Monday, 7 January 2013

The Wonderful World of Wendy

Best New Year wishes to you all. The beginning of the year usually finds me thinking about new makes, and spurts of domesticity as I like to freshen different rooms up with various bits of fabrics, to hang up, sit on, wrap up cozy in, or just admire!
I love nothing better than a craft/thrifting book to help with ideas and inspirations and lately I have been very lucky to receive three such books,

book number one

book number two
book number three

There is nothing more enjoyable than leafing through and reading  all of the above,  so many ideas,  where does one start!




I started with bringing a wall shelf unit downstairs, putting it on top of another storage unit to give a dresser effect, and now I have somewhere to display pieces of family china, photos, cards etc. I will be painting it cream, and plan to change displays with the Seasons.



I have somewhere to hang little hearts in the shed



hanging hearts
my favourite pinks and greens!



I have been sorting out the dining area, and along with the  wall unit, I have made a garland in blues and greens to go with the china, shells and sea glass. I tried to aim for a watery effect.








These are now hanging in the dining area.

I was so happy to be given these two beautiful cross stitch cushions, when we go camping they will be coming in the van with us.  





A lovely surprise was a sign to put up on the shed, complete with wording


Thank you for all these goodies. I am very lucky indeed!

The weather has got slightly warmer, so I might potter about and put a few winter pansies and evergreens outside the shed. 

I found some fabric bought last year, perfect for another quilt I think. I quite fancy having a go at sort of an eiderdown effect.

Hope January has you inspired to create, and make. 
I am now going to catch up on reading the blogs over at Handmade Monday where there are always lots of gorgeous creations! so why don't you join me.
   

22 comments:

  1. A lovely blog post full of beautiful pics - sounds like you are having a great time. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you. Hope to get started on the quilt tomorrow.
      Wendy x

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  2. You home is going to be amazing if you keep this up (not that it isn't already of course - I meant more amazing!) I have to say that I shivered slightly when you said you would change the display with the seasons. I would never be able to do that, simply not organised enough!Love the idea though.

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    1. I'm not that organised either. Getting the Xmas decorations down made me feel competent!
      Wendy x

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  3. What a fantastic sign for your shed!

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    1. Thank you. I love it, though I need to take a better photo. The light was fading quickly.
      Wendy x

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  4. I love your garland, really unusual and so pretty :) your little hearts are gorgeous too!

    those camper van cushions are amazing! what a fab gift! x

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    1. Yes I was thrilled to receive the cushions. The detail is amazing.
      Wendy x

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  5. Wow lots of lovely things. I really like your garland and the fabric you used. Your sign is amazing I bet you were so pleased with it. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Thank you. I like the title that was chosen too.
      Wendy x

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  6. Happy new year to you!
    Great makes! You have been busy! I've yet to get my craft on this year. I need to get a move on.....
    How do you like the books? Which is your favourite?
    Carly
    x

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    1. I must admit it takes me a while to get back into the swing of things after Christmas. I love all three books, they are written in different ways, and all have interesting ideas and makes in them. I'm spoiled for choice!
      Wendy x

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  7. You have done so much! I feel very lazy by comparison. :) I love the little hearts. Mine always seem to come out flat on top. Have a great week, hope to see you next time.

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    1. Thank you. It's a fine line between putting too much, too little wadding in the hearts. I just made some birds, but they look like they've certainly eaten too much! Might have to take some of the filler out.
      Wendy x

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  8. I so agree, something about the New Year, new ideas, new projects and new you's. Love the shed sign so elegant and I love the books

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  9. Sending you warmest wishes and hoping all is well. Happy hand holding :D

    Sarah -X-

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  10. Thank you Sarah, it's the simplest, little things that matter so much.
    Wendy x

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  12. Love those cushions - and the hanging hearts look gorgeous all together on the little hooks!

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  13. Nothing better than losing yourself in some really good crafty books. I'm in love with your cushions, bet they took ages to do but so worth it.

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  14. Thanks for your comment on my blog, I was really happy with the finished effect of the rose.

    I love the things you've been making, very country chic! Have a good week.

    Melanie x.

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