Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Sisterhood

My sister Julia's beautiful beaded knitted and crocheted corsages
More crocheted purses and corsages by me and Jules

My crocheted cushions

Zoe's Cushions and hearts made with vintage fabrics

Karen's gorgeous tea cosies

Zoe's lovely badges

My mum Dawn's cuddly tea cosy, perfect for hugging a tea pot

Cheryl-ann's exquisite crocheted corsages

All these lovely things have been made with love in North Yorkshire and are available in our shop

Friday, May 8, 2009


I am a keen reader of other people's blogs and have many on my favourites list which I hope to add to my blog when I have got the hang of the technical side of things. I am entering uncharted waters at the moment and have to say, I feel a bit nervous about writing anything that would be of interest to anyone else.I have wanted have my own blog for quite a while and hope that it will keep me intouch with customers and friends. I thought you might like to see some pictures of my shop to start with. It's all put together with saleroom finds and none of the furniture,shelves etc has cost me more than a few pounds or has been made by my long suffering but very supportive husband, John. I have many unique treasures which I have found or sourced and I sell lots of things that have been made by myself or my very talented friends and sister, (which I will post later). So that is really how the concept Made-and was born.


I have thoroughly enjoyed watching Kirsty's Homemade home on Thursday nights and I think that the wealth of talent sloshing around is amazing. It's so interesting and humbling to watch so many talented people who are passionate about their craft. However I did shriek out loud when Kirsty was standing in the antique shop buying that beautiful quilt and she said ' For some people it's shoes.for others it's handbags, but for me it's antique tablecloths and linens. They are my drugs'. They are my drugs too, along with pretty china tea sets,cakestands and tea cosies and eiderdowns and crocheted throws .....I hadn't actually realised the true level of my addiction until I did a head count today and I am the proud and embarrassed owner of 39 embroidered linen tablecloths, 28 traycloths and 45 crocheted doylies. I am always buying them with the intention of chopping them up or dyeing them then I can't bring myself to wreck precious handiwork which may have taken hours to complete So I will probably have to open a tea room any day now!