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Possibly the strangest 'marriage' of two pieces to make a coffee table. Someone got their #reclaim head on before me this time. An old bevelled glass and wooden box topped with an oriental/morrocan brass table top. As you do. I'm still not sure about it. I think it needs legs, or castors perhaps?
 What's the strangest thing you've ever bought? 
#alreadyreclaimed #gottherebeforeme #furnituremarriage #weatherstation #unusualcoffeetable #unusualdisplay #morrcan
My first handmade textile toadstool, I've laid it in my antique wooden dough bowl to get a good contrast ( and it looks very soil like). This is an #annwoodhandmade pattern. I'm a huge fan of her work and have wanted to make one of these for over a year. In addition to her pattern I stitched the underside of the cap and made the 'frill' under the cap more frilly. I am now slightly obsessed with them. #textiletoadstool #annwood @annwood #usingscrappystash #autumnbounty #stitchersofinstagram #1yearifstitches2017
My first handmade textile toadstool, I've laid it in my antique wooden dough bowl to get a good contrast ( and it looks very soil like). This is an #annwoodhandmade  pattern. I'm a huge fan of her work and have wanted to make one of these for over a year. In addition to her pattern I stitched the underside of the cap and made the 'frill' under the cap more frilly. I am now slightly obsessed with them. #textiletoadstool  #annwood  @annwood #usingscrappystash  #autumnbounty  #stitchersofinstagram  #1yearifstitches2017 
Happy Days - that moment when you realise the charity shop jug you bought this week and the dried Hydrangea's hanging in the garage would look quite good together πŸ’š
Wishing you all a splendid Thursday πŸ’–  #charityshopfind #driedflowers #hydrangeas #happythursday #makinguseofit
My worktable today. Finishing touches to the Zebra, which morphed into a Jessie Chorley-ish textile of a performing Zebra on a stage, with a little bit of France thrown in for good measure. #drseuss quote. #frenchvintagefabric. Got in a bit of #couchingstitch for just bridle. Loved doing this as it was pure fantasy and took on a life of its own.
Next project is already planned, something I've not tried before so it will be a challenge - the dome will feature this time instead of a frame. Always exciting to start something new.
#1yearofstitches #startingsomethingnew #stitchersofinstagram #instaembroidery #textileart #myworktabletoday #zebra #circus
My worktable today. Finishing touches to the Zebra, which morphed into a Jessie Chorley-ish textile of a performing Zebra on a stage, with a little bit of France thrown in for good measure. #drseuss  quote. #frenchvintagefabric . Got in a bit of #couchingstitch  for just bridle. Loved doing this as it was pure fantasy and took on a life of its own. Next project is already planned, something I've not tried before so it will be a challenge - the dome will feature this time instead of a frame. Always exciting to start something new. #1yearofstitches  #startingsomethingnew  #stitchersofinstagram  #instaembroidery  #textileart  #myworktabletoday  #zebra  #circus 
Successful road trip to North Devon today, with the aim of getting my Mum out and about. Lunch at #fremingtonquaycafe - highly recommended and open all year to cyclists, walkers, the very young and the not so young - amazing food and staff. Then on to #burtonatbideford to see the new #paullewin exhibition #edges for some spectacular art with the theme of North Devon coastlines, such as Mortehoe and Croyde. I'm very lucky because I know we have a personalised book of the paintings coming for Christmas, signed by Paul at the exhibition). πŸ’–And across the road from The Button Art Gallery is a very good antiques shop - and yes there was time for a bit of treasure hunting too. 😁
Successful road trip to North Devon today, with the aim of getting my Mum out and about. Lunch at #fremingtonquaycafe  - highly recommended and open all year to cyclists, walkers, the very young and the not so young - amazing food and staff. Then on to #burtonatbideford  to see the new #paullewin  exhibition #edges  for some spectacular art with the theme of North Devon coastlines, such as Mortehoe and Croyde. I'm very lucky because I know we have a personalised book of the paintings coming for Christmas, signed by Paul at the exhibition). πŸ’–And across the road from The Button Art Gallery is a very good antiques shop - and yes there was time for a bit of treasure hunting too. 😁
Not that I'm competitive or anything, but this kind of beats my Lemon tree. Introducing you to my brother, who lives on the Gold Coast, Australia and married a beautiful lady in India a few years ago. They decided to try to grow their own coffee, with plants brought over from the plantation in India. And this year #guanabagold is going to be a bumper crop of coffee😁 Imagine the smell of fresh coffee beans once harvested. #goldcoastcoffee #freshcoffee #australiancrops #guanabagold #tambourinemountain
Not that I'm competitive or anything, but this kind of beats my Lemon tree. Introducing you to my brother, who lives on the Gold Coast, Australia and married a beautiful lady in India a few years ago. They decided to try to grow their own coffee, with plants brought over from the plantation in India. And this year #guanabagold  is going to be a bumper crop of coffee😁 Imagine the smell of fresh coffee beans once harvested. #goldcoastcoffee  #freshcoffee  #australiancrops  #guanabagold  #tambourinemountain 
Just found this old photo, while editing the many on my device - taken in Seaton a few years ago. I wonder if he ever found his way back to his owner?
