Monday, 24 December 2012

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Inspiring

Paris méli-mélo

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see liz at home

see liz at home
Inspiring, beautiful, exciting, surprising, forever changing.

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Wrapping fabric...

around anything is so soothing I find.  It's a great way to use up those scraps that I can't bear to part with.


I don't really know what to do with it next.  For now it shall just flit from one place to another.


Some birds maybe?  We shall see how it evolves.  I will be looking our for more of those to dress up.

I worked on these stools a long time ago but never got round to taking any photos.  A second hand shop bargain.  




Some sewing. A simple drawstring bag.

Too delicious.  There is always time for baking.

I found this wrapping paper at the supermarket.  I loved it and didn't want to use it for it's intended purpose. I thought it would look much better like this.
Cheap, cheap wallpaper.  It's only on a small corner wall but that's plenty.  More would be way too much for me.
I hope the sun is shining wherever you are.
Liz xx

Friday, 25 May 2012

The beauty of nature...

Sitting in the garden last evening I spotted this:


Do you see what I see?  I think it's amazing.

Have a lovely weekend.
Liz xx

Monday, 14 May 2012

Pins, love, buttons...

At the wonderful age of 18 I thought it was about time my big girl owned a special needlecase







I loved making this, finding scraps that I knew meant something to her.


She loved the tie (rescued from a pair of shorts she had when she was about 7!).  The things I keep!

There are many of these around.  I was inspired by this beautiful one at nanacompany.

Have a beautiful week.  The sun is keeping me happy.


Liz xx

Monday, 7 May 2012

Thank you...

Hawthorn for thinking of me...
I hope you like the flowers


I would like to pass the award to some of my favourites :

Sweet Birdy Love - Claire makes beautiful tea cosies (my one and only tea cosy comes from her), gorgeous crochet and an amazing garden.
Unravelled-blog.blogspot.com - Emily does beautiful crochet and  has a wonderful recipe for gingerbread (Nana's Gingerbread) is the best I have tried).
Lorraineyoungpottery.blogspot.com - Lorraine's ceramics are beautiful and adorable.

Liz xx

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Keeping it simple

In and out, keeping it simple, taking it easy.



Finding time to work through my thrifted fabrics.


I love those colours, fresh and uplifting I find, yet making me feel calm and contemplative.

Have a beautiful week.
Liz xx

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Pink and orange

You know how sometimes you just rush around and throw items together without thinking twice about it.  On a busy day some time ago I was in a whirlwind.  It would seem that I have been throwing pink and orange together.  I have always loved pink but orange is a fairly newcomer into my colour spectrum.  I like it and I realise it has actually been lurking around in the shape of fabrics and flowers.  The pink came first though, has always been there.


Serendipity, really.
It all happened on the same day and it was only after I sat down for a break that I noticed all this pink and orange business going on.

Then, a few days later, still intrigued by my pink and orange craze, I found some fabric that has been around for many moons.  I searched again and found more!

Voilà, a pink and orange convert now.  I don't know when the seed was planted but it suits me just fine.

Liz xx

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Tea cosy

My tea cosy arrived from Australia this week.  It is beautifully sewn and I love everything about it. I had to have one when I discovered Claire's blog Sweet Birdy Love.  Her colourful and cheerful pictures and words always brightens my day and she is a very talented lady.

Embroidered appliqué.

I love this quote and the embroidery.

The front and back are equally gorgeous.  Thank you Claire.

Do visit Claire's blog, you'll be glad you did.


Liz xx

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Plates for inspiration

Some from the cupboard, the others from the second hand store and a gift from a lovely friend thrown in.  I've been wanting a cake stand for ages but I have always found them a little pricey and, of course, there's always one in there that you would want to change.


I put my little collection together with some strong glue and voilà...



now all I need are cupcakes and other such delights.

The inspiration came from a beautiful book entitled Homemade Gifts Vintage Style by Sarah Moore.  An absolute gem of a book.


I hope you will be inspired too.

Liz xx

Thursday, 12 January 2012

I started this blanket quite a while ago at the request of my Princess.  She chose the pattern and the colours and I must say I do like it very much.  Progress is slow, a little every day and sometimes every other day.  I can't wait to finish it, it's my biggest piece of crochet since I started down that happy road.



Six colours only, to keep it simple.  The pattern comes from here.  I love the little holes that appear at the top.

In between, a little embroidery, just for the fun of it.


Stitching houses, and of course they need flowers.


Nowhere near finished but I'm not in a hurry.  It's a welcome diversion from rows of crochet.

Sometimes plain and simple is all I need.


Liz xx