Saturday, 29 October 2011

For the l❤ve of my friend Percy Pecker...



....who will shortly become a daddy

I have been cutting, knitting, embroidering and stitching
LOTS of little baby robins
to decorate Christmas trees throughout the land






They should start flying into my shop sometime next week






one or two may even be appearing in a little bloggy giveaway here
sometime soon






Oh how I love these flat little guys











wings  (if you were wondering)



snugly moss stitch scarves - for the nippy days ahead


If you are new around here  (hello ;o)  you may not know of Percy Pecker
If you'd like you can find out about him


Happy weekend

more soon
j x



Thursday, 27 October 2011

I ❤ you and I ❤ my little pear bird...



Before I share something with you
I just want to thank each and every one of you lovely lovely peeps
for your kind and thoughtful words about my nan
they meant so much to me
tomorrow we say our final goodbye to her
we will miss her greatly
but I am happy that she is now at peace

 
 
 
Look what my Postie delivered...






...all the way from Mexico






You may remember a little while ago when I made an Etsy treasury
(which made it to front page.....Hip Hip Hooray!)
well I fell head-over-heals in love with this little guy made by the incredible
Julia & David from runaway dreams
I thought about him ALL day long, couldn't get him out of my mind....






...there was nothing for it
I begged, yes begged, my husband to buy him for me for Christmas






and here he is
isn't he the cutest little pear bird you have ever seen???
I am in love

He is going to get put away till the big day
I can't wait!


Thanks again for being the loveliest kindest people
IU too
 
 
more soon
j x
 
 

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Sweet dreams...



for my brave nan
1916-2011
sweet dreams



Source: flickr.com via Kelly on Pinterest


     
                                                  
                                                           

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Christmas is coming...


...I know, I know, the tile of my post is slightly alarming
but I have been filling my Etsy shelves with lovely Christmas-y things
and I wanted to show you



First up...advent calendars













The advent calendar above is made using Tilda fabrics
mostly from the 'Christmas house' range
I have fallen madly for these beautiful prints and have used them lots



Large flag bunting





Christmas cake bunting



Teeny tiny bunting perfect for decorating the tree






more teeny tiny...


...



can you tell I like the tree bunting??



Merry Christmoose bunting 



(yes spellchecker, I know that's wrong)











Let it snow! bunting






and of course my little friend Percy Pecker
I have also been working on some little friends for Percy
They will be looking forward to meeting you all soon
(when they have been made that is)


Gosh what a lot of photos
hope I didn't bore you
Righty-ho back to the sewing machine
well little birdies don't make themselves, you know


Happy Thursday to you
more soon
j x



Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Happy days ❤...

We had a lovely lovely weekend
Sweet B came home from university
we collected her Friday evening 
she has been a little homesick 
poor love

Ahhhh it was bliss to be together









The house was filled with cake and flowers
well seriously, what home-coming would be complete without both???
 









carrot cake...lets just say it didn't last long
 not that cake ever does in this house













all these flowers were from the garden
I think the poor flowers are confused...
...not that i'm complaining 
 
 
 
 
 
It really was wonderful to have her home 
and to spend time as a family
we went for a gorgeous walk at Winkworth arboetum
the trees are just beautiful in their autumn colours
we played silly games
planted sweet peas 
and did a food shop for her to take back so that she won't starve
mind you, that would never happen
I have seen her snack drawer! 
 
 
 
 
 
Even the sparkles in our bedroom felt the magic
 
We took her back on Monday
(I did heavily consider locking her in the pantry)
We all felt a little sad but not like the first time
that was BAD
I have decided to be postive about it all
and start looking forward to her next visit
 
 
I have been busying myself at my new sewing table
there will be a Christmasy shop update in a couple of days 
 
 
I hope you had a lovely weekend too
more soon
j x
 
 
 

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Pumpkin pie...



Hello my lovelies
 

Well I am flabbergasted
 I have another of the treasuries that I curated on
Etsy's Uk front page today
 I logged in to my shop this morning and was greeted with this
 ...the treasury that I made a couple of days ago





UK 7, Handmade shoe...
$110.00

Scandinavian flower...
$24.00

Large Monty the Fox...
$70.00

SUMMER RAIN felt b...
$11.50

Harvest Garden Magn...
$12.50

Halloween Toy, Pump...
$35.00

Pumpkin Spice - 3 p...
$15.00

Crocheted stuffed p...
$9.00

Steiff Flossy Fish,...
$48.00

Lavender sachets --...
$18.00

Winter Ptarmigan in...
$23.50

hand knit womens wo...
$17.00

NEW - Pumpkin Patch...
$15.50

vintage aztec trim ...
$5.00

Topaz Crystal Neckl...
$22.00

tangerine orange en...
$25.00




I feel like I'm blowing my own trumpet a bit here
(well a teeny tiny bit maybe !)
 but it is the incredible items that are lovingly created by
fabulously talented people that make a treasury great
 most of these are from the UK too
 

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE handmade 
there is nothing nicer



Hope you are having a lovely thursday
I am feeling very virtuous today as I have just returned from
 my first ever pilates class
tricky but good

(now for a hot choc and a bikkie)

more soon 
j x