Tuesday, 19 February 2008

Feburary sun

I managed to get some photos taken yesterday afternoon, I decided to take them outside as we've been having some beautiful weather here, crisp frosty mornings slowly warming into bright sunny afternoons. I have four of the vintage embriodered cushions to go for sale on the website each with the same floral design, but in slighty different colours, two large (20"x20") of the Green Gate Filippa fabric with ric-rac and pom-pom trim, and two 18"x18" in Cath Kidston Boat Fabric with blue and white pom-pom trim, hopefully they will be available to buy on the website at the end of the week, if I can get my finger out.

While taking the photo's I decided to put in a pretty book, which later got me wondering where I could find other books with pretty covers, and I tried to do some research on the internet, but couldn't find anything. I want to find some more books with pretty covers, the ones that I have already are 'Apples for Jam' by Tessa Kiros and 'Minus nine to one' by Jools Oliver. Have any of you noticed the pretty book they use in their displays at Ikea, I think it has pink roses all over it, everytime I go there I wish I could buy one, but they are display only, I can't remember the tile either, but I think it's Scandinavian, if anyone knows what it's called could you let me know? Also if anyone knows of any others could you let me know?

Last week, Mum brought me a pretty lace doily when she came over, which she thought I could make something out of, but the other day I held it up at the window with the sun streaming through, and it looked lovely, so I pinned it to the window frame, and it's been there ever since. I took these photos yesterday because it was making such a delicately beautiful shadow on to the linen curtains.

Thursday, 14 February 2008


Just to wish you all a lovely valentines day, whether your going out somewhere nice or just snuggling on the sofa with a bottle of wine and something chocolatey.

I've just started trying out embroidery and I did this poem a few weeks ago to make into something for valentines day, but due to the unexpected holiday it got forgotten, never mind there's always next year!

I've finally finished some lovely new cushions created from vintage embroidered linens that I mentioned a few weeks ago, and hopefully tomorrow I will get the chance to photograph them so you can take a peek.

Sunday, 10 February 2008

back home

Feeling slighty refreshed, but dreading the backlog of work the week off has created, I have lots to catch up with - work-wise, and what you've all been up to while I've been away, which is a lot according to bloglines!

Thank you for kind comments while I've been away, and for those who asked, we went to Feurteventura, not my first choice to be quite honest, as I'm not really a sunbather - I burn too easily, and apart from sunbathing there's not much else to do, but I got a lot of reading done!