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Thank you for dropping by....i will be blogging about my life in Devon by the sea-side, decorating my 1926 home, vintage treasure hunting from auctions, charity shops , recycling centres and the good old british car booty!! One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! baking, sewing, painting and probably the weather!!!! enjoy!

Saturday, 31 December 2011

Home made presents.

I try and make as many presents as I possibly can for Christmas, a trait I have seemed to have passed on to my daughter Madison....and although I didn't make as many as I usually do, we managed to make quite a few between us....here are the pics of the ones we remembered to take a photograph of!

My bestest present...Madison and her partner Shaun made me a china lamp from vintage tea cups x x I love it soooo much...The Hubster has just told me off for switching it on in the day!!!

I painted some Baboshka canvases for my grandaughters bedroom...
Madison made these hair clips for her daughters along with another set made from rolled fabric roses and buttons and beads....

I of course made cake stands ...this one I had to fight to give away...I think its the loveliest I have ever made........
I made my neighbour a clock from a vintage plate......
Madison and Shaun refurbished a very old scratched 1950's rocking horse.....
They also made jams from the fruits in their old garden...and Dandelions!!! I cannot wait to taste it, I am waiting for Mother to visit to open it ......
Also made were.....a bird feeder/bird bath made from a vintage cup and saucer (will take pics for my next blog entry)...interactive crayola canvases...where wax crayons are glued along the top of a canvas to be melted with a hairdryer to produce art work , hand sewn sock monkeys which were loved the second they were opened, a painted set of 26 ABC pebbles and I distributed home made Stollen to neighbours. We are already planning what we can make for next year..........All made with LOVE x x x


  1. You have been busy! Love the cake stand and the lamp is really unusual, but a great way of showing off lovely crockery.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  2. Wow! You have been very bust! I am loving it all xx


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