Saturday, 14 January 2012

Goodies and Treasures - what it says on the tin...

I woke up this morning to a lovely sunny day with blue skies. Very cold and frosty but uplifting........I decided I must be brave and this would be the day to start my blog...
Frosty fields this morning

So here first blog post!

I'm so excited but also a little scared and a bit daunted.... so please bear with me...

For my first post, I've decided to keep it simple and do what it says on the tin i.e. share with you some of the crafty goodies I've made and the treasures I've found.

I'd put aside the first couple of weeks of the New Year to do some 'sorting out' 'organising' 'tidying' tasks and put the crafts/treasure hunting aside. However we are now the 14th January and some of those 'sorting tasks' are only half finished and I seem to have several crafty creations and a few shiny pieces of treasure ......Oops... :D

So here they are.........

A crochet scarf and a few granny squares......

A vintage linen ribbon-embroidered tissue box pretty and looks just right in Hannah's room...

I've just started my oblong wool eater blanket for Sarah London's crochet along. Six rounds by the's not too late to join in...   
I love blue - it's my favourite colour.

I had to have a practise first :)

Made on a bit of a whim after New Year's day - my patchwork lampshade......

Chatted with the lovely lady at the local antique shop (I wasn't treasure hunting, honest, I just happened to be there..) and somehow just stumbled upon these gorgeous vintage vases.....

My first crochet cushion - the two sides were made before Christmas and I sewed it together last week. Rather pleased with the (slightly wonky) result :)

And last but not least, some lovely vintage fabrics and sheets... and a beautiful linen tablecloth embroidered with crinoline's just gorgeous..

So, as you can see, it's not surprising that my 'sorting tasks' have not been completed.

Gosh, I seem to have survived my first blog post!

 I really hope you've enjoyed reading it.

Maggie xx


  1. well done with your new blog i really enjoyed it and the pictures are great!!!

  2. It's a wonderful start to a blog. Well done! I love seeing your unfinished crafts!

  3. Hi Chris, Thanks for visiting my blog and glad you enjoyed it. Maggie xx

  4. Hi Bebby, Thanks for visiting! Glad you liked my unfinished crafts - too many I think!! Maggie xx

  5. Hey There newbie Blogger.. that makes two of us.
    Great photos and lovely work on display here... will be popping in to see how you're getting along... I've also placed you on my blog roll on my site too

    Wishing you the best of luck

    Helen from Cardiff

  6. Thanks Helen. Lovely to receive your encouraging comments and thanks for placing me on your blogroll. Maggie xx

  7. Hi Maggie
    Your blog is looking good girl!
    Just love that piece of blue crochet (my favourite colour too), makes me want to pick up a crochet hook, would love to join the crochet along but far too much stitching to do at the moment!
    Take Care

  8. Hi Maggie, lovely first blog post!

    Looking forward to many more!

  9. Hi Maggie, lovely first blog post!

    Looking forward to many more!

  10. Hi Julie and Sarah, Thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comments :D Maggie

  11. Hi Maggie
    Lovely wool eater and other projects. Good job on your first blog post.

  12. Thanks for visiting my blog, Rene, and for your encouraging comments :) Maggie xx


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