Monthly Archives: May 2010

A Ta-Daa! moment

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DO   YOU   REMEMBER ……

THIS ……

Kaffe Fassett Fabric Turkish Delight Gold (per 1/4 metre)Kaffe Fassett Fabric Paisley Jungle Green (per 1/4 metre)

AND THIS ……

AND THIS! ……

well,  T A  –  D A A !!

it became……

THIS!




Now, I grant that you may not see the connection …. so let me explain.

I would have chosen Kaffe Fassett fabric …. but I didn’t have any,

but I did have ..

some Recipe for Friendship Jelly Roll left.

The design I wanted was something that was a quick grab and go bag,

( Valentino is Very Fast!)

fun and bright,

with a little extra Italian joy …..

the button is big and black – like a tyre …..


that handles are chequered black and white – like the finish flag …..

and are topped with a button and bow….

and

it makes me  S M I L E !!!!

it’s my sunshine in a bag  :0)

I call it my Mugello Bag

(after the GP circuit!)

Hope you like it!




Mary Poppins two

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One place I had in mind that was a  BIG MUST  to visit

was:

You see the fantastic giraffe and elephant?

Well, can you believe that someone

drew up in a car, hopped out, put them in the back of their car

and drove away.

Pinched them!

Shame on them!

What could you say to the policeman?

Anyway, I wanted to go there desperately after being introduced to

Decopatching through Lucy at Attic 24

(November/December 2009)

She made the  L O V E  sign and made-over her lampshade

by using this fantastic craft called Decopatch.

So, when the family had trotted of to work I hot-footed it down to the

High Street to

The Pottery Place where lovely Grace patiently waited

while I changed my mind so many times as to just What I Wanted to Make!

There are so many options!

So many gorgeous papers!

On that FIRST day ( yes, I couldn’t keep away!) I decided

on the letters  L O V E  for my lovely family’s wedding anniversary.

mine was in wine/purples

I couldn’t wait to start it,

I couldn’t stop once I did start it,

then I wanted to do more when it was finished!

It is very addictive and therapuetic and absolutely Nothing is Safe

because ANY article could be improved upon by

Decopatching it!! ….. except perhaps crochet, well it wouldn’t stick would it?

(Check out their Gallery page)

Anyway, I bought myself a mid sized giraffe to take home – I had to change

my elephant for a lizard as Nelly wouldn’t fit in my case.

Why don’t you pop over to

http://www.thedecopatchplace.co.uk/index.htm

and take a look for yourself …. they do post orders too……

but be warned …. IT CAN BE ADDICTIVE …. but in a good sort of way!

and now ….. Introducing …….

drum roll I think …..

Geraldine Giraffe


what do you think? Isn’t she just G O R G E O U S?

Thrifting challenge

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I have had a really good thrifting week!

Summer is coming but my jackets consist of a wax Barber and

a lovely warm duvet jacket.

Summer IS coming!

So I have been on the look out for a summer jacket,

something with pockets, possibly a tailored style.

Saturday was a whoopeee day

I picked up

a really nice lavender purple tiny cord – Red Herring label –

priced £4.99

Today was  another whooooopppppeeee day  –

I found a nice cinnamon brown hopsack jacket

priced £3.99

So Here Comes Summer …. and I am happily ready!