Thanks for stopping by! This is my little creative place where I talk about all things craft, furry friends, living near the sea & loving life.
I sell my wares through Folksy and you can find me here

Monday, 22 August 2016

I'm be honest I had completely forgotten about this little creative space and I want to nurture it back to life. I opened an Instagram account and you can find this Here this is where I post photo's, but I want my blog to a more in depth chat.

I'm trying to be more organised with my making's and blog posting.....well everything really.
So watch this space.....

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Creating such lovely memories!

Hello! As always been away far too long. Just lately I've had my usual lots of crafts projects on the go but don't seem to be able to finish anything as always have a yearning to go down to the beach when it's weather like this.....
I'm not one for crowds or lying on the beach, much prefer to have a little paddle & also started collecting sea glass and unusual peddles and shells for making jewellery over the wintertime. Thought it would it be a good craft activity to do to bring back lovely memories of sunny beachy days whilst I'm making.
My lovely younger sis visited us this weekend & as it was a sunny afternoon we headed not far from us to Mundesley (on the North Norfolk coast). Love this beach as it's a sandy beach and not too busy when you walk along abit.

Nothing makes me happier than wandering up & down, barefoot and taking pics......bliss!
My sis and Hubby became obsessed with finding sea glass for me. Trying to find bigger and bigger bits.
It was a blissful afternoon with ALOT of laughs.
This is a picture of me (on the right) & my little sis.......
We are very close and I miss her lots so these weekends are very special.
Hope this sunny weather continues as I've got a significant birthday (39 year & 365 days Ha!)coming up and I'm planning a Birthday beach barbeque and I've said that we each have to have inflatable animals. should be fun!
Hope everyone has had a great weekend too

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

A little "Hello!"

Hi Just stopping by let you know I've listed a couple of new items on my Folksy shop
Lovely vintage inspired lavender hearts & a hanging silver plated pewter heart
Beach photography cards - blank, superb quality cards. Taken from my original photo's of Mundesley (North Norfolk) beach.
This is a very fleeting Hellooooooooo!
hope you are all well?
Will be back at the weekend to fill you on my latest adventures.
Til Then......

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Hello Veggies & Please come back Mr Sunshine!

Today has been abit gloomy here on the east coast, appears the sun has said "Bye Bye" for the weekend.....please come back soon! My seedlings need more sun desperately, trying beetroot this year but not sure how success they will be? Will report back.....
Today (2nd Saturday each month)there was a farmers market & craft fair on in Blakeney Village Hall. A lovely little village on the coast. Although a small affair was not disappointed with the stalls that was there (sorry left the camera in the car....oops!)Picked up some fruity chutney - we are BIG chutney eaters in our house and a couple of lovely handmade cards.
After our visit there we were feeling a little peckish so headed to a place we've been meaning to check out for a while the Art Cafe at Glanford
It was a lot bigger inside than thought from the outside and also another surprise is that it's all vegetarian, not a problem for me. I'm a meat eater but don't mind veggie dishes as well if done well....I wasn't disappointed at all.
I had a yummy mushroom & chestnut tart and hubby had a spinach and potato curry...........meat was not missed at all!
Hubby followed his curry by a HUGE scone!
We are already planning our return trip - a yummy Sunday breakfast followed by a long beach walk along the coast. Also will be going back later in the year as they have an evening bistro in the Autumn/Winter.
I loved this Mussel shell that you used to add the sea salt to your meal....great idea!
After finishing our meal we headed home, lit the fire (can you believe it an open fire in JUNE!) & snuggled down for a Margaret Rutherford B&W 'Miss Marple' film on DVD.....beforehand gave Betsy cat her little treat.
She loves them and has to have a couple at a time otherwise she would have them all in one go!
Finally got my act together and dropped a couple of felt flower brooches off at the Jade Tree...
Also have at long last created my facebook page Home Sweet Home Crafts
Only hope that I manage to keep up with Blogging & Facebooking ha!
I will be eagerly waiting for the postie to arrive as I've purchased a bunny from Vanilla Squirrel
Naughty Blogger is not allowing me to add a photo of the Bunny so we add when he/she (haven't decided as yet?) arrives......can't wait.
Hope the rest of your weekend goes well

Thursday, 23 May 2013

My lovely walk to work........

