Friday, 30 April 2010

Friday Finds

As the saying goes, 'good things come to those who wait .....'
or is it 'goodies come to those who wait'?
I am beginning to think that vintage finds are like buses,
nothing for a while,
 and then three come along at once.

Look what I've found on my thrifty travels this week ....................

I've wanted some vintage coat hangers for a while,
for display and photographic purposes and
what do I find, not one but two! 
I couldn't believe my luck.

Whilst on my rampaging rummaging,
I also found this beautiful hand held mirror, a plastic replica of the metal ones we used to have. 
The metal paint is wearing off,
revealing the green below and
the embroidery flowers are just a transfer, but I love it all the same.

As for these dinky clogs,
I thought they were so cute I had to buy them to add to my collection of folky items I seem to be unconsciously developing now.
No doubt, they will be appearing in a starring 'blog' role soon!

I hope you like them and all have a great weekend. 

Bee x

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Monday, 26 April 2010

If you go down to the woods today ....................

I took my lovely Buzz dog for a walk in the woods today, and I came across a big surprise! lol

I spotted a deer sunbathing in the bluebells. 
 Luckily, I had Buzz on the lead at that point,
and managed to take a few photos (slightly blury) but I think you will spot
 beautiful 'bambi' in there somewhere. 
When I eventually moved, it moved too and another deer got up
and they both walked across the woodland into cover.  It was a stunning sight to see.

The bluebells are starting to flower and soon there will be a carpet stretching the whole of the woodland which is a lovely sight, far better enjoyed in person than my pics.

The primroses are basking in the sunshine with their pretty petal heads pointing towards the sky.

I love my walk in the wood, and every time I go I spot the changes and feel my spirits lifting.

Bee x

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Vintage Sewing Tools of the Trade

Sewing Tools of the Trade

To celebrate my love of vintage sewing items,
I found these beautiful photographs on flickr that I thought
do my love of them justice.
A few years ago, I would have gone mad for the latest
fashion but now its vintage all the way .....
Anyone got any vintage sewing or knitting item from the past they can't bear to part with?
Bee x
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Friday, 16 April 2010

Knitting Again

 A tea cosy in the making again!

I had an urge to pick up some knitting needles yesterday, after all my hard work in sprucing up my flat, over the last two weeks, both inside and out.

I have to be in the mood for knitting because I find I have to concentrate on it a little more than crochet but then I hooked for a while, until my arm starts playing up!

I am an impatient knitter, so I like to keep my projects on the small side, or do big knits with big needles that grow very quickly, so I am knitting one of my infamous tea cosies again!

I like the fact that knitting, and crochet, allow me to switch off.  
I enjoy the process of creating the stitches and making a fabric and watching it grow right before your eyes.

I would say that I am not a novice knitter, but I think I would benefit from some advanced teaching in shaping with pattern stitches as I always seem to get myself in a muddle with shaping these.  If anyone knows of classes, or books that could help me with this, any suggestions would be most appreciated.

knit one, purl one, make one!

put the kettle on, brew up and knit some more!

Bee x

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Monday, 12 April 2010

Decorating Diva

Just in case you were wondering where I disappeared to,
my vanishing trick was due to my transformation into a decorating diva. 
 Alongside my prince charming (my lovely man),
we painted my flat from top to bottom
and it now looks sparkling and brand new. 

Never in such a whirl before,
the Spring cleaning and clearing out
has left me sitting in a beautiful flat.

Certain new items were purchased for
the bathroom (a toilet brush and toilet roll holder)
and now it looks like 'little girls room' fit for a princess.

With still a few jobs to do, I will be a busy bee, as
I am starting on the garden today.

I hope you all had a great Easter holiday.

Enjoy the sunshine.

Bee x

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Thursday, 1 April 2010

And the Winner is ..............

Well it is April Fools Day today, but this is not an April Fool, but 
it's the day to pick the winner of  Spring Time Giveaway

So I've put all the names in a hat (well in a bowl)
and hand picked the winner .........

and the winner is 
Beki from Bekimaries

and she is now the proud owner of the
Spring time Necklace and Rosette

My many thanks to all who took the time to enter and
special thanks goes to Anna at Ark Designs
who put a post about my giveaway on her blog
who I will be sending a special gift of thanks to shortly.

Bee x

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