Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Hello,yes I'm still here though I have been a very poor blogger of late....Sometimes feel I have nothing to say....sometimes feel I have too much to say and am not sure if baring one's soul for the world to read is a good idea....Anyway November is whizzing by and I am feeling somewhat overwhelmed as I have run out of time to get organized for Cheryl's Vintage fair on Friday 5-8 and Saturday 10-3pm It will a while before the next one as Cheryl will be welcoming her baby girl into the world very soon.
Do hope you can make it as the Fair promises to be a really lovely affair and it will be a brilliant way to start your festive shopping....xx
Posted by made-and-found at Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Hard to believe that it is here again....Friday sees the start of another spectacular weekend when an estimated fifty thousand people will descend upon the Pickering area to take part in 1940's activities centred around the Steam railway and yes our Tea room will be open early Saturday morning and will close late on Sunday afternoon.This year there are two parades on foot on Saturday and the vehicle procession is on Sunday.We do hope you can join us for delicious homemade cakes,scones and soup.We're really looking forward to seeing old friends again and meeting new ones.I don't know if Hen and family will be coming this year but Lucey (Lemonade Kitty hopes to come.Many re-enactors have already arrived as they tend to stay for the week rather than just the weekend I have managed to purchase an original 1940s overall/pinny and am now searching for comfy shoes.Come and see us and meet the team Myself,Dawn,Jenny,Charlotte,Jan,Sally and Cheryl-Anne who will be sitting down quite a lot as she is having a baby on Christmas Eve but loves the weekend and really can't bear to miss it....and my sister Julia may be around if she's not too jet lagged having flown in from USA the night before....my Victoria Sponges have a lot to measure up to...I will take lots of photos and do a long post next week...
Posted by made-and-found at Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Friday, August 31, 2012
I have to say a huge thank you to my amazing sister who has persuaded the little photo icon to come back from holiday and hopefully restore normal service so I can blog in glorious technicolour.Thanks Jules You're the best X
Posted by made-and-found at Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hello dear bloggy friends.I am in anguish as I cannot post photos at all- the little picture that allows you to upload images has packed its bags and gone on holiday so I have all this free time to blog and cannot and let face it, people prefer pictures to people banging on about stuff.I am in despair and believe it is something to do with my computer as I the little icon is present on other computers.I am using my Mums at the moment but I have no pictures handy.So just wanted to say hello and say I am still here just not in pictures.
Posted by made-and-found at Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Blimey,where did July go? I can't believe that it is now August and the summer is still a no show.What have I been doing over the last few weeks?I went to Harrogate gift fair and ordered lots of lovley things for the shop at Christmas and can you believe,Easter.I have also sourced lots of different things from various parts of the world which will be in my online shop as soon as my website has been modified.I am still in the early stages of revamping the shop butI have some good ideas,but as my sister would remind me ,usually by poking or slapping my arm that ideas are no good if they are stuck in your head,get on and do it!!! Over the next few posts I will show you some of my projects,First though Cheryl's Vintage fair.A very hardworking bunch of folk helped to set up the fair and if you missed it here is a taste of what you could have bought.... Having a problem with loading photos.My dashboard with the icon has disappeared.I hate new blogger.I really much preferred the old one!!! Will try again later when I don't feel like hurling my laptop from the highest window.x
Posted by made-and-found at Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Sunday 15th July 1.30-4.30pm
Learn a new skill....now that we are in the depths of summer and the sun is a no show (and is probably holidaying in Tenerife as we speak) come and learn to crochet Start that cosy winter throw now.Experience a warm friendly welcome with expert tuition and a lovely vintage style tea.
£20 all inc.
There are still a few places left if anyone in the area is interested.
Posted by made-and-found at Sunday, July 01, 2012
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Posted by made-and-found at Sunday, June 24, 2012
Monday, June 18, 2012
When I do crave cake well it has to be hands down,carrot cake with cream cheese frosting and if possible chopped nuts.....
Second on the list has to be to die for,lemon drizzle cake.It must have a really thorough infusion of lemon juice and a crunchy,sugary topping......
Most people I know love chocolate cake.I like the idea of it but never really enjoy it as much as I think I am going to.......I am very fussy....I find too many chocolate cakes can be heavy too dry and they tend to look better than they taste....
A well made coffee cake can also make my heart sing if its light and fluffy......
What's your favourite?
Look at these beauts I found on flickr.....hand painted cakes, total works of art.......
They are just amazing.....
Monday, June 11, 2012
Having just visited Niki @ http://nostalgiaatthestonehouse.blogspot.co.uk/ and being very inspired and amazed by photos her lovely shop I thought I would post some recent photos of my shop, before it has a well needed makeover.This will of course give me a good excuse to take up residence in the local auction room and buy some more furniture.This is going to be a terrible hardship as I really hate buying' junk and old lady furniture' as my son Harry refers to my past purchases.I'm not going to make any huge changes but it just needs a bit of a facelift and a bit of imagination.I love the patchwork table cover/bedspread which was an ebay bargain a long time ago.....
Lots of pretty pastels
I;m going to paint my kitchen cupboard a pretty cornflower blue
The childrens corner is a bit lightweight and I am trying to decide what to buy or make next....
I made this bunting out of an old ladybird book called Five little kittens.I am going to make some to sell.
I've made the photos larger but I'm afraid the quality is not brilliant.I really don't care much for this camera.It's not as good as my last one.I am going to have to invest in a better one.....plus the light has not been very good of late, in fact the sun has gone on a sabbatical and is currently having a gap year the other side of the Gulf stream!
Anyway,I hope you enjoyed having a look.If you are in Pickering do pop in.There is a map on my shop website but it's right in the heart of Pickering.Talking of websites mine has ben very badly neglected but now I have the time to put my energy into it -I am going to get Gary & Cheryl @www.design-farmstudio.co.uk to give my website a facelift too. Lots of new beginnings in the pipeline,I wonder should I get a face lift too lol!!!
Posted by made-and-found at Monday, June 11, 2012
Sunday, June 10, 2012
I have been very lazy with my camera just lately,so here are a few pictures of my car boot/auction finds.Car booting has been virtually non existent this year.In fact I have only been to two.The auction is usually full of rubbish and the charity shops are getting very expensive.However, in the interest of thrift I have been very discerning and have only invested in things I can't live without or that require very little money to be extracted from my purse......The quality of the photos is not great as the light was very gloomy due to the rain pouring outside...but I think you'll agree these are vital to sustain life as we know it!!
This little stool is so lovely but I may just paint the frame a lighter shade- can't decide yet....
A rather pretty trio which are a very unusual and very dainty....
This is my favourite...a beautiful needlepoint rose picture.I think the frame is a bit shiny but it is just so vibrant, I almost fainted when I saw it (I'm so dramatic!)
Some scarabble tiles which I thought would be useful to stick on something as I'm revamping the shop.
A little glimpse of my newly arranged dresser...It's all pastels for summer which make the room very serene and I will introduce the reds back in the winter....how sad am I ?
However,it's the little things that give us pleasure and serve as adistraction to the bigger more scary things.
Talk soon.Have a good one
Posted by made-and-found at Sunday, June 10, 2012