Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Christmas homemakes

Hello lovely bloggy friends ,hope you are all well ,i do love your comments and reading your lovely blogs so thankyou for stopping by.
Well christmas is fast approaching ,the shops are all laiden with gorgeous decorations and gifts ,i have a big family having 2 brothers and three sisters ,nearly all with children so nowadays we tend to just buy for the children ,as most of them are 11 and over they have all asked for money ,i do like to give presents but they like to chose there own presents so its easy really so just the little ones to buy for
Im doing a christmas market this year at knaresborough so ive been busy making allsorts really,heres a few

Hot water bottles with soft fur covers


Christmas stockings

Patchwork stockings


Stocking garlands


Advent calendars

Christmas decorations

Christmas wreaths

And knitted chains,i have a lot more but its mostly all packed away now so im very excited and nearly ready for the fair ,ive also been making a few other things like these

Crochet hangers for my wardrobe

And a patchwork tea cosy for my dad,so been quite busy here ,my crochet blanket is coming along nicely but still a way to go as i do want it to actually cover my bed!

Different kitchen table

Loving my new curtains bought from another favourite shop of mine "ikea"

cosy corner

More cushions and chair photos!



And finaly

Well thats it for this week lovely people ,thankyou for coming to see me ,ile be doing a giveaway next week so do pop by ,have a lovely week ,much love,francine

Thursday, 3 November 2011

My lovely room

Hello fellow bloggy friends,it feels like an age since my last post but in fact its only been a couple of weeks ,i had a lovely half term at home with my children ,im hoping we can have a holiday next year with my sisters and all the 9 children which would be a real treat.
Halloween passed by it felt very different this year as my eldest son whos 15 looked at me funny when i asked him if he was dressing up this year,my youngest daughter is a bit scared of the costumes and masks so she didnt want to do anything and my other daughter went off to the next village with her friends so it all felt strange ,i realised how suddenly grown up they all are now and independent ,it only seems two minutes ago we were all off together buying costumes to wear!
This post is about my room ,i have showed pictures of it before but heres some more

This room in the past never really had any purpose so i decided to make it mine ,its totaly cluttered a bit of a mess but i love it and its where i spend all my free time being crafty

This is my big table where i use my sewing machine and have all my fabrics ,wool and cds,ive always had a love of pretty cotton fabrics especially faded floral vintage fabrics,heres a few of my favourites


some cath kidston

other lovely fabrics

Hundreds of patchwork squares all cut lovingly by hand

Felts ,linnings and other bits,then next is my wool stash ,hopefully i will use all these to finish off all the blankets ive already started and havnt finished yet !!


My shelves stacked with books,magazines ive collected over the years ,scrapbooks and other bits and bobs










This is my other table where i sit and hand sew , work on my computer and paperwork i have a lovely view out of the window across the garden


My little trolley stacked with buttons,pens,scissors and ribbons

Some other veiws of my room










Irecently saw this picture in a christmas magazine and apsalutely love it ,it made me feel very christmassy and excited as its not too far away

so on my next trip into town i bought these lovely things for christmas ,this advent calendar,heart garland and little birds


Im very busy at the moment as im doing a christmas craft market in a few weeks so will have lots of homemakes to show you all , thankyou for dropping by and leaving your comments,i love to hear from you and love reading through all your blogs ,much love francine x