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