Wednesday, 6 July 2011


I always like to try and make something new for the fairs and with Olney coming up this Saturday I put on my thinking cap and this is my latest - gift bags made out of brown paper sandwich bags and matching gift tags.
My cousin sent me a pack of Victorian scraps from a shop that we both love to visit in the US and I just had to use the one above.  I have been struggling with my sewing machine but now fianlly feel that I have got the hang of it and have been whipping up these bags and tags all weekend.

I have used vintage papers, cards, lace and all manner of bits and pieces that I have stored in my many boxes around the house and they are a great way of using up little snippets of items.
These ones have old postcards as their theme and I used some of my printed tie as well.
Children's theme bags.

I know you cannot get an awful lot in them but sometimes the sweetest suprises come in little packages.

Friday, 1 July 2011


 Last night I had a rare old time I went with my daughter and son in law to see Take That at Wembley.  The last time I saw a concert there I was 18 and Elton John was headlining.  So there I was a 50 something year old grannie screaming and jumping around alongside the rest of the audience.  I have loads of photo's so will let them do the talking.

For those of you who are going to the concert LOOK AWAY NOW!!! for those of you that cannot go here are some of the highlights just pop on your Take That album and dance around your living rooms.

The first set was the lads without Robbie

Then came my Robbie moment

Back together again

The concert was spectaluar, the lads were on top form and still managed some of their old moves and I left the stadium with my dancing shoes firmly on my feet and woke up this morning still singing.