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Cornwall, Select..., United Kingdom
I am a God following Cornish girl still living in this lovely County!... I am fortunate to live in a sleepy backwater in North Cornwall.. I am part of a very creative family of five girls i,m number four! Married and blessed with two sons and a daughter a Granddaughter and a Great Grandson...! I Love being a housewife and a Mum.. and all that goes with it ! from jam making to washing the floors .! I love to knit and crochet with bright colours..! Colour is for me is food for the soul ... my style is shabby country meets Cath K !! i have many hobbies i like painting furniture and generally giving new life to things that have been pre owned and rummaging around junk shops but more importantly i like my home to be a safe cosy comfy retreat..for all that come .....

10/08/2009

The"Focus" wallpaper


Lampshade dilemma again ... one of my lampshades i want to stick the fabric on what adhesive should i use ? one of you will have the answer i,m sure ...,another i will make a cover for, and another i will wallpaper, and then decide what method works best i will let you know how it goes.
This is the Focus wallpaper i meant to post before.
On Saturday i went to Big girls art/craft class , the twelve tiles i made last time i painted also buttons and hearts Jul,s will fire and glaze them ready for pick up in a week... cant wait to see them .

Oh and the sun shone for me at the weekend !!!!

Good Times xx

05/08/2009

Wallpaper bargain



It goes without saying i like this Cath Kidston wallpaper ,...but last night a fellow blogger mentioned that Focus diy store had a pretend one reduced to £5.. i had seen it and planned to get some in the sale it was originally £ 17.99 last year ... my thoughts were could it be ....well tis true ...and i have 6 rolls of it.. truly a bargain and its destined for our bedroom ..we live in a chalet type bungalow .. so bedrooms in the roof space and tiny ,also the walls slant so no straight sides,i,m sure this will be look a treat we have been hear 10+ years and haven't decorated so its time.
We have also a new bed its black and brass and pretends to be an old Victorian style i love it and have always wanted one,... well for ever... .that was also a bargain £800 down to £250 Hubs spoilt me .
Today i have started a new project a blanket all in squares just plain knitting in Rowan pure wool no idea on its size yet ....

Oh and the sun shone today !!!!!!

Good Times x x

01/08/2009

Cowslip Patchworks



What a difference the "sun" makes to our well being , three days worth !! , Thursday i washed dried and ironed!.. got endless jobs done simply because it wasn't "raining" us Brits have had three summers in a row of rain and almost no point in summer clothes , that's why i have to blog about the "sun" and how it makes me feel ....."Happy", energised, motivated ..and well i could go on and on ........

My daughter Naomi visited on Thursday until today she works in a children's home in Somerset and was on days off ,its been a while since i last saw her and was excited she was coming , yesterday we went to" Cowslip Patchworks" as featured in Kristy's homemade home on Channel 4 only two miles from me she was like a child in a sweet shop...she recently started making a quilt so was in need of some more fabric and of course we had to test out the tea room for lunch ... a lovely day we had too.

Good Times x