Friday, 5 August 2022

Summer Flowers

Happy august dear readers.....how fast the months are flying by....we are enjoying summer here very much, with plenty of sunshine (though not too hot)......
..........this is my new appliqué cushion inspired by all the flower vases i have around my home......
........the pattern is now in my etsy shop link in sidebar.......
...........this is one of the many little flower vases from this week.....containing a bright dahlia, sweetpeas, some daisies and petunias.....love all the different flower combinations......
......this is one of my older quilts, made from bright floral fabrics (lots of beautiful old lecien florals in there)....
.....it has been well loved and washed so it is very soft and crinkly now and perfect for cool summer evenings......
...........strawberries in summer fabrics too.......pattern also in my etsy shop as before........
.........a pale pink dahlia....i love them all........
...........the little zinc planter i got at the brocante has now been re filled with summer flowers.....
........so many lovely bright colours in the sunshine.....and below is a pot of summer seeds which grew into pretty love in a mist, candytuft and nasturtiums.........just love all the flowers at this time of year......
.......work-wise i am thinking about next season though as well as christmas....but as a designer i'm used to doing that and still living in the moment......have got a few pumpkins out already though.....

 .....thank you so much for popping in to my little blog space and for your very kind comments and messages.....so lovely to hear from you.....wishing you a happy sunny flowery august with peaceful crafty times.....take care lovelies...................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 29 July 2022

Floral

Hello again to all my lovely readers.......we have flowers today....summery and bright.....
........this is my new favourite jug filled with flowers from our garden.......
.......and featuring the easy four patch quilt in pretty floral fabrics too....(the pdf quilt pattern is in my etsy shop link in bio)......
.........this dahlia (plant) is impressively large this year.......and there are lots of buds still to open.....
.......below is the sweetpea patch also filled with poppies.....our weather became cooler and we had rain so no need to do so much watering recently.....
..........a pot full of nasturtiums.......
........and a whole bed of white daisies against the picket fence......
......last weekend was the RHS flower show at tatton park in cheshire.......i visited with my dear daughter sarah....she now shares my garden enthusiasm :).......
.....it was a grey day and when we arrived it began to pour with rain.......(ironic after all the blazing heat we'd had and me joking about wanting some nice british drizzle....well, i got it and more besides)......
.........it was an interesting day though and lots to see........and certainly plenty of alliums reminding me to plant a lot more this year........love the massed drifts here.......
........today i spent gardening in my cottage garden....and discovering lupins invaded by aphids and snails.....lots to get busy with this weekend that's for sure......

 .........thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers and your sweet messages.......wishing you a happy week with flowers, sunshine and crafty inspirations......take care lovelies.........peace and love...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 22 July 2022

Brocante

Hello dear readers.....lots of brocante bits and bobs to share today....last weekend my daughter sarah and i went to the little brocante at gladstone hall, burton in wirral......it was a lovely day, sunny but not too hot (at first)......
....some of the treasures i found are shown here.....a dundee marmalade jar, french mustard pot, cotton reels, vintage wooden pegs and little green glass bottles with labels......
.....shown here with sweet peas and my vintage charm quilt.....
........i bought a pretty flower arrangement too in a zinc container.....we went to the brocante early, soon after it opened and luckily before the day turned boiling hot.......
.........brocante treats are my favourites.......
........here's my vintage charm quilt pegged up with (lovely and sturdy) vintage clothes pegs......the quilt pattern is in my etsy shop link in sidebar......
........whenever i visit these brocantes i always have to stop myself bringing home another white rocking horse :).....i just love them......sweet vintage textiles.......always a favourite too.....
......and here's my vintage hearts cushion with some of my earlier brocante finds....
........as well as a brand new jellyroll of gorgeous french general fabric.......
.........below is a vintage egg cup made into a pin cushion.......
.........when we got home my daughter snapped a picture of me holding the zinc planter of flowers at the front door....the roses match my check dress nicely i think :)......

 .....thank you for dropping by to see me here dear readers........hope you are all well and keeping cool in these hot temperatures (or warm if you are on the other side of the world).....have a happy crafty week ahead and take care lovelies...........love and peace...........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 15 July 2022

Vintage Style

Hello again dear readers.......showing my lovely new quilts sign first today........
........along with other pretty birthday gifts and a summery quilt stack........
.........here's my traditional red and white checkerboard quilt ready for a gentle wash.......the pdf sewing pattern for this quilt is in my etsy shop link in sidebar........
.........lovely little laundry sign and vintage pegs........so nice to wash the quilts in summertime and hang them on the washing line in the fresh flowery air...........
...........it's certainly been good drying weather here this week.....very hot, though here in our bit of the uk it hasn't been as unbearably hot as elsewhere, luckily..........
.........an outing to a sweet little restored railway station was a lovely trip down memory lane......
.......this is hadlow road railway station in willaston, on the wirral way footpath.......
.....it was permanently closed to passengers in 1956 and has now been restored to have the look and feel of that time.....with an authentic ticket office, waiting room and phone box.......
........love all the signs....so nostalgic.......
.........there was a timeless atmosphere at this little station on a hot sunny day.......
........above is a field of corn at the edge of the woods where we walk some mornings in the shade......and below some of our sweetpeas growing happily thanks to lots of extra watering.......
.....thank you for visiting me here lovely blog friends and for your kind comments and messages.......wishing you happy days, tranquil times and crafty inspirations.......take care lovelies........love and peace..........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
 

Friday, 8 July 2022

Summer Time

Hello dear readers......we are enjoying our summer time here today.......this is my nautical checkerboard quilt.......
........and the striped beach house and some little fish.......(patterns for all these are in my etsy shop link in sidebar)........
.........summer is about outings, garden days, strawberries, quilts spread out on the lawn....
.........morning walks on our quiet local beach with our dog molly who loves to dash in and out of the sea....
........and summer time is about flowers too.......last weekend we had the family all here for lovely birthday celebrations for my younger daughter and me.........lots of jugs and vases were filled with garden flowers....
........colourful and scented......
.........i love mixed posies of simple flowers so much........
........i did buy the peonies and stocks though to add to my garden flower arrangements.....
.........got out the picnic quilts....here they are on the white picket fence, with lupins in the background.....
.....one picnic quilt is made from tilda florals and one with red and blue scraps, so they look different but are both made from the same pattern (also in my etsy shop link in sidebar).........
..........loving these summer days and being outdoors.....quilting or hand sewing outside is so lovely to do, listening to the birds, enjoying the scents of roses, sweetpeas and pinks.......
..........thank you for dropping by to see me here lovely readers.....and thank you so much for the kind comments, birthday wishes, emails and sweet messages.........hoping you are enjoying the season wherever you are in the world.........wishing you happy days till next time......take care lovelies........love and peace................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx