Wednesday, 22 July 2009

A Lovely Prize......

I was the very lucky recipient of a pattern from Evonne from Hilltop House.

Very cute party bags. Aren't the appliques just so sweet that Evonne has designed
for the front of the bags.

Thank you Evonne for such a lovely prize in your giveaway.
What a lovely surprise in the post box today!!

Monday, 20 July 2009


A little while ago while rummaging in a local "treasure shop", I came across this little piece of loveliness.

I didn't look anything like this when I found it though. Dirty, stained and discarded and in two pieces. I couldn't work out whether it had never been finished off or whether it had been loved and used so much that the crochet work that may have held it together had fallen to pieces.
I brought it home - gave it a good old soaking and pieced it together with some pretty lace and a little piece of the perfect coloured green velvet ribbon.
The embroidery is just beautiful and would have taken hours to do - there's more on the back!
It fits my enamel tea pot perfectly - it's not exactly "cosy" as it's just the embroidered fabric and is not padded.
Sweet just the same!!

Friday, 17 July 2009

Missing Them.......

Last Thursday I took my dear Dad and Mum to the airport. They have have gone on a fantastic trip to Europe and won't be home until September!!!

Today they are travelling to Vienna!!! I am soooooooo jealous!!! They've already been to Germany and Austria.

Luckily for me Mum stocked my freezer up with her delicious soup before she went away - perfect for these very cold winter days we are having.

You can see on the left there I have had a big baking session this week too - jam drops, chocolate slice, Anzacs and chocolate cake.
Some more production in the sewing room - just waiting for the sun to appear to take some pics. Off to make some bunting now!!

Monday, 6 July 2009

Spring Preparation.......

Winter has well and truly arrived. We have had a cold and windy weekend. Quite productive in the garden though. I rugged up in my beanie and coat and ventured out into the garden. I wanted to get all my pots planted up with seedlings ready for a colourful Spring garden.

This large pot was filled with water and was home to some fish. I am not sure what happened but it suddenly lost all of its water. We filled it with soil and now has a Cumquat tree planted in it. I had a Cumquat a few years ago, but it didn't survive the shift of house. I hope I get a lovely crop of fruit so that I can make some marmalade. Maybe I will have to wait until next Spring.

We are tossing around the idea of entering the garden in the local cometition again this year. We have planted around thirty pots up with lots of different pretties. Pansies, violas, allysum, dwarf stocks, lots of primula, lobeila. I just love pots of flowers around my back garden and dotted in the garden beds. At the moment I just have them grouped together for the ease of watering. When they are established I will be able to create some lovely displays.

I just love this big builders tool box. I bought it a while ago with the plan for a beautiful Spring display. I drilled some holes in the bottom for drainage. Primula, allysum and lobeila in that one!

I've enjoyed some time baking this morning and also applying for some more positions. I know the right one will come along at the right time - just wondering how long though!!
I've had a great week making some things to hopefully sell. It's lovely using up all the beautiful fabrics and lace I have had for awhile - what a great excuse to have to purchase more eventually.
One more application to attend to and then off to sew.