One last quick post before we go off on our hols.
We'll be staying in Toulouse (South West France) for a few days then heading to a gite in the middle of NOWHERE (le nowhere!)
(pool+sunshine = 4 x happy boys)+bread+cheese+wine+book=happy Fee
I picked this particular gite because of it's remote location - and was really thrilled it had no phone signal, Internet or TV. Obviously, now I'm completely and utterly addicted to the Olympics I'm feeling a little less pleased with myself. I can't even wean myself off - it's Olympic cold turkey!
We have some of our Scottish rellies staying in our house while we're away, so there's been major cleaning going on this week. There will be lots of 'getting togethers' going on while we're not here - I'll be sorry to miss them!
I won a 'carry it forward' from the lovely Mrs Bobo Bun recently and my treats arrived this week.
Lisa had made me a wonderful crocheted cherry brooch (so very me) and also generously sent 2 vintage ladybird books, some vintage cards and the most kitsch pony buttons I think I've ever seen.
In the spirit of carry it forward I will be using the books to make blocks to carry it forward. I was hoping to get my little blog badge and pinky promise done before leaving but had seriously underestimated both the state of my house and the lure of the gymnastics!!
Thank you Lisa!
Coincidentally, this week Cleggy bought a wonderful book by Sania Pell called 'the handmade home for children' and this particular image already caught my eye:
...so when my package of goodies included a pack of vintage vehicle cards I was cock-a-hoop!
I think I mentioned a few posts back that the paint for the lounge has sat behind the door for nigh on 8 months.
This week I dusted the tin, like it was a permanent fixture. It was while dusting that I decided not to wait until the room was decorated - but got myself a hammer and some nails and whacked up the big clock and the pictures we'd had earmarked for that wall.
Now it doesn't need painting quite so badly the tin can sit there for another 8 months!!
Here is is in reflection...
Here are my last commissions for the summer.
I haven't made any big wedding blocks for ages - they are always a pleasure to make - and these ones were no exception.
The first set was for a wedding last weekend. It had a tea party theme - so bunting was a must:
Here's the back view:
And a set for this weekend - a black and white theme
and lastly some wonderfully simple anniversary blocks:
Also this week we've been working on an exciting resources project for Cleggy's business. I'll share the details later in the year but I've really enjoyed photographing some of the products for the catalogue.
I found myself on my tummy in the drizzle making fairy houses with sticks and moss, then setting the table for dinner and hanging out fairy clothes to dry....what a treat of a job!
A little snail joined in the fun:
Right - one sleep to go! better go and get me some.