Saturday, 16 March 2013

Bits Of My Week.....

 
 
This week I've been busy, getting the last of the fabric bundles cut up, now in my little Etsy shop. I think these will be the last, for a while at least.......
 
 
 
After weeks of not venturing into any charity shops, (it was too cold to go out), I found these lovely little coffee cups in the first one I went into! Don't you just love Woods-ware?!
 
But why, oh why, do I insist on dragging home every old, and battered suitcase I stumble across?!?!
 
 
 
I carried this around town today, in the rain, looking like a right plonker, but you see, I know a secret, I know how they can look.....
 
 
Mr Bea and the girls despair of me, I can see it in their eyes, my goodness they think, she's gone mad!
 
I also picked up some little Easter bits 'n' bobs which hopefully, I will show you soon, and a fab vintage sheet!
 
 
Little Bea and I spent some time this afternoon making lots of Liberty eggs, she's a crafty little soul like me! Might hang them from a branch, (like you've not seen that one before!!!)
 
I've had a lovely week, found some treasures, made some treasures. I'm being a Crafty Butterfly at the moment, not really settling to do anything much, completing very little, I can't seem to concentrate, maybe it's that time of year, who knows!
 
I'm s...l...o...w...l...y getting my head around my Facebook page, I like how quick it is, but nothing can beat having a good old blog chat!
 
 
 
Don't forget the giveaway I'm doing with my friend, Julia, details on the previous post. Julia's also doing her own giveaway over on the Perfume People Facebook page, you could win some Jimmy Choo perfume. Just leave a comment on her page to enter. It being drawn on Monday, and there's only a handful of entries....you have a good chance of winning!!
 
Bye for now,
 
Ada :) x
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

53 comments:

  1. Hi ada
    I know what you mean about fb. So speedy yet I hate the way I can't set it out how I want to and get it looking pretty! I'm definitely a blogger at heart.
    I love Woods Ware. The yellow Jasmine is lovely and I often regret selling literally boxes of it I bought at auction a couple of years ago. I know I bought it to sell, I can't keep everything....
    Ellie
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    1. Wish you had sold it to ME! Then again, where would I put it! Yes it a pity you can't pretty up fb :) x

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  2. Hi Ada
    Do you have all the paper in the image two up from here? I really like 6,8,9,10 from the top... I couldn't see them on your etsy page... smiles Cass x

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    1. Not much 6 or 8 I'm left I'm afraid, I always feel a little sad when they come to the end! :) x

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  3. I love a good suitcase transformation and ditto for easter trees. Nice find on the Woods Ware too great colour x

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  4. Oh my goodness..everything is so pretty over here...LOVE the suitcase idea...pure JOY! Happy weekend to you. xo

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  5. I don't do facebook but my husband's just joined (if that's what it's called) and he's no idea what to do, and I'm no help. I just don't get it.

    That last photo of the blue wallpapers is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you, it was part of an order I parcelled up, it looks darker than normal but still gorgeous! :) x

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  6. The tea cups look so nice ... pretty shade of yellow :) Keep doing what you love to do Ada, even if the family thinks you've gone round the bend. I think most of our families look at us all with the same quizzical expressions and furtive looks between them!! I just mention the word "blog" and everyone groans :O They're NO fun! Enjoy your weekend :) Wendy

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    1. I know it's not just me, there's a whole host of families out there who thinks we are all mad! :) x

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  7. I found two suitcases this week, same as yours but green. id parked the car miles away so had to carry them through town....the looks I was getting varied, but im sure most were thinkin...poor love she doesn't know they come on wheels now.. mine don't get all fancied up like yours, but they do get filled to the brim with lots of lovely stuff! ( and my family look at me funny too)
    Allison x

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    1. Lucky you! Who cares about funny looks when you have battered old suitcases! :) x

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  8. looks like youve had a lovely week...me too! i know what u mean about suitcases, old cute one with stories are very hard to walk aeay from. love those eggs btw!

    mezz x

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  9. really love the liberty eggs and your blue suitcase!!!!
    happy sunday Ada, xxx Ale

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  10. Woods ware, looks lovely. We have Johnson Bros here in Australia and I love the yellow!

    I know what you mean about op shops, once you have your eye in they yield all sorts of treasures. I am at the stage of being a little more selective otherwise you will be seeing me on " Hoarders" ...lol

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    1. We have JB too, I've got a few bit...lovely! :) x

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  11. Lovely finds, lovely eggs! Groetjes, Gerda

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  12. That 'quilted' luggage piece is incredible! In fact, I love all your photos. I'd love to be a mouse living in your fabric stashes! XOL

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    1. Thanks Laura, it isn't as neat as I wanted but still looks pretty! :) x

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  13. Not many completed things going on over here either, still cleaning out and packing up, getting a little excited now though. Love your blue suitcase, I like it just as it is but I did wonder do you think wallpaper stripes would work? mel x

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  14. Busy busy Ada Bea! Sweet eggs and patchwork case! I'm being a crafty butterfly too (there should be a club for us!) - started yesterday: four bunnies, four mice and two birds; finished yesterday: absolutely nothing! Maybe today...
    x

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  15. Lovely finds today, that suitcase looks fab I saw my friends vintage shop yesterday that she had used her battered suitcase's on the wall to display her wares from they looked cool. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, dee xx

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    1. Great idea, my family would REALLY think I was loopy if I started to attach them to walls as well as covering them with wallpaper! :) x

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  16. now that is the best suitcase I have ever seen. love the cuties in the cups and saucers they look so at home there having a snooze.

