....... an exquisite boutique for that something special

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Granny Square Blankets

Hi there 

5 months since my last post!! Where did that time go?

I started a new job in January and I have not had time really to do much else.
So much has happened in the first half of this year 

In the evenings I have been doing abit of knitting and crochet

 I love making baby blankets ... always thinking of cute ideas for a baby whether its sewing, crochet, knitting

I am gathering quite a stash of baby items in a basket for my future grandchildren

Until next time

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Vintage Treasures

I have collecting recipe books

A coupLe of the classic Aunt Daisy Cookbooks, someone's old handwritten recipe book and a few others.
I'll be trailing some of the recipes and posting them on here.

Keep an eye out for the recipes

I love collecting 

This is my dads old printers draw. I have it hanging up in the wall.
I collect thimbles.
I also collect miniatures that are handmade from a couple of ladies that have a stall at a craft fair here in New Zealand.
This photo only shows some of my collection 

I also collection old jugs.

Some are from Germany, New Zealand, Japan

I also collect old books from my childhood

I read these when I was at school

Do you remember these?

Nothing like some vintage goodness 

And I collect vintage china 

I have many lovely pieces I have pirchased over the years 
Also, I have inherited, as above, my grandmothers China and crystal 

What do collect?

I could show you more but I'll save those for another day

I hope you are having a great weekend

Thursday, February 26, 2015

My Cute Knitted Bunny

Here it is !

I purchased this little bunny pattern to make these to go with my Little Honey baby clothes. 
This little one is a gift for my daughters friend who's baby is due any day.

Will it be a boy or a girl? Not sure yet.
If it's a girl I will add an embroidered rose
If it's a boy I'll add an embroidered boat or bee.

Just getting my creative mojo back after all this time.

How are you all? Busy busy with creative fingers?


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Happy New Year

Hi all

Just a note to welcome to 2015.

The year 2014 is a year that I am very happy to see the back of.

It has had some very hard times.... losing my dad being one of them. I have to say over recent months I have been missing him alot.  Grief isnt easy is it? even if you know that you are going to lose a loved one to cancer really I didnt prepare for the sadness of losing dad.

I am also now back at work, which is a very new thing for me after many years of being a Stay At Home Mum. This is been an extremely exhausting experience!!  So I havnt picked up a needle and thread, paint brush, pencil, knitting needle nor a crochet hook for months.

I am slowly starting to feel the need to do something but I dont quite know what the something is just yet...  Oh dear, I know I will get there eventually.

I am hoping very much to do the Tilda Swap that I postponed last year. I would like to do this around March 2015.... by that stage we will be all over Christmas and back into the normal routine of life.

With this little rave I will leave you with one of my favourite Music videos at the moment by Ed Sheenan.... I admire this dance routine and his perserverance in learning to dance,.

Fantastic I say!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Off to work


This is me as of four weeks ago

I had to get a job

Life takes different twists and turns sometimes

Im working in a high end fashion boutique and loving every moment of it

It is a radical difference from blogging, handcrafting and trying to make and create things. I have tried to get these things off the ground but alot of the time I just didnt have the motivation.

I will be on my blog writing posts and tutorials but I have to get myself into the throws of getting used to working, as I have not worked this hard in many many years.

I have been knitting at night making little slippers. Knitted slippers.

I found the most awesome pattern for these delightful snuggly slippers and have made some for my little boy, my little girl and a few of her friends. I have also had a mum ask me if I would make her some. These are so easy to make while watching TV at night

Here is a link to the slippers below if you would like to give them a try

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Sewing Case


A few months back a did a hand stitching class. It was a lot of fun and I learnt some wonderful techniques. 
The above photo is of the appliqu├ęd Annie that is on the front cover. This is 3D applique. 

This photo is of the inside

Such a lot of fun to make. Hand stitching is certainly time consuming but worth the effort. My sewing machine was not used at all to make this.  The size would be about A5.  Perfect to store my large scissors in

I hope your having a great weekend

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