Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hello Everyone,

Has it really been six months since I have posted on my very neglected blog, well what can I say....
I have after much upset and thought decided that I cannot craft and work.  I was lucky enough to get a full time job which gives me little time to craft after running a home as well.  So I have been busy working and doing a few little crafts along the way.  So I think my first blog in such a long time should be just some catch up pictures and less of my ramblings.

Our lovely National Trust holiday cottage in Wales, surrounded by stunning countryside.

Reaching the top of Mount Snowdon, wow what a climb that was!

Harvey the Hare in our garden

Garden Flowers

Re vamped a old brown bureau with Annie Sloan chalk paint


Saturday, 13 April 2013

Oh My Goodness where have I been

 Hello everyone,

Where have I been since November you may been asking yourselves, well I ask the question myself. Well, where do I start. 

Lets start by saying Happy New Year and what have you done with Spring......  Instead of writing paragraph after paragraph of apologies of why I have been a abscent blogger I will just give you a few facts and make my first back to blogging land post a collection of some of my favourite pics. Some my own some not.

Firstly Maison Daisy napkins have been slow so I am in a dilemma whether to give up or carry on, please let me know what you think.  I have been very lucky to been offered a full time job which has to be honest taken up most of my time and energy lately.  I love it and a great place to work lovely people too.  So how lucky am I.

So happy weekend everyone and enjoy the pictures. xx


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Christmas Shopping Fair

Come and see us for a great evening of shopping and handmade. Lots of fabulous christmas presents with just a little one for yourself too.
Wednesday 14th November 6.30 - 9.30
Weston Cricket Club, Devonshire Road, WSM £1.00 entrance fee.

Im nervous....... my first craft fair........

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Free Giveaway

Just a quick reminder to everyone to hop over to to win a free set of beautiful napkins by Maison Daisy, gift wrapped to your door.  Twigg Studios is the greatest Tutorial website around.


New Friends

Happy Sunday everyone,

Hope you are all having a great weekend, the sun is shining and Christmas is coming, sorry only 10 weeks to go I think, I'm so not ready for Christmas yet!!!!!!

I want to tell you the latest news on some wonderful people I have met recently.

Recently I had a coffee with a lovely person called Cheryl who has Vintage Village, you can find her on facebook, what a fabulous person, she sells all sorts of retro and vintage wares, at, I love Cleeve Nursery they do the best plants and their own compost which is just the best.  Anyway Cheryl has a little corner of her vintage wares in the Food Hut inside Cleeve Nursery and she has so very kindly let me sell my napkins and cushions there too.  The only problem I can find with this, is she has such lovely things I want to buy them all.

A couple of the cushions for sale at Vintage Village, Cleeve Nursery, this cushion has some old vintage trains featured, which would be lovely in a boys room, all cushions are £18.00.

I also met a very talented lady called Sam who has the most divine shop in Locking Village, well she has gorgeous painted furniture and  stunning things for Christmas, I couldn't resist buying some little hanging stars that smell of Christmas, she is also selling my napkins too, I am thrilled to have my napkins in such a gorgeous shop, the shop is a little hidden away but once you find it, you will never want to leave. You must go and visit.

I have some new design napkins, more pictures to follow, don't forget these will make a lovely Christmas present, and I will gift wrap and postage all free to UK only, just send me a email and I can send you all the designs to choose from.

The last thing I would like to talk to you about is a confession really.  Yes I confess that I am in love with Portmerion, Sophie Conran, I have been very very bad and bought some more to add to my collection.  I just love it so much, it makes me smile at breakfast and I'm still smiling at supper.

Yes I know I still havent painted my dresser, its on my TO DO list which seems to be getting longer and longer.

Have a great Sunday

Friday, 21 September 2012

I'm back

Hello everyone,

Yes I know its been so long since I last blogged.  It has been so busy at work I just haven't had the energy for much else really.

Today I have got the jumpers out, yes its that time of year when summer is definitely coming to a close.

We have a new resident on the farm, he sits on the same post outside our kitchen window between 7.30 and 7.45pm every evening,  a beautiful little owl.  We have a resident tawny owl but this is a little owl, apparently quite rare.  He is just magnificent.  We now plan our supper around watching for the Ollie to arrive.  We are so lucky.

