Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Lovely swaps and gifts

The virtual world can be a wonderful generous place - if you have friends like these :)

Recently gifted these beads and sewing keep from Debi :



Also a beautiful card swap with Lorraine :


and my card to her :


Facebook links to these lovely ladies : https://www.facebook.com/lorraine.williams.735507

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Sunday, 7 August 2016

Wynken Blynken and Nod - The age of innocence


On a recent trip to beautiful Rye in East Sussex I came across a sweet book shop called The Tiny Book Store.  Full of charm, I just couldn't resist going in.  If the weather had been cooler I would have stayed in there a lot longer, but after walking for what seemed miles, in intense heat and humidity, I was too hot and bothered to stay too long.  I did find two charming children's books.




This one from 1950 - Wynken Blynken and Nod, a book of poems with some lovely illustrations.





This tiny book called  "Dolls and how to make them" was published in 1949, it's a charming reminder of just how innocent children were.......and how the simple pleasure in making a rag doll was all that was required to keep your offspring happy.




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Friday, 15 July 2016

Don't throw away your old jeans

There are many crafty ideas for old jeans.  For this one I just cut off the hem and stitched some lace around it and added a stud popper fastening - and voila a delicate cuff :)



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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

More happy scrappy makes

I am still getting creative with some scrap materials, here are some I made earlier :)

Tiny thread beads


Brooch


Brooch


Small postcard size fabric panel


ATC size fabric panel


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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Ideas for all your scrap fabric

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A lovely way to use up all your scraps of fabric, just a few here using my favourite materials - denim, linen and lace :)






Get scrap happy and start creating x

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Pretty linens and ribbons






Ever had a stack of beautiful ribbon and fabric and then get stuck on what to make?
This calls out for zakka style sewing to me.

I tend to buy fabrics from Ebay from sellers based in China, yes you wait a little longer for a delivery but you can find some bargins if you look.  I'm not too sure where this stack of lovely stuff came from but I know i'v'e had it far too long, so I may turn into a sewing queen soon and start making!







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Friday, 1 July 2016

Do you know what day you were born on?

A post re-visited from 2013 :)

I searched a calendar of my birth year on-line and found out I was born on a Wednesday - Wednesday's child is "full of woe" etc........ is there more to this?  Try for yourself it's quite fun and in my case actually true (well almost).


Born on a Wednesday, your ruling planet is Mercury - planet of communication.

These people can be the biggest practical jokers, they love to have the floor and flit from person to person or job to job like bright butterflies. This is so true of me :)
They are versatile, clever and communicative.  What can I say?
Wednesday people have more ups and downs in love then a roller coaster.  They seem to have spates of emotional turmoil that comes in waves, and their personal life is far from dull.  They need a stable partner who can provide an anchor for them.  I have one of those thank goodness!!
When hurt/upset, a Wednesday person can retreat into moody silences or charge the air with verbal assaults - there are no half measures with them.
I have been known to do both - life is never dull or predictable with me
They make excellent journalists, detectives and excel in careers like - hairdressing, jewellery design, acting, engineering and entertainment.
I like the detective & acting bit, again very true.


They prefer to opt for short periods of actual travel as they go crazy if cooped up in small places like cabins of ships or planes for any length of time.  YES.
Mountaineering or hang-gliding may appeal to their adventurous natures.
Erm NOPE, the thought of it is OK but I fear heights so it's a NO NO.

They are fairly restless characters who like to move around - sometimes causing upsets to those around them.
Are you still with me dear reader??
There's more..........
     You are quite witty and have a mind curved specially for business.
      You are not very organised in your work and have a cluttered thought process as well.
I would not like to look into my brain!


 You are not much concerned about your looks or your surroundingsyou are mostly simple minded.
How charming - I knew the good stuff wouldn't last :)
(simple minded???? - the cheek of it)

      You are curious by nature; you ask a lot of questions and seek to communicate. You are very active when it comes to interacting with others and exchanging ideas.  You are satisfied with your life most of the time and are easily contented by what you have. 
 Hmmmmm suppose.
      You are efficient in your work, and are likely to do well in supervisory positions.
       You should keep your temper in check as you are by birth short tempered which comes in the way of your achieving success in life and maintaining good relationships. Oopps :(


        Women born on Wednesdays, especially after 6 PM, however exhibit different characteristics: You are materialistic, highly intelligent and sometimes, sly. You always do things which will give you back something in return.


There is no way I was born after 6pm :)  I like the highly intelligent bit though.


Sunday, 19 June 2016

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Well Hello!
After changing my blog header for the 100th time, and yes iv'e gone back to an older one and yes it's now staying put, and trying to think of what I can do with my blog that's interesting, myself and hubster decided to take a ride out to Pevensey Bay, it takes less than 10 minutes by car and as it was such a nice day (few and far between lately) off we went.
Pevensey is stuck in a time warp and there's nothing wrong with that - here are some of the lovely sights we saw today.

We have pebble beaches here but they are still wonderful.



A bit of a 'do' about to start at a beach side house.



Only a bit of wind....


An old boat nestled in someone's garden. 


Pretty beach houses.



If you weren't too sure where the beach was - it's this way! 



Funny pub signs :)


A dream cottage......


Have a lovely day!