Wednesday, 8 February 2012

... These are a few of my favourite things ...

A little "catch up" for you ...

As the title suggests, this post contains some of my favourite things: quiet days, birthdays, makes, pressies, bargains and ...


I've had a day off work today, my little boy was shipped off to nursery and I've had a husband/child/dog free day. To celebrate I pulled my sewing machine off the top shelf in the craft room and made these two cushions. I found this gorgeous dear needlepoint in the charity shop would you believe! With a price tag of £1.50 I had to have it. It had been completed beautifully by someone that had gave it a lot of time and love (obviously not enough love to want to keep it)
I used it as a simple cushion front and backed it with a vintage floral fabric in shades of green.

The black cushion was made using what I think is a napkin. I found it in the charity shop (surprise surprise) for just 25p, I thought it was charming and even more so now its a cushion sitting on my sofa! I backed it with a black and pink polka dot fabric from a previous post (here) and edged it with pink pompom trim. Lovely.


Yesterday was my birthday, I had the best day. My mum made a delicious cake, we went charity shopping and we lost money on the 2p machines in the seafront arcades... hehe.

My Nanny gave me some money and I blew it in the C-shops. Amongst my haul was this sweet teapot.
I love love love it, I don't drink tea and never will but I love it all the same.

I have a bit of a collection of vintage beaded bags. This beauty was a gift from my mum and dad.
The Lacy scarf in this picture was amongst lovely presents from my older sister. It's so dainty and I love it, it goes really well with my new bag!

I was utterly spoilt this birthday, I had candles, soaps, scarfs, a subscription to my favourite magazine, books, this bag, little heart measuring spoons, a one-sy (he he),  yarn and a gps unit from my husband (which we'll use for Geocaching, if you don't know what this is.... then you should - visit here)

Tonight to round off a good day, my parents will be babysitting Little Chips and my husband and I are eating out with friends. I can't wait. I've decided to wear this, which brings me to another of my favourite things.
A pretty top (fresh from the car boot sales). I love it's lacy details and sweet finishing touches.
Teamed with my new scarf and bag of course...

This post ended up being a lot longer than intended, so I'll leave it there and finish with just showing these little crocheted brooches I've been making....

Thanks for dropping by. I hope everyone is keeping warm as the temps. drop.

Love Katie xxx

Monday, 6 February 2012

A lucky winner & a lucky week ...

First things first, I must thank everyone that entered my Giveaway. Welcome to all my new followers, it's great to have you here.

I am thrilled to announce the winner is .......

Helen Philipps!
Please let me know your address Helen and I'll get your prize in the post.

I also want to share with you the fabulous prizes I've been lucky enough to receive this week.

I entered a giveaway over at Estelle's Blog .... here

... and his is what I won! A beautiful necklace and ring made by Estelle, with yummy chocs and a card. Everything was so beautifully made and presented. The chocolate only lasted long enough to take this picture, in fact is was gone by the time I'd made it down the stairs! Oops.

This beautiful packaged arrived from Pj over at The Snail Garden.
This is definitely the most beautiful (I've said that a lot in the post haven't I?) scarf I've ever seen! In fact I haven't taken it off yet. Her crochet is wonderful, I can only dream of being as talented as her. Thanks Pj xx

Thank you to Estelle and Pj for your generosity. Both the prizes are just wonderful and I so lucky to have won them both! xxx

P.S - Who knew it was national carrot cake day last week? .... I did! xxx