the magpie in me

Its true I am a magpie. I love small, bright, sniny and especially silver objects. Trouble is i cant afford to collect pure silver but have found items which are just as beautiful but are silver plated pewter instead. Behold the beauty of these little darlings Its a pig pin cushion which forms the lid…

Whats on your workdesk? Wednesday 221

As you can see my workdesk is tidy. (Sorry i know how much that might offend you lot) It is also boring. This is because… *dramatic pause* I am a lapsed crafter!! *gasps of horror* Yes i can finally admit that i have not done any crafting for months now.  Phew, that feels good. Instead…

Fridays smiles – the sky and the earth

Hello all you lovely bloggers, its good to be back sharing my Friday Smiles again. I’ve had a bit of a break to do some heavy duty family history and it has paid dividends. I may share some of my findings soon on my blog, it has blown me away and made me grateful to…

Herb garden UPDATE

I have a feeling that the garlic chive seeds i bought may have been duff as they still have not shown themselves so i have re-used those pots and thinned out my basil plants. I am so pleased with how these are doing and now my two pots of seeds have become eight pots of…

guinea pig cuteness

This is Harvey he’s the daddy of all the cute piggie babies  he enjoys a nice lap cuddle in front of the tv

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…