#lostandfound  #knittedtoy #seaton #lobsterpot #oldphotoscloggingupmemory #astorytotell
A day away from work, armed with a list I've managed to repair and polish the wooden toolbox (ready to line with sketches and/or pages from old books), and frame two projects ready to hang, including the patched dolls dress - and I defrosted the chest freezer too. I'm feeling a bit smug. 😁😁
Just realised @themagpieandthewardrobe book made it in shot, so I'm now going to have a well deserved cuppa and flick through those lovely pages before teatime. Enjoy your evening IG peeps πŸ’–πŸ’– x
A day away from work, armed with a list I've managed to repair and polish the wooden toolbox (ready to line with sketches and/or pages from old books), and frame two projects ready to hang, including the patched dolls dress - and I defrosted the chest freezer too. I'm feeling a bit smug. 😁😁 Just realised @themagpieandthewardrobe book made it in shot, so I'm now going to have a well deserved cuppa and flick through those lovely pages before teatime. Enjoy your evening IG peeps πŸ’–πŸ’– x
#1yearofstitches 
The latest stitching is a random mix of #drseuss #atoz #dancingzebra #vintagefrenchfabric - and a few more additions to come. Stitched onto a scrap of #vintagebabyblanket it's definitely a fun way to use lots of different elements 
#artfromscrap #stitchersofinstagram
@belinda_sharples do you remember this little dog? He's waiting for everyone to arrive in his new home πŸ’–πŸ˜πŸ˜ #vintagedollshouse #miniaturedog #homealone #whereiseveryone
The stairs, windows and door are so kitsch! The doorway makes me think of a Hobbit House. #vintagedollshouse #stairs #originalcondition #thriftyfinds #metalwindows  #impulsebuy
Total impulse buy this morning while out with Mr P. Β£4.50 Charity shop purchase - can't quite believe I've managed to find a doll's House almost identical to the one I had as a child. 
#vintagedollshouse #thrifting #impulsebuy #childhoodmemoriesrelived #inneedoflove
Thank you @marinajane.vintage for the beautiful buttons πŸ’– I just can't even consider taking them off the fab playing cards! Going to keep them to display as they are. 😘😘
,#vintagebuttons #playingcards #presentationiseverything #buttons #littlecollections
Nothing better in the Autumn than a huge pile of crunchy leaves to walk through. 
#october #autumnal #favouriteseasons
 #walkingthroughleavesinadramaticfashion #fall #changingofseasons
Prep for the next #1yearofstitches project. This has been on the back-burner since Spring, so it's about time I got cracking on it. 
#babywoollenblanket #wip #prancingabout #1yearofstitches2017 #reclaim #vintagefabrics #reusedontthrowaway #textileart #stitchersofinstagram
#1yearofstitches 
Little vintsge patched dress finished and ready for framing. 
Oliver Goldsmith quote and almost hidden in pink stitching,
'my heart and your heart are very old friends' by Hafiz/Rumi

#iloveeverythingthatsold  #myheartandyourheartareveroldfriends
#1yearofstitches2017 #hafiz #rumiquotes #olivergoldsmith
A bit of 1930's eau de nil elegance. Just imagine a dress in the seagull fabric - would be so romantic πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– #vintagefabric #eaudenil #1930s #seagullprint