Thursday 26 May 2011

Bee happy ........ get free stuff!

I have been really lucky, I was given 2 big boxes yesterday from a friend who owns the kennels where we take our little doggies for their overnight stays and for grooming.

She used to make all her own clothes and her children's years ago and when she found out that I make things she said she had a couple of boxes of fabic for me! How sweet is she?

We unpacked them together and there was loads of different fabrics.

Cottons, linings, cord, wool, voile, polyester, silk.

Because she has had these boxes for years I think they are now classed as vintage! I'm so excited.

I've dragged these heavy boxes to the garage for now until I decide what to make :)

I also wanted to show you what I did with some left over CK wallpaper from my kitchen diner.

If you look closely on the bottom shelf you will see that the inside is brown.  I thought my CK wallpaper would look much prettier.

I just cut pieces to size and used a little blue tac to secure the back to the shelves.

I filled it with my Laura Ashley teapot set and teacups.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!


  1. oh wow lucky ducky with the fabric! The shelves look great! Ive inhertied a corner unit which im going to 'pimp' with some paint and ck wall paper :o) Scarlett x

  2. Lucky you with the fabrics xx

  3. oh you lucky lady what a delightful box well 2 ;-)) I love the red lace fabric ohhh just think what you can make it with it all ;-) I love your wallpaper on your kitchen wall it looks lovely with your little kitchen chairs and well done on lining your cupboard it looks great to, dee x

  4. love the pimping on the shelves, and my your lucky having that stash! i think i'd have to get it all out and roll about in it while tiny slected bits and demanded i make 'such and such' for her with it!

  5. That must be a little bit like Christmas coming early. How loovely to have a huge new stash to go through and plan little projects with it.

    Your cupboard revamp looks so pretty - great wallpaper.

  6. Crikey - you could open your own fabric shop with all that!! xx

  7. All that material!!!! You're gonna be busy as a "Bee"! LOL...Nice job on the flowery paper too! I like it very much! :-)

  8. Oooh what a lovely gesture, how kind of your friend to give you such a sizeable stack of fabrics! :-) I can't wait to see what you'll be making! I love what you've done with the CK wallpaper too - it sets off your tea set so nicely

    Jem xXx

  9. I think the wall paper is lovely. Your friend was such a cheerful giver. I know you will find pretty ways to use this fabric. We are waiting to see...

  10. Love the wallpaper lined cupboard(and the china)! I think I'll pinch that idea for my kitchen dresser. :0)

  11. Hello! How lovely to find your blog today, thanks for popping over to mine. I love your blog name! And I loved seeing the floral lining in your cupboard - how pretty it looks now. Enjoy all your new fabric - what a treat!
    Helen x

  12. Oooh I love being given fabric - you were given a lovely amount!! Your shelf looks fab with the CK wallpaper on it - much nicer!!!

  13. So, is there anything better than MORE fabric! Oh how fun to get boxes of goodies.

  14. You lucky thing - all that fab fabric :)

    Love the idea with the shelves - it looks great.

  15. Oh I love the fabric, you are so lucky.Cant wait to see all the lovely thing's you will make. I am just old and depressed my sweet friend. The doctor told me to exercise every day and not to be so hard on myself. I need to pull from within.
    LOve your comment's, they help so much.
    LOve ya,Debbie

  16. What a fun gift - no doubt you will enjoy using the vintage fabric is your own projects.

    Love your little tea set shelf - very sweet.

  17. Hiya
    I’m just sending out a quick message to let people know their Faith Hope and Charity Swapping partners. Days of spreedsheet fiddling I tell you, if this works it’s going on my CV! I won’t have access to a PC from Tues 31st until June 6th – so any questions will have to wait til I get back I’m afraid. I’m going to put up a quick post on the rules before I go, but for now you can check out your partner’s blog and start figuring out what they might like.
    Your swap partner is Moonstruck Creations
    Thanks for playing along!

  18. lucky you!! so many fabrics!! love your teapot collection and the shelf looks fab with CK wallpaper!!! love it!! xx Susan

  19. That's some haul - lucky you :)


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