Wednesday 26 August 2015

A glimpse of heaven at Titchbourne Cottage - Shropshire

Rustic holiday cottage - Titchbourne Cottage

I have a treat for you today quirky cottage lovers. Remember in the Spring, when my little family and I headed to the Shropshire Hills and spent the week at the quirky cabin The Dipping Shed? well the following week we also visited this cottage, which I discovered on and it has quickly became one of my firm favourites. Titchbourne cottage is nestled amongst the Shropshire hills on a 200 acre farm, perfectly secluded in an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty) with walks straight from the door and views of the beautiful valleys all around. The mature garden is bursting with flowers and wildlife, and the cottage itself is cosy, rustic, and full to the brim with charm and character.

Where is it: Shropshire
Price from: £324 for a week
Pets: 2 welcome
Sleeps: 4

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Wednesday 12 August 2015

DIY storage box or craft organiser

When I was visiting my crafty friend Penny Perret a while back, I spotted a pretty tea caddy on her worktop which she had made herself. I fell in love with her little tea caddy and decided I wanted to make one for myself - as not only would it look dandy on my kitchen top, but it would free up some much needed cupboard space and keep my endless supply of teabags nicely organised! The great thing about using these metal label holders is you can swap and change the labels easily so you could use this little organiser for anything; hair pins, beauty bits, crafty goodies or herbs and spices!

 I simply dug out an old box I wasn't using, ordered some little brass labels from eBay, and I bought a sample pot of paint from Laura Ashley (since I've used it before and like the finish) and off I went! This project took me a couple of hours in total (minus drying time) and cost under £10 to make. Would make a fab pressie don't ya think?

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Tuesday 4 August 2015

A month in pictures - July - Summer Madness

Well what a glorious month July has been. OK, so it's not so great now - the rain has been torrential this past week and "Oh I hope this isn't the end of summer" has been muttered at least once in every casual  conversations. But I have every faith our great British summer will return! July has been quite busy for our little house - work hasn't stopped but we've managed to escape for occasional day of fun! Here's our month in pictures ....

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