Wednesday, July 28, 2010


In case anyone is missing my Sweet Mary stalls, which don't run over the cooler months, click on here to see my listings on Felt - Design and Craft Online.

Window Magic

Found this gorgeous vintage window at the Blue Moon sale. Its very heavy which impresses me for some reason. Each little pane is mirrored and when you open the door there is chicken wire behind. Maybe it was the front of a food safe in another life. Bit by bit our new home is starting to look like a cottage which is just what I want and of course, so does my other half!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Sweet Mary Vintage Style

A completed Sweet Mary order soon to be on its way to a special customer in Sydney.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Darling Buds of Morocco

My sister sent me these Moroccan 'buds' from Marrakech. Double click on the photo to see just how beautiful they are. Each cluster is made up of lots of tiny buds wound from fine cotton thread. I have no idea whether they are hand or machine made but they are so tiny that it would surely be too hard to make them by hand. I am busy thinking of how I will incorporate them into my Sweet Mary handmades this spring.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

All grown up

Our baby turned 21 this week. Now we will all have to act like grown-ups!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home and Garden

We are settling in very nicely to our new home. Furniture is more or less where I want it and I have managed to unpack quite alot of my "treasures". The garage still houses many more and bit by bit I will trawl through them and find that special something that would look great in that certain place. That sort of thing takes time and I am not in a huge hurry.

The garden looks great even in the middle of winter and that tree looks very interesting to my fluffy baby. Annie is used to the run of an apple orchard but she is coping well with the restrictions in her new home. For the first time ever our cats are having to learn the delights of a cat door. Well, I lie on the laundry door, lifting the flappy door up and call to them. They both sit just out of reach and pretend to sniff something or itch something. Basically trying to ignore me. It will all work in the end I'm sure.

The Sweet Mary room is full to bursting but I have squeezed in and plan to start work before the end of the week. I have a full length glass door and window out to the garden and this is my beautiful view, below.

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I thought I would move house and then blog a week later in our new home. Was I mad???
The new home is just lovely and we are so happy with it but there are still a number of boxes to be unpacked. This is what happens when you are a collecter and you move from a large house to a small but perfect home. So, no photos today as camera is in the depths of a box somewhere but I am itching to show off a bit - a more interesting blog soon.
I have emptied my bank account to pay for stalls at the spring and summer fairs to come so will also be listing those, with dates, soon. Which reminds me that I had better get sewing again. My new Sweet Mary room overlooks the pretty cottage garden so I will have to concentrate and not get lost in dreamy gazings out my window and door. Yes, I have a door from my room to the garden!
And in case you were wondering, the cats survived the move and seem as enamoured as we are with their new home.