Friday, 31 October 2008

Back from our Hols!!!

We got back from my Dads in France at 1am Tuesday morning after being on the road/sea for 22.5 hours!!!! we were pooped. I thought I would share a few pics of the holiday with you as I have no bargains or crafts to show right now.

This was taken in the drive of Dads house, William brought Barnaby bear home from school so he could go with us to France, William has written a few things in a journal for Barnaby to take back to school with him.mmmmm, William being brave/silly climbing to the top of this rather high climbing thingy!!!

What a poser my daughter is lol.

One of our evening walks with dad and the dogs.

Last, but by no means least a beautiful sunset looking out over Dads.

I will be back soon with more bargains (hopefully) and crafty stuff, thanks for popping by

Trish xxx

Friday, 17 October 2008

Christmas on IACW

I know it might feel a little early for the 'C' word but today Di and I did a Christmas Bunting project on IACW mine was made from a cornflake box and lots of pretties, and Di made 2 fantastic fabric ones. I had fun with this project and plan to do a smaller one to hang from the pegs under my shelves in the hall.

We have a month full of ideas for Christmas so have a look everyday 'cause there is bound to be something for everyone :)

I have been making lots of dishcloths to sell at our Brownie Christmas sale evening which is coming up in a couple of weeks, I must get some bookmarks and small jewellery bits made up too, I am off to Sheffield tomorrow to the monthly crop (haven't been in about 4 months) so will get the jewellery done there.

Trish xxx

Sunday, 12 October 2008

More Shelves to paint and a bargain

Hello :) 2 posts in one week!!! Well I did promise to show my charity shop bargain, a gorgeous diary, unused (which helps) and only £1.60, its a perpetual diary, there are no dates at all and there is a week to each double page, its so pretty and I love it.

My other bargain of the week was found in a shop that had closed and the lady who owned the flat upstairs was doing a house clearance in there, she has recently moved to Italy and wanted to get rid of all her old junk, I bought a few things from her, a couple of glass candlesticks (yes more I have 14 now) a TG Green blue and white stripe mustard pot and a few toys for the kids, but this really took my eye!!! I asked the price and she told me £25, so I ummed and ahhed and said I would ask my hubby, well I walked or drove past it every day, then Friday I decided I wanted it, I walked in and asked would they take £20 and they said yes, so I paid and brought home my gorgeous new shelves that were begging to be tarted up and put up on my dining room wall.

Thank you for popping by, back again soon

Trish xxx

Thursday, 9 October 2008

I am feeling crafty again!!!

The last few weeks I have started to feel a little more like crafting again, I had a bit of a tough time at the start of this year and my crafting took a back seat, but having recently have a few combined posts as well as my own on IACW I have got back into the swing of things. I used to scrapbook on a regular basis, but haven't really done much since the end of last year, but I have done my first proper LO of this year.

I really enjoyed scrapping again, the subject helped too. The other 'make' I have done for a combined post was a wall hanging, I use the term wall hanging loosely as its only small, but it hangs in my hall on a row of pegs that one of my wonderful friends bought us as a wedding gift under my cream shelf unit.

I am doing another combined post with Di on 17th October, so please pop over and have a look as we are starting our Christmas craft monht from 16th until 16th November.

I bagged a bargain at the charity shop on Tuesday too, I will take pics tomorrow.

see you soon

Trish xxx

Thursday, 2 October 2008

Bargains and Knitting

I have bagged myself a fab bargain this week, well I think so anyway, a trip to the local charity shops proved fruitful this week. The local hospice shop is sometimes the best place in town for my bargains and thats where I got my lovely pinny, I am sure it is vintage fabric, but how long ago it was made I don't know as it feels like new and it was the grand total of £3.00

You can just see one of my new cushion covers peeking out from under it, I made two last week and they really do brighten up the sofa.

Now, onto my knitting, I am not the best knitter in the world but have wanted to have a go at knitted dishcloths for a while, well this week I ordered and recieved two balls of dishcloth cotton and a pair of knitting needles, so I got to work almost straight away and the result is these.....

Two dishcloths, I haven't used them yet but I have heard that people using handmade dishcloths like these never go back to mass produced ones, so we shall see how I get on with them.

Thanks for stopping by, take care

Trish xxx