Friday 29 December 2017

Let's Hit The Shops!

A little while ago we went vintage shopping in Sheffield, fancy a mooch around the fabulous Mooch?

I love this shop, there are some real bargains to be found, and there are such a wide range of different styles.

Even Middie likes it here! 

And here's the hubby, perusing MORE tweed jackets!

On the way to our next shop down the road I couldn't resist photographing this window display...

If you fancy visiting a shop full of eclectic wonders, then Vulgar is the place for you!

Family selfie time!

 I really love this Mr.Moon...

Fancy a cup of tea now?
Think I'll finish our shopping jaunt in another post...after a slice of cake!

Sunday 24 December 2017

Christmas Wishes...

I just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas time.
Thank you all for following me, and for giving me so much support and friendship over the past year.
Best wishes chucks x

Saturday 16 December 2017

Welbeck Winter Weekend (Part Two)...

As I mentioned in the first part of this post, as well as all the gorgeous food stalls and wonderful craft market, the artists, designers and crafts people who work at the Welbeck Estate also open up their studios.
It is always a real treat to visit the beautiful studio of Fine Artist Hilary Bower.
I have long been a fan of Hilary's beautiful work, and her studio space is truly inspirational.
To see all of the materials laid out and the sketchbooks open just makes me want to paint and draw!
Just beautiful!
I do hope that you enjoyed that little tour, and I hope that you could feel the calm and peace that is always present in Hilary's studio.
Thank you Hilary for letting me photograph your creative space again!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend xxx

Sunday 10 December 2017

The Welbeck Winter Weekend!

A couple of weeks ago I was so happy to help out at the lovely Hope and Elvis Studio for the Welbeck Winter Weekend.
It's a brilliant event, with an amazing arts and craft market, wonderful food stalls and the open studios.
(I am going to have to apologise in advance, as I didn't take half as many photos as I wanted because I was chatting too much!)
Folks could come along and print with me if they fancied a bit of arty goings-on.
There were lots of other creative activities to try out too, the atmosphere was really chatty and Christmassy.
I'd made a printed garland,(I enjoyed making it so much that I also made them into kits!)

I shared a table with the lovely Nicki from Being Knitterly, whose kits were stunning, (shame I'm useless with the knitting needles!)
There were a few Mrs B bits and bobs for sale too.
It was great to catch up with good friends.
Hello Emma and Pauline!
And, as always, the Hope and Elvis Studio looked truly magical.
There are so many exciting workshops afoot for 2018!
Look at Louise's brooch!
(Obligatory Hope and Elvis loo selfie!)
And just look at the fabulous creations emerging from the atelier of Louise Presley...
Loving the photos of the two Louises.
Had the most delicious pizza for dinner.
In fact, it was the perfect day!
Thank you to both Louises for inviting me to share a bit of Christmas magic!