Friday, 30 September 2016

Birthday Five!


 This week I celebrated another birthday with family so my five for Friday are all birthday related.
A very low key affair but lovely all the same as we spent time together and had a delicious lunch at a little restaurant I haven't been to in ages. All very enjoyable!

1 This is a gift from my dear mother as she knew I had always wanted a Rudbeckia plant! Thank you Mum!


2. From good old Dad! He made me this cute little wooden stool/bench with his own hands!

   For now its unpainted whilst I try to decide on a colour.  Thanks Dad! I love it!


Of course a treat for oneself is allowed on one's birthday and I bought a gorgeous smelly seasonal candle, Harvest Spice! So good!


An extra little something from hubs was a  wire star filled with cinnamon scented rose hips!


And from the kids a new tin planter and pansies, one from each to adorn the front step!


I am so thankful and so blessed!
Simple sweet birthday joy!

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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Falling Leaves Wool Pouch



As promised, I'm back with another finish for Fall.  I love working with wool so I've been enjoying some appliqué recently.

I used a beige herringbone wool for the background but topped the pouch with orange checked flannel and made the strap of the same.


I used blanket stitch to appliqué the leaves


It's backed it in the star  cotton fabric


Once again thanks for stopping by! I love hearing from you!

Enjoy the rest of your week!



Monday, 26 September 2016

Catch a "FALL"-ing Star!



I have been such a bad blogger this past few weeks and it has just been a case of procrastination on my part.

But any how please let me share with you, one of my recent makes, a FALL-ing star made from a lovely checked orange flannel fabric and then I stitched FALL onto some osnaburg to add to it!

It hangs by a rusty wire.

I love getting value from these makes so I backed it in a starry cotton and thought it looked Christmassy so I added JOY to this side and now it can be used for two seasons!!


I will try to be back again with another make very soon!

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Have a lovely FALL week!


Friday, 2 September 2016

Five on Friday



Happy September and happy Five on Friday! It's back with Amy from 'Love made My Home'.

Without any ado, here are my five this Friday.

1. My latest cross stitch finish.

   Have you ever x stitched on burlap?  It's so easy and the small pattern becomes bigger so this little fob pattern has become the right size on the burlap for a pouch.  A lovely autumn pumpkin and primitive crow!

Here is hanging from a peg shelf - it would look great filled with dried autumn branches and leaves, don't you think?


2. Instead of a hanging basket at our front door, hubby found this sweet bicycle planter and I filled it with red geraniums.  Loving this!


3. For the first time I have harvest gold growing in my garden and it just sings happiness! Love it!


The insects love this flower too and its vivid colour brightness up a dark corner of the garden.


4.The butterflies have come back as the buddleia has bloomed.  This makes me happy!


Hope you have found some happiness here and I'm happy that you've come to visit!

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Have a happy weekend!