Monday, April 16, 2012

Creating for Mother's Day

Hello everyone : )
What does your week have in store for you?
Hopefully mine will be a big week of creating Mother's Day gifts for in  the shop.

I have finally collected a few vintage doilies, buttons and some 80 year old linen to make some pin cushions and things.... small unique gifts for mums.

I will also be creating a few special mother's day charms. And, maybe a paper keepsake or two. Oh my! I think I had best start on them now if I am to finish all that I have in mind!

Wish me luck. 
Don't forget to stop - if only for a little while-  and appreciate the simple and the beautiful things of this big old world this week,

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A winner and another pouch : )

***Hello everyone***
I finally bought some more yarn to finish my other pouch and it hangs beautifully in my bedroom.
 I still would like to try a vase of flowers hanging in it but did a bit of a rush photo shoot so I will do it another time. the winner of the two JDL magazines....
drum roll*******
Andrea from "the art of home" .
Thanks so much for playing,

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Ta-da!!!! It's finished...

Here's the little project I have been working on. I definitely underestimated the amount  of wool it would take to make it....considering that I have been back to the shop four times to get more!
I just love the texture that crochet creates. I found the lovely pattern for it at 
This wool is a very thick one and so it could have been used as a freestanding basket if I had left the hanging piece off. As it is, it is a wonderful storage idea.
Perfect for the likes of scarves,washers, soaps and even to hold a vase of flowers. I just love it.

So much so, I have almost completed another one in a finer cotton blend.
It is turning out softer and floppier which I am liking.
Unfortunately, I must go back to the shop to buy some more rolls of cotton before I can finish it!!!! Typical!

The weather here has just been so perfect.
Some days I think it's so perfect that I just have to sit and look at it despite good intentions of achieving so much when the day begins.
 I have had these little fever few flowers flowering since the start of spring.
They are such a quaint little flower. That's what makes them special...
A happy week to everyone,