Wednesday, 31 October 2012


I found a great site the other day called Mr Printables which has lots of free printables for kids :) I thought the Halloween ones were quite apt for this time of year and great if you are having a last minute party and need something!

Cool eh?

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Fabulous wedding

So my little sister got married at the start of this month and here are some pictures that captured the beautiful day :)

Sarah in her wedding dress. Me, my mum and Sarah went to Leeds to find a dress and this one was in either the first or second vintage shop we went in. Incidentally she had that big grin on her face all day :)

Sarah, our dad and the girls before the wedding :) Sarah and Graeme got married at Leighton Moss which has a beautiful woodland setting and because it had been raining like mad (it's called the Lake District for a reason!) the wetlands came right up to the bird hide the ceremony was in.

Being crafty people, Sarah and Graeme decorated the venue and a really nice touch were lots of hearts hanging in the trees on the way up to the hide :) There was handmade bunting too!

Exchanging rings :)

Signing the register - see the grin is still there :)

And this is where Sarah got Graeme's name wrong - much hilarity ensued :)

Parents of the bride and you can see the gorgeous backdrop behind :)

Beautiful bridesmaids :) Sarah and Graeme's other niece was a flower girl but I didn't get a picture of her. Rest assured she looked very cute too.

Of course, all the bouquets were handmade by Sarah too :)

Just married!

Graeme made the toppers for the cake and Sarah baked it :)

And this is where Tara loudly informed Sarah and Graeme 'Don't give me any white buttons 'cos I don't like white chocolate'. It was very funny but I guess you have to have been there :)

A fabulous day all round :)

Monday, 29 October 2012

Wish list - or showing off other peoples great makes!

You know, just in case you want to buy me something for Christmas! Anyone??  All of these are from Etsy and I think you can browse the rest of my favourites if you go to my shop :) And don't forget my birthday is in January :)

I do like Thermos flasks and I do like brooches so this brooch from Olive and Harry combines the two beautifully!

These upcycled pouffes from Remakerie are fabulous and I love the fact that they are made from old jumpers! There are also some very cute bears that would go nicely....... :)

I have been to this very spot in Hawaii and this poster from Loose Petals would look perfect on my wall to remind me of a great holiday.

How pretty is this world map print from Art Pause? It would look great on any wall!

These earrings are pretty and sparkly and not dangly which is how I like my earrings! Get them from Tiny Galaxies.

And because of the spelling of my name I never had any named things when I was a small child (sob!) so I want a bunting necklace now please :) Get one your own from Lucie Ellen.

P.S. It's nearly the end of Blogtoberfest!

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Sunday Snippets

                                                   Banana Muffins

                                                 Milk Bottle Madness

                                          Someone stole my scarf!


                                               Patchy blanket starts :)

                                                Candles at breakfast

Joining in with Tinniegirl for Sunday Snippets.

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Three sewing boxes

Is it a bit excessive to have three sewing boxes? No, I didn't think so!

The one on the left is the one I use most - it comes with me to fairs, goes to ballet and the park (when it's nice!) and comes anywhere when I know I am going to be sitting down for a long period of time! Erm the other two haven't actually been used yet but I'm hoping to change the fabric on the one at the back soon (I've said that before!) and the one with the drawers needs something doing to it but I'm not sure what yet. I'm sure I can leave it another two years to think about it though!

Friday, 26 October 2012

I'm a geek :)

And quite proud of it too! I was browsing Etsy the other night and came across this fabulous card.

Spike is lovely (and far better and nicer looking than Angel)

Then I found this cool cross stitch pattern.

This, quite frankly, fabulous skirt.

And this cool badge. You may have to have watched Torchwood to get this joke :)

I also like Star Wars but couldn't be bothered to go through the many, many pages!

Do you like geeky things? Do tell me I'm not the only one out there!

Thursday, 25 October 2012

A few snapshots

Taken with my phone so quality isn't great but I wanted to share them :)

Me and Anya before her school Halloween disco. She had some flashing pumpkins for her head but hadn't put them on at this stage.

Me and Tara after her school Halloween disco. She went as a witch with a lacy, cobweb cardigan over the top of her witch dress.

And because I'd got photos of me and the girls, I had to get one of me and Matt too :) We didn't dress up to take the girls to their Halloween disco!

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Wordless (ok maybe a few) Wednesday

My view right now from my front room :) Not too shabby eh?

It's turning Autumnal round here!

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Here I am!

It just struck me that some people visiting this blog, especially those coming via Blogtoberfest *waves* might not know exactly where to find me online other than this blog. So I thought I would tell you all :) If you know all of this already then feel free to ignore me and go about your daily business!

Selling wise (which I will get out of the way first), you can find me on Etsy and also Folksy selling my upcycled treasures. I also have a range of chicken doorstops on Dorothy and Theodore - the fabrics used there are exclusive to them (in doorstop versions)

I also have a vintage shop online called Anya's Attic after our elder daughter! It sells lots of different things and is crying out to have the gorgeous things I found in France over the summer added to it. I just need extra hours in the day!

I am an avid Tweeter and am nearing 25,000 tweets! Erm, maybe that's where I can gain my extra hours from! I also have a Facebook business page, which I resisted at first, but now I love it :) You can find me too on Flickr, Linkedin and I also run Cuteable which is sometimes a chore yet at other times I find it thrilling to be looking at and finding all the cute out there.

My favourite thing at the moment (and something else I resisted) is Pinterest. It's fan-dabby-dozy and I love that I have somewhere to store all the great things I come across on the internet.

Like this cool tree.

And this yummy bread

And things that make me drool like this chair :)

So, where do you hang out online?
Do you have a Twitter or Pinterest addiction like me?
Are questions at the end of blog posts annoying or do they encourage you to comment?

Monday, 22 October 2012

Nearly forgot....

.... to blog! That would not be good but as it's 10pm here and I am shattered, this is all you are going to get tonight!

A pretty picture of threads :) Night night x

Sunday, 21 October 2012