Thursday 28 June 2012

Bee happy ..... change the use of something

I recntly bought this gorgeous plant pot from TK Maxx.

It was in my living room on the hearth looking gorgeous but I decided I wanted it somewhere else so I could see it more often.

I put ut on my desk in my office so now I get to see it everyday :)

It is also really handy and is able to hold my hundreds of pens and pencils.

I just love this planter and it only cost about £5.00.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Tuesday 26 June 2012

Bee happy .... have a treat

My treat yesterday.

Strawberries and chocolate cake.

What did you treat yourself to yesterday?

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Sunday 24 June 2012

Bee happy .... make a ruffle bag

Well, I've finally finished it this afternoon!

My ruffle bag is ready to be shown.

I used a pretty pink spot ribbon to help make the handles stronger and then used it again across the middle of the bottom ruffle.

To finish off I made a small corsage and stitched a small button in the centre and stamped my signature stamp on the reverse of the bag in pink of course.

The iron on image went on well and looks great.

Hope you like my new bag.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Friday 22 June 2012

Bee happy ..... a new blog

I started this blog Diary of a house move a while back and have now decided to revitalise it due to my book now being available on Amazon.

You can get up to date information on my new book and I will be adding extracts from the book

There are also reader comments and information about me included.

There are some older posts too on there from when I first started this blog.

I will be adding a photo of myself, not sure when though.

I would love it if you would hop over there and take a look and I would also appreciate a follow.

Thank you everyone for all of your support over the last couple of months and for your enthusiasm too, it is really appreciated.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Wednesday 20 June 2012

Bee happy .... make gift bags

I've not had chance to finish my ruffle bag yet but I have made this card gift bags.

I used the same paper inside for the base.

I got the new Tilda book from Amazon and couldn't resist making these bags straight away with my Tilda card stock.

These bags are perfect for small gifts or for storing bits and pieces in.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Tuesday 19 June 2012

Bee happy .... get some great images

I recently found this blog Free vintage digital stamps through the lovely
Estelle at Twinkle Star

They have some great images here it is definitely worth a follow and a look.

I have printed the images off on to transfer paper for an ink jet printer.

I bought the paper from eBay, 20 sheets of A4, can't remember how much as it was a while ago.

Once you have cut the image out you just iron onto the fabric of your choice.

I have done a little more on my bag but it is not yet finished.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Monday 18 June 2012

Bee happy .... a win and crafting again

I recently won a lovely giveaway over at The Nostalgic Kitchen and it arrived in the post this weekend.

I love my cup, it is so cute and looks great with my other royal memorabilia.

Thanks Vicky you are so kind :)

I have started crafting again, I have just been so busy but decided if I didn't start something I never would!

I wanted to make something with ruffles so chose to make a bag.

I printed out these gorgeous images onto paper which I can then iron onto my fabric.

I have picked just a plain cream cotton fabric for my bag.

So stay tuned to see the finished ruffle bag, if I say this I have to finish it!!

Have a happy week everyone :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Thursday 14 June 2012

Bee happy .... great news

I am pleased to say my book Diary of a house move is now available to buy on Amazon as a paperback.

It has been a long journey to reach this point but I am so thrilled that it is eventually here :)

Hope everyone's week is going great.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Wednesday 6 June 2012

Bee happy …. take a European road trip

Mr Happy and I have recently taken a European road trip, it was the first time that we have driven abroad.

We took our VW Golf with us and I managed not to pack too much as I also needed space in the boot for any purchases along the way J. Mr Happy enjoyed getting the car ready checking with the car insurance company we were ok to travel in Europe, they also gave us European breakdown cover through the policy, just in case! Although we were lucky enough not to need it.

We also took the Euro Tunnel for the first time as well. We travelled upstairs on the way there, it was like the Italian Job film getting onto the train.

 We visited France and Switzerland.

The first stop in France was Laon. Our French is quite basic but I think we managed quite well! Smiling a lot also helped.
We did manage to find a hotel on the fifth attempted in Laon as it was a French Bank Holiday, if we had booked in advance it just wouldn’t be a road trip.

It was really beautiful here and was a real shame that we didn’t have time to stay longer.

We took the auto routes into France and Switzerland and paid the toll charges but this made the driving so much easier as the roads were so clear and easy to drive on.
As you can see the weather was wet for the first day of travelling but then the sun came out and stayed out. 

Once we entered Switzerland we went through many tunnels, this was different as we don’t have tunnels like this in the UK.

Switzerland is so beautiful. We stayed in Wilderswil but explored around the Lauterbrunnen and the Interlaken area. 

Hotel balcony view

This was the view from our hotel balcony. In the background is the Jungfrau Mountain which is the highest mountain in Europe.

There were lots of these water troughs throughout the villages with running water on each.

While exploring we came across this old bridge and church.

This bridge dates back to 1738 and was recently damaged in a flood in August 2005 but it has since been fully restored.

We will definitely be returning to France and Switzerland but hope to stay longer this time.

On our return home we had some bad luck. We were travelling through a small village a couple of miles away from our house and this crop sprayer was cutting the corner, didn’t see us and drove straight into the back of the car. Mr Happy was not so anymore L

The car insurance took care of everything. They came and took our poorly car away and left us with another one until ours is fully repaired.

The damage doesn’t look too bad but it pushed the petrol tank and suspension back. We only just managed to drive it back home, with it creaking and groaning all the way.
The car is a Blue motion so there is a lot of clever technology which recovers the energy when braking to use later and it is very expensive to put right but great for the environment.
My lovely neighbour came round later that day to see if we were ok and brought this embroidery round that she had made on her machine to cheer me up incorporating my favourite things, a bee and crown, she knows me so well!

I decided to put this gorgeous embroidery in a frame for the living room wall and added a little lace top and bottom.
I know this has been a long post but thanks for sticking with it!
Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Tuesday 5 June 2012

Bee happy .... love fabrics

Got myself some gorgeous fabric.

I haven't had the time to craft lately and am raring to go now!

Maybe a cushion with this?

A summer skirt with this, love the colours and texture.

Maybe bag linings with this pretty floral one?

Hope everyone is having a wonderful Bank Holiday weekend.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!