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  17. Love the suitcase and the little owls.. The blue paper at the end is yummy! :)

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    1. Yes, they are delicious aren't they! :) x

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  18. love the suitcase patchwork... and the eggs are adorable and all the more special for making with your daughter... enjoy your sunday x

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  19. Ada Bea...that suitcase is adorable....well done!
    You are a star too for confirming my suspicionS re fb that you need a personal page too....will sort it later and come and 'like' you and everyone else I can find...Watch out FB!
    D x

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    1. Glad to help.....it's all sooooo confusing! :) x

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  20. I carried your suitcases twin around a few weeks ago ... They must have been separated at birth Ada! I've yet to upcycle mine yet though ...

    Love the Woods ware too, recently I found 40 odd pieces for £3 and use it as my everyday crockery now, mine us mainly the green Beryl one, but a few Jasmine and Iris bits have sneaked in too. I could'nt stop treasure hunting f I tried, even f I won the lottery (I don't do it, so not much chance!) and am well used to my family thinking me nuts ... I prefer eccentric, but we'd be very boring if we were like everyone else Ada, and anyway lots of people like us on here, that's why blogging is so brilliant!

    Enjoy your Sunday

    Claire xxx

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    1. Wow Claire that's sounds fantastic! :) x

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  21. I adore the suitcase! It looks amazing.
    M xxxx

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    1. Thanks for visiting Joanna, I'll pop over to see you soon! :) x

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  23. Lovely things here today! I love how you decorate those old suitcases, Ada! They look so pretty when you have finished. Love the sweet eggs too and the Woodsware cups and saucers...that was quite a find to get so many together. I love all the soft colours they come in. Am just catching up and wanted to say thank you so much for your sweet comment about my book and for showing it on your blog! Wishing you a happy week!
    Helen x

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  24. Ada, your wall paper is enviable. I love what you are doing with the old suitcase, you really know how to upcycle into something desirable and beautiful. I have never indulged in Liberty fabric but really need to and I love what you and your little Bea have been doing. I need to have a think about getting our branches out of the shed for our Easter tree this year. Alice and I have made quite a few "blown out!" eggs and decoupaged them over the years. I famcy crocheting a bunny too, we'll see xox Penny

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  25. I am in severe suitcase envy!

    Nikki x

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  26. All your little fabric bundles are so pretty. The woodsware china is a great find too. I love the jasmine colourway, possibly my favourite!

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  27. I can never, ever find suitcases and I do look very hard so am very jealous of your find. I've entered the perfume competition via your blog, and liking them on facebook and sharing on facebook too so it could be meeeeeee! x

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  28. There's some really beautiful wallpapers in your collection there! I like doing things with branches but I have never seen them adorned with liberty-covered balloons - gorgeous!!! Mel x

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  29. Well done You! I have the same suitcase awaiting such a wonderful make over.. ( From Mum am afraid I haven't touched it and it still has her things in from the home).....Maybe just what it needs! Have a happy week! love Maria x Oops just remembered I need to put you on my side thingy! WISH me Luck *** Love Maria x

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  30. Who can resist a suitcase :) Your blog is such an inspiration, I have been lurking for a while now but finally started blogging too. I'm not good with technology but I'm sure I'll get there eventually, you and the other bloggers are such an inspiration .. Sarah x

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    1. Your blog is lovely Sarah, I will visit often I think! :) x

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  31. Love those eggs! What a fun idea. Much more tasteful that the ones Bella and I made over the weekend. And the suitcase is a triumph.

    Gillian x

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  32. I love your eggs and you made me smile with the image of your wandering around with the suitcase. What a transformation!
    Sarah x

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    1. Hi Sarah, that's not this one, that's one I did last year.....I'm thinking fabric this time! :) x

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  33. Oh, love your suitcase and can't wait to see how you pretty this one up!! Wishing you a sweet week Ada! xo Heather

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  34. I'm a little late to this lovely party, Ada! I admired your pretty Liberty eggs on Facebook though and am jolly glad you are getting your head around it. It took me a few weeks of feeling completely stumped before I felt comfortable.

    I love your cheery space here. Have a great - albeit cloudy - week!

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  35. Love the case idea, and well done with your other CS find. I adore those cups & saucers. Lizzie

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