A Classy Chassis…

I enjoyed a play day in my craft room yesterday. It was a damp, miserable day outside but a warm, smiley one in my craft room. I painted, sewed, embroidered and glued all day … sheer creative bliss!

I am absolutely loving the Classy Chassis of this cute tattoo themed box bag, which had a prospective buyer practically before the glue had dried.

Ahhhhhhh … a hot glue gun and a posh embroidery machine … blinkin’ perfect!

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Crochet Ties…

My mum passed me all her old knitting and crotchet patterns, and having recently discovered my crochet needles again I decided to find a good crochet pattern. Thumbing through the very old pattern books,, Lee decided he needed a crochet tie as he remembered his dad having one! This 1969 pattern was nice and easy for my crochet comeback, and Lee is one happy man ❤️

Embroidering profanities …

My mother never ever swore … her idea of swearing was a very wonderful “Hells Bells!” She was a true lady through and through, and raised her three daughters to be the same!

Therefore, I feel I really must disassociate myself from the special Tshirt my husband commissioned me to make for him this afternoon, and if my beautiful mother is looking down on me then I have just one thing to say … “Mammy he MADE me do it!”

More Coffee Dregs Art …

I love my cafetière of fresh coffee each morning. I try to have just one cup each day and drink water or peppermint tea the rest of the day, but oh do I love that fresh morning coffee. When I get home from work Lee is usually in the kitchen and has tidied up from my morning smoothie, coffee, breakfast chaos. However, he is often tempted by my coffee dregs and yesterday I got home to find this handsome fella smiling up at me! Once a creative always a creative huh?

Tattoo Kitchen …

Our kitchen was in desperate need of a revamp. When we moved in to the bungalow the solid oak units were painted cream and we did brighten the walls up with a splash of orange but it was always a little boring for us. A little spark of an idea for the up-cycle project came when the lovely Jo gifted us a pack of 4 tattoo style ceramic door knobs by ‘Temerity Jones’ and said “I saw these and thought of you two!” From those four door knobs has sprung a whole tattoo themed kitchen. We sourced more ‘Temerity Jones’ ceramic knobs and alternated the hearts and swallows throughout the kitchen with 27 new door knobs in total. The cream wooden kitchen units were painted in eggshell ‘Retro Chic” by Valspar and we were so happy to find some completely awesome tattoo and knitting themed wallpaper (I know just perfect huh?) to decoupage the centre panels from ‘Spoonflower.com’. The wallpaper has brilliant messages such as ‘Knit Fast Die Warm’ and ‘Born to Knit’ emblazoned over it which I just adore. A couple of coats of varnish later and our boring cream kitchen is totally transformed into a tattoo inspired bright retro kitchen!

What do you think?

Coffee Dregs Art…

When you are married to an artist I guess you shouldn’t really be surprised to find the dregs from the cafetière in the sink looking like this huh?

Love Always …

Special days are hard when you are newly bereaved. My birthday this week was so tough. How can you have a birthday without thinking of your mother? I did find some level of peace and tranquility walking the beautiful island of Skomer, but it was still a sad and emotional day. However, a ray of love eventually shone through with this beautiful birthday gift from Lee. Stunningly beautiful. His art captures moments I need to remember and help me to accept that life goes on and love goes on … always. ❤️