Sunday, 30 June 2013

Treacle Market

What a beautiful day, well it certainly is here!
Today saw the family and I, visiting Macclesfield, for the most wonderful Treacle Market.

This market, in my eyes, is a real cut above the rest.
I love the fact that it has Vintage, top quality crafts plus great street food.
I bought home a delicious red berry cheesecake and I may have eaten a few other treats whilst a pottling.

Not wanting to be too snap happy, and the fact that it is so busy it is sometimes a bit tricky getting up close to the stalls, I have just taken a few snaps of my favourite things.
I hope you like what I liked and then I will show you what I bought and something that was bought for me.

Superb tweed animal heads by Tweed Queen

my fave stall, the very quirky Shabby Cheek

more Shabby Cheek

great original vintage prints by Sherratt and Reece

retro goodies from Smashing Time

cute little dolls by Freddy and Violet

I am definitely going to treat myself to one of these by Tweed Queen

Worth a visit in the furure?
If you can, do.
I am definitely going to make it a regular thing. Great for the Mr's too with all the food ;-)
So, let me show you what I bought

one of the Sherrat and Reece prints, a gorgeous piece of fabric purchased at Smashing Times ,just perfect for cushions and
the most lovely Homepride tin which I have been coveting for quite some time.

the in-laws treated me to this gorgeous jug

and they bought over this bike which I am head over heels in love with
goodness I am such a lucky duck!

Tonight will be filled with cushion making, the eating of food and possibly, time permitting, a bit 
                                                                             of TV.
I hope you have had a most lovely weekend, maybe found time for a bit of market mooching.
Thanks for reading. x

btw, I will be announcing the winner of the giveaway tomorrow!

Friday, 28 June 2013

I love this house - part 3

God I love doing these blog posts.

Todays house is actually a flat, but not just any flat.
This is the sort of home that makes you want to stay for a while longer than you should. It makes you want to be creative, maybe stitch a little, but most of all it makes you want to live in a little flat, right up in the eaves of a big old house....just perfect.

the craft room

work in progress


the dressing room,every girl should have one

i would never get out of bed

the ladies

the snuffalo

This is the home of my friend Nico and her snuffalo who answers to the name Pantoufle.
You can find Nico HERE, please check out her most beautiful peg ladies.
This is probably the most pic heavy post i have ever done, I am sure you can understand why ;-)

Thanks for reading. x

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Corners...and some straight bits

 A few corners of my home and as the title suggests, a few straight bits, just for good measure.

ercol love

more ercol love

ikea love

cupboard love

apple love

brother love

non minimalist love

This week (so far) has been fab.
My friends have been more amazing than usual (you know who you are) and I got a new/old Ercol 3 piece suite. Woohoo.
Today has seen me on a spring cleaning mission which seemed a jolly good time to take a few piccies around the house.
Lets hope it still looks like this in the morning......
yeah right ;-)

Saturday, 22 June 2013

A Giveaway!!

My shop update came to an abrupt end yesterday at about the same time I found myself sat outside a bar in Chorlton...must try harder.

I am re-grouping today and I really do believe that things might happen.
I am hoping to add my badgers, my cats and my new raccoons.

I have just added a badger cushion to the shop shelves

I do think all this shop activity calls for a giveaway.
Lets be honest, Oooh Betty shop activity is very rare.
I would like to offer whoever the winner may be, the option to choose any cushion from my shop.
I will even make it in a colour to suit ones decor, I am that kinda girl.

Here are the rules.
You can follow me here on this blog of mine.
You can like me HERE on that Facebook page of mine.
It is, of course, open to my lovely existing followers.

Lets see how it goes :-)

Thanks for reading and I will be back when the shop update is complete (prob next month).