Bits and Bobs...

21 Jul 2015

Pretty Peonies // Bag of flowers // A new cloud dish from here. // Five candles // Elizabeth's mouse - love the cheese! // A rainbow of flowers // Pictures for the shop - Fat quarters, scissors and thimbles // Roses and Poppy seed pods from the garden.

Hello! Sorry for the blog absence - again! Things have been a little busy around here with the opening of the fabric shop. That and the usual end of year chaos with final shows and what not. The school holidays start soon (one day left here) Though I'm not sure if that will make things easier... or busier. We'll see.  

I'm looking forward to spending some more time with the kids There'll be lots of playing at home in the garden and picnics at the beach. Elizabeth wants to learn how to sew, to make biscuits and to create giant paintings in the garden. I've stocked up on lots of crafting goodies and have a few makes planned - hopefully I'll get to share some of those here.

The boy had his fifth birthday last week. I cant believe how quickly this last year has gone. Do the years get quicker the older they get I wonder?! It certainly seems that way since they've started school. We celebrated the day with a little picnic in the garden with family, but this weekend we will have a 'proper' party with a few of his school friends. An Avengers themed get together with a bouncy castle and face painting. He's muchly excited!

Have a wonderful Summer! xx


2 Jul 2015

- A late afternoon beach walk with chips for tea.

- Pretty evening sky. My neighbours must think I'm crazy standing on a chair with my camera,  peering over their fence at the sky.

- Roses in the garden. A big garden clear out in the Autumn and not so much re-planting means there's actually very little colour at the moment. I must try harder next year!

- At the skate park. The boy is obsessed with anything scooter or skateboard. Next is a BMX for his upcoming birthday.

- A lonely but beautiful self seeded poppy.

- Face painting at the summer fair. I always seem to come home with armfuls of stuff from these things - cakes, huge teddies and the most random toys won at the raffle.

- Making the prettiest perfume in the garden. They loved making this, carefully deciding which colour petals should get placed in the potion next. It's now 'brewing' ready to be bottled up and given as gifts.  

- At the park, collecting grass seeds with a sneaky foraged rose for her hair.

Fabric Giveaway

1 Jul 2015

Hello! Thank you for your lovely comments on my last post regarding the fabric shop. It's going ok, a little slower than we'd like, but it's such early days. I think we just need to get the word out there a bit more so people know we're here! It's a sweet little village were situated in, but not the busiest, so we cant really rely on passing trade alone.

The Etsy shop is looking much fuller now. We've been adding new fabric listings all week. There's still lots to go though, including all the lovely new things still coming in!

I have a few bits and bobs from the shop to giveaway, including these pretty Gutermann fat quarters, an owl tape measure, pin cushion and ribbons, buttons and cotton.

To enter simply complete any/all from the Rafflecopter widget below. I'm happy to post worldwide and the giveaway will end on 15th July. Good luck! x

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Bits and Bobs...

22 Jun 2015

Sweet Williams from the local greengrocer // re-potting succulents // dipping leaves // car boot sale finds // little beach treasures // playing with cottons // painted sticks // seeds sprouting // imagination

Hello! Sorry the quietness around here. I've been a little busy this last week or so as my mum and I have opened a fabric shop - eep! It's a real bricks and mortar shop near our homes, selling craft and dressmaking fabrics, as well as buttons, ribbons and accessories. I'm working on an Etsy shop too at the moment and have been busy trying to photograph and list everything. It's a slow process, but we'll get there!

I'll try and show some pictures of inside the shop soon. You can also find our Etsy shop here (lots more to come) our Instagram here, our Facebook page here and our Pinterest here! We would reeeally appreciate any shares, likes or love! x


6 Jun 2015

Last weekend, I spent an amazing couple of days at Sisterhood Camp. An adventure away from home at Loveland Farm in North Devon, spent with 25 funny, creative and inspiring like minded women. 

We chatted and laughed late into the night, we feasted and sat around the campfire, learnt new skills at the Shibori dying and leather workshops, picked wildflowers in the sunshine, picnicked on a cliff top and walked along the beautiful coastline to a waterfall for wild swimming. 

We formed friendships and created wonderful memories!

Big thank you to Lou for organising such a brilliant adventure that I will always remember. 

If you would like to find out about Sisterhood 2016, you can sign up here!