Friday, October 30, 2009

My Ikea Linen Cabinet

I love my Ikea Linen Cabinet - as you can see I've filled mine to the brim with all sorts of kitchenware for the moment - all safe now from Louis! The cabinet was much bigger then I expected when I saw it in the shop but it fits quite nicely in this little area of our kitchen. This was my main purchase but I also picked up this lovely fabric and some other small bits and bobs. Ikea Christmas is instore now so I might find an excuse to visit Dublin again soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Pavilion, Ballygarvan

We recently visited The Pavilion Garden Centre - mostly for cake but also so I could see their Christmas display. First off *cake* in the lovely cafe and then a wander around the shop and a quick skip through the outside gardening areas. The Christmas stock was lovely - lots of Gisela Graham and without a doubt the nicest collection I've seen in any of the shops so far this year which for the most part have been very disappointing. We also finagled three tonnes of earth to be delivered (and shoveled ... and wheelbarrowed) by some very accommodating family members over the weekend - so its a new garden for me (hopefully) by next Spring!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Button Hearts & Cross Stitch

I've finally sorted out our box room - into which I dumped countless boxes of crafts supplies during out recent move. I also set aside a table in our kitchen for crafts purposes - finally a place that I could sit and not mess up the coffee table! However, this table has just become a towering jumble of craft and I've been very slow to get back to full craft mode. I did make these button hearts which I'm quite happy with and have invested in some cross-stitch kits which I hope will turn out well. On another note - during a shopping trip to Tesco last night I noticed that they have their Christmas chocolate & sweets in stock already - has anyone seen the huge Cadbury's Dairy Milk Bar that is available now?! Definitely one for the Christmas Stocking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Cath Kidston Sew!

I have it my possession! Cath Kidston Sew! is finally out - having ordered mine ages ago it was a nice surprise this week - even worth a trip to the mailing centre to collect! I've just scanned some of the fab projects and as you can see the book comes complete with fabric, label, buttons, and patterns to make the bag that appears on the cover! I really like the use of these vintagey fabrics alongside the Cath staples a real emphasis on bag and patchwork projects. There is nothing like Cath-ness to get the creative juices flowing - I think I'll have to take the plunge and invest in a sewing machine once and for all - but in the meantime ogling this book will do nicely!