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