Some pretty interiors I like....

Crisp white bathroom- how pretty, add hints of another colour to change the decor of the room

Very country cottage- I adore the crochet blanket- really want to learn to crochet this year

A nice homely entrance hallway- love the chez longue and the plants add to the area. Light can flood in through the large window, the stairs is carpeted which makes them cosier :)

I would love a kitchen table like this one- love the wood/cream combination

I'm not sure if I love or hate this room- I like the idea of different patterns on the sitting room furniture but I think it needs something else to tie it all together. A mirror would look nice over the fireplace too

I love this utility/ washroom- it's so bright and clean looking with clean lines and all white. I can just imagine the smell of comfort on my clothes and fabrics here

How organised is this wardrobe?!

Some photos from around home.

Hope you had a lovely restful weekend, it's Easter next weekend :) So has Spring Sprung in your part of the world yet? It is beginning to feel more like Spring here now, longer days, greener grass and daffodils :)
Here are a few photographs from last weekend, this weekend I was busy with a family wedding, hope you had a nice one. Back to work in the morning.
A pretty wee church a few mile from my house

A gate house of an old estate

Another gate house on the estate

Some of our daffodils from the local area. The ones in our garden havent bloomed yet

What did you get up to this weekend, sorry I haven't been around alot lately :)

Some of my ideas...

Find me on Polyvore
Here are a few of my polyvore creations :) Hope you enjoy them, which is your favourite, I think the blue and white wedding one is my favourite... Enjoy :)

Oh look what I found...

Have any of you come across Polyvore website before, it looks cool to me especially if you are into fashion and design, take a look at it. I have to figure out what it actually is, but going by the photographs and images I LOVE IT!!!

Flowerbomb by Daria_M featuring Arden B dresses

I have just set up my own Polyvore account, check it out, I'm only learning but I love it :)

Happy Weekend Again :o)

Hello everyone, hope your weekend is going well, I've been busy with work and have a family wedding next weekend. Today I went to town and also tried to get abit of sewing in, so I managed to get less than 30 minutes but at least I got to do some :)
Here are a few photographs of what I sewed, I'm a learner so excuse the poor quality of the sewing but its unique and I'm proud of what I did :) Thanks to lovely Karen at Tilly Rose for the beautiful fabric :)

And here is a photograph of the Mother's Day card I made for my Mam

Hope you have a lovely Sunday and enjoy the sunshine. I'm off to search for some daffodils in the fields later and take a walk around the farm :)

There's always time for tea :)


{Country Living}

{Country Living}

Here are a few pretty tea time photographs I came across online- LOVE Them!!! Hope you all had a lovely week and enjoyed Saint Patrick's Day. The good news is IT'S THE WEEKEND :)
Have you any nice plans??

Pretty Pink Parcel in the Post.....

I was very excited yesterday evening when I got home from work :) I had this lovely parcel full of goodies from Tilly Rose. She is an expert crafter and is just launching her new shop online, be sure to pay it a visit. She is busy working on it at the moment, it is so lovely with lots of lovely things :)
Check out the treasures I got, I have never had so much fabric before, so this weekend I will be very busy crafting away :) I have another heart to sew and this is a really pretty one, take a look at it below. If any of you have any suggestions for other small projects for me, let me know.

Pretty Pink Parcel
And look what I found inside :)
and more...
And lots more...
And even more...
And still more...
And Tilly Rose also included this pretty fabric heart template.. which I will finish off this weekend, fingers crossed I won't make a mess of it. Check out some of her completed hearts which she sells in her shop.
And then there was a bag full of this...
Ribbons, lace, buttons and fabric flowers :)
How lovely are these...
I was so happy and excited to recieve all this from Tilly Rose, she is a truly generous and kind person and I really appreciate that. I have found so many wonderful blogger friends and I really appreciate all the support and kindness from you all :) Thank you Karen from Tilly Rose :)

Today I love....

Tea, actually I love tea every day :) And tea is more popular than ever, not just in our homes now but in fashion and design too. Here are a few sweet tea related things I found online that I love... not as just as a big mug of tea though....

No. 1 Tea Time Necklace Accessorize
No. 2 Metallic British Tea Party Stickers Accessorize
No. 3 Frukost Dishtowel, Tea Set Anthropologie
No. 4 Tea Party Cupcake Pendant Swarovski
No. 5 I Would Love a Cup of Tea Brooch Hannah Zakari
No. 6 Betsey Johnson Tea Party Charm Bag Borrow or Steal
No. 7 Alice Tea Time Alloy
No. 8 Miss Tea Sterling Silver White Teacup Ring With Floral Detail My Sugarland
No. 9 Anna Lou I Love Tea Necklace Very
No. 10 Candle Teacups Start London

Now off you go and have a big mug of tea on me :)


Update on my 2010 goals :)

Well we are now over two months into 2010 and the time has flew by. The weather is beginning to brighten up and we are getting some sunshine now :) I love to see the baby lambs jumping around the fields and the carpet of snowdrops all over the graveyards. No daffodils have emerged yet, the grass is all yellow because of the severe frost we have had, so hopefully in the next few weeks they will return to their rich green colour. There are lots of wee calves on the farm and I will try and get some photographs of them tomorrow.

