Friday, 30 May 2008

My recent makes

My fingers are a little bit sore at the moment from the amount of hand sewing I've been doing.But I absolutely love it, so relaxing and you can do it while watching the TV! Here's what I've been making.

Tiny fleecy hearts with pretty rosebuds and gingham loops.I thought these would look pretty attached to gifts or just as decorations.

I really enjoyed making the Russian Dolls, especially embroidering their little faces.
I made some bigger ones too!
I've been having some thoughts on whether to open an Etsy shop, I do have a website but people who like to buy handmade things like to browse Etsy.What do you think? I'd love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

Hope you all have a good weekend whatever you're doing

Rachel x

Friday, 23 May 2008

Blenheim and Burford

Hi all,
hope you're all enjoying this gorgeous sunny weather.We took a trip to Blenheim 2 weekends ago and had a lovely day.Just me and my 2 best boys!We have put off this visit for years as we kept thinking when we have family to stay they'll want to do Blenheim but it just never happened.We live quite locally so it's only 15 minutes away.
Hubby and son were chuffed to bits as it was also the Ferrari spring picnic!

We had a picnic lunch overlooking the lake.We had a tour of the untold story and also the palace, it's absolutely beautiful!The china collection alone is fantastic,cabinets full of Meisson.Believe it or not Winston Churchill was a very good looking young man!

The pleasure grounds are lovely too!

This is the Maze.
The butterfly house was lovely, lots of varietiesWe finished the day with some refreshing ice creams and a long walk up to the monument.

This weekend I will be having a stall at the Warwick hall in Burford Saturday, Sunday and Monday.I'm really looking forward to it as I'll be selling lots of Vintage jewellery amongst my handcrafted items.There will be lots of lovely stalls there, so if you can make it it would be lovely to see you!

Tuesday, 6 May 2008

Just a few piccies from Burford

Vintage china,linens and some handmade brooch cushions.
Handmade shopping bags with fabric rose brooch attached.
Vintage section of my friend Karen's stall, isn't it gorgeous!

Beautiful Vintage jewellery.

I'm off into the garden today to enjoy the sun!Hope you all have a great day!

Thursday, 1 May 2008

Just a little Tip...

Don't ever try to stuff a handful of pins into a pincushion using one hand as inevitably one of the said pins will be upside down and the pin will stick deep into your finger!Also do not try to be clever and take a picture of the poorly finger for your blog (how sad is that?) the picture will be crap and you will get blood on hubby's camera.

Now onto more cheerful news,my friend Karen and I had a lovely time at the Grand Sale at Sydelle Castle last Friday.There were lots of gorgeous stalls and one stall in particular caught my eye as the lady had lots of Greengate stuff.Then I spied a wooden box with pretty letters on which I recognised from Julia's turned out that the lady was Julia's good friend Andrea.It was lovely to meet her and have a little chat!She was selling these sweet little birds and I needed one
I also bought this gorgeous fabric from another stall for only £2!It's a bit of an odd shape but I reckon I can get 2 cushion fronts out of it.

I have meaning to tell you about these for a while now .I bought the memo holder from Alison at In fact I bought two as they were so lovely!Alison very kindly sent me a free gift as I was her first customer(the lovely cream hook below).Do pop over and see her lovely new website at She's got some very pretty items!
Tomorrow and for the rest of the bank holiday weekend I will be running my stall at Burford will be booting on Sunday, weather permitting.Hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend!
Rachel x


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