I have had to buy a new printer, oh my goodness its so difficult trying to buy something like that, so many to choose from and so many features, I just want a printer that prints a good image I said frustratingly to the assistant, I don't want to know if it stands on its head whilst printing A3.  Anyway I managed to get one, and now I have no idea how it works, its a copier/fax/scans/prints/A3/A4/double sided, but strangely doesn't make the tea.  Seriously its quite good I think.

I haven't painted any furniture of late, but some new designs of napkins, these would make fantastic Christmas presents, (yes its coming) and postage is free to UK and a bargain at £14.95 for four or £7.95 for two.

I also have been busy making some cotton coasters, the same as the napkins but coaster size, these are just super presents at £4.95 for four.

I have a new shop I am supplying called Scotts Garden Supplies in Congresbury, super shop and a lovely cafe called Heather's right next door who make the most perfect cuppa and cake.  I am supplying old recycled pots painted and designed exclusively for Patricia of Scotts, I love the shop and wish her well in her new venture.

More napkin designs

Shortly I will be adding some new items to my crafting empire, some best tea towels, best as in the ones you lay over your aga when you have guests staying to make your kitchen look posh.  These will have stencilled typography on them, also burlap table runners, trouble is I love them myself so want to keep them all.

Last weekend was epic, on Saturday I marshaled for the Tour of Britain, up on Dartmoor, I was posted on the KOM2 just outside Princetown, and it was great fun, what a huge turnout and everyone had such fun.  And I was on the tele, how exciting, although TV does nothing for your figure.  So if anyone watched stage 7 of the Tour of Britain I was the one on the left with a fluorescent safety tabard trying to look cool. In fact I looked like a giant space hopper.
Then a long drive down to Sussex to stay with good friends (thanks Diana and Duncan) to attend the Goodwood Revival on Sunday.  What a day it was, pictures to follow.  I dressed up as a 1940's land girl and Mr P as a Naval Commander, it truly was a epic weekend.

So things have been rather hectic around here, but I do promise to blog more.  I do promise really.

Have a great weekend

Monday, 13 August 2012

Olympic Fever and Bolting

Hello everyone,

Wow what a emotional Olympics, I am so proud to be British and Team GB have done us proud, I had a wonderful quote which was posted on twitter saying,

 "goodbye London 2012 Olympics, you have made me proud I will miss you - now lets build on the Olympic Spirit and make us Great again".

I don't think there is anything else to say really, as you know I am a huge cycling fan so I would like to say well done to the GB boys who rode a fantastic road race, and so sorry for Mark Cavendish, but his time will come I am sure, and GB girls well you were amazing.  I am also very proud of my bro who had a part in the Olympics.

Well that's my Olympic bolt out of the way, our house is in Bolt fever.

I have had a very busy few weeks, been to see my mum in Sussex just a day visit, had family over this weekend, and painted my bedroom.  I'm so pleased with the result, it has all been done on a shoestring and all recycled, well except for a gorgeous quilt Mr P bought me in South Molton on our hols, he originally said no but then I made that girlie puppy face like I was going to cry and have a full blown public tantrum when he said OK then, well it did have 20% off. 

These are some bedside drawers that I painted up in ASCP of course, so pleased with them.

The headboard was a eBay £20.00 find, it does have a bottom but I quite like just the headboard, this I painted in ASCP Paloma and then old white on top.  It is a real purple/pink colour but when dry looks more like a dusky grey.

The large old gilt mirror was also a eBay find, a Home base slatted blind and some vintage lace and its all come together lovely, soooo pleased.

As we had family for the weekend, we set off to Tintern Abbey on Sunday with a picnic and then onto Symonds Yat for a walk and to see the peregrines.

I went to Tintern on holiday as a small child and I am all grown up now and still going back, it has a sense of calm about it and so beautiful.

So glad its only a short drive away, the river Wye is also a stunning walk.

I am designing some new napkins at the moment and thinking of some Christmas designs too, yes its on its way, sushhhhhhhhh.

I will leave you with a few photos from our little trip away to Devon, we stayed on a Eco campsite which was great and had a camp fire each night and toasted marshmallows.Each evening we watched a pair of barn owls feeding there brood of teenagers, life doesn't get any better than that.  We walked Lynford Gorge, not for the faint hearted. Took a steam train to Totnes. and the usual treat on our gorgeous Exmoor of cream teas and stunning scenery.  My heart is in Exmoor.

Take care everyone and have a great week,  and a huge huge huge thank you for your lovely comments im so glad you are enjoying my blog.