Tuesday, 30 June 2009

completed cushion!

Yesterday I finished this applique cushion. The idea came from here

I have combined hand and machine embroidery, and I love the result.

looks great on the bed
Not sure if it looks right on this sofa, but I love the sofa, I got it a couple of month's ago from a antique fair, not a real bargain but i haggled lots for it, and got it delivered!
The covering is all hand stitched - it must have taken months

It will take pride of place in our new bedroom, but for now it is sitting at the end of our bed.
I am off to London tomorrow to visit my dentist and then I am meeting some special people for lunch :-)
MM xx

Saturday, 27 June 2009

Lucky Lady!

When a parcel arrives with the address label looking like this, you just know it will contain lovely stuff!
It was my giveaway win from the talented Little Gem (who has just got her degree results - 2:1 - fantastic!)Look at all of these packages, all wrapped in CK paper (OH did think I was a bit weired when i very gently removed the tape, so i could save the wrapping)

LG designed and painted these cards and they are for sale in her blog shop. It is perfect timing as it is OH birthday on Monday so I can give him the card and then frame it!

I have been spoilt as LG has added the sweet little painted pot to all of the other giveaway goodies.

The brooch has already found a new home on my CK messenger bag that I love. I think of it as my happy bag as I only use it at weekends. It has some good company on the bag!

Thank you so much LG, I adore everything you have made and sent with love and care. XX

Did you notice the background fabric for the pictures? I popped in to the CK outlet in Bicester on my way home from a meeting on Tuesday and they had these packs of 4 napkins reduced from £15 to £5. The fabric is finer than the fabric she sells now, so I think they must be a very old design.

I had another surprise package arrive yesterday from Mary Poppins and it was bursting at the seams with fantastic fabric. Thank you for your kindness and for thinking of me. xx

Blogging never ceases to amaze me and I have met a whole bunch of fantastic people through it.
So to all my blogging friends, old and new thank you for being there - please enjoy a homegrown strawberry dipped in chocolate!
MM xx

Wednesday, 24 June 2009


The lovely Little Gem from Little Gems world has given me 2 awards this week. Gem also has a blog shop, so if you are looking for lots of pretties go check it out Roses and Gingham

What Lovely awards to have, and I get to pass them on to 6 other blogs, but as I tagged 6 other blogs in my last post I am going to give the awards all to one special person.

This HAS to be Angel, who has complained that I did not tag her in my last post!!
go visit her at Shabby Angel but be prepared to laugh a lot!

Love you lots Angel MWAH xxxx

Friday, 19 June 2009

Happy tag

Morning all
I have been tagged by http://refunctionjunktion.blogspot.com/ all the way from Michigan USA.
What does that mean?

It means that I have to list 6 random, insignificant things that make me happy. Here goes (in no particular order)
1 - Having vases of flowers all over the house that I have picked from the garden - really enjoying the sweet williams and sweet peas at the moment - much better than any air freshener!

2 - The dog greeting me when I arrive home - she is always so excited even if I have only popped out for some milk!

3 - My ever growing fabric and button stash - I can spend hours stroking the fabric and playing with the buttons, sorting into colour groups!

4 - My recent collection of china flower posies - now I only started collecting these this year but as you can see I have been lucky getting some bargains in the Charity shops and at the boot sales - I just need a shelf to keep them all safe on now!
5 - Being creative - I have lots of WIP at the moment but never seem to have enough time......

6 - After my darling Stepdaughter announced her engagement we are having lots of fun planning the wedding!

Thanks for the tag Refunction Junktion-- that also made me happy. Be sure to click on her name and check out her blog - she creates some amazing pieces out of junk.
Now, TAG, YOU'RE IT....

Tillyboo @ 23beechhill

( It is soooooo hard to just pick 6 people, so if you want to play along please consider yourself tagged!)

So, list on your blog 6 things that make you happy, and then tag 6 other blogs and let them know.

MM xx

Thursday, 18 June 2009

Fantastic Fabric

I had to go to Liverpool this week to attend a conference and took the opportunity to visit a couple of fabric shops. I got a bit carried away and ended up buying masses of fabric as the price was so good, but I have no idea what i am going to make with it!
Some of the designs i just got a metre of, and others I have 12 metres of!

So what would you make with all this fabric????????????

MM xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

Barnett Lawson

I had to go to London last week to have a dentist check up on my recent oral surgery and decided I needed a treat, so I planned a first time visit to Barnett Lawson a trimmings shop that is tucked away in a basement just off Oxford street.

What a gem of a shop (Gok uses it!) the sales ladies were really friendly and although they cater for a lot of wholesale customers they were interested in what I was going to do with my treasures, and you can buy small quantities of some items.

They let me take lots of pictures to share with you all, so I hope you enjoy!.

If You get a chance to visit i definitely recommend it
MM xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Snapdragons Ladybird adventures

The lovely Jane at Snapdragons Garden is in the process of creating a new cataloge for her scrummy creations, and sent out a plea to fellow bloggers. Now I think this was such a good idea as Jane has sent out 250 of her fantastic badges and the only thing you have to do in return is take a few pictures and return them to Jane - and they may even get to feature in her new catalogue!

Hope you enjoyed the Ladybird adventures
MM xx