Friday 26 April 2013

Good Morning....

 What a great start to the day....
looking out of the window over the past couple of mornings
I have seen my garden little by little waking up from it’s Sleeping Beauty spell.  
The Sun has definitely arrived back from Timbuktu
but it’s still a little shy and likes to
hide away behind a big cloud or two,
but who cares with blossom like that in the garden.
Flowers always make me happy & brighten my day. 
And things that make us happy, should be shared,
so I'm sharing this with you.

Have a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday 23 April 2013


....has it really been that long since my last post.    
SORRY!!!! Life at the moment seems to be on fast forward & 
I still haven’t found the pause button.  
I‘m not sure how it is in your life, in mine everything 
(’s....parents evening’ assemblies....
girlie nights in/out....more birthdays....the list go’s on) 
always happens all at once.  
And I need to be at them all....
no not them all really but I often feel it is expected of me.  
Well me (surely most Mums) & guilt....trying to be everything to everyone.  

I am very excited though....
last week I indulged in my love for rosettes, 
cute fabric ones with lots of delightful ribbons. 
 I made table numbers and a pay here sign in rosette style for the fast approaching 
Vintage Tearoom at the beginning of June.  
Designed guest checks, buntings are being worked on as I write this.  
Painting mini trays and turning them into chalk boards & 
make mini clip boards for guest checks is next.  Photos will follow!
So as you can see I’m busy with lots of little bits & bobs.
  Trying to remembering to take photos and 
always in the back of my mind thinking of keeping you updated!
  Again !!SORRY!! 
for my long absence from here and this being only a short post.
I will try my very best to be back sooner the next time.

Until then 
I wish you lovely days filled with 
laughter, sunshine
anything else that makes you happy!       


Friday 5 April 2013

A Tea Cosy...

Hello again!
I hope you all have had a nice Easter,
mine started off a little different than I had intended.
I had planned to get organized with my new ideas for the Vintage Tearoom.
You may remember I mentioned the Vintage Tearoom before.
A little crazy idea, I had last year.
Opening a one day only Vintage Tearoom at our Highland Games.
For weeks with little, I mean very little budget, I was sewing bunting & aprons....
stripping old furniture to repaint.... collecting vintage china & tablecloths....
asking friends to make cake donations and getting volunteers for the day.
“Fabulous idea, I will be there” exclaimed my friend Sharon.
And as promised the night before she arrived after a 2 hour car journey
with the most divine cupcakes & cakes in-tow.

We set up very early 
12.00am we were open and all smiles
Tables were set beautifully
The cake buffet looked fabulous
Benny Goodmen playing in the background
Lots of people go past.... even taking a look
?? No one sits down??
!? OH MY GOD...... did I really get it so wrong?!
Minutes feel like hours !!!
Then the first customer, a gentleman comes in and sits down
“This looks wonderful.... amazing.... what a great idea” he says
and from that moment on we never stopped
to take a breath until the end of the day!
All in all a great success,
so much so I was asked to reopen for the same event this year.
Luckily for me I still have most of the props.
I gave some of last years bunting and aprons
as thank you’s to my wonderful volunteers so I need to remake a few bits & pieces
 but I also have lots of new ideas to make the Tearoom even prettier.
  On Good Friday I get hit by the good old lurgy full force!!!
I was send to quarantine (bed) by Mr Mc with the words “I don't want your lurgies”.
Honestly I don’t want him to have them, as he is not good with flu at all.
Nor am I really
I just hate been been struck down and bedridden
....what a waste of my time!!!
Sometimes tough there is no other way then to stay in bed for a few days.
There I was all cuddled up with one of my favourite scarf's.
I love scarf's... long cuddly ones....
you rarely see me without one during Autumn.... Winter.... Spring.  
This one I made a couple of winters ago.

this scarf the colours are so cheery and it's very warm!!!

I had been thinking about sewing a tea cosy as décor for the Tearoom
for a little while.
Looking at my scarf & it's lovely colours it hit me....
why sew a cosy if you can crochet one?
I have lot of odds & ends left from this scarf, why not use them,
as the cosy is only for décor
it really does not matter how suitable the yarn is as long as it looks pretty.

I started not having made one before,
without a pattern and not quite sure what I wanted it to look like....

I ended up with this, a beautiful rose!!!
I LoVe my pretty little creation....
and the quarantine time was at least no waste!

Lovely of you to stop by again see you here very soon!!