Sunday, 24 April 2011

A Room Outdoors

I'm about to embark on having my whole garden landscaped as currently my only piece of patio is a weathered old piece of plywood that is about to crumble beneath my feet.  Of course this has meant a frenzy of surfing through sites for inspiration and a wish list as long as my garden!
There's a sunny spot at the end of my garden, as I am east facing it stays there until around 7pm in the height of summer.  Just perfect for one of these.
I love this garden, it conjures up images of happy families together, kids fighting over who gets the hammock!  Sadly I have no trees in my garden to hook one up to, never mind.
Bed in a Garden
I could always have a bed out there instead lol!
Potting Away
There's going to be space for my vegetables to grow at the back in proper raised beds, presently I have pop up planters all over the gaff, practical but not pretty.
Garden Party
Hope we have a long enough summer so I get to do this when it's all done.
Pale Pink
I want plenty of flowers out there too.  Something I've been missing since moving here.  The colours will be pale and delicate just like the ones above.

Cool Poster
Says it all!

Thinks that enough piccies for a while, don't want to bore you all silly with my wish list.  Of course I will be posting the real thing when it gets going, hoping that will be sometime in mid May.  In the meantime I shall keep filling up my hardrive with images, much quicker and cheaper, than the old days of  getting magazines and tearing out bits of paper.  Although I have to say I do miss the feel of a piece of paper covered in tatty old photos stuck down with pritt stick.  

Thanks for popping by. xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Not Just a Teacup

Some interesting uses for teacups.  I think the wall clock is just stunning and the perfect use for all those poor little odd cups and saucers that find their way into charity shops, separated from their sibblings a long time ago.  Now they have a new place in life, ta da!
Teacup Clock

Tea Cup Lamp

Teacup Cake Stands

Teacup Light

So which one was your favourite then?

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Mother's Day Card

This week I got the chance to play with some new dies for my Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine.  I've been wanting some of the Bigz dies for a while as these cut up to 5 layers of fabric at a time.  One of the dies I ordered was Tim Holtz's sewing collection, it has a mannequin, cotton reel and button and I used this one to make a mother's day card.
 I'm in love with this die already.  It cut through the fabric really well and I also cut some old beer mats with it, two buttons and one of the reels.  My prop is a well used wooden step ladder which I received from a kind Freecyler, just look at all that lovely splattered paint, very shabby chic.
The Kraft card is by Stampin Up and this was run through my Xcut paper crimper, another new fave toy in my craft world, I'm crimping everything in site at the moment.  It also reminds me of my hairstyle in the 80s, crimped hair was all the rage then, scary I know!

My sister I and spent a lovely afternoon with my mum.  She loved her pressie which was the new Babyliss Big Hair Hot air brush, the one that spins.  We all had a go and have to say first impressions of it are rather good.  Think she may have to hide it from her two daughters.

Happy Mothers' Day to all you mummies out there and hope you are having a fab day.  xx