Thursday, 29 July 2010

These are a few of my favourite things..........

I've been busy designing and making cushions recently and i thought i'd share one with you.
I bought some new fabrics last week and used some of them on this cushion. I really enjoy doing the applique and get quite carried away on the detail!
I will be adding this and others to my 'not on the high street' shop early next week.

I popped in to a few charity shops today and was very pleased to find this jug for 75p. It will be used for putting flowers in along with numerous others I have!
I also saw a couple of pure wool blankets for £1 and very stupidly didn't buy any. I've no idea why I didn't but it's on my list of things to do tomorrow. I have plans for one and when it's done you'll be the first to see it.

I was passing a house yesterday and out of the corner of my eye I spotted these gorgeous Dahlias. I did an emergency stop not bothering to look at what was behind me and jumped out of the car.
The price ticket said 20p a bunch. Thinking there were probably 10 bunches in the bucket I took one out and there were 4 huge bunches! I grabbed the lot, almost hyperventilating while ripping open my purse to get the money out, threw them onto the passenger seat and roared off up the road grinning from ear to ear!

I filled vases, jugs and cups and saucers and they are scattered around the house. The best 80p I've spent in a long time!

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Better late than never!!

Sorry for the delay in sharing the winners of my giveaway with you. There's no excuse, I just forgot!
I know the photo below looks like road kill of some sort but it's actually my lovely hat that I brought in from my car just now to use to pull the names out of. I LoVe this hat. It keeps me warm on the playground in winter and i don't care how silly I look in it!
Anyway, back to the reason for this FIRST GIVEAWAY!
All the names are in the hat............and the first out is...............

Amanda, from Amanda Makes!
Now Amanda, I'm sorry but I tried and tried to make this photo appear the right way up but it wasn't having any of it so you'll just have to bend your head to the left to read it!
One of my gadget cases will be on it's way to you very soon.
Second out of the hat is.....................

Mrs Bobo Bun!..............this time the correct way up. One of my brooches will be on it's way to you very soon too.

Thank you to everyone who entered. Keep popping back because I plan to do more giveaways.

Wednesday, 7 July 2010


It's official.......I'm having a giveaway!
I've decided to give away two items. No 1 is this gadget/phone case that I sell in my 'Not On The High Street' shop, and ......
No 2 is one of my brooches. It may not be this exact one but one very similar.
I will pull two names out of a hat and the first will receive the gadget case and the second the brooch.
Please leave a comment and I will do the draw on Wed 21st July.
Good Luck!