Well, only read it if you have a bit of time to spare....I go on a bit!
Just another kindly reminder about not posting on pinterest please....still seems to be missed by people....
Made a few of those over the weekend - these have been burning in my mind for ages!
To my dismay I found that I had no sandpaper for finishing - so I had to use the very, very coarse sandpaper off the sanding belt. After I took these photos I went to B&Q and bought some kinder stuff
I think that they are quite purdy!
Trying to be arty again....
In case you were wondering (!) this is a different Peter Rabbit fabric to one used for the bunting I posted about the other day - this is the pinky version of that fabric. I think that is purdy too!!!
It also comes with a white background....oh dear.....
Remember how I said that I like things to match up....
The top block I made with an old Ladybird illustration.
I am making a raft of these....for why I do not know!!
I have also made some of these with some very colourful original 70s wallpaper!
As they might clash with these ones I will post those a different time
Just catching up with some other photos from the past week or so
Dom (Dominic) made his soda bread on St Patrick's Day (it is made quite often in our house...by Dom). Dom is Irish - the children have Irish passports - Bronte's middle name is Erin, Maille's is Onora, Maille does Irish Dancing every Monday night, I like a pint of Guinness now and again, I can play Danny Boy on the piano, Dom takes his rugby and the Six Nations very seriously, Finbar Fury used give us his old Topper comics when I was a child (a long story), I have met 'The Dubliners' and the most marvellous late Ronnie Drew and Banjo Barney. The Dubliners make me cry....The fields of Athenry....
He made some lovely soup to go with it and surprised me by getting out green plates for the bread.
No presents needed for Mothering Sunday - just tea and cake required (though Bronte made a lovely card and Maille wrote a lovely poem - more than enough).
We have got one or two cups, milk jugs and teapots in our house.........ahem.......... but these ones crop up time and time again....I think it is because they are at the front of the cupboard. I promise a change around for Spring
I know that it is a bit dull to see endless pictures of tea and cake but it is a mainstay in our house.
I use my fingers to eat cake....Dom uses a fork...we are all different....
Lemon drizzle was my choice for Mothering Sunday.
Cake close up (in reality practicing with camera...still)
Fire still required to keep us warm
Had some nice things happen this past week - some unexpected kindness from various sources at work (unexpected so extra niceness) and also dear Alex from Vintage Parade emailed me to say that a photo of my stall that I had at her fair last year was in this months (I think) Pretty Nostalgic magazine.
I have not read this magazine before but seen the blog on-line - anyway here is a link to Alex's website and more kind words
If you squint you can see me hiding behind my bunting
So let us review: Cath Kidston commission - check!
H&A mag - check!!
Mollie Makes mag - check!!!
Pretty Nostalgic little photo - check!!!!
What have I got to complain about - if I had half a business brain I would have an empire by now!
Final check will be attempted this June when BBC Antiques Roadshow arrives FIVE MINUTES walk from my house!! My sisters and I will be doing EVERYTHING possible to be seen in the background - grinning inanely and perhaps waving to YOU!!
Doors being widened again to accommodate head enlargement!
Sadly I have another essay to write and a growing pile of work to do so must press on with reality.....
I HAVE GOT LOTS TO DO - PLEASE STOP DISTRACTING ME.....
Thank you for calling round it is greatly appreciated and comments are my motivator for keeping going
PS You do realise that it is nearly a quarter to April!!!
PPS: Was intending to do a follower giveaway this side of Easter but as time slips through my fingers as sand in an hour glass I might have to make it a Spring giveaway instead! Keep those eyes peeled....
PPPS: The wooden building blocks belonged to the children when they were little - all odd, different sizes, not 'special'