Showing posts with label Washi tape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Washi tape. Show all posts

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Gifts for Mothers Day

It's mothers day today here in the UK and with a Mum who has everything and needs nothing I had to think hard what to give to my Mum this year!  Having recently moved house as well I didn't want to give her anything that would take up too much space (she is having a bit of a clear out/tidy up as she gradually unpacks). 

With that in mind, I dug out my crafting supplies in preparation for Mothers Day this year and gave some very handmade gifts. 

I've recently gotten back into papercrafting - scrapbooking really, so I have all the supplies necessary to make a card.  I have also had a recent delivery of some gorgeous new washi tapes so I was keen to use them! 


The book you can just see is Stitch and Sew Home, it's such a pretty book, if you like Tilda and Cath Kidston then you'll definitely like this!  I used a bird template from the book for the front of my card -


I have also had a go at making a few of these recently, crochet hearts with a rose on the front, a la Attic 24 blog, so I decided to make a springtime one for my Mum. 


You can see the one I made my Mum above (with the yellow flower) next to one of mine with a pink flower. 

The lovely daffodils in the picture above were cheap as chips from Asda, I suppose they're meant for the garden, but I decided to pot a few up in the broken cups I had in the kitchen that I can never bear to throw away!  They are certainly brightening up the house, I've got about 5 pots of them!

With that in mind I saw a lovely chunky blue and white mug in Matalan and instantly had the idea to pot up some little daffs for my Mum as well. 


So those gifts, teamed with a few gorgeously scented candles (freshly cut daisies and green fig) were my gifts to my Mum this mothers day. 


Everything all wrapped up :)

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Shopping treats

I thought I'd share with you a few of the lovely items I got from a shopping trip on Tuesday. 

We headed North, to Dundee.

The beautiful view over the River Tay towards Dundee
My OH and I had a lovely day out, here was the agenda - shopping, coffee (and cake!), more shopping, lunch, more shopping, home. 

We hit Primark first, and spent a l-o-n-g time in there!  At least the OH had his iPhone/Twitter/Internet to keep him busy while he waited.....

Here's a dress I tried on (and bought), the pic is a little fuzzy, but you get the idea

A very rare sighting - a photo of ME!
I also got a top -


I really love this pinky coral colour and luckily it seems to be in the shops now.  I also need to work on adding bright/light colours into my wardrobe more. 

And that was ALL the clothing I got in Primark (well, for myself anyway, we got Joshua a few bits and pieces).  I did, however, get a few very pretty things for the house -

Cushion cover on the left, tea towls on the right

How gorgeous are these patterns?  Very Cath Kidston inspired...and very pretty.  I just love the cushion cover, I would love to get fabric like this from the roll!

I also got this lovely tea towel -



I *almost* feel that this one is too pretty to use...it will pain me to use it, but it will look so nice hung up in the kitchen!  I really should've bought more to use for sewing with ;)

I also found this cute wrapping paper, again, it reminded me of Cath Kidston -


The red/white star fabric in the background is a cushion cover I got for Joshua's room.  It's all baby blue and cream at the moment, but when he moves into his 'big boy' bed (hopefully no time soon!) I'll introduce more primary colours (and that's where the plan for his own quilt comes in too!). 

Lastly from Primark I got these photo frames/boxes.


I've been experimenting with embroidery/cross stitch lately and I have a plan in mind for these frames. 

Phew, that was a long time spent in Primark.  Can you tell I love it in there?  Cheap and cheerful :)

Then it was time for this -


The OH was flagging after only one shop! 

I was lucky enough to have some WH Smith vouchers so I snapped up this gorgeous collection book from Cross Stitcher -


I can't wait to try some of the projects in here, my mind is absolutely full of inspiration and ideas!

I also got this cute measuring tape washi tape - I couldn't resist!


Lastly, I got me a new scarf.  I've been looking for ages for something that was 'just right' and now I've found it :)


Phew, that was a lotta shopping!  We had a lovely day, and managed to spend lots of time together (even if it was me shopping and him carrying the bags!).  The reason we planned a day together is that next week, the OH heads off to America for just over a week...but on the plus side I've ordered 2 big packages of fabric from American fabric stores...and they're waiting over there for me...yippee!  (I'm just finding the silver lining and all that!)