Monday, 10 May 2010

upcycled table

sanded and ready for a coat of white

white leggies

almost there

I decided to recover the table with some shabbychic napkins from tesco, they worked so well.

This is it varnished (also tesco satin clear varnish which goes on white and doesn't dry yellowy but clear)

Thursday, 29 April 2010

1st Very hungry caterpillar quilt

The topper middle and bottom sandwiched ready for quilting :)

the finished article!

Thursday, 8 April 2010


 This little owl and mushroom orniment were found at my local charity shop so charlotte and i decided we fancied decoupaging them so this is the top of the owls head ( i left charlotte do most of it and it ended up a bit of a mess so we are going to re-d her)

and here it is finished

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Charlottes bedroom post

This is our idea post for Charlottes shabby chic bedroom. there are some more floral squares to be added and re-arranged on this design

The wallpaper is either side of the fabric in the center

Saturday, 3 April 2010

easter SIL bunting

My sister in law is 7 so for easter instead of an egg i try to make her something, This year (as they moved to a new house she has quite a cute fresh contemp/shabby chic bedroom) I thought i would make her some lovely bunting to either hang on her wall or her gorgeous double bed.
Excuse my hubbys feet lol and how creased the bunting is as the girls were using it for their magic show with the bunting up the arms of their jumpers.

Saturday, 13 March 2010

mothers day gifts

Trying to be a little thrifty this year made me think of what gifts my mum might fancy.. so here goes :)

homemade dark chocolate brazil nuts in a handmade parcel

home made choux pastry chocolate and coffee buns with the handmade box behind it.

this is a hand made quilted bread basket :) it turned out a little shorter than i would want but it will still work :)

Sunday, 7 March 2010

upcycled mirror

i found this stunning mirror at the charity shop and have decided to paint it deep purple to go with the living room

Friday, 5 March 2010

goookies according to eddie

my son has become obsessed with cookies. so we made some white chocolate and raspberry cookies today

1/2 cup of caster sugar
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 egg
2 1/2 cups of flour
a drop of milk (or untill it binds better)
white chocolate chunks
half a punnet of raspberrys

mix together in a large bowl, 
spoon a mound onto a greased baking tray
bake for 20-30 mins (untill browned but not hard they must still be squidgy in the middle)
cool and serve!

we usually make a tray full which is usually about 20 cookies and have a sandwich bag of cookie dough left in the fridge to make another 12-15 

happy munching!


Well, we moved almost 2 weeks ago and i love our new house!

Im sure you will see my progress in the up-do of the place and upcycle of furniture that i have plans for so here goes :)

Friday, 19 February 2010

Life on the move

2 years ago i bought i ran the business by myself for a year then we moved and i kept lb's closed. my domain is due to expire at the end of the month and i have been having a really hard think about if i want to carry on LB's. I made everything myself including cloth nappies and covers, wrap slings, childrens clothes, personalised blankets and cozytoes, bibs etc etc. the domain of lottiesbotties was very very limited and i didnt really think of that when i bought it. the domain didnt suit the shop when i decided to start making other things, so im giving it up.

last year i bought the domain thinking i could start a different shop perhaps selling other peoples things, but never got round to it.

ive been thinking hard about where im going to go now. When we move, the baby is still to small for me to really open up again yet but i think perhaps in the summer we may launch again. so i have just bought im trying to source some material for woven wraps, im going to create my own babywearing bag and maybe some other stuff.. perhaps stock someone elses meitais.. i dunno.. i need to think a whole lot. but there we go.. i feel sad that im giving up lottiesbotties. but im not interested in putting a lot of effort in for hardly any money. so nappies arnt going to work for us anymore.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Mrs munch.. the spoilt friend

Sarah and i have become good friends over the past few months. She spoilt me the other day so in return Eloise is getting a meitai for her birthday and Georgie is getting a phant... His favorite of all things i just need to give it some eyes and its finished.

Sarah is also getting a gift.. but it went squiff while i was sewing it so im not talking to it at the moment.

Anyway here we go.

Well.. Here goes!

This is the start of my blogging. I wonder if every ones starts off like this?.
I have decided to start a blog so i can keep a record of all my crafts and decorating over the next few months, because we are moving next week this is going to be a fresh start for us :)