Thursday, 28 November 2013

Mount Dora Extravaganza

I have spent the last couple of days in the craft room working on a commissioned order, so I thought I would take a short break and reflect on my recent holiday.  These photos are of the Rennigers Antique Extravaganza at Mount Dora.  It is truly a site to behold with each stall holding as much treasure as the next and going on for what seemed like miles.  It was difficult to stay focused, I wanted everything I saw.  In the end I bought vintage patterns ( 2 of which are wedding dresses), vintage buttons, a 1935 embroidery book, vintage shoe trees which I intend to use for my daughters wedding next year,  ribbons and material and my wonderful husband treated me to a handmade quilt sign which has taken pride of place in my craft room.  I will give you a sneak peek into the craft room in a later post.  I also bought from my friend Jone on the Street of shops a vintage rolling pin and gingerman cookie cutter for my kitchen which at the moment is a work in progress.  Back to work......

Monday, 25 November 2013

Rattan Christmas Baubles

I still have a few rattan baubles left priced at £3 each plus postage if anyone is interested.  Just email me at or leave a comment for further information.  I am afraid once they are gone they are gone I am unable to take any more orders before Christmas.  I have been engaged as one of Santas helpers to make teddy bear picnic playmats and teddy bears bedding for 2 very lucky little boys.  My priority is then to get on with my families wishlist......I am not holding my breath that I will be able to complete everything in time given the short time left before the big day.  May be some little elves have been in the craft room helping overnight, I had better get in there and check it out.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Safely Home

I am back safely home from the most amazing holiday ever, my wonderful husband certainly knows how to spoil a girl.  It just wasn't long enough away, to cram everything we wanted to do in  we had to hit the ground running and consequently we are now both exhausted and cold.  After such a lovely fortnight of wonderful sunny and hot weather we are back to the cold and rain.  All I can say is thank goodness for the stove, it really does kick out some heat.

We did the same thing we do every time we go to America and that is too much shopping.......yes we had to buy yet another suitcase.  I could set up a shop with all the extra cases and holdalls we have had to buy over the years.  My Christmas shopping is now complete, all I have to do now is get back into the craft room and make my families wishes come true.  The choice of craft materials available in the stores in America is truly a sight for sore eyes.....I could go on forever how amazing it all is.  Needless to say I have brought back as much as I could carry.

Mount Dora was a delight as usual.  We managed to catch up with our wonderful friend Jone who owns Vintage Cottage on the street of shops.  The list of shopping I did there is never ending vintage buttons was on the top of the list for my new range of cushions.  I was not disappointed I managed to find quite the haul, along with vintage patterns, craft magazines, lace, spools and bobbins.  I find a trip to Mount Dora quite inspirational.

I am suffering with Jet Lag at the moment, hence writing a blog in the middle of the night.....tomorrow is another day!