Wednesday, 27 October 2010

What Became of the Pompoms?

Hello, my dears. How are you today?

I have been meaning to show you what I was making with the pompoms but the weather had other plans. This morning though the sun was shining and so I was finally able to take the pics. 

So without any further waffle, I announce The That Time of Year Trees (I refuse to say Christmas until at least November).....

Now I realise that these are a little unusual and I nearly didn't share them because my mother laughed herself silly at them but if I thought what the heck, no harm in making people laugh is there?


Monday, 25 October 2010

Two Teapots and I Don't Drink Tea

Hello my dearies, I hope that this day finds you well.

Thank you again for all your lovely comments wishing my little one better. She is now fully recovered and back to driving us mad!

My thrifty finds yet again feature my old friend Meakin, I seem to be quite lucky when it comes to finding their ceramics. 

This time I found a pink utility ware teapot....

A 1980 Springwood teapot....

and a casserole dish....

I also found this lovely jug that has no back stamp or markings whatsoever but is a lovely colour and great pattern...

and finally my 1st ever piece of Cartlon Ware! 

My mother came this morning and asked if she could have it, she was most disappointed when the answer was no! I was so chuffed when I found it that I couldn't just give it away could I?

Have you found any great finds recently? Please share if you have I love to see what other peeps have found. 

I hope you have a great week. If you would like to see more thrifty finds please see Apron Thrift Girl, she has found a great bike!


Thursday, 21 October 2010

My Creative Space - Wool and Pompoms

Hello my lovelies. Thank you so much for all your well wishes for my littlest one, she is now thankfully feeling better but it was very nasty bug that got her.

This week in my creative space I am playing with pompoms and wool. I'm working on something for 'that time of the year' and I hope to be able to show you soon.

For more creative spaces click here.

Take care.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

A Few Sweet Things

Hello my dearies, I hope you are having a great weekend.

I don't have many things to share with you this week because my littlest one is poorly with a nasty virus so not much thrifting has taken place. I do have a few sweet things to share though so lets begin....

A very cute vintage cutlery set that looks like it has never been used...

A handkerchief box complete with (thankfully) unused vintage hankies, I really love this box...

And a lovely little tin, I love the colours!

I hope that you have a great week and enjoy the rest of the weekend.

For more lovely finds go and see Sophie and Apron Thrift Girl.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Crochet Bunting and a Thank You

Hello, I hope that this day finds you well. First I would like to thank all of my lovely followers and all of the people who take the time to leave lovely comments. It is very much appreciated and really makes my day. You have all been so kind and welcoming.

This week I have had four projects on the go. I know not why I have done this as all I am doing is confusing myself. I used to start a project and then see it through to end before starting another but I appear to have turned into a bit of a fidget. In an effort to control myself I made myself finish one project, so now I am down to three.

The finished project has been influenced by many people around the blogosphere who have been making bunting. I already have three sets of crochet bunting and various types of crocheted garlands but decided that I really did need another. 

My main influences for this granny style bunting have been Michelle at The Royal Sisters, Jacquie at Bunny Mummy and Alice at Crochet With Raymond. Thank you so much ladies!!!!

One thing that I don't remember anybody mentioning is that it is sooooooooo difficult to take photos of bunting.  Perhaps it's just me but unless you have tons and tons of space then is nigh impossible to take decent pics. 

I'm now hoping to finish the other projects so that I can share those soon.
I hope that you have a good day.


Monday, 11 October 2010

Meakin and Other Thrifty Bits

Hello there, how are you? I hope you have had a great weekend. For once we have had a dry weekend here, yay I managed to do all of my washing. 

Now that it is Monday again I thought I would share some more of my thrifty finds. I had been trying steer clear of thrifting in an effort to save some pennies but it seems that cold turkey didn't work and so last week I had a little slip, oooops. I didn't spend too much really but I spent more than I should have. I will have to try harder this week.

Last weeks finds include this beautiful Meakin bowl

Another Meakin bowl (I love a bit of Meakin)

A Meakin jug, I told you I love Meakin

A Woods Ware bowl

Some lovely Pyrex dishes

A Hornsea dog and turtle that I couldn't resist

And last but by no means least an unused Barratts of Staffordshire tea set.

Have been lucky in your thrifting adventures?
To see what other lucky peeps have found go and see Sophie or Apron Thrift Girl.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Happy Birthday John

Happy 70th Birthday John Lennon.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

My Creative Space - A New Footstool is Born

Hello my lovelies, how are you?

A while ago I found a vintage footstool in the local charity shop for £2. Not one to pass up on a bargain I brought it home and it was immediately fought over by the girls, the eldest one won as the youngest already has her own stool.  Now although I love the shape and design of the stool I do not love navy blue. I apologise to anybody out there who may be a fan of navy blue but after spending 5 years of my younger life wearing as much navy nylon as they could cram into a school  uniform, including knee length socks and big knickers, it's no wonder I'm not a fan.

After much deliberation it was decided that a cover would be made. I didn't want to take off the original upholstery for fear of ruining the integrity and so a removable (and therefore washable and more child friendly) cover was the way to go.  As I am terrible at sewing it had to be a crochet footstool cover and so new footstool was born..............

I'm not entirely convinced that the choice of predominantly white yarn was a good idea but I live in hope. 
I'm now hoping that I can hang out my washing without it starting to rain the minute that I close the door. Wish me luck.

For more creativity go see Kootoyoo.
Edited to add that this has also been linked to ANNEMARIE'S BREIBLOG

Monday, 4 October 2010

When Typewriters Are Like Buses

Hello my dears, I hope that the day is finding you well. We have a strange phenomenon here today, it's sunny! I hope it's the same where you are.

This week I'm going to share with you some of my finds from over the summer. I have a mental list of things that I and the family should look out for. I did have a written list but of course it got lost. Anyhow one of the things at the top of said list is a vintage typewriter. I love letters that have been typewritten and I know you can do similar on a PC but it's just not the same. So for months we were on the lookout but either didn't find any or when we did the seller would be asking ridiculous amounts of money.

Over the summer however we struck lucky. We decided to go to a town that we had never been to before and lo and behold there in a lovely charity shop we unearthed not one typewriter but TWO! Oh the excitement, we were chuffed to bits. The following week we went back again and you wouldn't believe it but yes, there was another one. So now we have not one typewriter but three!

Around here we have a saying that goes something like..... You wait ages for a bus then three come along all at once. That is what happened us with these lovelies......

Have found any great items lately? 
For more thrifty finds call and see Her Library Adventures and Apron Thrift Girl.