52 weeks of happy – 50/52

1st October 2013

Well i think i have come rather late to this lovely idea. Its hosted by Jen at Little birdie   I’ve only just found out about it via another lovely blog called thistlebear. I’m presuming that it may go on for another 52 weeks so here is my first post and some photos of things that have made me happy this last week. We met these eight lovely people for the first time over the weekend. They…

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bootfair bargain

29th September 2013

This weeks bootfair bargain is…..    a cabbage patch doll she is a later model from 2004 and in much need of some TLC but at 50p i couldnt just walk past her. I’ll spruce her up with a clean, new clothes and hair style and you won’t recognise her.

No sew fleece blanket

19th September 2013

I just found this on Snapguide and it sounds so easy Check out How to Make a No Sew Fleece Blanket (W/out Bulky Knots) by T F on Snapguide.http://images.snapguide.com/static/js/embed/script.min.js

the magpie in me

29th August 2013

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 of a very small box which you could keep your pins in. Its approx 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm. Around…

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Whats on your workdesk? Wednesday 221

28th August 2013

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 i have been reading, gardening and doing some family history. I can feel the stirrings of something crafty though so…

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Fridays smiles – the sky and the earth

16th August 2013

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 be living in the 21st century (is that a teaser or what?) So, as the title suggests my smiles this…

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Herb garden UPDATE

13th August 2013

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 basil plus a few more i have re-planted in my lavender tubs. I figure they should go together okay and…

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guinea pig cuteness

10th August 2013

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

21st July 2013

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 compost mainly because our garden is rather neglected and has no large dug beds to…

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New goodies, new projects, new skills

12th July 2013

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 getting twisted up. I also bought these The only problem is – I can’t crochet!So,…

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