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Grow your own – on a budget

Last weekend we visited my lovely sister in law who has the most amazing veggie garden which she tends every year. Runner beans, tomatoes, leeks, garlic and now this year potatoes and some ginger too and she has inspired me to make a small veggie garden of my own. I’m going to begin with grow bags or large containers of…

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New goodies, new projects, new skills

I’ve been shopping, at Hobbycraft I had so much fun with my treasure chest that I just had have another go, so,I bought this Yes I know it looks creepy. My son saw it and said why have you got a severed hand on your desk?I am actually planning to use it to hold my necklaces to stop them from…

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Can you identify this family? Part two

You may recall a post I did a few months back about a photo album I bought at a boot fair which I am hoping to reunite with its owners or descendants. see HERE for link to post. There is a photo of Reg Varney the actor in the album and following a suggestion from someone on Facebook I managed…

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Here lies the treasure

Well here is the finished decopatched treasure chest and it was so much fun to do. I just had to stick gems on it didn’t I? They are meant to be studs of course And inside I just used white gesso very roughly painted to give a used feel Now to fill it with my treasure! Gill x   Posted…

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Friday’s Smiles – Week 25

My smile this week came from the little surprise package of a new little guinea pig baby i found on Saturday morning. It was born to the other would be mum, Cookie, who i assumed was not actually pregnant as she had gone well past her giving birth time. Turns out if they are only carrying one pup they can…

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Whats On Your Workdesk? Wednesday

Just a brief peek at my workdesk today as im finally doing something crafty again.   I’ve begun decopatching my treasure chest (all say aaarrgh, like a pirate) Its looking good and its such fun to do. Not sure how the rest will go but that will be revealed next time.And, yes i know my blogs look has changed –…

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ATC treasure chest – Part One

Being a crafty but easily bored sort i fancied a change so hubby kindly took me to our local branch of Hobbycraft and i came back with these goodies I’ve decided to do a spot of decoupage and bought a papier mache treasure chest to spice up. Then i intend to keep my ATC’s inside and other precious items. I’ve…

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Summer in February – Lamorna Cove painters

  Girl Reading by Harold Knight, husband of Dame Laura Knight  The Morning Ride – a portrait of Florence Carter Wood by A.J. Munnings I’ ve been reading a great book called ‘Summer in February’ by Jonathan Smith. Its been made into a film which is due out soon starring Dan Stevens of Downton Abbey fame. Its a true story…

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Friday’s Smiles Week 23

I’ve had a very smily week since i saw you all last here on this great feel good fest hosted by Annie from A Stitch in Time My hubby came back from his sailing trip on Monday ( i missed him so that was heaps of smiles) and brought me back a small gift Its the 19th century version of…

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