23 April 2010

Let me take you on our little dog walk...

Let me take you on our little dog walk...

Glorious sunshine again today...

I finally remembered to take my camera... I have been meaning to take photos of this boat for ages, I love the greys and blue. I have walked past it a million times.

Jack was being his usual little darting self...

I never get tired of blossom - although I might be developing a serious obsession! Not to worry it's only a matter of time before it turns into cherries and berries, miam!

I stumbled upon this old Salcombe ice cream sign, which I will be taking home next time to put up in the garden... in fact I can't quite believe I didn't bring it home today, what was I thinking?!

Oh my goodness, it's already Friday and I still haven't shown you my new-old sewing machines. I will do my best to put that right this weekend.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend xx

16 April 2010

Look who I found...



lurking in our bedroom...

a most welcome ladybird taking a lil' rest.

15 April 2010

This weekend is THE weekend...

...when I bring home my old Singer sewing machine...

vintage singer desk lamp

I reckon she will quickly settle in with her cousin the desk lamp...

Off to see the world

I have been making more 2CV pouches.

Still dreaming of going on adventures...

I only have three more zips of that size left in my vintage stash. I'd better find another source swiftly!

Wishing you all an early happy weekend!

xx

09 April 2010

Head in the clouds...

We had the most amazing evening yesterday with, literally, our heads in the clouds.

head in the clouds...

Almost two years ago, Ade bought hot air balloon flights for my 30th. We are not the most organised of people, and there were *valid* excuses, like the weather, Ade's difficult work pattern, hmm, the weather, answer machines, memory loss...
The vouchers quickly turned into my 31st birthday present (cunning!), and as my 32nd is approaching, they were in danger of running out of patience with us.

head in the clouds...

After a few attempts aborted due to weather (on-a-mission talk here), we had an unexpected call to ask if we could make it the following day. Hell yeah! Ade was flying but could make it as long as there were no delays.
I spent most of the day checking his departures and arrivals times, and making contingency plans. There was also confusion on my side with UTC, zulu, and whatsmacallit times, a little stress to do with posting an urgent package, excitement levels at their max...

head in the clouds...

The flight was with three other couples, one of which only just made it. They hadn't changed their watches since the clocks changed. There was some head shaking and eyes rolling. Especially from one older guy who seems positively beaming in other people's failures, haha!

head in the clouds...

I'm so glad we saved it until now. Nothing better than doing something like that when you are skint and there is no way you could have done it otherwise.

head in the clouds...

The flight was amazing. So relaxing. Quiet. Beautiful views.

Perfect day!

03 April 2010

Off to see the world...

I wish!!

I have had traveling on my mind lately.

Have any of you heard about a Scottish guy called Mark Beaumont?
Back in February this year, he completed a mammoth trip cycling from Anchorage, Alaska to Ushuaia in Southern Argentina. Not only that, he also climbed to the summit of the two highest peaks in the north and south of the Americas. Amazing!

I would love to do something like that, obviously on a MUCH smaller scale!

2CV 'off to see the world' pouch

I met another lovely lady thanks to Three Red Apples, called Hilda from Venezuela. We got chatting about Mexico, Venezuela, the Amazon etc, all places I would love to visit. So much to see out there!

With all this talk about traveling, I was right there when asked to make a makeup bag with an embroidered/appliqued picture with the theme of 'holidays'!

'off to see the world' pouch

I used a mix of vintage and new as usual, and padded it with eco friendly batting made from recycled plastic bottles.
The idea of the Citroën 2CV stacked up with suitcases was a bit of a light-bulb moment. I loooove 2CVs, such a classic French icon. It fills my mind with childhood memories of countryside, grandparents and squeaky suspension!

PS: I will be making more of those for my shops' shelves if you are interested...

Happy Easter!

bobins...

Easter eggs :)

bobins...

My little granite egg managed to sneak in there... :)

Wish you all a happy Easter, now go and find those eggs in the garden!
(Mum used to hide them for us, happy days!)

xx

01 April 2010

Little things that make me happy...

A sneaky pick at what I'm up too...

Something I am working on... a Citroën 2CV loaded for an adventure :)
More about this soon.

the joys of thrifting... :)

And some more thrifted finds...