Thursday, 22 September 2011

Pretty French Things!! (or Christmas came early!)

Well blog peeps!
I am very excited today! All the lovely pretty things the husband and I bought in France have arrived!!

There was a little too much to travel in hand luggage with us on the plane, so we packaged it all up and sent it on the scenic route!

It literally was like Christmas this morning coming down to all these goodies to unwrap!

Now the fun begins finding places for them all to live!!

Some of my favourite items....

Glass jars with ceramic lids and a wooden spice rack/towel holder for the kitchen.

A large white Limoges porcelain tureen, which will grace my Christmas table this year filled with festive vegetables of some sort (Brussels, pancetta & shallotts maybe!?)

Two tiered cake/nibbles stands.

Four ceramic rose door knobs which are going to replace the plain ones on our wardrobes!

A large pretty canvas made up of smaller ones which I couldn't resist as it has the husband's and my initials on M & B!

A very large birdcage photo holder for the wall.

A birdcage key store (the husband and I really have a thing for birdcages!)

So as you can see I now have lots of things to arrange and find homes for!

I also have to mention the amazing Cath Kidston bargains I picked up yesterday..
It is definitely dangerous to live so close to a Cath Kidston factory shop!

 I'm in love with my new Cath charm bracelet and sewing box!!!

Bea x x x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Room to Blog!

Hello Blog Peeps.

Haven't blogged in a week or so, as the husband and I have had a few days away in beautiful central France.

One really exciting thing is that I now have curtains up in my craft room! I wish I could say I had made them myself but alas no, they were courtesy of John Lewis!

I'm in love with the fabric design, it's called Magic Trees and is actually part of JL's childrens decor range!

I'm really happy with how my craft room is coming along, still looks a bit full up but i'm sure that is how most craft rooms are!

One thing I still have to do is paint something interesting in the fireplace! I'm thinking maybe ivy/trailing roses? Or perhaps a bird flying from its cage? Of course I could just paint logs and flames but that would just be boring wouldn't it!

Talking of paintings I have actually completed another canvas since my last blog, it was like many of the others done at the request of the husband!

 This one is of his prized bearded dragon Adelaide in a jungley scene with his snakes in the background. It is to hang in the hot room where the bearded dragon and snakes live in their vivariums!

Anyway, I'd better go make a start on said husband's dinner!
I'll leave you with my favourite new purchase which is my crochet apple cosy that I saw on Giddystuff's Blog

It is from Etsy - The Fluffy Duck
Isn't it just adorable!

It really does stop my pink lady apples from getting all bruised in my handbag!

Till next time

Bea x

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Cupcake Swap Blog!

Thank you to OhSewBeautiful  for organising a fabulous Cupcake Swap

I was paired with the wonderful GiddyStuff

She sent me a wonderful parcel full of cupcake themed goodies, 
all beautifully wrapped in her personalized tissue paper!

I was so excited as this was the first swap I had participated in, and GiddyStuff didn't disappoint!!

In my parcel of wonder I got some pretty polka dot mini cupcake cases (I do LOVE baking!)

A lovely Betty Crocker cake confetti flavoured lip balm 
(actually tastes more like Angel cake! YUM!!)

Some splendid cupcake fabric and a gorgeous selection of ribbon including some cupcake bias binding which I didn't know they made! 
(My bestie Sharon will be SO jealous!)

Also in my parcel were two utterly fantasic handmade pieces from the very talented GiddyStuff

The first is possibly the cutest crochet cupcake I have ever seen!

I'm smitten!
 I love all the detail and love that has gone into it's creation!

She also made me a beautiful Christmas felt cupcake decoration with pretty little buttons and beads for sprinkles!

As this week I have actually been thinking about Christmas 
(plans, themes, decorations etc)
It was lovely to receive a Christmassy item to get me into action.

So thank you GiddyStuff so very much for my brilliant parcel, I hope you enjoyed yours at least half as much as I did! 
Please head over to visit GiddyStuff

and see the cupcake parcel I put together for her
Until next time Blog Peeps

Much Love

Bea x