Log burner on - Check Brew 0'clock - Check Radio 2 on - Check Knit machine revved up - Check Every gorgeous textile and treasure I can find - Check
I day of make make make...vintage inspired adornments and fashion samples (sorry that I can only show you a glimps of my sample garments, copyright is the name of the game)
Pretty vintage inspired Cheryl-ann Taylor made in England adorn accessories...
Designing for Spring/Summer 2013 starts with a little polka dot shirt style top and lots of vintage cream ruffles, belgium lace, devore pansies and crochet of course!
Its really odd as I design for SS in the Winter months and AW in the Summer months...actually today has had a little spring feeling up here in Yorkshire.
Last little note is to say that Nora Nibbles is settling in just swell in her new home with bedtime kisses from Master Len.
When I was young I used to rescue all my friends pets when they'd decided that they'd had enough, my poor Mum and Dad would find me on the door step with either a kitten, rabbit or guinea pig clutched under my arm...Lennon has 2 Mini Shetlands, 2 rabbits, 3 cats and 1 gorgeous dog, is there any room for more - I'm sure he has a bit of his mummy in him!
Happy 9th day of 2012 to you, I hope that your first few days have been full of wishes coming true, resolutions being successful, fun and giggles.
My little life has been so hectic in so many ways, work, life and family sadness. But what I've discovered is life is too short to not have some true little pleasures like being creative and having the odd smile.
I've just been looking through my little camera which is popped into my bag every day to record all my goings on (maybe one day Lennon will follow my journey into blog land and hear my ramblings!)
I thought a few little photo's of 'Merry Christmas 2011' would be a great starting point, creative cheapness hanging from our Cottage door (above)
Hand stamped 'Merry Christmas' hanging from the beams...I love this new addition to the festive trunk!
I had to show you Lennon's cluster of decorations at age 2 height...love love love it! one being a beautiful handmade reindeer by my dear friend Naomi.
A little vintage lace and glass robin which adorned my beautiful Christmas gift from Anne at Made and Found, the perfect addition to my festive family.
I've started to collect handmade decorations for Lennon, one per year so eventually he'll have his own set hand picked by his Mummy to one day decorate his tree ( I hope his future lady approves of my taste)
Three tiny knitted stockings hung from our mantlepiece!
Titervated wicker heart which I found in Wales, a little crochet snowflake, ribbon and glitz...love!
How lovely are these snowflakes which I strung together...bought from the Homespun and Vintage Fair. A festive record done, now onto my lovely family weekend...
Lets start with! - Quiche Queen Chez (named by my Manchester Girlies) put her hands to some buffet grub for my newphews Christening!
My Big Bro, my fab sister in law and my divine Newphew James or as I like to call him 'Mr JT' (any other Justine Timberlake fans will understand)
Mmm which boy shall I eat first...gorgeous James, Lennon and my Mr D xxx
Finished off today with the most refreshing walk through Levisham station and onto the forest drive, perfect for Bugaboo wheels, scenery, doggy fun and falling in the mud. (Lennon) Granny Mac with her boys...my Mum, Freckle and me love a good old walk with a flask of coffee and biccie to boot!
Me and my fine little fella's x
Beautiful sceney and check out those hanging cones on the trees, how beautiful would that tree be decked out in tiny white lights, I definately think I have enough decorations in my festive trunk to adorn it!
New growth and colour.
Mr Independant, pre fall in to a mud bath!
One more thing to add which makes me have that warm fuzzy feeling - our new addition to our mini pet farm, rescue Rabbit Nora Nibbles, making friends with Lennon's teddy!