Saturday, 12 May 2012

My week x

Hello lovely bloggy people,got lots to show and tell as always,firstly im proud to say i have been given the sunshine award from Nicki at homebird,how lovely ,i now have to answer 10 questions 1/Favourite colour -it has to be either baby pink or white 2/Favourite number-the no 7 as it is my birthdate 3/Favourite animal-has to be a horse 4/Favourite non alcoholic drink-Tea of which i drink loads 5/Do i prefer facebook or twitter-facebook 6/My passion -My gorgeous children 7/Do i prefer giving or recieving-recieving if im honest ,how selfish i am !!! 8/Favourite pattern-patchwork 9/Favourite day of the week -friday 10/Favourite flower -lilies It was very difficult for me to pick out my favourite blogs to pass the award on to ,i love so many and im not keen on having to pick just 5 as i dont want to offend anyone so i really feel i cant pick just five ,im sorry ,,,,
On my previous post i mentioned birthdays ,my daughter turned 13 so we had a party which went very well ,60 12-13 year olds which i was very apprehensive about i must say,we held it in our local village hall ,we hired a dj who was brilliant and everyone had fun ,it was very amusing watching the girls tottering about in high heeled shoes ,they towered above the boys ,after about an hour the shoes came off and most were in barefeet,it was funny to watch
This is some of the food we made
The weather here has been pretty awful of late ,although i love being in the garden i love being in my little sewing room too and always feel if its nice i should be outside
I havnt been outside much the last few days due to the rain so i decide to pop out yesterday and check my seedlings in my pollytunnel and to my horror they had nearly all disappeared,i later discovered the greedy culprits were slugs and snails who had managed to munch through practically everything ,i managed to save a few but the rest had just been eaten ,how disapointing ,all that hard work ,oh well our local garden center opens soon so i think i will just buy some more from there ,so much for saying growing your own plants was easy !!!!
I will certainly be buying more geraniums this year i love them
We have had a bit of work done to the house lately ,i rent the house so thankfully it hasnt cost me anything to do ,these are a few pictures of my bedroom ,i just need some curtains and its finished
I fancy either lace curtains or maybe something patchwork ,i havent quite decided
This is my dressing table with lots of cath kidston goodies
We had a spare single bed so i decided to make it into a day bed with lots of blankets and cushions ,looks quite cozy me thinks
Been having some lovely walks with bobby this week when it hasnt been raining ,this is a view from the top of the hill ,there is a seat here to look at the views but bobby manages to get there first and muddy it up before i get there puffing and panting
He is a lovely fun dog but sometimes wish he was a lazy dog rather than a loonatic who never gets tired
I treated myself to these this week ,they are so sweet and colourfull and of course from my favourite all time shop cath kidston ,i also bought these creams and little bag ,i could have bought so much more
Now for some homemakes like this patchwork peg bag
Shabby chic bunting
Patchwork cushion
Crochet garland All my makes are on my website at ,well as they say thats all for now ,thankyou always for all your lovely comments ,i must get round to visiting all your lovely blogs but everytime i get on the computer someone else needs to go on it ,i dont mean to sound spoilt but we have one computer between four of us and my son has big exams coming up soon so he spends a lot of time doing school work so please dont think me ignorant i love reading all your blogs and try to visit when i can ,i hope you all have a lovely weekend ,much love francine xx


  1. Oh my, picture after picture of lovely things. I'm in heaven. Seriously. xx

  2. Oooh what a gorgoeus post! I love your day bed, it looks so inviting with all your cushions and quilts piled up. Lovely ck buys too, I was in there the other day, and treated myself to a cup :) Little treats are always nice aren't they? It's rubbish that those pesky slugs and snails have feasted on your plants, how annoying after all the preparation work! Amywa hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx

  3. Oooh what a gorgoeus post! I love your day bed, it looks so inviting with all your cushions and quilts piled up. Lovely ck buys too, I was in there the other day, and treated myself to a cup :) Little treats are always nice aren't they? It's rubbish that those pesky slugs and snails have feasted on your plants, how annoying after all the preparation work! Amywa hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend xxx

  4. Just love how pretty the daybed looks! xo K

  5. wow, what a gorgoeus post! i love your pillows :-)
    and how many wools do you have?! *smile* its amazing!
    i wish you a nice weekend and a great motherday tomorrow

