Friday, 26 February 2010

CHRIS'S BIRTHDAY FLOWERS

Couldn't post these before incase Chris my friend from working days saw them 
but off to her Birthday meal tonight even though her birthday was on the 18th February

A week with her daughter mean't we had to wait for our get together
She had seen some large recycled cardboard flower l had made months ago 
and wanted 3 for her house
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS
love ya lots hugs xx

Thursday, 25 February 2010

SHROPSHIRE'S COUNTY TOWN: SHREWSBURY


Soon to be our home town....wonderful shopping in a Medieval town a fabulous Library a Castle the longest river in England the River Severn a fabulous Quarry Park with the Dingle flower gardens 


Wednesday, 24 February 2010

LOUNGE LETTUCE SHOW SHOPPING AND BLUE FLOWERS!!

Love these lounge options so pretty not so sure they will work for us though with 4 BLACK cats!!

Lettuce being the latest addition and the biggest!!....taking in the sun today in the conservatory
a beautiful sunny day..still a bit cold out though


Spent about 4 hours at the show yesterday bought a couple of brilliant things...Miracle mats called
  Turtle Mats expensive but they work and all you do is stand on them and no more muddy wet feet marks on the laminate..fabulous!! 

Just a pretty to finish off with.....

Sunday, 21 February 2010

ONE OR TWO BUTTERFLIES LANDED OVER OUR BED


Found these wall sticker frames in a low cost store in town a few weeks back wasn't sure what to put in it until today
One of the birds from the sticky back plastic came first then l found this black and white butterfly photograph 
So now we have a 3D picture above the bed 

Been awake since 5 so off to bed now bit of TV if l manage to stay awake
Phil is full of his day we were going to a VW Show but the snow stopped play but in the end the sun came out so he went on his own and l played cut out all day!! hehe

Night night Sweet Dreams all
xx

BAKEWELL POTTERY...MORE STICKY FUN

An array of fun display plates and bowls all lined up and ready for the display cabinets in Bakewell's kitchen
great idea to add a detail to any room really..fun fun fun!!

Lots more sticky fun to come l'm sure.....
Can't thank you enough Tattertots and Jello for this fabulous idea

BUTTERFLY GARLAND 
Cut out lots of  Butterfliesin 3 sizes to make a butterfly garland for the black and white bedroom that will just transfer from here to Bakewell but 3 inches of snow kept me from the sewing machine in the shed at the bottom of the garden...will try to get it made up asap and in the bedroom for a photo shoot hehe

FAVOURITES
The bird plate and the Bakewell Bowl are my favourites l think so far but loving them all 
thanks again T&J for a wonderful idea

BAKEWELL BLACK AND WHITE

Checking out the postings of my favourite blogs TATERTOTS AND JELLO jumped out at me yesterday

  Black and white spotty china? 
Perfect for the Bakewell display cabinets in the kitchen l thought!!

So off l toddled to the shops to find some cheap black china to decorate (managed to find some for a similar price) not that l haven't got a lot of black and white china already you understand hehehe

It's been a favourite over the years but a girl just can't have enough pretty things don't you think???
funplaytime with sticky spots and sticky backed plastic mixed with some of my black and white will look fab in the Bakewell display cabinets don't you think?

Thanks Tattertots and Jello for a fabulous idea going to have lots of fun with this one 
Still need to find the white sticky back plastic to really make the ideas work for me but love the idea so much just needed to tell all my friends about you and your fab idea
hugs xx
Definitely worth checking out her blog for some great ideas and things to buy too

Saturday, 20 February 2010

MEMEORIES TO SHARE

Looking for sticky backed plastic today l found the black and the pink but wanted the white..no idea where it's gone too...

But found an album of old photos so l took photos of photos  so forgive the quality 

Went all sentimental l did hehehe and thought l'd share some of the things that made me a living for a few years......15years ago!
Life size dolls and one or two hats...made thousands over the years along with many other hand crafts, childrens clothes and lots of dress making.....aaaahhh memories

Made the hats from furnishing fabrics and they sold really well one or two for a couple of hundred pounds..gasp!!

This was my favourite doll and she went to a B&B for a display

Thursday, 18 February 2010

BORED YET??? LOL

CONSERVATORY OPTIONS
pretty well a straight transfer of furniture..at least l think so but you never know l might do something totally different who knows!!

