Friday, 31 December 2010

Thriftiness of 2010

Hello my friends. Well it is the last day of 2010 and I am wondering where the time has gone. It seems that as you get older the years start to pass more quickly. 
I would like thank all of the people who have followed this blog. When I restarted it I wasn't sure how it would go but I have thoroughly enjoyed it and have loved 'meeting' new friends and discovering so many fabulous blogs out there.
So for my final blog post of the year I would like to share with you some of favourite thrifty finds. I only started thrifting this year and have found and rescued so many wonderful things that it is hard to pick just one favourite.

I would like to wish you all a wonderful New Year and much love, health and happiness in 2011.

Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Craftiness of 2010

Hello my dears, I hope that you are well and that you had a fabulous Christmas. Now it is time to look forward to a shiny New Year and all that it brings. 
I thought I would share with you today a mosaic of some of my favourite makes from this year as I look forward to much more craftiness in 2011.....


Can you guess what my favourite colours are?
Much love x

Friday, 24 December 2010

Wishing you...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas from our house to yours!
Much love, Emma.

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Quick Catch Up

Hello my lovelies. I hope that you are well. Sorry for the lack of posts, we have all been rather poorly. Various viruses and colds have bombarded us all over the past few weeks. Not great timing with so much to do before Christmas, can you believe that it is now less than a week? Blimey, it comes round quickly. I'm still not ready, various gifts are stuck around the country thanks to that white stuff so I have no idea if they will arrive on time. Are you all ready? I hope so.

Anyway whilst I have been laid up on the sofa I have been able to do a wee bit of crochet. I finally managed to get round to making a new cushion for the sofa.....

Just simple Granny squares with a white border.

I have also been making lots of mistletoe and mini wreaths to put on gifts. These were for the girls teachers...

The gift tags can be found here....

And finally I managed to finish the handmade present for my friend. She asked for a butterfly picture like one that I made from wallpaper. Due to the fact that she loves to travel I hunted down a vintage AA road map and cut the butterflies from parts of the country that she loves the most.

I only have one decent picture because I wrapped it up before checking that the pictures were ok. This is the only one that isn't blurred.

I also made an extra one that has bunting. This is cut from the part of the map that shows the area around where she lives. I wonder if she will notice?

Well, that's all for today. Hopefully I will get chance to post again before Christmas. If not I would like to wish you all a Truly Lovely Christmas.


Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Gorgeous Wreath and a Messy Creative Space

Hello my dears and Happy December. That snook up and bit me on the bum. I usually have all of my Christmas shopping done by the end of October but not this year. Here we are in December and I am nowhere near done, oh the panic!

This morning it was like Christmas had come early for me. As some of you will already know I was the ever-so-lucky winner of Bunny Mummy's gorgeous wreath giveaway. Jacquie ever so bravely went out in the very deep snow and near Siberian temperatures to post it yesterday and by some miracle it arrived today. It's fabulous and was put up immediately.....

Isn't it fabulous? 
Here's a closer look...

I love it, especially the crochet star in the middle. Thank you so much Jacquie!!!

In other news I have a rather messy creative space this week. My friend has asked me to make her and her hubby's Christmas gift this year. As they do quite a lot of travelling I have decided to use maps of their favourite places. I can't show you the finished piece just yet but here is peek at our dining table looking rather messy...

For more creative spaces take a peek at kootoyoo.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care and stay warm

Wednesday, 1 December 2010