Saturday, 27 April 2013

Sorting and tidying....

Sorting and tidying.... by RubyRed06
Sorting and tidying...., a photo by RubyRed06 on Flickr.
...on a Saturday .I have a new shelf in my tiny utility space The rosebud tins are filled with nightlights from IKEA!Please say I'm not the only one who overbuys nightlights? I forgot I already had some in the garage! Ahh well, I won't need to buy any for another year.....or two!
Also trying to get to grips with may take me some time!
Hope you're having a lovely weekend
Rachel x

Monday, 15 April 2013

Fabrics, Ribbon and Faffing

We had a lovely time at the weekend staying with my folks in Birmingham!
We managed to fit in a bit of fabric and ribbon shopping at the Rag Market too and then bought quite a lot of fruit from the outdoor market.

It always warms my heart when I go back to Birmingham as the market traders are so friendly and helpful! In a short space of time, I had been called darling, Bab( a popular Brummie expression)  and Princess as I paid for my goodies! It did make me smile.
The fabrics are so pretty and so reasonable at £2.50 per metre! I shall be using them to make heart garlands for my little shop.

I also couldn't resist this pretty ribbon, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet though!

 I've also been faffing with a corner of the lounge today, having a bit of a change around with the furniture. There used to be a pine chest of drawers in this corner, next to the sofa. Unfortunately The Hubster knocked over a  scented reed diffuser and didn't notice. Overnight the oil soaked through a box of tissues and the print leaked into the pine top.
Not to worry though as now I'm going to paint this pine piece and have it upstairs in the bedroom.
I have moved the tea trolley from the dining room into it's place.We've had this trolley for 27 years and it used to be dark brown wood, I painted it white a few years ago. I bought the pretty storage boxes from TK Maxx a few weeks ago!

 Perfect for storing a bit of my yarn stash in! This is the spot where I sit and crochet and watch TV at the same time.
I bought the little rose bush from Lidl just before Easter, it was only £3 and I'm planning to pop it outdoors when I can be sure the frosts have finally gone!
The sun is out this afternoon which is lovely!
Hope it's shining on you wherever you are!
Have a great week
Rachel x

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Crochet Doily Garlands

As the weather is still so cold and I haven't ventured into the garden except to mow the lawn and have a bit of a clear up, I have been indulging myself in crochet, doily garlands
I got the doily pattern from here, I know lots of you have already made gorgeous coasters from this pattern.Then I added a crochet chain to hang as a garland.
This is the first one I made, I added little crochet flowers to the centre.

Now I've made some in lilac, I've had this little idea in my head for a while, to applique hearts in the centre,

 I backed them with felt for firmness as I thought they might wrinkle up if I just backed them with Bondaweb Just tested them hanging above our bed. I still haven't finished the floral wall, it's an  ongoing project, like so many progects I start! Nearly there though!

I do love finding vintage prints for the wall, the inspiration came from this fabulous book  by the talented Selina Lake. A lovely book that I dip in and out of all the time!
I've also made a few brooches

 and some yo-yo embellishments
As I have been writing this post the Sun has popped it's head out for a while, best make the most of it then!
Have a lovely day
Rachel x


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