Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Autumn joys and scares

I woke to this lovely autumn morning.
Moved into the afternoon with a walk in Healey Dell Nature Reserve.
Then the neighbours gave us an evening fright with their fantastic pumpkin lanterns.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Happy Hoops

This is the third time I've run this workshop and it never ceases to amaze me how different each hoop is.
Some of the ladies used old table linen this time.
I think they worked really well.
Everyone had a lovely time including me.
Next time we are working on a Christmas wreath.

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Prepping ......

I'm prepping for my next Beginners Craft Workshop on Saturday 25th October.
This time, inspired by Textile Artist Marna Lunt, I'm introducing vintage linens.
I've stocked up on buttons and hoops are at the ready.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Old books recycled

Inspiration for this came from a talented friend Brenda. 
Here's one with a ball of string as a centre piece.
And one with an old watch.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Vintage Finds

We had a lovely time at the Vintage Fair at the historic Victoria Baths, Manchester 

We couldn't resist this lovely stand and dishes.  I will be serving a fresh mixed fruit salad with meringue in it later.  Such a wonderful piece and only £9.
This oil painting purchased for £10 now has a new home in our hallway next to our antique mirror.
This little embroidered piece was stitched in 1930 and the saying is still true today.
"To a friend's house the road is never long"

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Message on a Bobbin

What a wonderful day we had on my Crafting For Beginners workshop today.
Using a wooden bobbin,
Patterned papers,
florist wire and buttons
my lovely ladies produced these

Monday, 8 September 2014

Afternoon Tea on a Bus !!!

Yes, that's what I said and lovely it was as well.
The tour round London lasted one hour 30 minutes and our plates and cups were replenished throughout the journey.
We saw some odd sights and lots of fabulous ones and like all the things we've done on our trip would love to go and do them all again.
To mark our 25th wedding anniversary we bought six silver cake forks and a silver cheese knife from the secondhand market at Covent Garden and funny enough they totalled £25.
Time for more cake I think vicar !!!