BATHROOM OPTIONS 
got to be black white and light beige but so many different options for the black and white...pattern stripes checks trees!! hehe 
the 6th picture is a shower curtain from Argos....love it and the price
Love the idea of mixing lots of different black and white patterns
even found a couple of country looks using black and white fabrics too!

May even make my own wall paper...got lots of 12" black and white square from the hand done
scrap booking days
They would make a lovely patch work of wall paper in a small dose of course hehe....around the mirror as a frame maybe with all the walls white and a shower curtain from Argos!!....couldn't believe that find and it's reduced to £7.99 WOW!

Wednesday, 17 February 2010

A BROKEN PROMISE...OOOPS!

I told you l took a trip to Dagfield's last Sunday.......
I went on the strict understanding l DIDN'T buy anything l was only to look
ooops!!
A pretty blue floral 1920/30's vase and two Caithness glass bottle just insisted on coming home with me
perfect for the new en suite soon to be ours don''t you think?
Naughty me!

Some very sad news Dink was his name the tiniest of the pups just didn't make it 
With such a big litter Kathryn said often the smallest just doesn't survive
R.I.P DINK..xx

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

DOGGY UPDATE...2 WEEKS LATER

How they have grown in two weeks!!!...all taken and will be off to new homes in a few weeks time

RJ is safely home and Kathryn says he doesn't seem to be affected at all and coping real well
big hugs RJ xx

Anyone seen the film AVATAR?
We went to the local community flicks at The Festival last night tickets had been booked a couple of weeks and we almost forgot about it!!
WHAT A FABULOUS FILM.....
you get lost in the fantasy world so very easily it really draws you in 
go and see it if you haven't already 10/10 with an important message too!

Monday, 15 February 2010

WONDERFUL VALENTINE'S MEAL AND A FEW MORE COLLAGES

Valentine collage cards flowers chocs and a fabulous meal...Thanks Phil 
love ya xxxx

Hallway and porch inspiration the 1st pic is just the right size and shape of Bakewell's porch so perfect but think it will all be mostly white like the 2nd pic and the bench in pic 6 
l found one exactly the same at Dagfields yesterday!!



General room by room inspiration collage for most of Bakewell...did l say l was excited and can't wait to move in? hehehehe
Wonderful wonderful meal last night at 
The Castle.....and it's only just up the road from us

tiger prawns and pate fillet steak in mushroom and tarragon sauce lamb with rosemary sauce mixed fruit pavlova and sticky date pudding coffee and chocs......yummy

Update on RJ and Pups....
RJ on the mend but still with the vet hoping to come home today l think
thanks everyone for the good wishes
Pups all taken with lovely new owners to be that can't wait to take their new friends home with them

Sunday, 14 February 2010

SAD NEWS BUT HE IS ON THE MEND

My friend Kathryn of 8 puppy fame sorry to say one of her other dogs has had a bit of an accident and taken to the vet straight away but unfortunately they couldn't save his eye
 
Poor RJ had an operation yesterday to remove his poorly very painful eye
not spoken to K yet this morning but from message yesterday he is recovering well sorry no pics of RJ
But all good wishes for a good recovery
hugs RJ XX

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY EVERYONE


Hope it's a fabulous LOVE filled day for everyone
l got a dozen red roses and wonderful card and we are booked for a fabulous meal at The Castle's Valentines Day meal tonight
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY 
LOVE YA ALL
HUGS XXX

Friday, 12 February 2010

POSSIBLE STAIR SYSTEM FOR BAKEWELL



New Home Poem

A house is bricks and wooden beams
A home is made of love and dreams
Love the FUSION STAIR SYSTEM and the oak finish rather than the dark hand rail and painted ranch style stair case maybe not straight away but at some time l hope!!
Easy to fit so the site says!! hehe

A PORCH AND HALLWAY TO PLAY WITH AT BAKEWELL

BAKEWELL ENTRANCE
has a porch and hallway for me to play with!
love this 1st photo but no storage with it 
and we need to use the space for coats shoes etc so maybe not practical for us unless 
l can get all of the needed storage in the porch and this could be in the hallway at the bottom of the stairs!!
  
