Sunday, 30 December 2007

seeing spots before my eyes

I have a bit of an obsession with spots, well polka dots, especially white ones on a red background, so my family generally can't go wrong with pressies if it's spotty! I had some great things this year for Christmas to add to my ever expanding collection and have now got my eye on a cute crocheted mushroom money box, firstly though, I need to find a good excuse as to,

a) why I need a kiddies money box when my kiddies are grunting, gangly boy teenagers and

b) why I need a money box when I have no money to save in it..(money does a magic thing in my hands.. it magically disappears incredibly quickly)
I'm planning a big revamp of our house which involves removing walls and blocking up doors and putting American shutters up at our huge windows. The house is in a constant state of renovation and desperately needs extending...its a typical English late 1920s house with a tiny kitchen and a boxroom that can just about fit a bed in it. Some of the rooms are very English country house and although they are OK, I really want to get back to basics...the kitchen although its tiny..and I mean tiny has the elements of what I like best..white walls with lots of colour in all the bits and pieces,polka dots,gingham,and Cath Kidston fabrics,the upstairs rooms are similar, but in the boys' rooms the tin tin posters have been covered over with mountain biking posters and kitsch cowboys have been dismissed in favour of a more grown up look.

Unfortunately after the dire events of 2007 (crikey this last year's been a bad one!) the revamp will more likely stay in my head or doodled on bits of paper around the house until the pennies have been saved up ..hopefully in my crocheted toadstool moneybox!


  1. All those spots are lovely ... oh sorry i forgot to say Hi there and Happy New Year !!

    Sara x

  2. Just came across your blog today - your sweet Rodney got my attention - he is lovely! We've got a big black lab named Ben :-}

  3. Hi there, Love all your spotted presents, I have now got a bit of a thing about spotted fabric.. Thank you for your help on the fabric front I had looked there the other week but the sale wasn't on then :)

  4. Oh I love GreenGate & Cath Kidston too ;o)
    You have a sweet blog...
    Many love greetings,Patricia

  5. May I ask where you got the lovely red polka dot cups which I just adore !!! I too am dotty about all things spotty! Michelle x


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