Sunday, 8 July 2012

It's that time of year again!

Not long now until the summer 'Love a Fair'.
Make sure to save the date...
...would love to see you there!
Till then xx

Monday, 28 May 2012

Finishing touches...

Well I have been quite busy on the blanket front, despite this gorgeous hot weather.  Here are a few pics of the ones that are receiving there finishing touches, before they head off to their new homes...

Right, I must crack on.  Till next time. xx

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My New Potting Shed

I have always dreamed of having an idyllic potting shed tucked away in a sunny corner of the garden, in which to escape.  But as of yet,  I still haven't saved the pennies for the one of my dreams.  Yesterday was one of the first gloriously sunny days of the summer and I was pottering about outside in our backyard having a good old tidy up.  When it came time for a well earned tea break, I dragged a chair into our back porch to look out and admire the garden - then it struck me that I already had the perfect potting shed - THE PORCH! If I cleared out and re-homed all the junk (as we do use it as a dumping ground), actually used the welly rack instead of flinging boots willy nilly, there would be plenty of room for a potting table and a chair to sit back and relax.  So, that afternoon I was on a mission and here are a few pictures of the end result.

I also found the perfect home for my new cushion from Angel Linens.  Not long ago I entered a competition to win one of two beautifully hand made vintage linen cushions - and I WON! WooHoo!  The lovely lady behind these creations contacted me and I went to meet her at her gorgeous shop in the market town of Easingwold.  And what a delight it was, not only to have a good nosey around her very tempting shop, but to meet the lady herself...I came home feeling very inspired.  You must, must checked out her website and blog at

I still dream of my potting shed in the sunny side of the garden, but I think this makes a pretty good substitute in the meantime!

Till next time xx

Monday, 23 April 2012

April Showers

I don't know about you, but I am getting a bit fed up with this persistant rain now, although I am getting glimpses of sunshine in other ways! I am in the middle of an exciting new project at the moment for TeaHee of Easingwold... TeaHee's is nestled in Easingwold’s charming Georgian market square.
A Cheesemonger & Espresso Bar which offers such warm welcome...
and the most amazing deliciously indulgent treats...
and being a cheese fan myself, look at this for a feast!...
Anyway, back to the project. Sophie the owner has bought a Citroen H van from France. Named him Jean Claude, given him a facelift, installed a shiny new coffee machine... over the summer months they plan to hit some festivals stocked with cakes and coffees and JC will also be available for weddings as a champagne bar. I think it is so cool!!
I have been busy crocheting some blankets to cozy up his seats. Here is a sneak peek...
I have also been busy in the garden, despite the is lovely to see some colour creep back in.
I have also completed another crochet blanket for home...we have a really comfy armchair that has been handed down the family, but is in desperate need of recovering. Until I can afford the the gorgeous sanderson wool I have my eye on, I am making do with jazzing it up with a homemade blanket...
Another thing that is brightening our rainy days, are our cake deliveries from my dear friend Helena who lives in our village. She is a great at baking and is working her way through the Primrose Bakery Recipe book. The lastest delivery were the most delicious apple and walnut muffins on Sunday. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
AND...I won a competition! WooHoo! A beautiful vintage linen cushion from Angel Linens. I will tell you more about this next time, as it really deserves a post of it's own! Till next time xx