Sunday, January 04, 2009

This n' That

Thought I'd just check in to my blog today, as I'm not sure if I shall have a chance to next week...

I've put all of our Christmas decorations away now and safely tucked them into the attic for Christmas 2009! The house seems to sigh with the clutter brought back down to a less indulgent level and we are enjoying the freed-up space again.

Handmade Christmas gifts from friends have found their new homes about the place, adding a splash of colour to these wintry days.

And with the new year well underway, I'm very excited about all the things that I hope to achieve.
For many of you, particularly with children, tomorrow will be the start of getting back into a normal routine. As much as I love my girls, the hours when they are at school or work is a time for me to enjoy being creative; or to be out sourcing vintage materials for my latest new ideas for my on-line shop.

Yesterday, hubby and I popped into a local town for a wander. There was a small collectors fair on, where I found these fabulous silken threads.
Two pastel coloured mohair scarves came from a vintage shop; both will be used for my next rag doll creations.
And a treat for me - I found this pretty unworn cardigan in a charity shop for £3.50. I just adore the magenta velvet edging and ribbon flowers.

A sneaky peek at a nostalgic Valentine piece that I've just completed, which will find its way onto my revamped website soon. I shall let you know when I'm back open for business, when I shall also have a mid-January sale with good mark-downs on much of the vintage stock.

Have a wonderful week.
Niki x

20 comments:

  1. Some lovely finds there, Niki. The Valentine project sounds intriguing! Will look out for your sale, have my eye on one or two things!

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  2. What a beautiful cardigan, what a find. Can't wait to see the revamped website. Be sure to lets us know on your blog when the sale starts. Margaret

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  3. I count my blessings that I have found your delightful blog :)

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  4. Super cardi! I know what you mean about the routine - I haven't done a thing for 3 weeks except homework, board games, playing, gardening, family visits and lunches - bliss! But if I'm honest, I'm getting itchy to be back in the workroom! VERY VERY excited about your website - can't wait to see! t.xx

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  5. Your new treasures are looking delightful, Niki! Enjoy your creative week! =)

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  6. Love the cardigan! I would be more excited about the kiddoes going back to school if I didn't have to go back too! hee hee!
    Blessings,
    Lorilee

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  7. I just started visiting your blog and love it. I have added you to my list as I definitely want to return. Love the valentine pin, too. very nice. Your shop sounds great. carrell

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  8. Great finds Niki! Looking forward to seeing what you create for 2009! Have a happy week!~Smiles~Tam!

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  9. Hi Niki

    Don't those cushions look good together!! And more gorgeous mohair colours, too.

    Shall look forward to the website updates of course, so keep busy!!

    Sue x

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  10. Oh, Niki! Your new things are just amazing- love the mohair scarves! By the way- my own one is fabulously warm and cosy, love to wear it! -7°C today here... :(((

    Your new goodies look beautiful... and can't wait to see your new website (mine is on the way...).

    Enjoy every minute of your crafting time,

    Monica x.

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  11. Pretty, pretty, things. The cardigan is just gorgeous!

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  12. Love all your finds!! Can't wait to see your new revamped website!!
    Isabel

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  13. Oh lucky girl! I love all of your finds. I can't wait to see what your blog will look like. I'll be on pins and needles!

    Hop over to my blog when you get a chance. I have an award waiting for you.

    Deanna :)

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  14. As usual you've found some lovely things Niki! Hope you're busy doing something you want to be doing this week. Looking forward to seeing your new website. Hope too that your lovely new cardigan is keeping you warm
    Kimx

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  15. You are so lucky...what lovely finds....cant wait to see your website

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  16. your finds are lovely the mohair and threads are such gorgeous colours.
    Looking forward to seeing your new web site, I am looking into a small one for my cards.
    Love the cardi

    Jan x

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  17. thank you Niki,

    Jan x

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  18. Pretty things as always Niki! I'm looking forward to seeing your new creations & revamped website soon.

    My son went back to school yesterday but I think it takes a few days to get back into a new routine at home after the relaxing Christmas break.

    Jayne

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  19. Just lovely!
    Happy New Year to you!

    Blessings,
    Rebecca

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Niki xx