Sunday, 2 October 2011


Since my last post lots and lots has been going on in my prim country home and life...Mid August brought loads of changes to my house as we remodelled one of our is really the childrens bathroom downstairs and did have a full bathroom suite make it more functional we decided to remove the bath and move and replace the rest of the bathroom sanitary wear and fit a large walk in wetroom style shower..poor hubby got the job him being a stonemason and builder along with my son-in-law a time served plumber..the results are just fantastic and I love the simple uncluttered style of it..I am having trouble keeping the boys out now what with all the jets and overhead rose gadgets..they have never been so clean finish things off hubby laid a stone flag floor in the new shower room and back along the hall to the dinning is just perfect...We are also in the throws of applying for planning permission to extend our dinning room up one level to make a larger family bathroom and large bedroom with mezine floor for the youngest boys..Living in a conservation zone NORTHUMBERLAND NATIONAL PARKS there are alot of hurdles to clear so far the bat and owl surveys have been completed so it is fingers crossed now for the planning..will keep you all posted about that though..
Next the end of August saw the beginings and pen to paper planning of my *FESTIVE GATHERING*..After much encouragement and great feedback from my *EASTER GATHERING* I decided to just bite the bullet and go for it..I have been making none stop since whilst still keeping up with my orders and adding to ebay...nightshift seems to be the way forward HA HA..I have given you all a little sneek peek of my goodies made so far..I still have lots on my TO DO list but making progress steadily..
Posters all out now and lots of invitation RSVP's
 Painted stockings
 Wooden garlands and Tree cookies
 All means of dried garlands
 More santas
 Snowmen stockings and Teddy bears
 And hand painted signs..still lots to share and will get more pics done...
           Now into September and can't believe how the time is passing so fast..2 of my boys were off to new schools so it was excitment and apprehension all round..gladly they have settled into their new schools without a hitch and are enjoying the new challenges they face everyday...Mid September brought us some new additions to our already large family..we are already the proud owners of 4 lovely Guinea pig fur balls and 2 of them gave birth to the most gorgeous fur babies..
 This is THYME with her 5 little darlings just 9 days old now..
And this is PARSLEY with her gorgeous boys born on 9/11..3 weeks old today...
Just into October and this saw me creating a couple of items for ebay..A prim *WITCHES CAT and POTION BAG*
 And one of my prim vintage style Teddy Bears complete with a little crown and letter B and old army button the link to check these guys out EBAY
I have tried hard to keep up with my favourite blogs when I have had a free minute and plan to keep up with my own posts from now LOL..I have lots of stitchin' and makin' still to do before my *FESTIVE GATHERING* on Fri 21st and Sat 22nd of October..I will add some more peek pics and keep you all updated..I have another iron in the fire at the mo and look forward to sharing that with you soon..I hope everyone is having a restful weekend..*~*Blessings to all*~*


TheCrankyCrow said...

So very good to hear from you Angi...we've missed you! But, sounds like you have some very good excuses!! Busy, busy, busy!!! Absolutely loving all your new creations....I would so love to be able to go to one of your gatherings...Sigh.....Good luck with the permits and remodel (bat and owl surveys....really???) Would love to see photos of the remodeled bath too...sounds positively wonderful. Wishing you a week full of blessings ~ Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Christine said...

What a relief to find out all is well w/you Angi!
I didn't know whether to email you or not but good to know it was all nice family/home stuff going on! And boy, has it all been happening ... cute guinea pigs AND clean boys?!!!LOL!
I'm just amazed you are making more prims than ever with so much going on!
Keep going as it all looks awesome!
Best wishes

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Wow, girl you have been busy~ wonderful creations!!! The guinea pigs are SOOOOO ADORABLE!!

Angie Berry said...

Sounds like an awesome bathroom remodel!! Also sounds like you live in a really neat area!

Best wishes on your upcoming gathering. By the looks of the prims you have been making, I'm sure it'll be a sell-out!!

Keep up the hard work girl but enjoy your week~

Carol said...

Whoa lil lady... you're going too fast for me... lol. I love reading your posts and figuring out what you're talking about when you speak Brit :o) It's always nice when we can makeover our homes.
Sweet as sweet can be says me to those cute cuddly guinea piggies. So glad the boys took to the new school well. Best of luck with your festival!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

A month seems like a year in blog
Glad to see you back.
One does understand that life does get in the way of our sharing our fun, family and treasures.

Good luck with the Gathering...sounds like it will be a huge success.