Thursday, 29 September 2011

History,hexagons and homemakes

Hello fellow bloggy friends , its a gorgeous day here in york it feels like a hot summers day the garden is still full of flowering geraniums in my painted pots and the grass is still growing its hard to believe were nearly in october already , i had my usual trip into town and thought ide take a few lovely shots of our city for you in case you havnt been already

Veiw across the river ouse which is a hive of activity in peak summer with boats, canoes and boat cruises, i took it on one of our many bridges

cliffords tower

The famous "Betty,s tea rooms " which is as good now as it has ever been , i remember my mum and sisters going when we were very young as a treat and its still going strong today , the food and service is fab and really worth a visit

Bar walls , these are amazing to walk around, not the best picture of them

York minster

The shambles
Im very lucky to live in such a wonderful historic city , i suppose i take all these wonderful sights for granted

Ive been quite busy the last week and had a stinker of a cold which is only just going , im still doing my hexagon patchwork

Although its very time consuming as i havnt any fancy gadgets , just my cardboard hexagon tenplate,pen,scissors and paper, it really does feel like its been completely handmade, its still one of my favourite pastimes


are all pretty vintage fabrics which im using
This is a hexagon quilt i made years and years ago , its certainly stood the tests of time , its very random and is starting to fray a bit now but ile keep it forever

I made this little apron too , its so sweet

Few more homemakes , this is also for my daughter, i think she suits it

Crochet scarf, ive a long list of things to make which i will post about next time and hopefully more of my hexagon throw to show you so must go , enjoy the sunshine ,love francine, also love all you lovely commentsx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

This and that

The nights are certainly drawing in now there is a definate chill and a feeling of autumn in the air, were very lucky to have an open fire in our house so that will be on soon as will the heating , we live in a lovely old house full of character but its also a very cold old house in winter and very draughty and as we only rent our lovely house were limited to what we can do to it so we have to compromise and wear lots of jumpers and socks and snuggly blankets too .
over the last week ive been making a few more homemakes

These are diary's with removable covers made of course with gorgeous cath kidston fabrics, the covers come off completely so once you have finished with the book inside you just put another book inside , i saw some similar in a shop recently so i decided to make some myself

Heres a patchwork one

Ive also made some hot water bottles with covers too for those cold forthcoming winter nights,If you fancy treating yourself or someone special these are allavailable to buy from my website , just click on the link at the top right hand side

I have lots of things i love in life and cushions are up there near the top , i love them i have crochet, patchwork, fluffy and knitted ones all over the place




Embroidery thread a

These two little cups only cost 50p

These boxes are really sweet too

Im not sure what to do with these yet ,if im watching tele i like to be making something at the same time so i find these easy enough to do although i find crochet patterns completely confusing and difficult and i really struggly with them

I love little hexagons too ile maybe make a blanket which will im sure take forever so maybe a cushion ile see , anyway thankyou for stopping by to see me i love your comments , love for now francine x

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Little treats

Had to pop into town this morning on our sweet little country bus to buy some fabric for an order,this im pleased to say involved me nipping into cath kidston ,again, this week ,before i go on i would just like to say i do do other things in my life apart from taking pictures in cath kidston,but i just had to share some more pictures with you ,since my last visit there were some new displays, must say who ever thinks of these are very artistic...

Just loving this patchwork chair,its sooo sweet

and this one too

new door stops and a fold away draught excluder in the softest velvety fabric

How sweet is this

This little display is soo lovely with all the bits of fabric, sewing bits and bobs

and the old sewing machine,wish they would put heads on these dummies though, it would look even better then

Loving the little lamp,well there you go isnt it just the dreamiest of shops, this is what i bought

sorry the picture is the wrong way round but some new fabric a patchwork fabric pack and some stickers

just got some more to cut up for my next project which i will post about next, by the way the new cath kidston magazine is out on friday if you didnt already know and cant wait for downton abbey on sunday and also arent the new marks and spencers adverts lovely ,seen two up to now and apsalutely love them , heres some other little pictures i took to

my little bedside table

Lovely crochet....feel i say" lovely "a lot so will try to think of some new words!

Ibought these little wooden house from the country living fair in london years and years ago

The yellow walls dont really look this bright honestly

Funny cards

Finished patchwork to all see you soon love francine x