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Saturday, 23 April 2011

spring garden.

Back at the begining of the year I watched the series life in a cottage garden with Carol Klein.Her attitutude to gardening is infectious and I was thouroughly inspired.

For the first time this year I bought a couple of packets of seeds.Lupin,Dahlia,Foxglove and Sunflowers. I thought I d give it a go. My mum gave me her old  small greenhouse that she wasnt using and I got started.

And look whats happened for the first time in my life I ve actually grown something,now lets just hope they get some flowers some where along the line!

 It will be a lot cheaper than buying plants from garden centres .
 Its the little things in life that are exciting me at the moment.Has anyone out there been planting seeds this year?
I loved one of the thrifty tips on Nana Go-go s site yesterday, keeping lolly pop sticks to use as markers and keeping yougart pots and tubs to use as planters,I d already been doing this ,but kept hubby s lolly stick last night.Brilliant!

Have a great day,lots of love ,

Friday, 22 April 2011

japenese flowers/tea cup coaster?

hi there, I spent a little time yesterday out in the warm sunshine trying to make a Japenese crochet flower.What do you think? went a bit frilly at the edge,but hey ho will make a great tea cup mat?

Must keep practising.Hope you all have a great day!lots of love,julie xxx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

The Duck is back!

Every year since we have lived in this house ,which isnt far from a huge lake and park, we have a pair of ducks visit our garden,the kids named them Daffy and  Daisy years ago. Last year was the first year they didnt come as we relocated the pond and had a conservatory built , so there was a lot going on.

I was so happy today as Daffy s back! Usually Daisy follows, I ll keep you posted!!

The ponds not looking so great we need to get some new plants established, Daffy doesnt seem to mind,though.
bye for now,have a great day!! .xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011


I thought i d share with you the project i have just finishes working on, a colourful crochet blanket for my dad, with some heart shaped gift tags,crocheted of course!!have a great day,sun is shining here,hope it is were you are?xxx

hi, there!!

Hi ,to anyone out there that finds me! my name is julie and I live in south wales I have two children and have been married for the past 20 years. My interest s are in my home ,making it pretty and homely. I love the shabby chic look. I started crochet last year and am addicted!