Monday, 18 February 2019

Hearts and Flowers

 Happy new week dear readers...........it's been a lovely few days since i last wrote with almost spring like weather, sunny days and warmer temperatures and masses of crocus and snowdrops appearing as well as lots of daffodils in bud outdoors...........
 ............and lots of flowers indoors too for valentine's day and just because i can never resist an inexpensive little bunch on my travels............here is ruby with the patchwork heart cushion.....
 .............and with her cheerful little sign on the rocking chair.......i am planning to write up the pattern for ruby and another big rabbit very soon............
 .............had to have a couple of pictures of my heartstrings quilt especially for this time of year...
 ...............the tiny roses were from a flower shop but the tiny purple iris were from our garden, growing in an almost hidden place......at first glance the colours are just like sweet peas....but we have a long time to wait for those :)...........
 ...........pretty little roses in a greengate jug............and a few more hearts made with tilda apple butter fabrics......
 ................and below is a little tag i made using one of the cute spring themed rubber stamps which came free with the current issue of crafts beautiful magazine......
 ...............i stamped the words onto thick watercolour paper using a black ink pad, then cut out the tag, punched a hole in the top and tied a lovely bit of crumply silk ribbon through it.....
 ..............there are lots of easter themed stamps included too so i shall be using those next.....
 ..............my sweet valentine's bouquet from my lovely husband was red roses this year.......
 ..............i love to celebrate everything there is to celebrate so we do :)......and my hubby makes me a nice cup of tea each morning which i always appreciate so much......
..........i will leave you with the faux cherry blossom wreath and handmade heart which hang in my kitchen on the white painted victorian door......thank you for dropping by and for your kind comments, it's always a real pleasure to hear from you......wishing you a wonderful week ahead with plenty of happy crafty times........back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Monday, 11 February 2019

Sewing Room Hearts

 Happy new week dear blog readers....and happy valentine's week to you all too......we have plenty of hearts and flowers here (as usual of course not just during valentine's week!)...........
 ..........here is a little peek into my sewing room today......the cupboard, the old sewing machine and the jug filled with bright spring flowers.......this is the only tidy bit of the room....the rest is fabric and projects strewn mayhem :)..............
 ..............the faux cherry blossom wreath complete with pink fabric heart is up in the kitchen, hanging on the victorian door which recently had a new coat of white paint....i always have a seasonal wreath hanging here............
 ...............this delicious flower power chocolate was a gift from my younger daughter last weekend...it is flavoured with rose oil and i noticed the packaging matched the quilt i was busy sewing...............
 ...........this is a lovely quilt for hand quilting with lots of little areas to work on......hope to finish it soon though as i have lots of other things to work on too.....
 ...............like making new projects with this delicious new tilda fabric called apple butter......
 ...........at the weekend i made some tiny hearts to get over the 'cutting into it' thing.....
 ........love all these pretty little prints and the way the colours work so well together......
 ...........there are two small projects i want to make.....and then maybe a quilt.....
 ...............even the label is very cute...........below are some of the hearts hanging on my cupboard....
 ............and a last picture of these pretty flowers on a little pile of quilts.......
.............all our snow has gone now and today it felt quite spring like here......the sun was shining and there were bright crocus growing in the garden and even some iris in a hidden bit of the garden (which i added to the jug here).....wishing you all a happy week ahead wherever you live and whatever your weather..........take care and i hope you enjoy some happy crafty times.....back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 

Monday, 4 February 2019

And a Bit More Snow......

 Hello again lovely readers...…..as you can see i have been having a lot of fun in the snow over the past week...yes, we actually had another snowfall and not just a dusting this time.....
 ……….and i went out with my camera and grabbed this starry quilt on the way.....it was a lucky choice i do believe.....
 ………..on the picket fence...…..in the background is the beech hedge which keeps its brown old leaves until spring when the new green leaves emerge...…..
 ……….my grandchildren came here after school one snowy afternoon and had a fun time playing in our snowy garden...……..
 ………..and one day i made a snow picnic :) …………..it certainly was a cold one.....
 ……...this is the little chair from the potting shed.....painted blue many years ago and decorated with a little bird and berries design by me...…..i dragged it out for a snowy pic to make the most of the opportunity....it might not snow here again for a very long time....
 ………….our snowy roof...….and  beautiful blue sky......

 ……...and peeking through the snow are some pretty little grape hyacinths.....
 ………..i've been busy indoors as well as playing in the snow....i painted this little chair with grey chalk paint...it looks so much prettier now....my kind hubby bought the white lisianthus flowers for me as a nice surprise....
 ………..and i've been sewing and making too......and writing up patterns.....below is the little quilt which is my project in the new crafts beautiful magazine in the shops now.....
 ………..the mini quilt is made with a winter countryside charm pack of lewis and irene fabric and there is a little cross stitch fox tag to match (not pictured though as i forgot)………….. if you'd like to you can find me on instagram during the week and my facebook page is working again now (yay) so you can also find me there.....thank you so much for dropping in to my little blog world and for your very kind comments too...always a pleasure to hear from you...…..have a wonderful week ahead and if you are in the chillier regions of the world keep cosy ……...back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx