.

I think the Scotty Dog ribbon goes well with the colours of this one.

I made one of these hangers for MIL birthday so I thought I would have a go at another one. I may end up doing quite a few, they look so much better in your wardrobe than boring wooden hangers.

Tomorrow is my Nephew's daughters first birthday so I made this bunting, mini hanger and card for her. Sorry about the colours of the photograph but it was took Thursday evening indoors and i had to use the flash.

Edit - Ok decided that I'll try my luck selling the cushions in my Folksy shop. Pop over and have a look if your interested.


We are going to have a bit of a DIY session through the house soon so I thought I would start by clearing out some of my cupboards to make moving them around to paint easier. I began sorting through loads of the kids old school work, well I just couldn't throw any away  could I! Thought I'd share this piece written by Sophie who last week was 20 ( I have no teenagers anymore) with you.

She dosen't want to be a Post Office lady anymore (thank God!) she's at Uni studying Environmental Managment. I have sold my Post Office and we no longer have any bouncy castles!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Flower Festival

Our local church held its first flower festival this weekend. I popped across on Saturday with my SIL to take a look. There were some beautiful arrangements and guess what, my battery decided to run out on my camera so I only have a few pics for you to look at. I managed to take a few with my mobile but don't know how to get them onto my blog form it. I have put a few off it on flickr but the others will have to wait until Jack gets back from uni to show me what to do. What will we do when he goes off travelling for seven months? Me nor hubby aren't very technically minded and Jack has got us set up with all this techy stuff, it takes me 10 mins to think about how to change the tv  channel.

Sunday I managed to spend a few hours in the garden and then I did a few hours sewing, it is MILs birthday next weekend and so I made her a covered coat hanger to go with one of the covered notebooks from last week. I also made the card but forgot to take a picture of that before I wrote it.

Hoping to do more sewing this week as I have a first birthday to cater for and thought I would make bunting with their name on. I haven't done much applique so will be a bit trial and error. Watch this space.

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

First Interview

My little lad is off for his first Job interview today. He's pictured here with his Dad when we went to visit him at Uni a couple of weeks ago. Hope he does well and the nerves don't kick in! Makes me feel very old this morning!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sewing or House Work?

It was one of those weekends when I woke up and felt the need to do some sewing but I also need to get rid of a layer of dust that was looking at me too. After a few moments I thought sod the house work I'm going to do something I want to do for a change. Here's what I ended up with .

This is my favourite of the notebooks I covered. I have had these cut out for at least 6 months and never got round to sewing them up.

I bought this cushion inner form Ikea a while ago but it was too large. Today I decided to have a go at a cover for it but unfortunately I am not liking my choice of fabric, as hubby said it's a bit Granny looking.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Royal Wedding Party

We had a party to celebrate the Royal Wedding on our driveway. It was a great end to a great day. I thought the bride looked absolutley stunning and so did the bridesmaid! We asked all the guest to bring along some food and booze so as I didn't miss any of the wedding on the morning. We started at 3 and finshed at 11.30.
Pass the parcel!