Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Sickness, Birthdays and a Textile Fair

It has been a very crazy time lately with my little girl being very poorly for a week then going back to preschool for 2 days and then getting a bad sickness and diarhoea bug which laid her low for another week. She has lain lifeless and feverish on the sofa for the best part of a fortnight, poor baby, and is now so thin and pale, a shadow of her former self.

It was her 4th birthday on Thursday and she could hardly open her presents before flopping onto the sofa again. Luckily she was a bit better by Sunday so that she could have her party with all her little friends who had been missing her. We booked a man to come and entertain her little friends by doing a bubble show. It was wonderful and although Lizzy didn't want to participate she was very happy watching and her friends and big brother were all very enthusiastic participants

Happily she is now on the mend and making up for lost time in both appetite and naughtiness! This is just as well as I had a textile fair to prepare for. I am going to be at the Ilminster Talent for Textiles fair tomorrow. I made a mock up of my stall in my kitchen yesterday and am now all packed up and ready to go. If any of you are coming tomorrow please be sure to come up and say hello, it would be lovely to see you.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - My Vintage Girls!

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Friday, March 13, 2009

Elbow, Country Living and other important stuff!

What a busy time I have had recently (nothing new there). On Wednesday I went to Plymouth with my Mum and daughter to have a day out shopping ending with us seeing Elbow in concert. We had a great day but the highlight was seeing my favourite band live again. As regular readers know I am a bit of an Elbow fanatic and have a huge crush on Guy Garvey the lead singer with the beautiful voice. Elbow fans must be the nicest fans in the world. We were right down near the front, a few rows back, and there was absolutely no pushing or shoving at all. You could have had a cup of tea without spilling a drop. Mum, who is quite tiny, kept on having people in front of her asking if she could see, when she said no, they made her go in front until she was right down the front, grinning back at us!!! I have got her hooked now and at last she can see what all the fuss has been about. She loved it as did my daughter. Sadly I didn't get as close as last time

but it was good enough for me!

My fabrics have been featured in the April 2009 edition of Country Living, out now. I had forgotten all about sending them fabrics last November and it was only when Claire told me she had spotted my mention that I remembered. Magazines work so far in advance.

They used some pretty Spring floral fabrics in their Easter Inspiration feature as well as using the spotty tissue paper and baker's twine I always use to wrap our parcels in, although they forgot to mention that! It's a lovely feature and makes me excited about the impending arrival of Spring.

I will be having a stall at the Talent for Textiles sale at The Meeting House in Ilminster, Somerset on April 1st. This is a wonderful event with some gorgeous stalls selling vintage and antique textiles, Lizzie will be there too. There is also the wonderful Gallery Cafe for lunch or refreshments. Let me know if you would like to come and I can send you an invitation.

I am also happy to announce that my 3rd Open House Sale will be held on Thursday 30th April, Friday 1st May and Saturday 2nd May. If you would like an invitation, please let me know and I will pop one in the post to you. It will be Bank Holiday weekend so you could bring your family for a break in North Devon and visit me at the same time. Hope to see some of you then.

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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Snow in March

Woke up this morning to more of this............

There was no snow under the cedar tree though!

and the poor daffodils are very confused!

I thought it was Spring now?!
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