Wednesday, 11 August 2010

And another

How lucky, and another. This time my green and blue liberty bunting was included in this 'Lets Decorate' treasury put together by
Kerrin, thanks so much.

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Chicken Treasury

My Scandinavian bunting has found itself it this chicken themed treasury. Well worth a look, thank you to fellow brit Jon.

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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Wedding Guide
A little while back, UK Handmade asked for contributors to apply to be in the UK Handmade Wedding guide for 2010. I applied and out of many applicants, my 'Mr and Mrs' Bunting was chosen, YAY!
Take a peek, it's gorgeous and within it's covers ( well on page 25 to be exact!) you'll find me

Summer Party

Saturday was the day we had our summer party. Our friends and family joined us on thankfully a nice sunny day, with just a few showers, luckily before everyone arrived. I'm afraid I failed slightly on the photo front. I had grand plans to photo all the food, but unfortunately got caught up in the day......... oops!

We've got a lovely large conservatory, which is just perfect for gatherings and for hanging bunting!

I went for a faded floral theme and mixed bunting in pretty, pinks, blues, greens and yellows

The table was laid with the most gorgeous handmade tablecloth that I found in my local charity shop for £3, bargain.

These floral napkins fitted the theme perfectly and came from Tesco's of all places. For the food I roasted a chicken, a leg of pork and a beef joint of Friday, which definately took the pressure off things on Saturday morning. I served these with Coleslaw, Greek Salad, Hot Buttered New Potatoes, Festive Cous Cous, Jubilee Chicken ( a fabulous salad with chilli's, mango, salad leaves, lime and chicken ) and a tomato and basil salad. Yum!

And for pudding, we went Raspberry picking at our local fruit farm Friday afternoon, they were simply served in glass bowls with cream

For those with a slightly sweeter tooth a served vanilla ice cream with sprinkle, all displayed in my pink wire cake stand

The sprinkles looked very pretty in my vintage white coffee cups, and pistachio nuts, honeycomb and marshmallows were in my pink ramekins. I also made Hot Chocolate Sauce and Toffee sauce to drizzle over

All the food had pretty labels which I created from PDF label templates from fellow etsian Tracey's shop

After much Pimms, wine and beer and a big pot of Chilli with Jacket Potatoes, we all fell into bed, tired but happy. Next party on the agenda, my daughters Woodland themed Teddy Bears picnic in December, followed by a rather special 90th ( not what you may think!)

Wednesday, 4 August 2010


How lovely is this treasury called 'Magenta and Navy' put together by Tami from Adorable Little Me . Up the top there, is my new Fairy bunting in Liberty Magenta fabrics.

Hot news 4 buntings have sold YAY!
Sorry for the lack of posts, it's school holidays and things are a tad hectic. But I'm still sewing and creating, all be it with two children either sat by my side, on my lap or leaping about in front of me! Thanks goodness my bunting involves lots of hand sewing, so far this week, I've taken it to my inlaws for the weekend, the garden, my parents house etc etc It's also observed us making cake, painting, drawing and having tea parties. All go here.

I hope you're enjoying the holidays.