Tuesday 8 April 2014

Pretty Things

Thanks for the comments on my clothes sewing - you are all so kind!  I'm still researching and thinking about what to make.  I do a lot of thinking and not a lot of doing!!  I should just get on with it - if it looks rubbish and I don't wear it, it's not the end of the world - at least it'll be some sewing experience.

In the meantime, I've been attempting to snap some pretty pictures...

The table laid (well, partly - where is the cutlery?!) on Sunday for some tea and homemade scones with clotted cream and rhubarb and ginger jam.


Flowers in the garden...

I love tulips!

Aren't bulbs amazing?  They just spring up, year after year, without any effort or care.  (My kind of plant!)  These were all sewn by the old couple who used to own our house.  There are so many grape hyacinths - huge patches of purple all over the garden!  Beautiful.

These tulips are shown off nicely by the backdrop of a lovely new fence the Lumberjack put up with our neighbour on Saturday morning.

There used to be a lot of tall bushes between our gardens at this side (the house end) of the garden.  They were on our neighbour's side, and they got rid of them all to create more space their side - which left things completely open.  Before you knew it the men had got together, bought some timber and put the fence up!  Above are pictures of just the frame, then the finished fence - I was very impressed.  (I didn't get a photo before the frame went up, but I don't think it takes much of a stretch of imagination to picture it!)

And as if fence building wasn't enough (and as if my scones weren't enough!) the Lumberjack decided to make a bread and butter pudding on Sunday evening...

Hard to get a decent picture, as it was dark by then - but I thought his pudding deserved some glory!

I am planning to get my backside in gear and continue with this...

It hasn't progressed much since the sneak peak I gave you here.  I've got no excuse - it's not exactly a big slow make!

But I am currently using it in it's unfinished state, for a little posy of spring flowers I picked from the garden...

I still can't get over the fact I've got a garden and I can just stroll out and pick some flowers from it.  Seems to good to be true!

Here ends this post of randomness... until next time...!


  1. Those plates, cups and saucers are indeed pretty! I love randomness ;) I haven't had bread and butter pudding in ages!

  2. Oh goodness! I am trying to close my mouth! I love pastries and baking and sweets in general. Looking at these photos has me ready to fall apart! YUM!

  3. Please let me know when you and Lumberjack (I KNOW HIS REAL NAME NOW!) are taking B&B bookings. Your home is so beautiful and homely and uplifting and inspiring. I haven't had afternoon tea in AGES. I need to make me some scones soon, yours look delightful.

    xx A

  4. Aha, so mandalitis fever has struck at your house too!! It looks beautiful and goes so well with your vase of flowers. I hope that the new fence makes for good neighbourly relations. xx

  5. Ooo, I lurve bread and butter pudding....yummy. Loving all those flower pics, x

  6. That's a lovely bunch of randomness! Love the bright yarn...the Pip Studio teacups and plates are oh so pretty, yum to the scones! And tulips are my fave - drop a penny in the vase and watch them stand up straight and tall, they love copper! Chrissie x

  7. Lovely when the garden comes around! It is a luxury to have. Also the Lumberjack is a true baker. I still remember the very tasty mince pies from x-mas... xx

  8. Those scones look yummy, and bread and butter pudding too! My mouth's watering just looking at them. Love the crochet, very pretty colours. xx

  9. What a gorgeous post and I agree with Alex, when are you taking bookings for your B and B - I would come and stay tomorrow (or even today if you have vacancies). Your post has really lifted my spirits and helped me think about spring/summer on it's way at last - the bread and butter pudding looks divine and I am sure it tasted delicious. Sending you lots of hugs and loves

  10. Awwww, such lovely pics- you do indeed have a very pretty home.
    Totally gorgeous scones and pud too. Clever gal.
    Have a great week!
    Sarah x


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