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Thursday, 5 March 2015

Early Easter Flourishes

Hello my lovelies! Well, I cannot believe that March has already arrived! Is time speeding up? I can't help but feel that there are less hours in each day, and that the hamster peddling the wheel of time is as fit as a fiddle and peddling as fast as a blink of the eye! As soon as March arrives, I feel a renewed spring in my step, and the reason for this is just that...'spring'! Yes, spring is in the air, and the days already seem brighter, with the promise of  colour, sunshine and the smell of fresh flowers! Dreary days be gone!

Now, I am already looking forward to Easter, as it is a special time of reflection and celebration for our family. Every year I look forward to getting some decorations out, and this year I have started earlier than usual. As I'm a working mum, I find that I have to plan and think ahead, as time is so precious and few and far between! That's my excuse...and I'm sticking with it! So, I have already made some new fripperies to add to he Easter dresser!

Quirky chaps with 'egg-straordinary' moustaches!

I found the idea for these on Pinterest. If you'd like to have a go, just pop over to 'a bit of pill pilli' for the tutorial. They were so easy to make, and great fun. I bet the kids would love it! I didn't use boiled eggs, but opted to blow out the eggs so that I could keep these for next year.


























Liberty bunting....♥




























A bunny to match...




























A few old favourites...



















































Cheery blooms in tea cups...




























And so, spring has sprung!





















































And so Easter has arrived early in our home. But no one seems to mind...It just means we get to enjoy it a little bit longer!

Blessings


Monday, 23 February 2015

Frivolous Fripperies


If there is a quote that sums me up, this is it. I wake up every morning with the urge to create 'something'...'anything'...It's like a deep need that cannot ever be met. I make something, I feel satisfied, but after a while a deep hunger sets in for another creative pursuit, and so the cycle continues. And, I do it because it makes me happy. I find solace in the quiet times spent thinking up new fripperies...Sometimes I make something wholly useful, and then other times it is just a little bit of frivolity...making what some may refer to as 'silly decorations', or 'unnecessary objects'.

* frippery: definition 

a tawdry or frivolous thing; 
a silly decoration or unnecessary object


This past week I felt compelled to give in to my creative urges again...I think this time it was brought on by tactical thoughts of procrastination...a need to avoid doing the ironing, a job which I loathe! So, instead of putting on my apron like a good 1950's housewife, and dragging the laundry basket closer, I cranked up Absolute '80's on the old Roberts radio, and made some fripperies to tart up my sewing corner.






































Floral flags of frivolity...




























A few golden touches...
An old box and crown gets the gold treatment...




























Newly printed Polaroids in a frame...




























An afternoon spent doing what makes me happy!





























Are you a frivolous fripperies creator too? I know I'm not the only one! And as we speak, I'm already dreaming up new ideas...bring on the glue, bring on the paint! Let's make something new until we faint! Ahem...perhaps only once I've tackled the ever growing Everest pile of pants!

Blessings



Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Love Day...

Tomorrow is Valentine's Day. How will you spend it? Over in our corner of the world, it will kick off with a nice family breakfast. Hubby is working the night shift, so he will come home to fried eggs, and pancakes...the pancakes are more for mummy and the kids...It will be a normal day, just like any other, with a little bit of love shown with small gestures...tiny tokens of 'I love you's'...

♥Handmade with love♥...

Some treat envelopes for the kidlets...Yip, I'm no Monet, but then they don't ask for much! Hopefully my efforts will cheer their day!






































And inside? A few sweet treats...






































The house has also had a little 'love' sprinkled in places...The dresser is dressed in hearts, and the colour of love...red...♥






































To me, nothing says 'I love you' more than a thoughtful bit of 'handmade'...







































So, no grand gestures here...just little celebrations on 'Love Day'...May you know that you are loved too...

Blessings