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Saturday, 25 September 2010

Autumn on the way

Have had a really busy week this last week.  Two local ladies I met at a fair I did in a neighbouring village have ordered some Christmas bits and pieces from me for a Christmas barn they are opening just for the month of December.  They are showcasing all local produce and crafts and have asked me to make them some lavender hearts and Christmas gift bags from vintage fabrics.

I have finished the hearts, and am in the process of making the bags after having a few hiccough's with my new sewing machine.

I have also been busy raiding a friends garden for her beautiful Hydrangeas this week.  They are the most divine red colour.  I do wish mine looked like this in the garden, but sadly they never go this colour, something to do with the acidity of the soil I think.

I just pick them and put them in baskets or jugs and leave them to dry and they last for ages.

Another recent purchase, some Halloween bowl fillers.  I love American primitives, and these have been handmade by a lady on Ebay, Fab aren't they?  Looking forward to Halloween, not long to go.  We decorate the house and dress up every year.  Last year we used a fog machine outside the house and filled the road with fog, hence we had to turn it down a bit!!

I'll leave you with a picture of last years Halloween effort and the dreaded fog machine!!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Jo xx


  1. I love the hydrangeas what a great idea to dry them ;-) How lovely to be asked to make some hearts and bags ;-) And a big scary Wow your house looks well scary my boys would love it well Dylan my yougest would that looks amazing ;-) Dee x

  2. ....that is the scariest house I have ever seen, I am glad that I don't live near by, I would have the colly wobbles! Beautiful hydrangeas though!
    Tracey x

  3. Oh my goodness that really is a Hammer House of Horrors!

  4. I could do with that fog machine cos I haven't done any housework!
    It would cover the dust (and the kitchen floor!) a treat :))

  5. Goodness, you have been busy on that new sewing machine.....I love the Halloween primitives, and your spooky front garden is brilliant!
    Julie x
    PS that is a nice quilt on the back of your chair....

  6. My children would just love to live up your road on Halloween!
    What a fantastic effort you put in :0)
    Love your little hearts too!
    Have a great weekend,
    Donna x

  7. Loving the spooky fog around your cottage - I want one of those machines going outside of our cottage all year round, just to frighten all the little children away!!! ;) Seriously, I adore Samhain - it's got the best feeling about it. Glad to see you're well prepared! xxx

  8. Hi, the hydrangeas are a lovely colour and such pretty hearts. Love the cushion too on your chair.
    That is a scary front garden, it reminds me of the Adams Family.
    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  9. Just stumbled across your blog from my Mum's blog (sosovintage.blogspot.com) and made lots of girly noises at the snaps of your pugs on the right - they are adorable! I am desperate for a pug and have already decided on his name (Biff) but am just waiting until I move from a flat to a house so I can give him a suitable home. Enjoyed reading through all your posts too.
    Rosie xx


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