Hello dear friends & readers :-)
Do you ever have those weeks where you go round & round in circles???
Well I certainly do . . .
last week was one of them :-(
I seemed to go from one project to another & by the end of the day - not really have achieved much
my little cottage has been busier due to the lavender farm
being in full bloom
this is great for me but means I get very little done
however, I did manage to complete some half-started craft projects
(I wont confess how long ago I actually started them though)
Over New Year I dragged out some old rolls of vintage wallpaper
& decided to make some nice bags for the cottage
to pop my customers purchases into . . .
|apologies for really grainy photos - dont do them justice sorry|
They were so simple to make - just sew up the sides,
tops folded under & a hole punched for the handles
I used some old cording & some ricrac for the "handles"
(trying to use up what supplies I already had)
It felt great to be able to use some of the wallpaper
& feels really nice when I hand them to the customers
& they admire their bag :-)
Two of these cane chairs were dragged out of the woodshed
I had purchased some paint a very very long while ago
& had been
nagging & hassling asking nicely for the Mr to paint them for me . . .
he finally agreed last Saturday &I could've jumped for joy . . .
I wasted no time cleaning them up ready for him
distracting "someone" who wanted to help the painter
& quite fancied himself coloured "red"
|Seeing as She has shut me inside I am going to sleep with my head on her carpet!!!|
I am so chuffed with the finished product
(incidently the colour is called Hot Chilli should you feel tempted)
Next post I hope to be able to show you some cushions I have made for them :-)
These two little Miss's were sitting naked in the sewing room
& finally got some clothes (& hair) this week
they are called Baby Annie & are an Angels in Disguise pattern
I like to give them little toys to hold in their hands
(in case they get bored)
Another "completion" was this felt swag I really enjoyed making
It is the partner to this heart "door hanger"
which is an I Luv Country design by Tracey North
I really love her patterns & am always pleased with the finished result
But by far the most exciting thing that happened this past week
was a visit from a friend whom I met through my blog.
I had the loveliest visit from Leeanne & her husband
it felt like we were old friends & we could've chatted for ages
but they had a long journey ahead of them
you can find Leeanne here . . .
she has written a post about her trip so far
(I do so love meeting my blogging friends - thankyou Leeanne for popping in - it was definately the highlight of my week)
Leeanne had taken some photos of Isabella for her post
so yesterday when I was studying her (Isabella that is)
I realised how really filthy she was
- all cobwebby & bird pooey the poor wee lass
even a touch of moss beginning in her creases!!
so I set to & gave her a good scrub with the long brush
I do hope you can notice the difference
she is much shinier & smiling brighter I think :-)
Before I close I just wanted to show you these little "faces"
that have popped up in the garden this past week
I just adore them but the interesting thing is . . .
I have absolutely NO recollection of ever planting them
& as they are bulbs, I can't imagine they have self seeded there
the pink one is actually where I grew my tomatoes last year!!
The cream one has the most glorious scent
I love that about gardens - how these things sometimes happen
& kind of make up their own minds about where they grow,
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends
I hope its a creative one where-ever you are
thanks so much for stopping by
love/hugs/friendship - Julie Xox