On a Wednesday and Thursday each week I work out of an office in Cromer which is on the North Norfolk coast, very handy as just 6 miles up the road from us. Every week the views on my walk to the office are breath taking and I never get fed up of them and stop for a minute or two......then have to scuttle fast the rest of the way....ha!
Although have to say this week has been VERY breezy! Where oh where has the sunshine gone to???
The following pic is of Henry Blogg, a famous figure in the town.......coxswain on the Cromer Lifeboat.
A short post this time but have to show this before I go, love it and when I told my sis I had bought a "Fox Garland", she said "Oh no not another fashion faux par!".....
Love it & even Hubby likes it but not sure if little sis will.....Ha!
Anyway off to see her this weekend for the bank holiday for a good catch up, cant wait!
Bye For Now & lets hope for a bit of the yellow stuff - SUNSHINE!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Lovely Shop

I would like to tell you about a lovely shop that is just round the corner from the office where I have a hot desk 2 days a week. It's in Cromer on the North Norfolk coast. The shop is called "The Norfolk Pigeon Loft"....
It's has an amazing range of costume jewellery, scarfs & handbags. All at very reasonable prices!
The owner, Donna is really helpful with advice when you are looking for a certain item. She is also very bubbly & chatty and have to say it's a real pleasure to go in there.
This is what I couldn't resist today. Just lately I seemed to have developed a liking (addiction) for anything 'cherry related', going to love wearing this on all my summer cardi's. Also couldn't leave this bracelet behind, very cute with the little flower and a VERY reasonable price of £2.99!!!!
This is the link to their website Norfolk Pigeon Loft so you can check out their blog and location details.
The reason that I'm telling you about this shop is that I think it's soooo important to support local independent shops and I know Donna is finding it abit tough right now. Small,independant shops are the lifeline to our communities and it would be a great shame & sadness if our high streets were just full of national chains. Rant over....Ha!
Before I had off just wanted to show you my latest project. Had a yearning to work completely with felt for a change......
Just have to stuff the brooch with a little bit of filling & then going to blanket stitch round the outside.....I love abit of hand sewing, find it very relaxing. Really chuffed with it so far, especially the leaves.
Had the idea for this brooch from a creative dream I had the other night. Yes I know sounds 'weird', but I dream about what I going to make next then when I wake note it down in a little notebook. Doesn't happen that often but when it does HAVE to go with and make it.
Finished brooch will be photographed at the weekend.
Hope you are all having a good weekend so far?
Here in Norfolk today it's turned a lot cooler and very breezy. Sunshine please come back soon!!!!
Bye For Now

Monday, 6 May 2013

Visit to sunny Suffolk

Hello....finally back after a far too long break. Had an internet malfunction which is now fixed & my camera gave up the ghost.....bought a shiny new one. Yipeeeee can take photo's which I've really missed doing.
It's been a really sunny, warm bank holiday weekend (hence the background colour of this post) and yesterday we decided to hop over into Suffolk and made a visit to the National Trust property "Ickworth House", near Bury St Edmunds.
We weren't disappointed.....
The house was huge & took our breath away when we walked up the drive. It was good to make use of our NT membership as it was £12 each to get in otherwise. We made it there at lunchtime but soon realised that we probably needed a couple of days to get round everything.

These were painted on to the walls off the visitor entrance.
Always my favourite part - the servants quarters, especially the kitchens
Can you imagine cooking on this?
The servant's dining room was a huge and very cold....hate to think what it was like for them in winter.
The bedrooms were also impressive
& also the very grand entrance hall
So well worth a visit........need to make a full day of it!. Next time we plan to go round all the lovely gardens which we didn't have time to go round.
Before I go......had to show you a picture of my new teacup planter with a drumstick primula which I thought would go a treat in it.

Hope everyone has had a good bank holiday weekend!
See you all soon.....PROMISE!