Wednesday, 3 March 2010

This must be spring?!

This has been the view outside my window for the last few days. Not a cloud in sight and warm enough to be outside without having to break into excessive physical activity to keep from freezing solid! My washing would have preferred a little more breeze but I'm not complaining. I have a feeling it wont last but it has been enough for me to add a peg bag to my 'to make' list!

I have mentioned I'm a big fan of my local library service and they have provided once again! I loved the series 'Mums Know Best' shown on tv recently so when I heard there would be a book to accompany the programme I went straight onto the website to reserve a copy. Surprisingly I was high up in the queue and I now have it all to myself (for about three weeks)!

It fits in nicely with some of the others that live here. Who knows, maybe it will impress me and gain permanent residence. Obviously I'd buy another and not steal the library copy!

Apart from the cook books, I also enjoy a good novel too (see my reading list down the side) and thought it was time I saw something pretty and handmade every time I pick up where I left off. I have wanted to make a bookmark for a while but needed pinking shears for the one I had in mind.

Once I finally plucked up the courage to spend an outrageous amount of money on what is essentially a fancy pair of scissors, I pulled out my scraps and made this for myself.  

Of course the expensive fancy scissors were worth every penny (which was not actually that much dear Mr. P if you are reading this)!

Just out of curiosity dear readers, do you use your bookmarks ribbon/tassel end up or down? Mine is always down but I have often wondered which is correct! My mind is regularly filled with questions of such vital importance! 

Anyway, I will have to make a couple more as I do often have more than one book in action at a time. I may just have to get some more CK samples!

And finally, anyone for chocolate brownies?!


  1. What a lovely way to use CK samples - much better than a scrap of newspaper which is what I'm using at the mo! I've used some CK scraps to make doorstops (patched with some plain stone coloured linen) - can't think of anything other than the choc brownies at the mo though as yours look so lush and I can't focus! Keep those lovely images coming xox

  2. *adds get CK samples to to-do list*

    Brownies look good too :)

  3. Hey that's our sky too...what a fab day it has been here in Devon!
    CK seem to be cutting down on their sample giving! They would only give me 3 when I asked in their Bath shop.
    I'm going again soon though!! ;-)

  4. Love the book mark idea - an using a scrap of paper at the moment but after I've finished sewing up the little chick I am making my fabric sraps will be out and some book marks made.
    Thanks for the brilliant idea