Wednesday, 31 March 2010

You make my day!

Yes you do ladies, I've got a nasty cold at the moment but you make my day with your lovely comments! Thank you for taking the time, it's really cheered me up!I haven't got much energy today so I've just been dabbling and making brooches ,with my Cath Kidston/ Ikea quilt cover!

I made one for myself to pop on my Angora cardigan!

I shall pop some in my Etsy shop later today too!

Now let me tell you about my best friend Karen.We've known each other to have a quick chat and say hello to for about 8 years and her son was in my class at pre-school.Then I started to have a stall at Karen and her husband's events in Burford.We have become really good friends over the the last 3 and a half years. Our families get on well together and we've been on 2 amazing fun filled holidays to the Caribbean too!
We also have stalls together on Thursdays in Witney, we chat and giggle all day!
I've been nagging Karen for ages to open an Etsy shop as she sells beautiful vintage items, jewellery and homewares

I don't want you ladies to miss out as her pretty things are very reasonably priced.She only opened her shop a week ago and she's already sold 6 items!

If you'd like to take a peek it's here

She's also opening a blog shop too, you can find it here

I'm sure she'd love you to pop by and say hello!

In other news I've been tagged by the lovely Sophie Thank you Sophie, I shall have a little think and then post about it
See you soon
Rachel x

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Sweet things

The Union Jack was a gorgeous gift from my children, the Russian doll my husband brought back from Russia a few year ago, when he worked out there. The toadstool was from the car boot a year ago!
Little birds waiting to be hung on my Easter tree!
Piles of fabric in my tiny craft room

Sweet teacups waiting for me to find their matching saucers... I know there here somewhere!!

Have a lovely day

Rachel x

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Finally up!

I painted my little shelf unit a few weeks ago but haven't put it up until today.

Here's a before picture
I bought it at the boot last year for £2! The Hubster was going to put it up last week ,but had to go and work in Norfolk. He was only supposed to be gone for 3 days, but was actually gone for 8!!

Anyway now I'm so pleased he's home . He doesn't mind that there are a few jobs to do! He's in a good mood because he's got the Grand Prix to watch!
I'm really pleased with how it turned out. I sanded and primed it. The I painted it with 2 coats of emulsion and then I waxed it.

I'm off to paint my mirror now. It's cream with a touch of gold and I'm going to paint it white.

Have a lovely day!

Rachel x

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Snippety snipping

Been snippety snipping at the Ikea quilt cover
I've made 3 of these!
I've made lots of hearts too! These will be made into a heart garland.

I'm off to bake cakes for when Sonny Jim gets home from school. He's got his appetite back.BIG TIME!!

Rachel x

p.s I cried my eyes out last night watching Married, single, other!

How about you?

Monday, 22 March 2010

Just wonderin....

How I could have reached the age of 42 and NEVER heard this song before.A hauntingly beautiful song.Wild is the Wind this is the David Bowie version, so beautiful!

I came across it when I was listening to Billy Mackenzie on Spotify.I loved Billy in the 80's in the Associates. Me and my friend Nora McGrath used to listen to their 12"over and over again.We thought he was GORGEOUS. I was about 14 at the time!

Anyway Spotify led me to YouTube and there I heard him sing it, so haunting and beautiful
Sadly Billy committed suicide in 1997 aged 39
such a shame....

It was a strange weekend...

Mr Lurgy payed us a visit.That is he payed my son and myself a visit!Hubby was working away.Mr Lurgy arrived on Thursday evening, before that he had visited but he obviously felt like a change and crossed the pond!

Now I'm not often ill and neither is my son but I can't face any food other than toast at the mo! Yep we've both totally lost our appetites!It's not a bad thing in my case, as I could do with losing a few pounds. In fact a stone would be nice!! But my son is the opposite. As my grandad used to say, "I've seen more fat on a sparrows kneecap" He'll need feeding up a bit now.
Anyway hope we get back to normal soon. I haven't got time to be ill

Although I was feeling peaky it didn't stop me going to my first boot of the year.
I found these

A pretty IKEA quilt and pillowcases which I have been making into these

bunting flags
Do you like my little Cherub? He was from the boot last year, just 20p!

I found some other lovely things too which I'll show you tomorrow!

Hope Mr Lurgy doesn't come knocking at your door!

See you soon

Rachel x

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

And the winner is...

Andrea from
Well Done Andrea!!

I did the draw with my son this morning just before school!

Whoops I forgot to do it last night! Too busy watching Married Single Other!

Anyway a peachy little bunny and 2 handmade cards will be on their way to your house as soon as I have your address!

Just before I go, look at this gorgeous packaging!

I love the colour and the design! Not sure whether they were seductive ! Might have to try them again and see!

