Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Special day

Today is a special day
It is my sweet B's boyfriend's birthday
he is such a sweetheart

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Garden delights

Just take a look at these little beauties
they make me so happy
I picked them from the garden earlier today after a rain shower

I keep walking past and gazing at them, can't help myself
My lovely Pete gave this sweet little vase shelf to me on my birthday last year
It is in my kitchen, near the back door

I LOVE it so much that he gave me another as a Christmas gift
that one is going to be fixed above my sewing table
(I hope I will not be too distracted!)
Back to the sewing machine now for me
more soon
j x

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Spring bunting

pretty spring flower bunting

I finished this pretty spring flower bunting yesterday, I am so pleased with it
so vibrant and happy
I have been so inspired lately by all the beautiful fresh spring flowers
daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, primroses, crocuses .....
I just had to make some bunting
I will be listing this pretty in etsy shop today

  My mind is going bonkers with new ideas
forget-me-nots next

little forget-me-nots

after that roses and then... (slow down mind I can't keep up with you !)

It's a good job i've made some yummy cakes to keep me going

Pear and almond muffins

 Enjoy your Sunday
More soon
j x

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Hello, thanks for stopping by
It is a truly GLORIOUS day here today, I hope it is where you are too
yesterday was the same, beautiful sunshine and blue skies
I was itching to get out into the garden
I had something special to do you see
this 'something special' came in the post on Tuesday
it has promised me great things
I carefully unwrapped it and gave it a long drink after its journey
before settling it in its new home
and here it is...

I know what you're thinking (same as me) that doesn't look 'special' at all
but this is its promise to me, come the summer...

Oh my goodness, I just can't wait!

 I ordered it from here, I am one of Sarah Raven's biggest fans, just love her style
It is called Ferdinand Pritchard, and a lovelier rose i have never seen
in fact it has inspired a new bunting
more on that soon

hope it's sunny where you are

Tuesday, 22 March 2011


I am very excited indeed, this is my first post ever !
I think i shall like it ALOT
I live i west Sussex with my husband and our two wonderful teenagers.
I have been thinking a lot recently about the future, my eldest, sweet B will be off to uni come the autumn and i know we will all miss each other terribly.
I am hoping this new little bloggy venture of mine will be a little piece of home for her to feel connected to and for me.... well i'm not sure yet but i hope it will help me through the tough first bit in some way.
I will miss her cakes for sure, today she made tiramisu cuptails from this book they are delicious, i thought you may like one to help me celebrate , please help yourself .....

Thank you sweet B x

I love to sew, knit, bake, decorate and with the help of a lovely friend, have recently learnt to crochet
(thank you lovely C x)
I hugely enjoy being a homemaker and since we moved just over a year ago we have been having a go at growing our own fruit and vegetables too

I recently opened a shop on etsy, where i sell the things that i make, more on that another day
 Goodness this is so exciting, please have another...

more soon
J x