Sunday, November 20, 2011

oh deer has it been that long?

cant believe how long it has been since i have posted on my blogs, but i have a good excuse honest i do.... 
you see i have been busy studying a floristry course and being away from my blogs has paid off..i passed everything with flying colours and for my final assessment i got 96 out of a possible 100!!  so proud of myself.

i hope to be back on here and over here more often..
couldn't resist sharing this sweet deer with you, i bought it from Julie and just had to put it to good use. love these vintage vases...nothing sweeter than old world charm.

and nothing sweeter than picking roses from the garden my girls planted for me for mothers day.

hope to be back soon with some Christmas tags i plan on making for teachers gifts.


Saturday, July 30, 2011

month of crafting

just a quick post to tell my local followers of some craft sessions at one of our local libraries.  my best friend Julie has recently become team leader of the banyo library and has organised some arts and craft classes lessons to be held in august.  she has asked me to share the details here on my blog and hopes to see lots of wonderful crafters come along.
basic patchwork with Chris tasker  tuesday 2nd august 2-3:30pm
quilting demonstration with Chris tasker tuesday 16th august 2-3:30pm
felting workshop with Julie tasker wednesday 24th august 10:30-12pm
bobbin lace making with Chris tasker tuesday 30th august 10:30-12pm

bookings essential call banyo library on 3403 2200 
i don't think there is a cost involved but you can clarify that when you call to book a spot.

cheers xxrosey

Saturday, June 25, 2011

i'm late!!

sshhh don't tell a soul...but...
i didn't mean to be late and truth be told i have until midnight tonight to be on time....the invitation from Vanessa over at a fanciful twist did say the 25th of June. come follow Alice on her little adventure.
Alice was reading her book when all of a sudden she caught sight of a little rabbit muttering something about being late...she followed this curious little fellow right down a rabbit hole and landed with a thump in a strange little room and watched him disappear through a little door in the wall.
.Alice was confused by what was before her...after taking a nibble of the cake she couldn't stop burping!! oh my, how rude! she decided to take a sip out of the bottle to try to cure herself of this rude calamity and even though she stopped burping she shrank down to a very small size..small enough to fit through the key hole to follow the white rabbit.
once through the keyhole Alice found herself in a garden of talking flowers and sweet woodland animals. a happy little caterpillar called down to her and told her to eat some of his mushroom to return to her normal size. she thanked him with a smile and took a bite...
hooray, it worked! just as she turned to wave to the caterpillar a sweet cat with the most fabulous blue eyes appeared before her. somehow he knew that she was trying to find the rabbit, the Cheshire cat told her to ask the mad hatter and with a twinkle in his eye he disappeared again. the mad hatter?? what is a mad hatter?? as Alice was wandering, wondering what on earth a mad hatter was, she came across a tea party.
more woodland animals enjoying a spot of tea and a delicious cake...and a curious little man. could this be the mad hatter?? but he has no hat...
"excuse me sir are you the mad hatter?" "why yes young lady, come and enjoy a spot of tea" "oh thank you...actually i was wondering if you had seen" and before she could finish her sentence someone spoke from behind her.
"oh, i see that you have found the mad hatter but have you found the white rabbit?" "no, no i haven't seen him, i haven't a clue where he might be" and with that everyone started to giggle...
for there he was hiding in the roses all along. Alice laughed and laughed and drank and ate and enjoyed her time with her new friends until the sun started to set and she decided to head home. after saying her goodbyes she she made her way back to her little house to dream about her adventures.
goodnight everyone!!
thank you for visiting my little blog, i had such fun even if i was a little late ~_~
dont forget to head over to a fanciful twist to see who else has played along.
and be sure to visit linda at lilly cottage i attended her whimsical and wonderful REAL tea party, it was charming to say the least.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

thrifting thursday

as my lovely friend Linda from lilly cottage says...'sometimes the thrifting gods are smiling' or your blinkers are off and you are open to finding lots of little treasures. well over the past few weeks i have managed to gather a few pretties, enough for my mister to ponder whether i have a hoarding problem ~_~ my biggest problem is that i want to keep it all rather than taking it out to the cottage for someone else to love.
i fell in love with this lamp the moment i spotted it.
it is hard to see in this picture but it has the prettiest shade of pink enamel in the middle, i just knew it would look lovely in our family room. i really must clean up this shelf....
i found this little coffee pot today, it isn't real silver just silver plated but that doesn't matter... it was just too gorgeous to pass up.
a few more little pretties to add to my shelves or to the Avon bottle collections sure is growing @_@
look at these sweet doves...the fact that they aren't perfect is what makes them perfect!
at $8, this stool was a is not going anywhere, i need a stool like this to take photos on ~_~ and it is handy to pop my washing basket on.
i found these little glass bottles which i suspect could be salt shakers without their tops but i think they would make better rose vases don't you?
and the rose pot stand is simply gorgeous too.
i also gifted myself a new camera for a low $68 (14 mega pixels) and have been playing with the settings...i thought the pot deserved a sepia tone. looks lovely.
i love this rose sketch...not sure if i want to part with it...
and i think i might have found THE prettiest tin ever!! just look at it! it is even better in real life as the flowers are raised...simply stunning. might need to keep this for my sewing supplies.
and the sugar server is just lovely...well that's what i think it is.
is it a sugar bowl and server?? what do you think? i would love your suggestions.
well i feel like a good little blogger now that i have finally posted something! i will be back with some pictures of Lilly cottage someday soon, i promise.

