16 February 2012

Hello Valentine

So Valentine's has come and gone. Whilst the boyf was at home, I remained in Leeds at Uni celebrating the eve with my lovely housemates! We enjoyed steak pie and homemade chips cooked by the wonderful Louise, and I put together a pudding- eton mess and shortbread hearts! We were close to bursting but it was delicious! And we even had enough melted chocolate to make some 'Special K' cakes (either that or Bran Flakes!) We bought carnations and decorated jam jars with brown paper, bakers string and my heart punch.

This weekend the boyf is coming to visit, so let the eating, drinking and dancing take round two!

19 January 2012

It's been a while...

For Christmas me and the fella got a bit of money, and spent it on this lovely cabinet. As you can see, it VERY quickly became filled with things.

I've also been busy crotcheting this beauty...my first blanket! I can't believe how quickly I finished it...I'm quite sure this isn't the last blanket I'll be making!

I've also painted this very sad cupboard, that was really outdated and needed some TLC, cream. Hoping to find some whicker baskets to pop in it and finish it off with some lovely new handles.

I've also been embroidering owls and cameras...

So all-in-all a busy Christmas period! Shame it's another eleven months until this sight appears again...

Happy 2012!

20 October 2011

Good things come to those who wait...

Time has flown by! I have now entered in to my final year at Uni! This is where it all counts!! So I have been very studious..but sadly that means little crafting! However, I've been searching for a vintage sewing machine for some time but something's never been right- it's in too bad a condition, it's too overpriced, etc. But... I have just received a gorgeous one, which has my partner's surname on it ("Jones") and it's just perfect, given to me by his mum! I am sooo over the moon! 

Isn't she wonderful!?

26 August 2011

Quick crafts!

So, I've had two gifts recently; the first being stamps and the second a dozen crotched coasters! I set to work trying to use them in a creative way...I hope you like what I've done with them!

With the stamps...apart from stamping anything and EVERYTHING in sight...I painted this little wooden frame, cut up a few envelopes from the post that morning and put it all together.


VERY simple, but I like it!

Next, with a bunch of crotched coasters I set about doing two things: making bunting and decorating a jar.

For the bunting, I grabbed some wool and crotchet a simple chain stitch, attaching a coaster every 35ch.

Very pleased with the results! Not sure if it should just come out at Christmas?! But for now it's staying up.

The jar I wanted to jazz up holds my stash of embroidery thread and bits of ribbon/lace etc. I simply measured a piece of ribbon to fit the jar and stitched it to the coaster. Easy Peasy.

Hope everyone has a great bank holiday!

21 August 2011

Car-boot beauties!

Another sunday morning sifting through other people's 'tat' to find some marvellous treasure! Great morning rummaging-came home with all these lovelies for less than a tenner!

And my fave pick of the day, this wonderful Kodak Retinette! Takes 35mm film- so vintage but practical! Always the best! Loaded it up with some film and I've started snapping away! Can't wait to see how the roll comes out!

18 August 2011

Isn't she a dream?

So...I ranted about the floral chair...and thanks to my (perhaps obsessive) need to go in the charity shop preeettyyy much everyday-this beauty greeted me.

I'm picturing it transformed with a lick of cream paint, a little distressing and a tad bit of bunting.
If you look closely you can even see the cut-out heart detail along the dresser...swoon. An added bonus was that I got it for £30 cheaper than the asking price- and the boyf likes it! Great day...now I just need to go in more charity shops to fill the shelves.



So as previously posted, me and the boyf will be moving in together in the near future- we have a date in mind and have been starting to collect some bits and bobs together...well...mostly me hoarding car boot junk in my room, but you get the idea! I popped into one of the local charity shops this week and spotted this arm chair.
Now, I'm in two minds about it...I love it, well actually I just mostly love it, but then there's a sliver in me that thinks, maybe that's a little TOO floral?! I just don't know...but it was £20...and my money was CERTAINLY burning in my pocket! So I sent a quick snap to the boyf for his judgement (wow! Technology is awesome) and lo and behold he replied "I couldn't live with that. You need your eyes testing." Darn. Oh well...I think I'll have to compromise with a few floral cushions instead of this beast.
Maybe moving in together isn't the best idea?