  6. So many lovely things - and cute dog - what more do we need!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  7. What a lovely post. I particularly like the little cushion with vintage children's fabrics on it. I am also having issues with 'grow your own'. My beans have blown down, the rocket and radish seem to be in suspended animation and nothing else has even sprouted! Its disappointing isn't it when you do a lot of work and then it doesn't work out as you expect. Anyway, like you said - there's always the garden centre. Lily. xxx

  8. I love to look at all the color in your pretty and happy! Happy Mothers Day to you!~Hugs, Patti

  9. I have a springer spaniel too - notoriously a mad/energetic breed, but he suits our family perfectly!! Your photos are always so wonderful, like a big warm hug :) all those lovely cath kidston goodies and fabrics.
    I am very envious of your yarn stash ....
    Belated Happy Birthday to your teenager (very brave of you to have a party!!) xx

  10. What a beautiful blog a colourfull world you live in its stunning.
    I love vintage and i love your colour lovely just lovely. x

  11. Happy Birthday to your teenager.
    We have matching doggies. So funny. This is our second Springer......both were rescue puppies. Our Piper is a mael dog with a girly name. He is very gentle and usually very calm.....except when people come to the door. He wants to see them.
    Love your pictures.

  12. I'm loving the vintage and crochet bunting strings. Wish I coulc crochet! XX

  13. Ooh what wonderful eye candy Francine. Your posts are always so pretty and inspiring.

    We too have a mad spaniel - they seem to keep going even when they're pooped don't they?!

    Many belated happy returns to your daughter. A party for 60 of them? Yikes, I think I should have to lie down in a darkened room for a week afterwards!


  14. Congratulations on your award.

    So many goodies here! But my eye keeps going back to those geraniums. I do love some nice geraniums in a garden :D

  15. I am so pleased I found you blog - it is truly a feast for the eyes! Such gorgeousness!! Loving the crochet bunting too.
    Victoria xx

  16. I love your posts. They are always so pretty! I just made a peg bag too! Can't believe how long I've gone without one!
    Have a lovely week!xxx

  17. Hi Francine!

    I love your me!
    I'm after those shoes!
    Might buy them with my discount on the crowning glory night in Manchester, I'm so excited to be going!


  18. Congratulations on your award.Your bedroom looks very pretty and thoose geraniums are lovely I love them and always have some at my front door, will be getting some this week now the weather is maybe going to get a little better,we better not hold our breaths tho.Have a lovely week Love Jill xx

  19. Enhorabuena por tu blog... es maravilloso., lo acabo de descubrir y me maravilla, va a ser un placer conocer tus patchwork... una verdadera delicia!!!

  20. Your blog is delightful - so much to look at, like an on-line magazine. Loving those shoes! xCathy

  21. what a lovely party table - your house is so pretty and full of cath loveliness x

  22. Hello Francine! I've just found you and I have to say that this is one of the prettiest blogs that I've seen in ages! I love all of your lovely pastel colours and the Cath Kidston accessories. Your work area and daybed are just magical - as is your kitchen - SO pretty! Sorry to gush, but I'm trying to take it all in. I will now sit down for a nice cup of tea and have a more thorough look at some older posts. Delighted to have found you!
    Paula x

  23. beautiful home, stunning cosy and comfy and soooo pretty xx

  24. Hi Francine

    How lovely to meet you, I love your home and your blog so many pretty things, just gorgeous!


  25. Acabei de conhecer seu blog,Simplismente amei lindo, lindo

  26. Hi francine! Thought I would pop in and say hello via Flickr.
    I love your kitchen cheery!
    Karen x

  27. Lots of lovely things in this post Francine! I really love your patchwork cushion with the novelty prints. The party food all looks delicious and your home is so pretty.
    Have a lovely week.
    Helen x

  28. amei seu blog...muito lindo e colorido...quanto amor encontrei aqui....
    Ana Ulian

  29. Soooooo chic! Check my blog sweetie and tell me if you wanna follow each others blog! Kisses

  30. love all your makes and also adore that hexagonal bedspread di you make it?

  31. I love your blog posts, your photographs are all so inspiring and daydreamy!

    Oh, just to add, I'm having a giveaway over on my blog if you would like to enter :)