Wednesday, December 31, 2014

A Christmas Cottage


I was so excited to decorate this year for Christmas my new friend Cheryl whom i love is also a Christmas nut so between us we were building up for a special christmas.I had not one but two mantles to decorate and nothing says Christmas better than an old house,


One of my favourite vignettes  my bedroom with newly revamped hall chair at foot of the bed,
Love my tiny feather tree which houses my collection of vintage chenille ornaments
I later added the kewpie banner i made  which spells out believe in kewpies
My mantle forest

The moon sheds its light on the little forest village

Trees sprout everywhere at our house they turn up in teapots

in silver creaners

Even on the top of toy drums
Yes Virginia there is magic in the very name of Christmas

Snowmen look on at the tree that sprouts form the vintage hatbox

The kitchen tree is a gingerbread themed one the old microscope box  decoupaged years ago,

Another favourite vignette

Love this cloche from my friend Irene covering a real birds nest'
The gang with mum

Alex and Teegan

Tagalicious

I love crafting tags they are just sweet and i love them also been making christmas cards and santas etc so here is my crafting lastest.
vintage christmas tag in pastel


My first step card


Swap tag them was travel all the bags are 3d

Mauve Fairy card for a friend



Altered altoid tin swap



Everyone on my list got a naughty tag this year

German glass glittered santa wall hanging




 Card i made Alexs girlfriend Teegan which has an elfish Alex on it







This years family cards with my Sophia on front i printed these on canvas


Just about my favourite Christmas image

Theme for this swap was Lace i thought it lent well to vintage christmas

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Im late im late and not a white rabbit in sight !

Ahh dear blog i have neglected thee of late and im sorry,Here i find it New years eve and yet its is still spring here on my blog so a catch up is in order before the new year begins,
First and foremost my dear little grand daughter Sophia has started ballet this year and even got a trophy that she is very proud of,
                                             
shh Dont tell but this is her birthday dress  i bought for her is it not divine,

Sunday, August 31, 2014

First day of spring

 Ok my darling dad as always on the first day of spring i think of you.for love made you wings and it was on this first day of spring you flew away.I was not sorry that you went i knew you were tired of the fight. So many years and tears and still i miss your stubborn self. But today i am going to listen to the great Dr Seuss and smile because you were my dad and how lucky was I  !

Monday, August 11, 2014

The DREAMERS GATE-A Detour

Today on the way back from visiting my son Matt at Queanbeyan we took a little detour to visit the tiny town of Collector population four hundred and something,i adore these little towns steeped in history with their old pubs and churches.Besides what collector could resist a town named Collector. As soon as we arrived we were startled by this unusual and beautiful sculpture,I rather think of it as a folly myself but it certainly was mysterious and magical.It has a medieval feel to it and standing there you see hands and a reclining figure are sculpted into the wall. Apparently there's a demolition order out for it that has been an ongoing fight since 1997 when the sculpture was built as a testament to the artists fathers life It is made of concrete and chicken wire  and i cant ,help feeling its a shame that everyone wants everything all neat and tidy and approved.i doubt Stonehenge would meet council approval these days, I'm glad i saw it im glad i detoured off to the road less traveled.It was a little discovery !






Collector itself
is a tiny town and i am thinking that many collectors live there too.
Old houses and two churches  a pub of course this is Australia.we are talking about. i love these little country towns,,




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Sunday, June 15, 2014

A Dream of Roses tag



Twas a cold and crafty day

Cold here in the cottage so what can one do but make tags. Tags are such fun big special ones like these are a gift in themselves to hang off a door or cupboard or even a brass bed, they are just a romantic notion and what other reason do you need . This one i made with a lace pocket on the front and two small tags tucked in.

Monday, June 2, 2014

Cupies

I recently joned the local CWA craft group a lovely group of women and i made these whilst there where everyone does their own project some knit some crochet and me i make a mess,(a glittery sparkly mess)


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

I love being a Nanna

How could i not love her-she pulls my hand and tugs my heart !

She is like a little sprite so smart so sweet.

So full of light and life and love.Sophia_Rose you are my heart.

And curls oh a Grand daughter is a special thing especially after four sons.

Angel Cake for my Dad today

Its my father's Birthday today but there are no phones In heaven so i just hope he gets some Angel Cake.I never cried today instead i thought of you  my dad as i often do.I know now that people die but love never goes away.Happy birthday to a grand man who i was fortunate enough to call my Dad.