Saturday, 20 March 2010

I'm Home...

Hello my lovelies!!
I'm home after a lovely week away but where have i been?
Have a guess,it might not be where you think going by that lovely turquoise water?!
I have lots of pics to show you...once i have fought my way through the washing & ironing & re-stocked the cupboards!!
Bye for now. xx

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Mothers day...

Mothers day is fast approaching & a very important day of the year it is too!
So i have been busy making cards & gift tags to sell in my unit down the mill,as usual i have left it until the last moment.
I just seem to have been so busy lately what with one thing or another...i hope you like them.

The tags are decorated with scraps of fabric,lace,old buttons some with old postcards & wire hearts etc.
I should have taken the pics before i put the clear sleeves on them....some of the tags complement the cards.

I made simular ones for valentines...

I might start up my own etsy shop to sell my cards through instead of putting them all in my unit down the mill as it can sometimes be a bit slow & people dont always appreciate the time that goes into making these sorts of things do they?

Im not to sure about these next too..i find them a bit creepy what with the old pics.
I suppose you could always send them to your mother in law....hehe...naughty me!!
I like these two..i enjoy using my rubber stamps.

I still have to make my mums & mr h's...but i have a idea in mind of what i want to do.
I have ordered my lovely mum some of these wonderful daffs from the scilly isles..i think they are narcissus this time of year,well you know what i mean.
I have sent them to my mum before & she really loves them from here:

What do you have planned for your precious mums?

I have just whipped up a batch of these scrummy little darlings.....

choci chip muffins....yummy in my tummy!!
Have a great weekend. xx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Did'nt i have a lovely day...

The day we went to the bear fair!!
Yes yesterday we went to one of the most important events on my calendar...the winter bearfest at kensington town hall...

The show is held twice a year...feb & september. If you have never been & love bears it is a must.
There are bear artists from all over the world,such talented clever people & sooooo much to see!!
And of course it is impossible to come home empty handed....this year nicky from the vintage magpie had a stand with all her wonderful vintage magpie critters.
You can find out more about the hugglet fairs here
Look who came home with me....please let me introduce 'roddy' by one of my favourite artists Gail Thornton of Bisson bears.
You will have heard me talk about gail's bears before,they are just simply wonderful...i have six now & intend to add more!!
Isnt he just gorgeous?

Roddy is one of a kind with wonderful airbrush detailing & very heavy in weight...perfect!

Gail's bears always have the most wonderful they have a soul.

Roddy did,nt come with his scarf & i dont normally accessorise my bears at all..but i found this little 100% alpaca scarf in these lovely colours that seemed to suit him so well & of course keep him nice & snug!

Here is roddy with his brothers...all my bissons are boys.

From the left back row is: charlie,ernest,albus.
From front left: oscar,roddy & wilbur.
The most scrummy faces...

Do you see what i mean about their eyes?

& the attention to detail.

I cant help it i am MAD about teddy bears!!

Sorry for my lack of posts last week it was such a busy one,here there & everywhere!!
It has been a lovely sunny day here today,i even managed to get some sweeping up down outside...all those dead soggy leaves.
Thankyou to gemma who adopted 'mathilda'...all my other little critters on my previous post are still available for adoption.
Have a super week everyone. xx