Friday, May 25, 2012

Lazy hazy friday..........

flowers from the garden
my kitchen
summer flowers
My lane with elder flower and cow parsley
The sun is high in the sky. The kids are splashing in the paddling pool. The dogs,chickens, ducks and the piggies Willow and Pixie are making beds for themselves in the banks of lacey cow parsley that line the lane, it is glorious and as it is Ireland, we Irish make the most of it, so we are off to the lake with our little vintage caravan........

The view from my cottage

Have a lovely weekend I hope the sun is shining in your little corner of the world......

Monday, May 14, 2012

Look what the Postman delivered...........

 So a few things arrived from my postman Gerry today, isn't shopping on line fantastic, so quick and when it arrives it feels like your birthday,  a few times a year!
Saved by Cake by Marian Keyes
How pretty
such lovely pictures with gorgeous fabrics

a real find 4 euro vintage trompe d'oeil embroidery pillow
A bargain crochet blanket from Ebay for 5 euro
Crochet cushion bought on etsy at Binkees shop

Jack and Isabelle enjoying a little sunshine oh and Rosie too
Those flowers need fixing = like mother like daughter!

So lots of lovely things came today and then I won a giveaway too on Deborah's Blog Bee Happy, so thank you so much Deborah for that!

 I can not wait to bake some goodies from Marian Keyes Saved by cake. So have lovely day wherever you are.......

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I dream of Summer...........

Where is Summer?

This morning the rain is pouring and it is dull and grey. The dogs are refusing to get out of bed. The chickens are staging a meeting under the little old caravan, they do not like to get their feathers wet, they like to look their best at all times! Only the ducks are out.

So I need blue skies and a warm summer breeze, come on Summer! I hope the sun is shining wherever you are! Oh and I have decided to do that twitter thing, I know but I am always late for everything, who should I follow? can you recommend anyone, will I follow you?

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A busy little bee.......

I have been busy this week freshening things up a bit and painting and sewing
Summer is on its way and we all need a boost of energy

So new shower curtains and some Cath Kidston Washed Roses fabric on the roman blind
in the worlds smallest bathroom, what can you expect in a cottage, there were no walk in wardrobes
and ensuites in 1711 when it was built, oh well!

Cabinet with Cath Kidston fabric

So pink sugar paint to add a little sweetness, as I painted this old chair and

Cabbages and Roses Cushion 

                                                          this gate!

And made lots of cushions for my shop.....

Cushion with Cath Kidston and Laura Ashley Fabric

We even had a little sunshine

Cushions made with Kate Forman Cameo and Ribbons Fabric

Kate Forman fabric Cushion made by me

Pretty cushion

So have a lovely weekend wherever you are......