Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Cowboys from Cath

Look at this beauty!! The girls and I all clubbed together to buy a gift for our oh so pregnant friend (she doesn't do blogging so I am safe to share this with you) and we decided Cath was the lady to turn to for help. I love it!!!

She is convinced she is having a little boy so its just perfect. Cath Kidston's shop is down the lanes in a little old building and of course its beautiful but luckily for my purse I couldn't get round the shop with the pram!!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Over the past couple of weeks I feel like I have done a lot but just not actually got anywhere!! Maybe it is my lack of photography so I feel I haven't got alot to show you.

I did pay a visit to a few of the open houses in Worthing and I have to say 'The Lavender House' was my favourite. The house was beautiful and all the work exquisite but my visit was short, (thanks to the little man on one arm!) and I didn't manage to get any pics but I was very glad to have had a little look.
I have also managed to make a few lavender bags which I have been meaning to do for a long time, now all I have to do is sell them!

Last Wednesday I went to the Antiques market in Ardingly, I was in paradise! Stall after stall of lace, buttons, vintage fabrics, just everything and anything old and everything I love. I could of spent ten years there!

I didn't come away with much a tall although I did purchase this beautiful French fabric from a really lovely stall. They had piles of French fabrics and linens and some they had put in ornate painted frames, I thought how simple yet so effective!

Just one more of my exciting buys recently was this sewing basket from the Car Boot sale. It had a label on it saying £3 for basket and contents. I didn't care too much for the basket but when I saw the cluster of tiny black buttons which I would have paid more than £3 for alone, I snapped them all up and went off home to have a better rummage!!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

Yesterday was badge day for our Oz, he received his starfish number three! What a clever little swimmer. He had to do all sorts of exciting activities, such as sploshing into the water whilst singing three little ducks, going underwater, and doing lots of splashing and singing.
Very demanding stuff indeed!

Whilst at swimming, which takes place in a very nice house in Worthing, I picked up a leaflet for the open houses. I must confess I didn't even know Worthing took part in this, and having missed all the Brighton houses this year and only making it to one in Shoreham, I was very pleased. Also there are quite a few textile designers to visit, so I was even more pleased. Well then, that's next weekend sorted!!

When we woke this morning the weather was wet and grey, but come 8 o'clock the sun started shining so Oscar and I popped out for a stroll. It was so quiet everywhere, and I love it when its like that. There were a few kite surfers, a man and his dog, and a man who looked like he was walking on water. I tried to get him in the picture but didn't capture that well at all!
Well that's what it looked like but I do keep seeing this, and it always makes me laugh. I can't see what they are standing on but they have a big paddle with them. The other day on the way to Worthing there were about ten people walking on water!!

Oscar fell asleep on our walk, which is always nice as then we don't have that fighting the sleep thing. So when we got home, after quietly creeping in, I took some pictures of my latest purchases. Car Boot ones of course!
When I saw this tin bath I had to get it as ever since watching 'Kirstie's Homemade Home' on channel 4, I have been on the look out. I loved that programme, but Kirstie had a tin bath and planted a mini herb garden in it. I thought what a superb idea, so that is now my next project.
I also found these delightful cups at the Car Boot sale. As the little man was still sleeping, I made a cuppa in one and found my latest untouched magazine. One comfy chair later and that was me in the land of bliss for the next half an hour!

Oscar by the seaside.

Oscar by the seaside.