Tuesday, 29 October 2013

If Mary did Halloween

 If Mary did Halloween she'd take inspiration from the L.A. WITCH album cover
..........But cats don't dress up at Halloween, silly

Sunday, 27 October 2013

Batten down the hatches


We got totally soaked on a walk up Black mountain today, we called it quits half way up after the rain and wind started pelting down of course by the time we reached the car park the clouds had parted and the sun was beginning to shine. Drenched, we drove back home and settled in for a quiet afternoon of pumpkin carving and leaf brooch making.

Inspiration for a felt leaf brooch, last weekends car boot find, another one for the collection!

Hope you're having a warm weekend xx

Saturday, 26 October 2013

This is the way we Make and Bake TRIFLE!


Last weekend my sister invited us over for dinner, I said we'd bring dessert. I've been waiting for the opportunity to try out a recipe from the This is the way we Make and Bake book I bought in a charity shop for 40p. "This is the way we make and bake will help mothers to occupy their children in the kitchen in perfect safety. It has a host of mouth-watering recipes, especially chosen for their appeal to children as finished dishes, and for lots of activities to keep little fingers occupied" (Phil and Mary didn't help me make this)

 Served with a generous squirt of squirty cream. The trifle went down a treat! It was ridiculously sweet and I loved it!! My sister had three bowls, her boyfriend is allergic so all the more for us, I had two bowls and the big lad was the only one that showed any control and one bowl.

Have a great weekend everyone! x

Saturday, 19 October 2013


Today I....

started the day with porridge, raisins, cinnamon and honey
popped some flowers in Autumnal vases

tried to drink more water

got the goods in for a very 70s trifle
posted some handmade elephants to Ooh Betty

started a little wedding gift for friends who are getting married very soon
added some new cushions to my Etsy shop
had a quick mooch in the charity shops and after nearly getting reversed over found these rain visors and what my loo has been waiting for....

raked up the leaves in the garden with no help from Beryl
Hope you had a lovely Saturday x

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Kitchen makeover progress

A couple of months ago I started a kitchen makeover and I'm still not finished! Since the last update, I've hung a new old door curtain from Flo's stash, spray painted a stags head, made a new window dressing from a vintage curtain and used the left over fabric for a trio of hoops so it's looking a bit like this....

Still to sort out the botched job of the tiles behind the cooker and maybe paint the rest of the unit doors white, can't decide! Maybe leave that until next summer, a new floor would be nice too!

Hope you're having a good week, I'm glad we're over the hump!