Monday, 31 December 2012



I would love to wish all my blog friends and followers a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2013.. ❤

This past year has been so busy for me what with my new job and of course my creating and crafting and family life.. I launched my new *Attic Bear series and Heirloom Santas* which has been so much fun and I have lots of ideas on my design board to share with you all in 2013. I am also planning a big website makeover plus I am going to get back into my pattern designing which always seems to be put on the back boiler.. For my blog followers lots of freebie giveaways too..

Hope to see you all in the New Year.. ❤


Thursday, 13 December 2012


*~* 12/12/12 LAST ONE FOR THIS YEAR*~*

A hectic week ahead what with my day job but last weekend saw me having a real tidy and clean out in my studio/workroom LOL.. My orders were all caught up and I thought I would prepare my creative space for the creations I have tucked in my head which I was planning for the New Year.. It sounds crazy but I kept going in there just to admire how tidy it was with all my scissors neatly stored and my fabrics sorted and nicely colour coordinated with my plushes stacked LOL.. On about the 4 visit I thought maybe I would prepare a project well once I had started I was there for the duration HEHE.. This fellow was born then grubbied and dried.. I finished him on the twelveth.. That makes him pretty special really.. So I thought I would share with you all.. He is available on ebay on a short 5 day listing

Click link on my sidebar to view..

I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend.. *~* Blessings*~*


Thursday, 6 December 2012



Well here goes.. Had a few days dressing my home for the holidays.. I was having a style crisis before I started as my decor has now gone for a more simple vintage faded kinda look.. I sorted my dec's and really just went with the things I love... The look is definaitly different to last year but my prims/antiques and basically my well loved junk seem to gel together...
My heirloom Santa.. I don't normally have time to make for myself but made a special effort and love him.. He is on my side hutch in the snug ( the room we live in the most LOL)
This is my mantle in the snug.. Simple white lighted pipberry with a prim tree belsnickel santa and stockings made from vintage fabric..
I am calling this my candy cane tree as it is simply white and red baubles and candy canes LOL..
My tall hutch.. Just loving it..
Some candy canes in my mason jar with some twinkly lights along side some greens a vintage bauble and lovely stitchery made by a friend..
In the kitchen..
In the hall..
The dinning room has been given a simple look too..
This little Ole snowman comes out every year.. He sings and dances too so a very firm favourite with my grands..
The only real tree in the house LOL.. My table display.. The perfect thing which can be moved easily.. Well with 15 for Christmas lunch I need all the space I can muster..
Now to the boys room.. I have had to wait a while to share this room.. It is part of the new extension we did but hubz had to build the steps and well he works so hard I just had to be patient.. The boys have decorated for the holidays too.. This is Finleys bed complete with wreath and prim stocking..
Under the steps a great place for the basket which stores the quilts we use when the grands sleepover..
One of my special bears from Rabbit Hill and a beautiful holiday pillow from Christine at Preferably Prim
All boys need rules..
Now Elliot sleeps up the steps in his mezzine room (will share this after the holidays).. He decorated the eaves with a lighted garland trimmed with tin santas and candy canes..
Their small tree happily twinkles day and night and the snowman reminds them of how many sleeps left til Christmas..
I do hope you have enjoyed my simple trim..
Finally I just wanted to share an easy makeover.. As you all know I love to junk it and recently bought this foot stool at an absolute steal of a price.. I could see the beauty that was hidden within LOL.. A vintage burlap seed sack made all the difference and turned that ugly duckling into a swan..



Saturday, 24 November 2012



Wishing everyone Happy Thanksgiving.. The excitement is rising in this household with talk of Santa and Christmas.. The decorations are out of storage and stacked in readiness for this coming weekend.. The 1st of December is when I decorate.. I have been stitchin' away in my spare time to finish these wonderful HEIRLOOM SANTAS and wanted to share them with you all... I have used vintage fabrics for his coat and sheeps wool and horsehair for his beard..

