Thursday, 30 December 2010

Happy New Year thoughts

With Christmas over, and New Years Eve only a few hours away
I wanted to take this opportunity to wish you all a very
Happy New Year.

May it bring with it good health, happiness, love, contentment, joy and peace
to you and to all your loved ones.
Stay safe and enjoy yourselves.
See you all next year!
Love Daisy xxx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

A Vintage Merry Christmas to you and yours

Whilst packing I have found a few vintage Christmas cards.

I've picked them up from various antique fairs over the years.

I love their originality.

I bought this one because of the embossed daisies and the moon.
Perfect for me!

Happy robins and

village scenes.

I just love this illustration.

Simplicity ...

surviving all these years ...

kept safe so they can be shared again years later.
This one means more than any other and made me cry
when I found it.

It was written by a soldier stationed in France in 1917.
The Christmas greeting filled with love and hope.

For all those soldiers who are away from their families
I wish you a safe and peaceful Christmas
wherever you are in the world.

For all my blogging friends I wish you ....

Daisy xxx

Monday, 20 December 2010

This is really what it's all about .... isn't it?

I love blogging.
I love being part of this community.
For most of the time it's about sharing small
parts of our lives with others.
But, for me and many others, today is about

Jane, like many other people, is going through a
really tough time at the moment.
Martha at Jelly Shane
has come up with a plan.
Please read it.
Do it.
Post it.
Share it.
As this is really what it's all about .......isn't it?

Daisy xxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

As promised

I woke up early this morning
to this spectacular blue sky
with Venus (I think!)
shining in the south east.

Then downstairs to put on all the twinkly lights
and make a coffee.

Yesterday I promised Jayne and Linda
I would post photos of some boxes
I've been making from old sheet music...

and glued onto card and covered with pva glue to seal them.

Then cut, stamped and stuck together.

I needed a few!

To display my flower brooches.

All going to live at Nellie in the Shed.

All handmade and individual.

Stitched using a mixture of fabrics, vintage, feedsack and
a collection from French General

I've also made some book covers
tied with ribbon and a few other bits
that I will post at a later date.

Back to the sewing.
Enjoy your afternoon.
Love Daisy xxx

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Snow stopped play

Today I should have been taking some of my wares to this lovely little shop.
Sadly though, as I can't get off my driveway,
they will have to stay with me a little longer.

Enjoy your visit.

Love Daisy xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Winter wonderland - Day 3

Morning from sunny Nottinghamshire!

The snowflakes have been falling all night
and we are now about 25cm deep in snow.
But it does look so beautiful.

It must have all been a bit confusing for poor old Dan
who is totally blind and usually has no problem running
round the garden.

I am loving my new camera
as I can even capture snowflakes
on the window.

The north facing windows look
like they've been dressed for
a Charles Dickens film.

At least I can enjoy another day sewing.
This is my case of extra special precious fabric!

One off pieces of history
that have all come together
to be made into something beautiful again.

So all yesterday, while watching my Christmas DVD collection,
I sat and hand sewed these petals.

When completed they will become a pretty gift
for someone. A bit of colour in this white wonderland.

Almost completed.
I will post the finished ones tomorrow.

Enjoy the snow and stay safe.
Love Daisy xxx

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

...and now for the kitchen!

The sky this morning spoke
of snow, lots and lots of snow.

George and Ringo were not impressed.

The snow was settling fast.

So I came back inside to begin work in the kitchen.
I found this tree last year. It was identical to one I had as
little girl and just couldn't leave it behind even though
the girls thought it was gross!

Time to update the fireplace.
Out with the pumpkins and in with the lights and greenery.

Stockings were hung, a little early, but they are too beautiful
not to display. Made by Regina Rose they are created using
antique quilts and are two of my favourite things.

A window display.
Apologies for the cat bowl in the corner!

Another favourite are my knitted Christmas trees.

Made by my lovely Mum, as I can barely knit a scarf!

The kitchen tree sits in the window so it can been seen
twinkling as we arrive home.

Oh look there's that spotty Christmas tree again!

Mini stockings made using vintage bits of quilt.

A red toadstool.

Another stocking by Regina Rose.

A tiny snowman.

This is my little homespun angel
that sits with her basket on top of the tree.

Even the mugs have bells on. :)

Our comfy chair.
This is the one that everyone fights over!

This is actually George's hat
but the clock is borrowing it for a while!

The hallway is finished too.

And finally the pew finished with a Christmas
quilt and cushions.

Well it's still snowing outside so back
to the fire, my sewing and another Christmas film.

Thanks for visiting.
Enjoy your afternoon.
Love Daisy xxx