Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Home Again but no mini-ing

Well I went and had my gallbladder out, it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, but I was scared as it's my first time in hospital (apart from having babies) and my first general anaesthetic, it all went well though, came home the next day, and stayed with my mum for a week, the boys dad came over and stayed at my house and looked after the boys and animals.  Anyway, back home now and have to say I haven't done any mini-ing at all!  

Put a few things on ebay, including my Cath Kidston mini patchwork, but that's about as far as I've got!  Am just about getting back into normal routine now, which is daft, dunno why it's taken me so long!

I must get my mini hat on and get moving!  Even toyed with the idea of buying a new house, I must be mad!  Haven't really got anywhere for it, I blame Paula of course, it's always her fault, she's such a bad influence lol.  It's her gorgeous Fairbanks that's got me fired up!  Am glad to say though that money and lack of space is the deciding influence though, and I have a distinct lack of both lol.

Just thought I'd better post to let you know I haven't disappeared off the face of the earth!

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Little Bit More in the Shop

Have managed to do a little bit more in the shop, not a lot, seem to have been very busy last few days.  Having to try and sort dinners etc., washing, cleaning, etc. etc. as I go into hospital on Friday to have my gallbladder out.  Also I've not been in the most cheerful of moods doing this Milk Only diet, really has driven me mad, I'm so hungry and having to cook everything for the kids and not eat and it's so hard not to just "pinch" a bit, but I know I can't.

Anyway, had a go at making bunting tonight, not totally happy with the result, but it will do for now.  Painted some furniture that was given to me as well, so it now matched my kitchen lol, oh I love leftover paint!  Still need lots of bits and pieces though, poor Maggie keeps losing bits from her house (Driftwood) though, she must be getting right fed up with me, bet she keeps going next door to Bill for a good old moan!

Anyway, I shall go to bed soon, just finished packing my bag to take to mum's tomorrow as I'll be staying with her when I've had my op.  No net there either, so I shall be missing that next week!

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Cath Kidston mini patchwork

I recently bought a few scraps of Cath Kidston fabric, as I love her designs.  I wasn't sure how they'd work in mini world as none of the designs are particularly small, but I decided I really wanted to do a patchwork quilt so would give it a go.  Made a few patchwork cushions as well which are sitting on a table in my new little shop.

Anyway, finished the mini patchwork tonight, I'm quite pleased with it, but no idea what to do with it now lol, it's just sitting on the floor in the shop, it could go on a sofa, but not really much good in the shop as there's just not enough space!  I did try a little bench sofa in there but just doesn't fit.  Seems a shame to fold it up (like the mini crochet is) and stuff it under the table lol.  Might have to make another smaller version, there's a little chair that needs something on it.

Otherwise I can see little quilt ending up on ebay after I've had my op!

Anyway here's the finished quilt

Friday, 4 May 2012

Shabby Shop!

I got my beautiful new Shabby Shop from Julie this week, it's absolutely gorgeous as usual and I'm looking forward to making it all pretty!  I haven't really had much of a chance this week and I really don't know where the week has gone.  I made a few little cushions from Cath Kidston fabric (which I adore) and am now making a mini quilt completely out of Cath Kidston fabric which originally was to go in my shop but am now thinking it's probably going to be a bit too big, I've already got a crochet blanket and that's ended up under a table!

Have got to get some shelves and some pretty bits, need to find some pretty beads etc. to make some scent bottles and I need to paint some flower pots as well, luckily I've got plenty of pink paint left over from my real kitchen lol.

Anyway heres a couple of pics of it so far, loads more to do but it's a start.