Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Springtime Tin

Carboot again - an old man was selling his gardening tools from it - he thought I was very strange to ask for the container - but I love it! (Thought I'd get my crochet in there again :)))) TTFN xxxx

Monday, 26 April 2010

My Bagpuss Girls

If you don't know about Bagpuss this is him.... He was a "saggy, old, cloth cat.....but Emily loved him" It was my favourite TV show when I was a little girl in the 1970s. Emily used to find a 'thing' and leave it at the shop (that didn't sell anything) and when Bagpuss woke up all his friends woke up and together with the help of a Marvelous Magnificent Mouse Organ, a few ballads and Bagpuss magic - the 'thing' would be mended and go into the shop window for all to see. Now apart from the fact that I think my love of thrifting started because of this show, I also envied Emily and her beautiful hair and her seemingly idyllic life. So, in tribute to Emily, I took some snaps of my girls, to remind me of the wonders of childhood and to look upon with a great big, contented Bagpuss sigh. TTFN xxxx

Saturday, 24 April 2010

By Jove I DID IT!

I'm not sure how I did it - well with a lot of help from my SIL and books actually. I started a small square and it seemed to go relatively well - so I just kept on going.....and going.....and going. The sides frill up - and I am sure this is not right - perhaps I should have counted stitches, or added some, or something....... I even managed to create a stitch (which I'm sure must have a name) all on my own!!! So, even though it is riddled with errors, it is full of love and hopefully by Christmas I shall having something to snuggle up under with the girls. I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW PROUD I FEEL! I have finally created something using the power of crochet - I love it - I can't put it down, I love finding a moment to escape and lose myself in it. I fully intend to be brilliant at it and fill my house with pretties. TTFN

Friday, 23 April 2010

Flowery Feet.

Bought at Carboot - brand new - never worn - 50p. Love them! And like Dorothy's slippers I'm not taking them off. TTFN xxxx

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Mr& Mrs Blue Bird on My....windowsill.

How cute is this......thingy? 10p - 10p ! Carboot of course. Love it - you can just make out that it is for putting things in - pencils maybe - or is it a little vase - not caring - it just make me so Zippadeedooda Mr. Bluebird!!!! Don't you love it when Springtime arrives? If you fancy seeing what I have done over at Appletree Cottage - please have a peek and let me know what you think!? TTFN xxx

Monday, 12 April 2010

Book Corner 2. (better late than never)

OK So I'm Back, but I never Left you in Spirit - it has been heeeeelllllllllll over at Appletree Cottage and now that I have tinternet back (rather slower) I fully intend to bring you up to date over on the Appletree Cottage Blog. I have SO missed this - it has been painful and I have a mountain of things I want to share with you - that only you sweet friends can appreciate. It has been a bit lonely moving to a new county, which is why I missed the camaraderie I find endlessly here with you. So - anyhoo - I started this book corner thing - and by golly am going to finish it. First a few of my favs - contemporary - but such an escape. Then a couple of oldies......
Little Boy's Bedroom - stencil craziness!
Please tell me your fav in your comment so I can spend my Amazon vouchers on good advice! Glad to be back my friends.
TTFN xxxxx