Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

When we went looking for a new house, it was almost the end of winter and as we drove past our current home, a wallaby was sitting in the front yard watching us. I was sold before we even stopped the car! I made a bit of a pretence at looking about and kicking the tyres, so to speak, but there was no doubt that this was where we were meant to be.

Mr Button is a bird lover and watcher. We live amongst a gazillion trees and can always find something to watch as we sip a cup of tea on the deck. Today, my treasure is my view.

Pop over and sit awhile with Clare to find some more treasures.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Thought for Thursday

Soulmates are people who bring out the best in you. They are not perfect but are always perfect for you.


Happy Anniversary, Soulmate! Thank you for this lovely life. xxx

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The Handmade Expo

After a month away from markets to concentrate on a bit of family time, it was great to head back to Ipswich for The Handmade Expo. I had lots of new designs to promote, a different layout to test and friendly faces to catch up with.

I tested the water with some bright Christmas tees and they were snapped up by organised folk who won't be running around the night before the school concert wondering what the small fry can wear! My made it shop is stocked up at the moment and I will be adding the Christmas tee to it this week, just in case you're one of those organised individuals, too.

Monday, September 20, 2010

At My House

Holiday time at my house. Lego creations that grow day by day. No rush to get out of the PJs. Story sharing. Bouncing on the tramp in between showers. Hide and seek. Trains and dolls. Dog cuddling, chicken feeding. Colouring and drawing. Some friendly first aid on a willing, but, slightly startled patient. Fun, fun, fun!
Now that all the wee ones are tucked up in bed, there's going to be a bit of TV viewing and a lot of appliqué cutting at my house. It's a nice place to be.

Visit here to see what is happening at some other houses in Blogland.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Thought for Thursday

Thoughts are like boomerangs.

Eileen Caddy

It's amazing how true this quote is, isn't it? We say it in a million different ways; Positivity breeds positivity; Karma will take care of it; What we think we create, and I am sure there are more. I'm going to use this as my benchmark today and before I embark on a train of thought I will decide if I want it coming back to stay with me. I spent last night lying awake thinking far too much so today is a new day full of great boomerang thoughts.

If you are a reader who is not familiar with boomerangs, you can find an explanation here.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tuesday Treasures

Running a bit behind schedule with my treasure for this week. Weddings have been on my mind a bit of recent times. I've been to engagement parties and a Hen's night and it tends to make you remember your own special day. I chose to have my wedding bouquet dried and framed as a keepsake. I loved my bouquet of tulips, gerbras and roses and as a framed piece of art on our wall, I think it is magnificent!

Visit Clare for more treasures, here.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thought for Thursday

Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!"
Robin Williams

Do you feel like a springtime party? Come and join me at the Boutique Markets at Portside on Sunday where I will be celebrating with loads of new Spring designs and maybe one or two celebratory Authentic French Macaroons.

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Creative Space

It may come as a surprise to you, Lovely Readers, but, my creative space this week has been all about.....
After a sinfully, expensive, button hoarding quite early in the year, I have been slowly running down the stock and resisting the siren call of the button stockist. This week I reached a point where I could browse for buttons with good conscience. After all, you can't have lions and pirates without noses, cakes without cherries and ladybugs without the heart to carry on. So, if you are reading this Mr Button, all future button purchases arise from necessity and are therefore sanctioned as 'reasonable'.

For more creative spaces, take a wander over here. Taryn Newland took this photo of my buttons and you can see her lovely blog, here.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Thought for Thursday

A really great talent finds its happiness in execution.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Oodles of happy and talented people loitering about St Augustine's Church grounds for this Saturday's BiDM. For a sneak preview of the lovelies to be snapped up, visit here. How's your Christmas list looking? They've also got Fathers Day covered.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A Bit Too Far?

Not sure where it is coming from, but there is a certain Dame Edna 'ish' feel to some of the things I am playing with at the moment.

I must admit to a healthy, background in Amateur Theatre prior to the arrival of the Little Buttons, so that could also have something to do with it.

Just quietly, I'm a bit worried about where it is all heading...could I be taking it a bit, too, far? You will let me know, won't you?