Monday, 10 June 2013

life moves pretty fast... don't stop and look around for a while, you could miss it.

Well apparently my blogging mojo is on some kind of extended holiday...hope it's not a gap year!  To remind myself, and you, that I am a blogger (of sorts), here's a few pics of recent shenanigans round my way...

Amazing bundle of fabric joy for my birthday, from the gorgeous Modflowers...
cushions made for our local Arts Trail (and my quilt - for display only!)... 

Gorgeous birthday presents from my boys!!! Brooch from here, purse from here...
and a couple of new tins to add to the kitchen collection.
The boys enjoying Upfest, our local graffiti festival...
a happy picture by eldest boy that makes my heart swell with joy...
and him playing on our new family toy.

Wild garlic picked on a woodland walk...

and our walking companion!

Recent boot sale booty, a Figgjo Flint casserole dish...

and a small but powerful bit of childhood nostalgia! 
In among all this I have been buying fabric, selling fabric, and trying (and failing miserably) to not let my house get taken over by piles of fabric!  I desperately need a studio or sewing room, but our house is tiny and we're not moving any time soon so for now I just have to muddle through.

I hope you're well and happy, and enjoying the sunny weather we've been having...long may it last!  Thanks so much for reading, sorry it's been so long since my last post, hopefully it won't be as long till my next one!

Rachel xx


  1. Hey so it's was your birthday!! Happy belated birthday you spring chicken! ;) You've really gotten the best gifts, lucky you! I love the pile of new fabric, the beautiful cushions and plaid. It's all gorgeous, just like Floyd, hehe. Three Dutch b-day kisses coming your way--->> xxx did you catch them? ;) Take good care!

  2. Happy birthday lovely Rachel ... I was going to send you birthday wishes via email but couldn't remember if yours was the day before or the day after mine ... I didn't want to put my foot in it ... anyway belated wishes and many happy returns ... Bee xxx

  3. Happy birthday! I love your gifts and the new fabric. The little purse is really sweet.

  4. I am the same as you blog wise! Nice to read you though (and to see the beautiful Floyd!) x

  5. Great pix Rachel, such wonderful bright cheerful images on a rainy old morning in Somerset. Lovely to meet you yesterday! Liz x

  6. Lovely things, when I've sold off some more of my sheet stash I'll get a little RVH magic me thinks! I've got the same little tin as yours, took me right back to being little that one! :) x

  7. Rachel....Helloooo lovely quilt fabric....and i have that tin too with all the people around it.....D x

    Ps Think you better give that FF dish a wash then show us before and its my fave....!

  8. Lovely cheery pics! Love that funky casserole dish. I can think of worse things than being taken over my piles of fabric ... ! M x

  9. You look and sound as though you've been having a most wonderful and I'll time. Goodness me you doing amazing work with glorious fabrics, thos cushions are yummy as is the quilt.

    Happy belated birthday. X

  10. What lovely things! Particularly love your little walking companion :-). I miss a sewing/craft room too. Piles of fabric and equipment everywhere...oh day :-) Pam

  11. Save Ferris ... I used that quote only last week. There really aren't enough hours in the day! Such lovely images... and Bod oh my Bod, I am humming the little Bod tune to myself and smiling ... such happy childhood days ... take a day off like Ferris xxx

  12. Oh its great to hear what you have been up to and more importantly to see it Rachel. There is always so much beauty on your blog! Wow to those tins, those birthday gifts, those boys, and that wee dog! Here's till your next post and keep enjoying your days, they look perfect! Jo xx

  13. Pretty things. Love the old canisters (tins) and also the type writer. New to your blog and loving it! xo

  14. Don't apologise, it's lovely to see a post from you in my blogroll! Happy Birthday, your gifts look gorgeous - obviously your family know you very well. x

  15. Aha, Ferris Bueller's Day Off!!! I love that film! Ha ha, brilliant and awesome post m'dear! Love your pics! Happy Saturday!
    Jo :-) x

  16. More drool worthy pictures. I always adore your the fabrics you display. Where do you buy them, so I can have them in my house to ease my drool?

    1. After our long summer holiday, when my youngest son has settled into pre-school, I will be opening an Etsy shop, and sharing my fabric collection with anyone who wants to buy some...I'll let you know when! xx


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