I can hardly believe how long its been since I blogged.I have been using Facebook rather a lot and its immediacy is useful for communicating but lacks the creativity that a blog provides. I am always time poor and do not manage my time properly and do not treat myself particularly well...this has to change....
My beautiful granddaughter is a source of great joy and has totally changed my life .....here she is....
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 29, 2013
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Friday, May 3, 2013
If you would like to browse a lovely blog this weekend, then pop over to Rachel's blog.Look at this amazing cushion she has made.Love,love it.Rachel is very talented and creative and would love to gain some more followers.Im sure if you call in she'll put the kettle on lol!
Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend.
Have a brilliant bank holiday weekend.
Posted by made-and-found at Friday, May 03, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
It has finally happened...I have turned into my grandmother...I have a sudden longing for ornaments.....strangely kitsch ornaments of the animal kind.Its funny but when you start looking, they seem to be everywhere.My Mum calls them dust catchers but I think they are quite engaging...Here are a few of my booty/charity shop discoveries.All costing between 10p and £1...so not exactly breaking the bank but giving me a great deal of pleasure.....and very addictive
Another cat that's got out of the basket....
Simply love these little kittens
A sweet little vase
My dresser full of pretty china and dustcatchers...there really is no accounting for taste. .
Posted by made-and-found at Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Well it may not be Spring weather at the moment but Easter is still my favourite time of year.It is bitterly cold here in N,Yorks but at least it's dry and we have seen glimpses of the sun for more than three seconds.
On Easter Sunday it is my 29th wedding anniversary and on that date in 1984 it snowed after the wedding photos had been taken and didn't stop until lunchtime the next day, so this type of weather is obviously cyclical and not as freaky as everyone seems to think.Anyway whatever the weather I hope Easter finds you with those you love and brings you happiness, relaxation and maybe a little chocolate.
This is my favourite teaset of the moment.Definitely the perfect anniversary present..........
Posted by made-and-found at Thursday, March 28, 2013
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Finally a little bit of time to myself..Have enjoyed lying in bed and reading Selina Lake's new book Pretty Pastel Style which is a lovely book but not my favourite.I think Homespun style is more my thing.But it has reminded me how a mix of pastels can lift a room and I have also realised how much pastel enamelware I actually own and remembered my beautiful pink enamel kettle that is presently languishing in a box under the stairs and how you can change things so easily for example by swapping a cushion in your bedroom for one in your living room etc You don't have to keep buying new stuff.What you need or think you want is probably in your house already.I love all these images..so pretty..
I have always loved pink and have a few pieces of painted furniture in my house and shop.My current favourite colour combination and has been for some time is pale pink and turquoise...love it.
What to do now? The sun came out briefly and I was almost excited but it has now been replaced by the usual greyness that seems to be the norm at the moment.There were huge flakes of settling snow at five thirty this morning so the greyness is definitely an improvement.Cheryl and I have missed our jaunt to the car boot which has become our Sunday happy time.It was just too horrid this morning and the duvet too cosy so maybe next week...I am going to change the shop windows later today and try and inject a little bit of Selina styling into the upstairs room.I also have a yearning to go to Whitby for a ride out and a walk on the beach. I have a rotten cold and I think I need some sea air in my lungs Kill or cure!Maybe a bit of cake making later just what you need on a Sunday afternoon..
Whatever you do today enjoy your time and make the most of it .Much love Anne x
Posted by made-and-found at Sunday, March 17, 2013