Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Sewing box makeover.

I found this little sewing table in a charity shop and could see it would look great with a few tweeks.

The first thing to do was to treat the woodworm, then give the whole thing a good clean.

Next two coats of my favourite Annie Sloane paint in Country Grey. I like this colour as it has a lovely vintage look when it is rubbed down and waxed.
I found some pretty floral fabrics for inside. A padded pinboard on the lid and linings for the inside.

All finished and ready to put in my Christmas fair at Cowslip.

I've got a couple more to finish, can't resist an old sewing box!!!

Enjoy the rest of your week.
xox Angela.

Friday, 22 July 2011

New makes and junk shop finds.

I been out looking in the local junk shops looking for country style pieces for my kitchen.
Here's what I found.
I love the look of these early Stainless steel teapot and milk jug. The hammered teapot pours like a dream. They both have a look of pewter, all tarnished, and grey.
They're sitting on my table which has a quilt on top made with 'Prairie Moon' fabrics and with a Churn Dash block.

This little brown jug was nearby in the same shop, don't you just love it!! It will look so pretty with some wild flowers in it.

I finished a little pin keep and a 'Keepsafe' pouch today,  I'm trying to use all my own designs at the moment so these were just an experiment.

Tomorrow I need to finish curtains, very boring, I'd rather be creating.

Keep busy and thanks for dropping by.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Take a peek at my Mouse House.

I've been here for nearly three weeks and it's been busy, busy, busy. So much to do!
This is a very old cottage with thick walls and low ceilings. I love to imagine all the different people who may have lived here.
This is a small hallway between the sitting room and the kitchen. It seems to be a very old door with lots of old locks and catches. It needed dressing so I made this door curtain from a quilt that I made at with Jo Colwill at Cowslip Workshops in Cornwall. The Ikea bookshelf holds my collection of Quilting books ,recipe books and gardening books. All ready for easy reference.
 The afternoon tea stand was my Grandma's.

  It will keep out the chill in Winter and stop any draughts.

This door leads to the stairs, you can see Pansy sitting there.
The other door leads to the sitting room, if you are over 6ft tall you have to duck so you don't hit your head.
Here's one of my appliqued pictures from 2004, this is called The Potting Shed.

and another in country style.

My little painted desk sits in the corner with Pandora the sewing angel sitting on top and my willow tree waiting for some decoration. The picture is called 'Under the Apple Tree'.

I love this little corner. It will be a while until I am finished properly unpacking.
Some things are 'lost' since the move but I'm sure they will reappear as I sort each room.

It's fun rearranging, I'll show you more soon!

XOX Angela.

Friday, 15 July 2011

Prim Needlekeeps.

I'm all moved house still in a bit of a muddle but needed to do some stitching.

Here are two Prim needlekeeps going in my Etsy shop today.

You can see a bit more of my new home on my other blog where I've joined Karen Valentine for her third annual blogparty 'Where Bloggers Create'.

Lots more flowers on my Etsy too.
You'll find the link on my side bar.

Have fun today.
xox Angela.