Saturday, 30 August 2008


Lots of floral things today, well a couple anyway, first off is the doorstops I have made for myself out or remnants from my local fabric shop, the large floral cost me 50p for a HUGE piece, the green smaller floral which is a Laura Ashley print apparently cost me nothing, the lovely lady in the shop let me have it for free!!! and i have some left over for boots or hearts. I have been asked in the comments what I have filled them with, I have used cheapy rice from tesco, 2kg in the big one and 1kg in the smaller one.

I have been enjoying liking florals again after many years of thinking *yuk* and recently I have bought a few floral prints, in charity shops, for very little money. These two I bought a couple of months ago for 80p each in the most awful frames you have ever seen, I took them out and binned the frames (they were really bad) trimmed them down and they fitted perfectly in these lovely cream IKEA frames. At the moment they are sitting on my large chest of drawers in the dining room, but eventually I want to have a whole wall in the living room of lovely floral prints and paintings.

Lastly, the print I bought today, still in the frame it came with, not sure whether to paint this frame or get another IKEA one (all ideas gratefully recieved) it cost a little more at £1.25 but still a bargain I feel.

I have also bought two of the new Cath Kidston bags from Tesco this week, a gorgeous floral (what a supprise) and a striped one, they are yummy and go perfectly with my spotty one from last time and my gorgeous handmade floral (ooh look floral again) one from Nicole.

Thanks for visiting

Trish xxx

Monday, 25 August 2008

Another Award

I have been so busy with visitors this last four weeks, but they are all gone now so hopefully I will be able to keep up with the blog again.

Elaine has given me an award, its a creative one, so thank you Elaine hunny. I have to pass this award on to others, always a toughy as there are loads of wonderfully creative people out there in blog land.

So, first up will be Di, she does the most wonderful crochet and is as mad as a hatter!!!
the next one will be Ted and Agnes she knits and sews beautifully.
Third, will have to be the lovely Debbie what can't this girl do, she is a scrapbooker, cardmaker makes fab bags and paints furniture like a professional.
I think I will have to stick to three, as am totally stuck now *blush*

It was my turn on the Creative World blog today, this is what I have done, pop over to get the full step by step.

Thursday, 14 August 2008

July Shabby Chic Swap

I have been so spoilt with the july swap on the shabby chic forum, the lovely Nicole has sent me a HUGE parcel from Germany, I got loads.
A gorgeous handmade tote bag, muffin tin, american cup measures, cake cases, cupcake picks, sprinkles, biscuits, loads of sweeties for the kids (they are very happy) 2 cake mixes, icing and 5 american magazines too, what a lot of lovely goodies for me to play with :)

I have been busy making my swap bits for the August swap and I am sending to Nicole so I am really working hard to make sure she has lots of lovely goodies herself.

Friday, 8 August 2008

New Look

Do you like my new banner and colour scheme??? my wonderful friend Tracy did my banner for me using a picture of my lovely angel that I made a while ago.

Its so busy here right now as we have my step daughter staying for three weeks, but I thought it was about time I updated again, although updates may be few and far between until the end of the month. So here is a picture of my candlesticks and cheap charity shop find pictures (in IKEA frames) on my vintage sideboard/chest of drawers in the dining room.

I also thought I would give a sneak peek of my post on IACW on Sunday, make sure you pop over and have a look.Trish xxx