Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Audrey - An update....

Do you remember when I introduced you to Audrey? She was in quite a bad way, extremely dirty and looking rather shabby. Well, after a good clean, some paint and a recovering she is feeling much better and ready to face the world again.
Introducing the new and improved Audrey......


Monday, 6 June 2011

Salford Quays

I ended up at Salford Quays today. Home to the absolutely fabulous Lowry and soon to be the new home of Coronation Street. I haven't been for around 7 years, even though I love it, so I thought I would take a few pics to share. Unfortunately I didn't take my camera as I wasn't planning to go there so the pics are all taken on my phone. The weather was of course typical for Manchester.....

Monday, 16 May 2011


Hello there, how are you? I hope you are fine and dandy. There hasn't been much crafting going on around here lately, just a bit of crochet here and there. I have been painting the floorboards in the lounge and it has been more of a pain than I thought. Stuff everywhere, paint everywhere and dust everywhere. These things always seem to take longer than anticipated. We have now nearly done one half and are about to move onto the other. 

I am also working on a new find. She is called Audrey, I don't know why, she just seemed to be an Audrey. I found her at the car boot. We haven't been to a car boot since last summer but called in at one the other day just as everyone was packing up. I spotted Audrey from afar, ran over (well more of a jog than a run) and knew that she had come home with us. Here she is....

As you can see she is looking rather shabby and not in a chic way. I am currently giving her a new lick of paint and then I will reupholster her so that she can shine in her own special way. Thanks for popping in, I hope you have a great week. x

Oh, I nearly forgot, I'm linking to Sophies blog so if you fancy seeing more thriftiness have a click. Also have a peep at her fabby studio.

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Hello my dearies, how are you today? Happy May! I can't believe that we are into May and yet this is my first thrifty post of 2011. Well, if truth be told, there has been distinct lack of thrifting around here lately. Lack of funds, escalating charity shop prices and also near empty charity shops have all been a factor. As has the fact that my house is severely lacking in space to add new finds.

However a few days ago I saw some things that I couldn't resist. Not the ever elusive bark cloth, (where is it all?) but almost as fabulous...

How could I resist such gorgeousness? These pics really don't do it justice...

I would love to make a dress from this but due my lack of sewing skills I'll be lucky to manage a skirt.

There were lots of yummy fabrics but I was very calm and only chose a few that I just couldn't resist...

Please excuse the creases.

And finally something that I have been looking for for a long time, a lovely little patchwork quilt....

Not bad, if I do say so myself.
Thank you for dropping by. If you would to see more thrifty finds pop by and see Sophie.

Friday, 29 April 2011

Congratulations William and Catherine!

Congratulations to William and Catherine. 
The wedding ceremony was beautiful, the bride was absolutely stunning.
I feel proud to be British.
I wish them a very long and happy marriage.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


I think I may have worked out why we haven't had any nesting birds this year!

Saturday, 23 April 2011