Sunday, 26 May 2013

Wedding Embroidery

Well hello!  The move from my flat happened last Friday - 17th May.  We've had the week off work and have been working on the new house - stripping wallpaper, knocking out a fireplace, and generally being very destructive!  There will be pictures to come when/if we finish anything...!

In the meantime, we had a nice day away from DIY yesterday to go to my sister-in-law's sister's wedding (that's my brother's wife's sister!)

I had done a bit of crafting for the wedding - I gave you a glimpse of an embroidery outline in a previous post.  Here is the finished embroidery:

 I drew the pattern on paper, then traced onto white cotton with a fine permanent pen.  I then used purple embroidery thread to stitch along the lines.

In the bottom corner are two mother-of-pearl heart buttons, outlined with stitches...

And a bow in the top corner...

I framed it in a white box frame...

And it went on the table with the guest book, post box etc...

The bride, my sister-in-law, my Mum and myself decorated the guest book and post box too, and did other crafty bits and bobs for the wedding.

It was a lovely day!

Sunday, 12 May 2013


Yep, you got it - I'm buying a house!

Contracts were exchanged during the week, on the sale of my flat and the purchase of the new house, and this Friday (17th) the move will hopefully happen!!  (Unless anything goes horribly wrong...)

There is some work to be done on the new house, including the installation of gas central heating and lots of redecoration - I will be sure to show before and after shots as things progress!

Here is a little taster of one of the rooms needing a transformation...


I'm going to miss my little flat, it has been a lovely home for the last 7 years, but I'm very excited about the new house!

Well, can't sit around blogging all day - I've got a flat to pack up!  See you on the flip side!!!!

Saturday, 4 May 2013


Hi everyone, and thanks as always for the lovely comments!

Things have been very busy lately, and I've not had much time for crafting.  Although, I have been fitting in some wedding stuff for my sister-in-law's sister's upcoming wedding.  Here is a glimpse of one thing...

I'll show you the finished item after the wedding at the end of this month!

Last weekend I was in Marbella for the hen do... here is a shot of my sis-in-law and me enjoying some delicious cocktails!

Much fun was had!  (And that white dress was dyed pink by the end of the night - courtesy of the feather boa...!!!)

And for a touch more crafting, here is a little practical something I did the other month...

These are ribbon (and button) hanging loops I added to the two hand towels I use in the kitchen, so they could be hung up more easily.  I know... thrilling stuff!  ;o)

Changes are afoot in my life at the moment (well, one big change) - related to my 2013 goals.  I'm sure you can figure out which one it is!  I'll let you know more when things are definite, but this is why my crafting and blogging have been suffering lately.

Until next time...
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