Friday, May 6, 2011

busy busy busy...

i cant believe it is already May! i promised that this year wouldn't scream by like last year but i don't think i have a say in it. even though Easter is barely over and chocolates are still nestled in their baskets, we are counting down the sleeps until mothers day...hoping that Easter is a bit earlier next year. i have been stitching my little fingers off trying to make a few things to take out to Lilly cottage in time for mothers day. i have lots of lovely designs floating around in my head but never enough hours in the day to make them. i have worked the last couple of nights but luckily the last 2 days have been work and child free so i have a few photos of things i have been working on and some things i hope to have finished for tomorrow or at least by Sunday. i have an idea for these thrifted doilies these frames are waiting to be filled with some sweet creation. these little hearts will be strung together to make mini heart garlands, they look sweet hanging over a dressing table mirror or a little girls bedhead or anywhere really ~_~
it is lovely to see this bowl full but i have at least 30 more to stitch!
lovely large lavender filled hearts, i will also make some matching lavender sachets...if i get time!
i love spending my day stitching, just wish i could find more time in every day to do it. before i go back to my stitching i want to leave you with a picture or two of my little girls. Claudia had her prep interview on Tuesday, it was a much anticipated event and she did very well. they though she was confident and very clever and she looked so sweet in her little outfit, the assistant principal wished she had the same outfit! (only bigger of course)
here is Claudia with Lili and Mia ready to go to school and meet with the assistant principal.
and before i go the girls were mucking around with the hippo bean bag, it kept us laughing for a while.
happy mothers day to you if you celebrate it.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

easter wishes

hard to believe we still have two more days of Easter holidays to enjoy, it seems that being busy makes the time go slower...
i managed to work out at the cottage last weekend and had a lovely time arranging displays and looking at all the new pretties that Lindaa has made. the new room is open and is filled with scrummy childrens clothing and toys. you cant help but smile when you walk in the door. for some reason i forgot to take any photos...actually the only photos i took were of the veranda displays.
anyhow, the photos below still have an eastery theme, i guess next Sunday the displays will be all about mothers...
the new sign Linda had made, fresh and bright just like Linda!
sweet little little blue bunny from the previous post found a new home.
i hope that your tummy isn't too sore from all that chocolate.
i am trying to get a bit of stitching done before this Sunday..i am teaching 3 days this week so i am not sure how far i will get. it is my aim to clean the craft room so that i can see what colour ribbon and threads i need to finish off my projects. i have some lovely ideas in my mind but it is finding the time to make them that is proving to be hard.
anyhow, enjoy the next 2 days off.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

mojo has been MIA

if you follow my family blog agapanthas and goldsworthy you will know that for the last 4 or 5 weeks i have been feeling a little blue...i guess the first thing to go when you are feeling low are the things that make you happy. in an attempt at kicking the blues i have ironed some fabric and cut out heaps of hearts ready to make mini heart garlands for lilly cottage and friends. it has been a few weeks since i have taken stock out to our bricks and mortar shop which of course is full to the brim with gorgeous hand made pretties made by the lovely linda. so today has been a huge step forward for me and it feels good...however i have had to stop every few minutes to entertain little miss Claudia so i haven't gotten as far as i would have liked.
lots of hearts cut and ready to be sewn and filled for garlands.
one little thing that i am most happy to share is my fabulous idea for storing my fabric. i think it is a great idea and perhaps has been done before but it is new to me. i must admit it isn't quite finished yet...i would like to finish sanding it down and giving it a nice coat of cream or pastel pink paint but it will do for now.
don't you think it is a nice way to recycle the side of an old cot?
now perhaps my ironed pieces of fabric will stay ironed rather that scrunched up or folded in messy piles.
so that you can see the other pieces of fabric underneath simply pop the fabric through the back
and if i space them this way you can see each fabric design and group them in colours for easy sorting...why haven't i thought of this before!?! cool idea don't you think?
before my mojo went missing i had started making some Easter items to display out at the cottage. i made a few packs of flocked card Easter bunnies that could be used in your Easter display
and some quirky bunnies..not too sure if these are Lilly cottage worthy...
and one of the great things about Lilly cottage and friends is that you can always find some quirky second hand trinkets to feather your nest...if i like it i am sure someone else will too ~_~ some of these are heading out to the shop.
well there you have it... i am slowly clawing my way back and am looking forward to heading out to the shop this Sunday. if you have nothing to do and would love to get out and about, come and say hello we are at coutts cottage in old petrie town dayboro rd
ta ta rosey