Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Back to it

but only for 3 days!  Hello all - did you have a good Easter, eat plenty of chocolate, enjoy the Easter break, and more importantly relish in the glorious weather?

We did a bit of everything, sightseeing, relaxing, lots and lots of walking, enjoying time with friends and just a small amount of car booting (my first this year)!

The boot sale came up trumps for me - this stack of 9 Beryl Woods Ware plates were £1.00.  I spotted these at the end and was surprised no one had picked them up, so I dutifully obliged!

Jigsaw - 10p

Set of coloured handled knives - 50p

2 books - 10p each (my camera won't seem to upload the photo's on those so I can't show you) but 1 was an Enid Blyton book and the other a Ladybird Book - The Enormous Turnip.

Not bad heh?

Anyway, enjoy the peace for those who's children are back at school!  See you later on in the week.

Friday, 15 April 2011


A splash of colour to end the week -

Pretty pink fabric

Daring yellow nail paint

homemade iced buns, yum yum

and my super duper purchase of the week - a set of 4 Gaydon Melmex cups and saucers

Have a lovely weekend!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

I really shouldn't

get started on something else, especially when there's work to do, planting to be done, chores to get through, but what the heck, I'll do it anyway!

I was doing a spot of tidying up earlier on in the week and saw an article I had cut out depicting vintage yoyo quilts.  Traditional yoyo quilts were made from using small scraps of fabric and as I have an over run basket full of them I thought it was another way of using up some of them.

Apparently, they were made in the thousands as each would be about 1" in diameter.  I'm making 2" ones and as you can see I've made 1 but cut out lots of circles - I may be some time doing this!

It was also a project undertaken by a number of people - ha ha (only me doing this one).

It doesn't need to be backed or bound as the quilt should be double thickness due to the construction of the yoyos. Mine will be vintage by the time it's finished.....The question is, will I continue with it or will it end up on a pile of other WIP's?????

The other day Vintage Vicki was offering to send 2 ladybird books she had picked up.  One of them was The Gingerbread Boy which I haven't got.  I was fortunate enough to be the first to say I would like it.  Vicki promptly sent it and yesterday it arrived all beautifully wrapped.  Thanks Vicki!

Easter holidays start later today so I'll sign off for a few days - enjoy whatever you are going to be doing!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011


Count down here till the end of the week when our school breaks up.  I worked out that the boys' are at school for a grand total of 9 days this month!  Jack's off today with a nuisance cold and cough.  My throat's a bit scratchy....really don't fancy catching it.

I hope everyone had a lovely, restful Mother's Day.  For once Toby's football was on a Saturday so we had a rare Sunday off and to make the most of it we trotted off to a NT which was beautiful.  On the way I spotted a rather large car boot which got me excited.  I've never seen so much tat in one place.  There wasn't even a hint of a bargain.  Never mind, early days.

Hughenden Manor used to be the home of Benjamin Disraeli and where Queen Victoria used to visit.  It always amazes me when walking round places like Hughenden that such iconic people walked where we were.

The gardens were glorious, in particular the kitchen garden - oh to have a walled garden!

I was very lucky as for my Mother's Day treat I was bought Mr and Mrs Salt and Pepper from CK.  Almost too good to be used, but are now full ready to go.

Right, off to knit some more bunny egg cosies and be nurse for the day (wish me luck!).