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.
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...