Felicity Taylor Eclectic Handmade

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Friday, 30 November 2012

Just thought I'd show you the little cabinet I posted ages ago, as I finally finished the inside!
As you will see tomorrow I made an advent ... Without the pockets, so I was looking around the house for something to use for the countdown.
I know there aren't 24! I'm going to label some boxes twice- with little tags.
So in theory it should work,sssssh and I'm going to put some thrifted things and maybe the odd sweet.
 All the items including the cupboard were from jumble sales, boot fairs or skips.
My favourite are the little skiing pair.
The paper I covered it in is by Alexander Girard.
I'd better get labelling!

Lights up in Liskeard and other things.

A couple of new members of the family that I bought yesterday.
Twin deer, and a funny little man from the USSR.
As you may be aware it has turned cold in the U.K! Not as cold as many of you may be used to.
We're lucky enough to have a multi fuel stove, and I thought I'd pop my veg on and it didn't take long at all.
Domesti bliss (please excuse the laundry!) If you have a burner and haven't cooked on it give it a go, it took no time at all, and the veg was ready before everything else.I have cooked baked potatoes (in Foil) inside before now-they were a bit unevenly cooked but edible.
In Liskeard we have an event called 'lights up' with giant lanterns made of paper and willow. Both our children are in it. It is lovely to walk through the town. One year there were more IN the procession than watching it! It's a lovely start to christmas,and ends in the town lights being turned on and some fireworks,it usually rains, but tomorrow it may be dry! and it gets better each year-watch out Truro-our lanterns have colour! 
Have a good day!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Feeding the chickens.

Some mornings I ask my daughter to feed the chickens.
She feeds them in the hall.
And the soldiers sometimes stand to attention.
I love the faces it's amazing what you can do with a few dots!
Have a good day!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Mark Hearld.

 I have just visited my facebook page, and I was pleased to see photos on St Judes site of the exhibition of work by Mark Hearld. I like to save these links to look at in the future too. I love the beady eyes on the birds, and the painted frames.
Have a good day!

Sunday, 25 November 2012


As I said in my last post I've been sorting out a few things. One of the things I do- to cut down journeys- is to stock up on things. Under the stairs in our house we had an old fashioned storage room complete with meat hooks. It has a slate floor and stays a constant temperature, so we shelved it and stored stuff! It's really making a virtue of a pitch dark room that can't be used for anything else.
I'm trying to plan meals, shopping etc.. but I'm never very good at it, and always forget something.
I found a blog recently- Our Handmade Home- with a plan that makes sense so I'm going to give it a go!
How does everyone else manage?
I'm lucky to have a handy husband, so having quite a lot of books as well, he has made a large shelf in the hall. It's a bit in yer face but we can find the books we want quite easily.
It was made from odd bits of wood and stood for AGES unpainted and waiting for doors, but now even with all the books I don't mind it without doors.
(I'll post a piccy with the books at a later date!)
To continue with the sorting theme, I recently found the rabbit postcard (Racey Helps) for 5p, and the plate a while ago for 25p,and I love it!
Little dolls -plenty of room for more!
Same with this cabinet, but not until after Christmas, and only if it's a few pennies!

Friday, 23 November 2012

De-cluttering- I did it my way.

My way was to not de-clutter!
I have had some time off blogging, I have however been finding other blogs and enjoying lovely pictures etc..I find so many like minded people! I tend to go for blogs to see around interiors and collectors of stuff. I also love the thrifty blogs, homesteading, and of course crafty ones. I like alternate views to too much consumerism, home schooling, fires, home cooking and pantries! (is that how you spell it?) I've taken a few pics of a bit of nesting in our home.
With so many school trips coming up not to mention Christmas, I've tried to spend only on necessary things. So I have just rearranged what I already have, and haven't got rid of much hence the non- decluttering, trying to 'arrange' things instead.
I love birds, especially Robins, the little glass dome was a gift bought last year by my children, it was the first time they had gone out on their own to buy something for Christmas. My son was sad because he wanted to buy me this or that, something he perceived as more valuable..  this was perfect and made me cry! I have quite a few things from my childhood, and the most precious things are those that are handmade.
I can remember being in the classroom in year 6 making the little rabbit - no change there then!
Little grey rabbits house was another from my childhood.
Anyone for tea?
A bit more sorting to do.
I've found a few Christmas bits and bobs that are waiting for their turn.
It's too early!
Byee for now.
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