Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Brrrrrrrrr!!Snow , Wilson and a Vintage Tea Cosy

Oh yes we have a little smattering of snow here in Oxfordshire! I am feeling sorry for the folk up north though as it's quite bad!Wilson is loving it and keeps haring around outside!

He likes to snuffle it! Look at the snow all stuck to his fur!I don't think I'd be able to see him if it was deeper!
I prefer to stay warm and cosy indoors!

This is a box I painted recently, it was stained in a dark wood before. I shall keep some choccies in it at Christmas I think.
I have been knitting whilst watching TV in the evenings, I'm working on a vintage pattern tea cosy from a lovely book I've had since I was a little girl! In real life the blue is a pretty pale shade but brighter than it looks in this picture!
Whoops what happened there! Ha! Proof of ownership!
This is the picture of the cosy.I might knit another one in red and cream! I always wanted to knit this little chap too!Another one to add to my endless'would love to make' lists!
Hope you all keep cosy and warm!
Rachel x

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

I've completed' The Challenge'

I'm so pleased I took part in 'The Challenge of The Utmost Kind@ which Dottie angel started.

I started my challenge on 22nd November 2009 and I'm really glad I joined in.

Was it difficult? It was sometimes,especially as the seasons changed and I couldn't buy a new top or anything!Also I love magazines and that was a bit hard, especially at Christmas, when I usually like to treat myself to a Christmas issue or two! Thank goodness the lovely Floss organized a magazine swap!I made more use of the local library too!

I recycled and revamped lots of things, went to more boots too and found lots of bargains

I also used Freecycle and gained a gorgeous pine dressing table( in the dining room at the mo waiting for a revamp!) and a bag of printer ink cartridges!That is Wilson's bum in the photo too!

What did I buy secondhand? Some clothes, especially skirts in the Summer. I also bought fabric and wool from Charity shops and the boot! In fact I got 3 balls of Rowan Tweed for 60p from the charity shop!

What did I make?Loads of stuff! In fact I found I became much more creative and used things I'd forgotten I had.Less time shopping= more time creating
Made from a linen dress found at the boot

Made from a skirt and a dress!

Did I Cheat? Errmm.. I did treat myself to a pair of sporty trousers in October for a holiday that we booked at short notice, well I couldn't run around a theme park in a skirt!They were only £5 too!

What did I miss? Perfume, I do love lovely scent, it really cheers me up!I had to stop using my Kenzo Flowers because I knew it would run out, had to use my body creams instead for scent. In fact I am down to my last drop of Kenzo!

I've nearly run out of eyeliner too!
What did I gain? Creativity and self reliance!I became more resourceful and I adapted things! I really wanted floral oilcloth for my hall table but then I made my own patchwork which I was really pleased with!
I will continue with buying second hand and handmade but not in such a strict way!
Thanks Tif, for the brilliant idea of 'The Challenge'
I shall be back soon with new makes and a giveaway to celebrate the end of my challenge
Rachel x

Friday, 12 November 2010

Cutie Patootie!

Yes he really is a cutie patootie!

He was a bit miffed with me because I was painting and he wanted some attention!

I found him 10 minutes later and he wouldnt look at me!

Not now he'd found My Jelly Baby to snuggle with!

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!

Rachel x

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Patchwork Bag 2

Patchwork Bag 2
Originally uploaded by RubyRed06
More of my hexagon patchwork made into little Girly bags!

Monday, 8 November 2010

Oh Dear,

I think my little blog is developing abandonment issues! I can't believe my last post was at the end of September!

Life has been very busy! We had a wonderful holiday in Spain in half term, spent lots of time at a very exciting theme park, time at the beach and in amazing Barcelona!

We've also been trying to finish the hall and stairs!Five door frames to rub down and paint!

Also had orders from new shops for handmade pretties! I shall tell you more about that soon! Really I just popped in to say hi and catch up with you all!

Wow 162 followers! I really appreciate it and all your lovely comments!
Thank you so much!!

In fact I shall be having a little giveaway soon to celebrate the end of my' challenge!'

Toodle Pip!

Rachel x


Related Posts with Thumbnails