How the hall and porch look now

A few options for the hall and porch from the furniture we already own l think all would fit

some fun playtime to come hehehe

Thursday, 11 February 2010

MORE POLYVORE PLAYTIME

Can't stop

MORE POLYVORE PLAYTIME!

cC

CONSERVATORY AND LOUNGE COLOUR

Our sofas are bright orange but always wanted shocking pink covers so may make some for the new house but the orange will work just the same 
Would love to add an ornate period chair like the one on the right in the collage

Will keep the black and white theme going through the whole house so it all flows l think...so much black in there already going to have to incorporate it at least for a few years
Good job l like black and white!!!
Phil hates wallpaper but l told him l won't interfere with his garage if he does stop my playtime hehehehe

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

COLOUR IN THE KITCHEN

The addition of lots of colours in the black and cherry kitchen l think same in every room l expect love black and white but adore bright colours too

MEET ELMO

Soooooooooooo cute..thanks K for the 1st close up of the pups don't forget the other 7 will you!!!!! hehe

Still can't post comments..gggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrr
SO
Thanks Barbara Kaz Jude and Vera for the comments..and sorry l can't answer properly...no idea what's wrong!!

Take a peek at this site if you have time and vote for the one you think the best

Just had to give QUASI  and Renee a mention as a lover of cats and a magnet for furballs in need of a bowl of food and a cuddle!!...how my 2 became 4
Quasi is a bundle of fun and l adore him

EDIT 11-02-2010




 Sarah & amp;




Hey Suz, K told me that our little baby Elmo was on your blog so I had to take a look!! It's a lovely pic isn't it??!! We can't wait until we can bring him home -only 7weeks to go!
11 February 2010 17:26
Cant reply only this way 
Hi and yes he is sooooo cute bet you can't wait l know l wouldn't be able to he's in the best kindest and most loving hands though
The time will soon pass and he will be home with you and many years of fun and loving
Hugs Suz x


STILL CAN'T POST COMMENTS!!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

MORE COLLAGES

Found a couple of bed heads as well on my Google travels

FILLING THE TIME 'TILL APRIL WITH INSPIRATION BOARDS

POLYVORE is so much fun discovered you can create interior storyboards too....

APOLOGIES

Just to let people know that l have tried and tried to leave comments on friends blogs but for some reason l can't and l can't work out why..... l can't even leave a comment in my own comments box

Hope this sorts itself out because l cant see any way of solving it either!!!
Will leave messages on the blog for now.....

Thanks Jude for the link and l think you are right the 'Bakewell' is from Derbyshire all the street names seem to be from there in the area but it's not the actual 'Bakewell' just the street name
Have fun Hugs Suz x

BAKEWELL ADVENTURE

Right where do l start?
FIRSTLY....thanks for following the Bakewell adventure and glad you all liked the blues
It's always fun to see houses become homes don't you think?

So to the hub of the home first....lol

THE KITCHEN
The mainly black & white kitchen with approximately 30 cherry wood units.....30!! that's about what l had at my old faimly home before my divorce and l loved that everything had it's place nice and tidy.....But this kitchen has under floor heating too...very nice!

Not a kitchen l would have chosen l really wanted a white shaker style with a butlers sink but it's too good to get rid of just yet so l'm going to have to work with what l have for now

The only thing that will have to go is the UPVC split barn door style back door with an awful mock stained glass upper panel just can't live with that!!
Thinking black and white wall paper to bring it all together
l hope!!

DINING ROOM AND LOUNGE
really not sure at all except the fold back double doors either end of the dining room will have to be re-glazed for something else.......l hate the glass panels
Lounge.....?
The fireplace in the lounge will have to go too but really not sure with what just yet!!!


MASTER BEDROOM AND EN-SUITE....
with its pale blue shower panels are the only rooms l really have completely decided on with no doubts
As you all saw from the blue inspiration collages yesterday
a white French/Rococo style bed head for our very comfy 6' bed
white furniture and lots of blue white
and silver gilt mirrors etc

This is what THE BEDROOM looks like at the moment but there are lots of sockets and TV points high up on the wall for a flat screen TV!!!
22'X12' CONSERVATORY....
where our bright orange sofas will go.....l think!

l might part screen it and use a few feet of the one end for crafting/office area and add my Expedit storage units
lots of long floating shelves and the low white and chrome units too

Love the light oak laminate floor in there though...pity
the underfloor heating wasn't in there too! hehe
All in all l still loved the space yes there are changes to be made some quickly some over the next couple of years and as l'm a mover and shifter of furniture l will probably change things around a lot just for fun hehehehe...but l'm still loving Bakewell and James did too
can't wait for the beginning of April....watch this space hehehe