Monday, 27 June 2011

Baggaley Cottage garden

Hello my lovelies, what beautiful weather we're having. Today I'm going to share with you my lovely shed, but first i'm going to share my garden. I spent all day yesterday (Sunday) working on it and pulling up those pesky weeds, the shed will have to wait.
Here it is, i'm so pleased. We don't seem to have that much colour at the moment due to the hot spell in May, everything flowered early.

A glimpse through the apple tree. I spent most of the morning picking up fallen apples, the twisted Hazel is looking fab.

Now, I use to think Geraniums were for oldies! But since going we started going to France each year I have fallen in love with them. In France they are on every veranda of every house you see and really do draw your eye. They are much bigger in France though of course.
I am also a sucker for Lavender and have been banned from buying more. This one I bought from the Newark Garden Show last year. Once flowered it smells gorgeous. I also dry my Lavender and use it in my work.

More Lavender in front of the geen house.
We are getting closer to my shed I promise ; )
Nearly there. The potting shed is in the middle, it was in the garden when we moved in 13 years ago. We had to re-roof it and put in new windows. It has a little hatch on a pully on the right hand side to let chickens in and out, how quirky. I must also point out Gavs small veggie plot in front of the potting shed, it's small, but we have a good harvest each year. We have purple carrots, tomatoes, pumkin, aubergine and some herbs, yummy.                                                                                                                                                    To the right of the potting shed is my shed, are you ready, I hope the build up doesn't leave you too disapointed, I love it.

Ta, da. Well, what do you think? I love sitting amongst my yarn, buttons, period living magazine and millions of crochet hooks I've aquired.

The boxes are jammed full of finished items to sell, I'm crazy about crochet cushion covers so always make sure I have a good stash of inserts.
Last picture I promise. This lovely flower tea cosie I made during the Royal wedding.
Well I hope you enjoyed my pics, in the next post I will be sharing crochet projects with you.                     Ta Ta for now. Happy Crocheting x

Friday, 24 June 2011

Deep Joy!!!!

I am revelling in deep joy and excitement. The book I have waited five weeks for finally arrived last Friday, yippee..

 I kept picking it up flicking through, picking it up again! I just couldn't decide what to make at first, it is all so gorgeous and lovely.
I decided to make the item that drew me to buy the book in the first place......

This, its an owl cushion, yet to be lovingly stuffed. My task over the weekend, I can't wait to get it finished so that I can move on to my next project.

Hmmm, the next project, abit of a sore subject in the Baggaley Cottage household!!
I love crochet so much that I must have at least twelve projects on the go, including orders I have for personal items. Gav gets a little frustrated with me to say the least and calls my crochet corner my Stig of the dump pile. (It's not that bad, honest!!!!!!).

Well about eight weeks ago my Stig pile got the better of Gav and he agreed to let me have his shed at the bottom of our garden. (My plan all along tee, hee!).
He moved all of his stuff into my damp potting shed and I got a lovely space to work in peace and store my wares. I spent two weeks painting the inside white to brighten it up and then Gav put the shelves up. I am so pleased with it and show it to all who come to visit.

Tomorrow I might even give you a sneak peak. Night night for now. Happy crochet x x

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

More Summer fair

The Summer fair was in the school where I work part-time. I am one of the main fundraisers for the school. Unfortunately I didn't get any pics of other stalls, I was so excited by mine!!!!

Summer Fayre 2011

I thought you might like a look at some of the items I sell at local craft fayres.