Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lucky Lucky broad beans!

Got given some broad beans the other day right from the allotment!
I LOVE broad beans!

While I was shelling them for lunch, I kept thinking how lucky broad beans are...
They get to grow in the most comfortable of beds.
So soft, spongy and delicate.

They are just so lucky to be growing in their little cosy beds, while the other veggies have to put up with the elements.

Like little babies :)

Don't get a lot out of it though. 
Good job I'm the only one who likes them :)

They taste delicious in a herby veggie risotto.
Yummy!! Who's the lucky one now hey?

Thursday, 21 June 2012

It's bike week!

This week , the 16-24 June 2012, it's Bike Week!

I haven't been on my bike this week yet as I had a terrible cold! but I'm feeling a bit better today, and even thought it's raining again! I might go out for a little cycle to get a few things done.

I love cycling and I love bikes, all kinds of bikes.
 My bike is probably the favourite thing that I own.
 It's fun to ride, it's good exercise, it takes you places for free, most times faster than a car!
Can't get better than that!

The bicycle is such a beautiful object, that I feel inspired all the time to make things bike related.

I was looking at my pictures last night and noticed that I do have quite a lot of stuff made with bike print fabrics, my own bike prints, bike sewing machine doodles, bike paintings, etc...

Here are a few that I found:

From my new collection, a lemon yellow sunglasses case, a cute kindle/ gadget case, and two little purses.

My grovy handbag featuring my own printed bike, a sewing machine bike doodle that I enjoyed making so much!, a little bike painting, and a cushion. 

My bike bag, pannier and handbag and a bike basket inner.

Right, I need to be off now, my bike is waiting for me :)

I'll leave you a some pictures I took a couple of years ago at a "Bike bar/stage" at the Glastonbury Festival.

Pretty cool ha?
see ya!x

Friday, 15 June 2012

New toy....

 I have a new typewriter:

and i love it!

Don't you love it too?

I'm not sure if I really need it,

as I already have another two,

What can I say, I am a total sucker for pretty old things.

And if I get it at a  bargain price, then I just can't 

not have it can I?

The only trouble is that I'm not even sure if this 3 typewriters 

are enough...

I have been eyeing a gorgeous yellow one, cute as a honey bee!

(must resist temptation)

see ya!


Saturday, 19 May 2012

And the winner is...

So, I just had to disturb my little sleeping beauty so she could choose the winner of my little purse giveaway. 
Look at that grumpy face, she's not happy!

I wrote the names on bits of paper, and wrapped them around Cookie's favourite treats.
I then scattered them around the bed in front of her and waited to see which one she went for first.
Oh, I'm interested now! - she says.
nom nom nom

And the name on the first one was: Polly, from Polly Doodars. Congratulations Polly!!

I was then left with a happy cat and a bed full of cat treat crumbs  since I let her have the rest of the other wrapped up ones :)
 Well done Cookie, time to change the sheets now. 

           Me and Cookie xxx

Friday, 11 May 2012

Cute Purse Giveaway!!

Hello there,

      I've been meaning to do a giveaway for quite a while now, and since it's my Birthday next week (a lot of candles to blow), summer is almost here (haha), and we are no longer in drought apparently, so  I thought it was a  really good time to do it now!

I have decided to give away to the lucky winner, a choice of one of two prizes: my little milk jug union jack purse, OR, my little red riding hood purse, for the ones that are already sick of all the jubilee stuff :)

To be in with a chance to win, all you have to do is tell me what can you cannot live without when you are out and about apart from the keys wallet phone trinity. 
So what will always have a special place on your handbag or new purse that you'll win?

While you are here, feel free to become a member of my blog too, I won't hassle you or anything, it would just be nice to see a few more faces in here to cheer the place a bit :) 
I'm a bit new to this blogging thing, and not particularly good with words either, that's why I try to keep if full of pictures and less rambles...

The lucky winner will be chosen next week by my little Cookie Cat somehow (haven't worked out that bit yet, but I'll probably put one name to one biscuit and see which one she goes for kind of thing...).

Here are the pictures of the prizes. The winner will choose just one. The competition is open to everyone, but I can only cover the postage costs for UK.

                                                               Good Luck! xx

Friday, 13 April 2012

Super Spring!

Spring is most definitely here (in my garden I mean).
Everything is flowering, sprouting, blooming and fruiting...

So pretty!