Have a wonderful weekend *~*Blessings to all*~*


Thursday, 15 November 2012



Over on my selling blog today I have on offer today 6 of my wonderful *ATTIC BEARS*~* so very grubby and prim dirty.. They are on at a great sale price £20.00 each plus your shipping.. I do ship international and will send along an invoice to the buyer.. They are on a first email first sale bases and to purchase just email me.. ..With your paypal email..

Pop on over and grab a bargain or do a spot of Christmas shopping for yourself or for a friend.. These will be my last bears for 2012 all will be signed and dated..


I was asked by a special friend to create a very special Santa.. She wanted PRIM MAGICAL.. I was happy to oblige and my HEIRLOOM SANTAS were born.. I will have this one on offer on ebay later today on a 5 day listing..

Go check him out.. He is a grubby grey and cream in colour with a wool coat ..lots of detail..
I hope everyone has had a great week..


Thursday, 1 November 2012



I must appologise for the delay in my giveaway draw.. I will not bore you with the details but we do have a winner PRIM2PINK... I know I got the spelling wrong too.. Not having a good day LOL..

He is packed and ready to go and live in his new home ❤

Now for me good news. I entered a giveaway a couple of weeks back that Sandi@theprimitiveskate was hosting.. I couldn't believe when I was lucky enough to win.. I received my parcel yesterday and couldn't wait to open it.. Christmas come quick for me LOL.. 2 wonderful books for me to drool over and an excuse to sit with my feet up for a while.. Thank you Sandi for this wonderful giveaway I am truely honoured..

This is a busy time for all us crafters with Christmas looming but what fun ahead it will be with the smells of roomsprays and cinnamon filling my home.. I have a couple of shows to do and still lots of goodies to make.. Will be posting some pics soon.. Thank you to all my followers who entered my giveaway with your comments and kind words it makes blogland a great place to be and make friends.. Have a wonderful week and special prayers to all who have had to endure the awful storms this past week *~*blessings to all*~*


Sunday, 14 October 2012



I have been so busy making my *ATTIC BEARS* I thought I would share one of my bears in a fun giveaway.. This sweet little bear is only a teenie 5" sitting. He is made from a plush felt fabric and weighted for a heavy feel.. Then he has been grubbied to give him that old attic look.. Around his neck is a rusty bell and *ATTIC BEAR* tag which is of course is signed and dated on the back.. I have stitched a grubby heart to his tummy..

The draw will be held on the 31st October

The steps to follow to enter the giveaway are:
A) Be a follower of my blog..
B) Leave a comment...........
For extra entries:
A) Post on your sidebar......
B) post on your facebook.....
(That is a max of 3 let me know how many entries)
This giveaway is open to anyone around the world and you can always email me your entry too..
Hope you want to join in the fun and enter the giveaway..
Enjoy the week ahead *~*blessings*~*


Sunday, 7 October 2012



My oh my where is the time going.. It is a true saying when they say it waits for no man.. The leaves have changed colour and now litter my garden everything is dying back to sleep throught the long winter and this morning Jack Frost had payed a visit.. A slight mist hanging in the air and everything glistening with frost.. Simply beautiful.. Life here is running smoothly and the boys have settled back into school.. My youngest is now at big school so a milestone there for both of us LOL..

I have not been idle these past few weeks and have been busy as ever creating my prims and sending them on their way to far off places around the world.. I was asked to do some exclusive bears for a customer which was such fun and it got me to thinking about doing a series of prim bears so *ATTIC BEARS* was born.. After all I do make them in the attic of my home in my workroom and most attics are real grubby places.. Well mine used to be anyway..

I wanted to give them a real look of age and a played with look with lots of mends and wear.. I am having so much fun with these using things from the past to help add character.. Like vintage baby boots and old buttons and keys.. I am sharing these 2 today with you and they are available on ebay later today.. Pop along and check out their pics..

It seems so long since it did a giveaway and I love doing them so needles and scissors are at the ready and I am working on it now.. I will share that this weekend.. Hope everyone has a fun week and *~*Blessings*~* to all..