Felicity Taylor Eclectic Handmade

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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Thrifty Finds.

A quick post with a few finds and listings on ebay.
In a comment I left for Victoria at Anglesey Allsorts I told her about a find from a jumble sale.
I thought I'd post a little piccy of it.
I bought a truly filthy patchwork quilt, and chanced that I (We) could get it clean.
I'm definately not afraid of a bit of dirt and so I paid 20p ( the lady suggested this tentatively just in case I didn't take it away) She folded it neatly trying not to touch it.
It had a wash in the washing machine and then I set my hubby on it with huge amounts of elbow grease and voila! it came up very clean (the end is folded in because we it was a picture for selling the bed- not because it's still dirty!)  
It was just in time for the cold weather.
Below are a couple of things I've put onto ebay.
Some lovely linen/acrylic mix yarns.
The last two pirate bunny brooches.

Some very unusual horsey buttons x 4.

Just to end on. My son is doing an enterprise scheme at school and has been sewing all by himself some cute little phone cases. Part of the money goes to a dog charity and the other is shared between the group.

I think they look very professional!

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Vintage finds and other things.

I woke up this morning to some bonus sunshine, that threw some lovely shadows around the room.

The other day I had a sort out of a few pens and pencils (to say the least!)

I also had a go at marrow and ginger jam (no frills presentation!)
As I forgot  to add anything with pectin in, it turned out like a puree, my daughter called it marrow and ginger honey which I thought was a very forgiving name.
It was actually very tasty, and a lovely colour.

For anyone who's interested I am regularly listing on ebay 
A few items below are shown from what is on there now.
I also sell some end of stock items if anyone is after stocking fillers.
I hate the amount of postage I have to charge, but do hope that people think of buying more than one thing so it cuts the postage down.

Hope you are all having a great weekend!

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Saving on fuel and windfall apples.

The weather is just beginning to turn, and although I love this time of year for the colours, I'm not (like everyone else) looking forward to heating our home, and we haven't turned the heating on yet. We are lucky enough to have fitted a woodburner in the house and fixed a chimney in the other room, so we get any old scrap wood to burn. We're not precious! This was our sitting room after a bit of sawing...

The upstairs of our house is colder and so it's been waterbottles all round.
We also went for a walk recently and picked a few(!) apples. We've called it scrumpling, as most will end up in crumbles. Most were windfalls from the strong winds we had.
 I had a little help too!
We had a walk beyond the woods and some of the foliage was rather christmassy.

Although I'd rather not dwell on that now!
Someone else would have loved the walk too -
Sooo desperate for greens, one of our rabbits would levitate for it, 
and make sure his wife doesn't get a look in!

"Don't even think about it Marmite!!"
Bye for now x

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