So I  am now going to recap on my goals for 2010 and see how I am progressing. I will go through each goal and give a brief outline of how I am getting on with it.

No.1 Eat healthier so instead of biscuits with mugs of tea- replace with cream crackers, replace cake and sweets with fruit- I might have slipped abit on this one, with a few too many treats in the evenings so I will began to get back on track this week as I have a family wedding coming up near the end of the month.
A weakness of mine

No.2 Keep positive, jot down positive thoughts and ideas in my notebook- Now this one has been very easy due to No. 15 being fulfilled, see everything is related and hence achieving one goal will help with other ones :) I continue to make notes in my fairy book each week.

No.3 Complete my plant and bird identification booklets- I am still working on this from time to time, I have all my sketches complete and inserted into my book, I have the text wrote up but will need to insert it now so I might get some time this month to progress with this.

No. 4 Study for my course- As No. 15 has been fulfilled I had to give up my part time course due to time constraints, however I am on the watch out for advertisements of part time evening courses for the summer months. I would like to do a short part time interior design course in the evenings.

No.5 Keep in contact with my friends reguarly- Last month I made sure I contacted and visited as many of my friends as possible, as some of my close friends live in England and Scotland I didn't get to see them all but I have plans to visit Scotland in the Summer time :)

No.6 Continue with my craft projects- Again I didn't have as much time as usual to do this. I finished off my wee heart cushions which I posted about earlier in the month. I also received handmade gifts from Monika @ home: handmade All things nice magnets and a beautiful handmade pendant and I was also lucky to receive Happy Mail from Laurie Anne at Rebel Blossom: a pretty handmade drawstring bag, felt needle holder and notelets/cards- thank you girls, you both have give me lots of inspiration and hopefully some day I will be as good at crafting as ye two :)

No.7 Make more handmade projects-  I did quiet a bit of card making and made alot of decorations for Valentine's Day. Tomorrow morning I think I will make a homemade Mother's Day Card for my Mother for Mother's Day next week (Don't forget!) I also made some simple rice krispie buns for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day and decorated them in a lovely package with lots of ribbon and cute valentines images.

No.8 Buy some blank white cards to make greeting card- As I already mentioned in my January update I bought some cream ones and lovely paper and stickers too. I will soon have to go and buy more though :) I really should get white ones this time as they are prettier and look better.
No.9 Continue taking photographs of my travels and my local area at home- I took more photographs in February than January as the weather has began to improve but I will continue taking more and more. The most I took was of my lovely walk in the woods with my mother.

No.10 Spend more time outdoors- I really tried hard this month to get out and enjoy the dry weather, I had my lunch outside two days this week and went for a lovely long walk most weekends :)

No. 11 Appreciate those I love- Always and forever, I think I did this month!

No. 12 Start a very big project (It's top secret though so I can't share with you all yet)- Again this is still top secret hopefully by the end of the month I might be able to let you in on it as there is alot of background stuff to be fixed up first.
No. 13 Declutter my walk in wardrobe which I was meant to do ages ago and sort out all my clothes- Oh no! It really isn't that bad really!

How neat is this wardrobe, someday mine will be this organised

No. 14 Start back with my To- Do Lists as they were very helpful- Yes I'm still at this, and it keeps me on track!

No. 15 Keep applying for jobs and try and not get down about them- I kept trying and god loves a trier and I got a job- I'm three weeks into it now and I love it so far. It really is my ideal job. It took me awhile to get use to the early mornings and the later evenings again as my last job was nearer home and now I have an hour each way to go but I don't mind the driving :) This doesn't give me as much time to craft and blog now but I still get a chance some evenings to do these things.

No. 16 Improve my cooking skills- I don't know if I'm improving but I am cooking more now at the weekends as I am not at home during the days.

If only I had a kitchen like this...
No.17 Don't worry about little things as much- Now that I haven't as much free time on my hands I am not worrying as much, so it must of been something to do with idle time and too much time to think. So for any of you that worry too much, I say go do things, interact with people, start an evening course, volunteer with the local community or a charity, visit friends and try not to spend so much time on our own, which was my problem and meant I had too much time to think!

No.18 Grow vegetables- The poly dome is still not up but it is still very frosty at night so maybe at the start of April - hopefully it wont be getting too late :)

No. 19 Organise my time better- I really have to rework this one now that I am working full time and am not home until nearly 7 so I need to ensure I use my free time at the weekend as efficiently as possible. Any suggestions welcomed?

No. 20 And most importantly enjoy life :) This month I am just grateful for those who believe in me and those who have given me a chance in life.


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