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Firstly, something that hardly ever happens…Stanley and Bobo snuggling together on the big crochet blanket…

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…and then – oh how exciting!  My house is being featured in next month’s Style at Home Magazine and in this month’s there’s a little preview and there’s my bedroom!!!!!  Right there!  In a proper shiny magazine!  The very same bed and blanket as Bobo and Stanley are on up there!  I literally could not be more excited and just can not WAIT a month to see the whole article.

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I was just going through my photo albums from the summer and stumbled across lots of really fabulous bright jolly sunshiney photos that didn’t make it onto the blog first time round so I thought I’d give them a second chance.  Look out for the shooting star in one of the lighthouse ones and for the Olympic Pizza rings…

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After all that gloomy gloomy gloominess it feels just a little bit brighter here at the moment.  I try so hard to keep it colourful indoors even when outdoors is grey grey grey.  Lots of happy colourful things were happening in our house this weekend including bright yellow cheerful flowers and Stanley and Bobo having a rare moment of sharing on the best blanket.  I’ve been making some lovely things for some lovely people and the sun has been casting beautiful patterns on the ceilings.  But the best of all followed an intense ten minute downpour.  The sun suddenly came out and gave us all the best rainbow I’ve ever seen!  It was so big and so bright, but best of all, had a fainter second rainbow hitching a ride on its back…

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I’ve been lucky enough to have lots of free time over the last two weeks (the Easter hols)  and have spent the time doing lots of lovely creative colourful things.  First up – a pair of ‘New Home’ papercut cards for a friend.  This isn’t them finished, but I liked them as they were being worked on, with their positive and negative…

…next up… A pair of vintage cartoon fabric patchwork cushions.  Gala (who’s four) helped me make them.  She’s getting quite good on a sewing machine now she’s overcome the noise.  She’s everso good at straight lines.  We made the Tom and Jerry one for Baby Arthur, and the Scooby Doo one for Gala…

             

   

 …I felt the urge to fill the house with flowers…doesn’t everything seem better when there are fresh flowers everywhere…

…I made use of the light box at last…It’s been acting as a wonderful source of light in our sleepy-summer fireplace, but I finally got round to finishing the dolls I’ve been working on.  They’ll be available soon in fabric kits, but for now, here’s ‘Hebe’ being worked on…

…I was so thrilled to receive a commission from New York!  The thought that someone in New York (New York!)  found my little site, and picked little old me to make their parents’ Golden Wedding anniversary present is just wow! 

    

My wonderful neighbour came round to talk crochet.  We use very different pallettes and I love the soft muted tones she uses…

 

We’ve spent a lot of time this holiday watching Puss in Boots.  We went to the cinema to see it when it first came out and have now watched it too many times on DVD.  Anyway.  I came home one day to find I have my very own Puss on Boots.  I think it should be Bobo on BooBoots

  

I spent a very happy solitary afternoon spring-cleaning (is it “I spring-cleaned”, “I sprang-cleaned” or “I sprung-cleaned”?) our living room.  We are lucky to have such a lovely room to live in and it feels so good to get it looking its best…

 

 

 

…I especially like all the blankets together – they look so snuggly and inviting…(excuse the cat hairs)…

      

…of course their favourite is the one on the bed…

 

It wasn’t all the fun fun fun of making things though.  I did some organising too.  I organised my studio by making some fun drawing pin numbers to help me prioritise my orders.  Maybe it was all the fun fun fun of making things after all…

  

…and then finally – do you remember those little squares that were just waiting to get sewn together?  Well it turns out they were right!  This quilt is going to a little baby in Guernsey and I hope she (and her mummy) love it!  I just think these colours and patterns look perfect together.  I may have to make a big version for me…

That’s all for now.  Hope to see you soon, Joey x

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It’s finally starting to feel like summer down here.  My outdoor plants really struggle with all the salt in the air, but these two are doing really well and I love their colours….

 

 

There’s the most beautiful boat parked up outside our sitting room.  It has lots of lovely fluttering flags and a perfect gorgeous reflection.  I think Stanley wants to stow away…

And finally for today – my reading chair.  Shame I haven’t got time today to sit in it and read.  I can’t wait for the summer holidays – it’s calling me!

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Oh how I love half term.  I’ve got so much done today – here’s a sneak preview…

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