Thursday, 21 June 2012

We've had another day of wind and rain here in the North East  but to be honest I'm not bothered as tomorrow I shall be in the red hot sunshine for a whole fortnight....yipeeeee

Before I fly off to sunnier climes let me introduce you to some new friends of mine,

this is Jen  as in "pidjen"

and this little fellow is Jon  as in "Pidjon"

and here they are together,

Jon and Jen my feathered friends!!

The sun has gone to my head and I'm not even there yet!!!

See you in a couple of weeks

Lucey xx ".."

Monday, 18 June 2012

Olympic Torch Relay

Yesterday we were lucky enough to welcome The Olympic Torch to our Town where there was a real party atmosphere, 

there were police cars and bikes riding through with lights flashing and sirens going then there were young people giving out "beaters" that you banged together, there were flags and whistles 

and a coca cola van passed handing out little bottles of coke, some lucky people got a silver bottle.

Torch Relay 2012

There were huge cheers as the torch bearer ran past us,

we had a great view from the main road (we live just 2 mins from here) as I think everyone had gathered at the marina where it stopped for lunch before going onto the next Town.

Rachel made her dad a cake in the shape of a "sky" remote for father's say and Joe gave him an i tunes card so that was him a happy bunny 

and I found a lovely book to read

"A Bunch Of Sweet Peas"

based on a true story about a young parish minister who entered a sweet pea competition in 1911 where first prize was £1000!!

the pictures are lovely

cottage garden

Miss Jemima's sweetie shop,

there's nothing nicer than a jug of freshly picked sweet peas.......

Lucey xx ".."

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Mr Postie Calls

There was a  "rat a tat tatting" on the door yesterday morning and when I opened it  there stood Mr Postie with a pretty packaged parcel all for me from my lovely friend Daisy over at "daisy moon blogspot"

it was that nice I almost didn't want to open it!! 

 Inside  was filled with loads of lovely things, 

Mandy knows me so well, 

there were some gorgeous handmade buttons, the most wonderful box with ribbon inside with the letter L on it and some lovely silk threads,

pieces of old faded quilts and a badge from Poppy Treffry,

a lovely china clock face knob to go on my armoire,  fabrics from rag rescue and a book of stickers and labels,

a very pretty tin to keep my embroidery threads in,

 a cute tea towel with bikes on,

and lovely seasidey stickers and striped napkins.

This didn't start out as a swap it just sort of happened but I'm so glad it did, thank you Mandy I loved everything.

I got some roses from a friends garden and as they've come out this yellow one reminds me so much of a Julie Arkel brooch,

 so floppy and beautiful.

Lucey xx ".."

Friday, 1 June 2012

Julie Arkel Postcard Scene In An Oxo Tin.

On sunday we drove to Great Ayton with Alexa,  it's a lovely village with a stream running through and  "Suggit's" is the best ice cream shop ever, there were  loads of people enjoying the sunshine, eating picnics and playing games.  After getting our "99's" we went to sit by the river just in time to see the start of the "duck race".... all 950 yellow plastic ducks!!

A net had been put up at the start line  and all the ducks placed behind it, the boy scouts lifted the net and they were off, I don't think the "real" ducks were too impressed at the invasion of their pond!!

When we got back I got out the oxo tin I got from Whitby to make a "scene" in,

it was a bit rusty inside so after a good wash out with soapy water I lined the sides with  card and on the back I stuck a piece of cream  wool blanket, then come  the fun bit!!

A Julie Arkell postcard  went on the back and I hung some teeny tiny pink baby dolls clothes on it


the bonnet is about the same size as a five pence piece so you can imagine how tiny the booties are, can you see the  pants sticking out from under the dress? I added a couple of cards of buttons and a key, which I found in my sister's dolls house,

there was also a  tiny fort and soldiers, the soldiers were painted by Mick, a friend's husband, many years ago, he used to paint them and sell them to a shop in London. The smallest  one on horseback at the back  is no taller than a finger nail, what patience eh.

The "soldiers"carpet is just a piece of hankie, far too nice to be blowing noses on, and I added some cream lace along the top, and that's it, my Julie Arkel postcard scene in an oxo tin!!

Also in Whitby we saw this gorgeous pram in a shop window

it makes a lovely centrepiece for the display, inside I bought the cutest, tiniest pair of baby socks to go with my booties that I'm going to embroider for the christmas tree up in the snug, here we are 1st of June and I'm thinking christmas allready!!!

Thank you to everyone for sharing my emthusiasm on my "draper's cupboard" in the last post, I've now lined the drawers in good old fashioned brown paper and I'm slowly starting  to fill them all up, hope that ceiling's strong enough!!!

Lucey x ".."