Twice a week Riley doesnt stay for lunch at nursery so on these two days I try to make lunch extra special for him, today was fun, I let him pick his food for an indoor picnic, why indoor, oh that will be because of the rain we've had on and off all day.
He laid out his tea towel and lunch (all picked by him) he has a thing for tea pots and beakers so of course they make a show too
He also decorated some gingerbread men for a snack
It was our monthly craft market today and boy am I pleased to be sitting down, my feet are killing me, it was lovely to be so busy serving refreshments and our cream teas went down a treat
Thought I'd share the wonderful stalls that joined us this month Our tea stall where we serve cream teas Beautiful vintage plates and glassware made into cake stands Amazing artwork from driftwood found on welsh beaches Lovely fudge, choc and treatsBeautiful jewellery Lovely patchwork cushions and accessories Lovely fabric covered notebooks Lovely cakes, cookies, whoopie pies and moreLovely jigsaw wooden gifts Pretty dolls Shabby chic tea cosies, egg cosies and much more Beautiful candle filled vintage tea cupsOne of our lovely stall holders who paints canelware, very kindly made this for us, we're so grateful as it complemented our tea stall perfectly - thank you JohnIf you live in the Northamptonshire area and would like to be part of market please contact me at quirkyboots(at)hotmail(dot)com
A couple of crafty bits to show you. I purchased these white Q.B letters from my friend Lisa who owns Altered Chic and I jazzed them up a bit with some pretty felt flowers(I saw them made on a blog but I cant go back and share their post as we had to reset our computer and I lost all my favourites) A bit more decopatching to show you, I got a cork board from wilkinsons for a bargain 99p and picked some pretty papers and decopatched awayIts all packed away now ready for my craft market
A few more from my vintage glass collection I kinda had this off my Mum, a pretty plate with glass domeI've always wanted one of these for like ever! I got the red vase from a charity shop for £4 and the cat & mouse off ebay for 99p!! Got these off my Mum too :) Love the houndstooth pattern Love this photo Love this vintage cakes stand its got a really pretty design on it
Its that time again - so - whats on your work desk Well I actually have my dining table full to the brim (and the floor) of things I'm working onfrom left to right - I'm working on my first diy kit design, my working area in the middle (somewhere) and then to the right is a mish mash of threads pins and a basket of to do orders :)
Whats on your workdesk! Pop on over to Julias blog and join in x
I'm putting together some DIY kits, I'm busy designing them and writing them up and thinking about pretty packaging and once I feel they are ready to purchase I will share them in full Until then - heres a peek at my first kit I think this is sooo pretty and really easy to make and quite big, but then I'm biased I know :)
Blogger issues then internet issues meant that I havent been on here, so I thought I'd start by showing you the start of a project which hopefully wont take all that long to complete!
I got the gorgeous old chair from my local junk shop (Nannas Attic) which I adore and could spend hours in there and on Saturday I had my monthly crop and I showed everyone how addictive decopatching is! Hence my chair is going to be very blue with a hint of pink when I'm finished - cant wait :)
At christmas I begged and begged and got the hummingbird bakery cookbook (now in dire need of new book cake days but ssssh)
Anyways I've never baked brownies before as they seem a tad difficult to me, but oh me oh my, today I baked some brownies from my cookbook, I was in heaven upon tasting said brownies, the boys were actually quiet the whole time they were eating them to the point Jack said 'you are the best mummy LIKE EVER' :)If you cant bake brownies - you can now!!
I was busy this morning making up and starting on new orders, which I'll be finishing off tonight once the boys tucked up. The radios been playing so many songs from the film Dirty Dancing that I think I might just have to pop that on tonight and have a jig inbetween sewing!Quite colourful dont you think
My love of glass really is growing, I'll have to take some time out and photo it all to show and tell This is another lovely piece I got from the lovely Hayleigh at Lollyrocket Candles its one that she picked up but just couldnt use for a candle I just might fill this with buttons and run my fingers through them all, its a fantastic relaxation technique, I totally recommend it :)
Becky over at Strumpets Crumpets posted an ABC about you and I thought it would be fun to join in to :) Let me know if you join in the fun so I can pop on by :)
Age: cough (just passed mid 30s!) B. Bed size: double C. Chore that you hate: laundry D. Dogs: wicket the shih tzu! E. Essential start to your day: tea F. Favorite color: teal G. Gold or Silver: silver H. Height: 5'3" I. Instruments you play: childrens piano, childrens guitar, not well but hey! lol J. Job title: sahm, mug, headless chicken, crafter K. Kids: two gorgeous boys L. Live: uk M. Mother's name: Susan N. Nicknames: dippy, half a cup,
O. Overnight hospital stays: too many!
P. Pet peeve: eat with your mouth shut! (thats all the boys hear lol)
Q. Quote from a movie: 'i'll be back'
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: one brother - not really in contact with! families eh!!!
T. Time you wake up: when 4 year old tells me to go downstairs and get breakfast on! lol generally 6am!!!
U. Underwear: yes please :)
V. Vegetable you hate: celery! (is that a vegetable!)
W. What makes you run late: forever forgetting where i put my house and car keys!
X. X-Rays you've had: my tummy!
Y. Yummy food that you make: i try to cook yummy food all the time but i always have disasters!!!
Thought it was about time I joined in again as I enjoyed it so much before, I'm still no closer to having my craft space sorted, its more of a junk room at the moment, but things within the house have cropped up that were more important
I'm currently crafting on my dining room table out of baskets of which I have to pack away each time, which is annoying but its what has to happen at the moment, so heres my baskets - no work to show, just basketsOn another bargain note, I've been after a few folders to store all orders and suppliers details and I grabbed gorgeous and very bright pink ones from Tesco at just 45p each
As for eeyore, he's my new pal, my gorgeous little man knew how much I loved eeyore so this is my gift from his time in America :)
So hello again to all you woyww's I'll try to get round a few now :)
I'm starting a new wedding collection of handmade goodies, some pretty vanilla hearts with raspberry pom pom trim and personalised with the happy couples names and wedding date What do you think? I'll be adding to the collection over time :)
I had a few good charity finds today, this bracelet is made from coconut shell, I actually got one for my friends christmas present a couple of years ago and loved it so much, so when I saw this for a bargain price of £1.25 I had to have it I picked up the pretty teal bangle for £1 also This tea set was the bargain of all bargains, Michelle and I have been after some for our craft market to go with our cream teas, and this beauty of set of 6 in mint condition was a steal at £5Such a pretty pattern too :) Did you get any good finds today?