Sunday, 30 December 2012
Monday, 24 December 2012
Chris has just gone out to the supermarket (is he mad?!) as he was getting a bit stir crazy here, and I'll need to be standing by with copious amounts of tea on his return, no doubt.
My Christmas wish is that it stops raining, to give those people affected by the awful flooding some respite from the misery - not too much to ask for, especially at Christmas, I feel.
I would also like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and happy New Year. Here's to better weather in 2013.
Saturday, 22 December 2012
Monday, 17 December 2012
Friday, 14 December 2012
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Joy at Welcome to Daisy Row for this prize.
The second lovely thing to arrive was this gorgeous little felt sculpture of Scruffy, from Robyn in America who was my Peacefelt receiver (you sign up and are given the name of someone who will send a piece of felt work to you and the name of someone who you send a piece of felt work to.) Robyn received my felt landscape and sent me this to say thank you (which isn't part of the PeaceFelt process, but was extremely kind of her). She said she used my blog photos of Scruffy and here he is!
Sunday, 9 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
The books in the photo are the Pretty Nostalgic book (we looked through it and kept saying "We've got one of those" and again it is beautifully put together. It was also half price at WH Smith - how could I resist?)
Homespun Style is from the same kind of background - using what you have and making the most of what you've already got.
Yes, it is still aspirational living, and as we are inveterate hoarders, I don't think our house will be as beautiful as some featured in the magazines or books, but we have definitely got a quirky and eclectic mix of things and books like these might help us to see them in new light.
This post isn't for advertising purposes, and I am sure that lots of you would look at these and decide they weren't for you, but that is the joy of all the books and magazines out there - there is something for everyone!
Saturday, 1 December 2012
On another note, I have also had inspiration about incorporating the little floral buttons (also received in the Christmas Cracker swap) into some jewellery. It is on my 'to do' list, so watch this space...