Hello my lovelies!! Are you all wet and windswept?
It's very soggy indeed here in Hampshire this morning, the showers have set in and become a permanent torrential downpour. I have a little set of nested tables waiting to be sanded but its a no go this weather!!
So, what have I been up to? On Friday I stopped by the market to treat myself to some fresh flowers:
My Nanna used to buy herself flowers every Friday from Doncaster market, she'd shop the old-fashioned way going to one stall for cheese, one for bread, another for eggs - *sigh* I absolutely l-o-v-e-d staying with her and my beloved Granddad....
They began to open and revealed the daffs to be gorgeous frilly affairs:
I then made a trip to Hobbycraft as I was inspired by a lady I am following on Instagram (she has a blog - My Three Of Hearts) to buy some of these smashing markers:
They are currently half price so a bargain too!!
I couldn't resist this Kilner type jar to hold my modest collection of vintage threads, when I got home I added the rose decal:
Friday afternoon was spent playing with my new pens, I'm rubbish at drawing but had seen someone do some lovely childlike sketches of houses so had a go doing our house:
I'd like to turn it into a free motion embroidery....
Over the weekend I finished Little E's birthday present, so this is the official Ta Dah!!:
I painted this vintage crib for her and made the bedding....
Mum crocheted a blanket for it and I made the quilt using this pattern - although I ended up making the squares a bit bigger as I just couldn't get the tiny ones to line up!!:
The pillow is a funny square "doily" that I put a backing on and stuffed, the sheet is a vintage traycloth....
The quilt has little sleepy animals embroidered on it:
It's Little E's birthday on Wednesday - she'll be 6, so I hope she likes it....
For the first time in ages I have nothing to sew for anybody and can make something for myself - recently I've been sewing for Mother's Day, Mum's b'day and Little E's - I've cut out a pattern I have for a dress but I'm not too confident with clothes as I've too often spent ages on things only to try them on and discover they make me look like a "bag of sh*t tied up" as my lovely Yorkshire Mum would say!!
Until next time....