Have a lovely day ladies!

I'm off to make lavender sachets for my stall!

Rachel x

Sunday, 14 March 2010

I've only gone and done it!!

Yep, something I've been meaning to do for ages! I've opened an Etsy shop!! I've only listed a few items today because frankly I've worn out my few brain cells by sorting it all out!
I shall be listing more tomorrow. Fingers crossed that someone somewhere in the world may be tempted! I shall be hiding uner my duvet in embaressment otherwise! Only joking, but really doing these like this make me very nervous at first!
Hope you've had a lovely Mothers Day, whether you are a mum or visiting your mum!
I've really enjoyed mine! Hubby and son are cooking a roast for tea, my tummy is rumbling already!
Rachel x

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Yesterday I went to Cirencester with lovely friends and on the way back we popped to Lechlade antiques centre. I wanted to see Lucy Blooms unit.I also had been pondering about having a unit myself but after a lot of thought I've decided to stick with my stall and my online shops for now!However Lucys unit is lovely.It's laid out beautifully with lots to look at Lucy has made very good use of her space and has a good range of items to peruse!

Beautiful goodies!

Look what she's done with the little spice jars! So sweet!

I did buy a little parcel of Laura Ashley remnants to make items for my stall!(Thrifting is allowed in my challenge)

Aren't they pretty!I shall really enjoy using these!

Also this week I have been working on these.

These will be padded hearts made from teeny tiny scraps of fabric that iIcan't bare to throw away. I've just got to zigzag between the patches next!

I shall do my draw for the giveaway on Monday so feel free to leave a comment on this post or the last and I will pop you in the draw!

Wishing you a Happy Mothers Day for tomorrow too!

I'm just hoping for a relaxing day and a cuppa in bed! We'll see what happens!

Enjoy your wekend whatever you may be doing!

Rachel x

Friday, 5 March 2010

Sweet things!

I made my cupcakes!
Pink butterfly cakes with REAL butter butter cream
Very naughty as one is never enough, in fact I'd better not mention EXACTLY how many I have eaten!!

Do you like my little jug? I love it! It was one of my Christmas presents from my sis! So pretty!

The last two evenings have been spent making Peachy bunnies. I bought a vintage Witney blanket at the boot last summer. I was going to dye it, as I couldn't think what to make.Bunnies popped into my head on Wednesday and so I've been busy stitching since then!

As this is my 100th post!! (I thought I'd never get there to be honest) I thought I'd have a little giveaway.The giveaway gift will be a Peachy Bunny and some handmade cards (which I've yet to make)

If you would like to enter the giveaway, you just need to leave a comment on this post! Yes, it really is as simple as that!Overseas ladies are very welcome to enter too! I wouldn't want to miss anyone out!

Have a fabulous weekend, hope the sun shines on you!

Rachel x

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

What I've been up to...

little Russian doll keyrings. I like to make these while I'm watching TV in the evenings

In fact I can't watch TV without a bit of crafting, it makes me feel lazy!

I've made 12 of these little ladies, some for my stall and I shall pop some in my tinyshop later this evening.

What do you do whilst watching TV?

I'm off to make cupcakes for my boys now!

Hope mine look as good as these!

Rachel x

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

It's been a while!

I didn't mean to be away for long! Hubby has been swapping the hard drive on the computer and it has taken ages!

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, you are all very kind.There were lots of questions on how I covered the note books, there is a brilliant tutorial I have found for you here!

This very talented lady shows a step by step guide in photos.The only thing I would add, is that when you poke the tiny bit of fabric between the spine and the pages, use a bamboo skewer or a cocktail stick. it's much easier than trying to use your fingers!

A few weeks ago I took part in the No Frills magazine swap organized by the lovely Floss did an amazing job, matching everone up! Thank you for that Floss!
My partner was a very nice lady in France called Carole. Her blog is Carole has a wonderful garden and a lovely blog!

She is also VERY kind as she sent TWO gorgeous magazines!
I have really enjoyed looking at them

They both contain some beautiful images!I'd love to have a little snooze here, on a hot lazy afternoon, with a gass of cooling Pimms on the table! Perfect!

What a gorgeous cupboard!

Love this dining room!Very grand, but also cozy and homely at the same time!

The magazines are now in my magazine rack, next to the sofa and I keep having a litle peep for inspiration!Thank you so much Carole!

The last few weeks have been spent making goodies for my little stall.I've been using my yo-yo's!

Also been making hearts as these sell well on my stall!

If it's not raining this week I shall try and take some photos to show you!

Have a great week!

Enjoy the first days of spring! I am

I may even venture outside to hang some washing on the line!


Rachel x


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