29 December 2009

Now that they have all been received...








Here are a few of the pressies I made...
Airplanes for my twin nephews, a cushion for my partner's mum, sketch books and notebooks all embroidered - my new found passion!

The doll for my goddaughter was inspired by some I saw at Colourspace. I LOVE these! I had to make one! You can buy them from Colourspace's Etsy or Folksy shops. I can't see any for sale at the moment but you can always ask!

12 December 2009

Some great Etsy UK sellers



A big thank you to Treacle Toffee for featuring me in her treasury which made it to Etsy's front page. A lovely treasury featuring all UK sellers, great finds! Here are a few of my favourites:

11 December 2009

09 December 2009

It's all good!



The new kettle arrived, and it's lovely.
I got stuck in and painted everything white in the lounge (even the oak fire surround! eek).
I started decorating, and made this lovely garland after discovering yet another great blog by Dottie Angel (so many out there!), and her fab tutorial.

Tis all good, now off to make some more Xmas pressies!

04 December 2009

Waiting...


...for my, I mean, OUR new kettle to arrive! Pretty please let it be tomorrow... Can't wait! love the colour and shape. We need a new toaster too, and there do a really cool one to match, but that will have to wait til after Christmas me thinks.

I've been spending quite a bit of time lately glued to the radiator in the front room (tis getting cold!), facing our fireplace. It's one of the original features of our little cottage and I love it, but, sacrilège, I've been thinking for a little while (well only a week or so but once I get an idea in my head...) about painting the oak surround white. I say sacrilège because it's such precious wood and my favourite at that. We have a fair bit of it (that's me trying already finding excuses ;), my favourite being two built-in cupboards in the dining room that my Dad made for us, these I would never ever paint.
But the fireplace... It has a lot of detail that would be enhanced by the white... Shall I, shall I not?