Sunday, 27 January 2013

Rose Garden Tea Cups, Pink Heart Magnets And Signs Of Spring For Handmade Monday


Yes, we've had yet more snow this week... but we're on the thaw now and my focus has turned to all things Spring!

I'm pretty pleased with the set of pink heart magnets pictured above... simple but cute! The perfect little pressie for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day or any day you fancy a little pressie for yourself :) (we all get days like that, right? :))


Rose Garden Tea Cup And Saucer


I love roses. Here's one i captured last Summer's (on one of the few sunny days!) I can't wait to see them out again this year...



Until then i will have to make do with roses i can make for myself and this week i've been painting a little rose garden on some tea cups and saucers.





Its an abstract design with circles for the rose heads and just a stem here and there.





I'm a big fan of the simple pleasures in life. A cup of tea (and a generous slice of cake!) enjoyed under a warm afternoon sun amongst the beauty and delicious fragrance of roses in bloom is bliss...




...my aim with this design was to capture just a little of that magic :)

This tea and saucer set will be priced £15 (£28 for two) and available in my Etsy shop very soon! (There is also an option to personalise this design with some words around the edge of the saucer)


In Other News... Signs Of Spring

Just so you know i'm not living in complete fantasy land, i popped out with the camera today to look for signs that Spring really is on its way (after a deluge of rain washed the last of the snow away last night!) 

There are some promising signs of greenery out in the woods...




...including this first tender shoot of wild garlic...


... its ridiculous how much i'm looking forward to it carpeting the woodland floor again - not only is it very beautiful, wild garlic pesto is sooooooooooooo good!! :)

Back home in our garden my favourite little bird bath is looking decidedly weathered but nevertheless reminiscent of balmier days to come...



... and happily i found that our little bulbs have valiantly triumphed over the cold snap...





...and were, like me, enjoying some welcome rays of sun.

I will leave you with this picture i took of my little heart lantern looking pretty in the sunshine streaming into our porch this morning...



... it wasn't until i uploaded the photos onto my computer that i realised how close another interested party had got to the action!


Handmade Monday

What a super turn out for last week's 100th celebration! Thank you so much to all those who took the time to pop by my blog, your comments were all so lovely and greatly appreciated xxx

Before i get on with my next Spring inspired creations, i'm off over to Handmade Harbour now to join in with this week's Handmade Monday link up. Do pop over there too if you can, there's always lots of lovely crafting to see!

40 comments:

  1. That cup & saucer set is amazing - it really does capture roses in the garden - aahhhhh! The heart magnets are really clever too. I planted some bulbs in bud this afternoon, and a few primulas and a couple of pots of aubretia. It's been quite warm here, but I think there's a lot of rain on the way!

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    1. aww thank you! I'm glad you like them :)

      I've been thinking about doing a bit of gardening too (not doing any yet mind!) Spring is definitely in the air :) x

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  2. Lovely cup and saucer. I'm feeling all spring like after todays big thaw.

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  3. The cup and saucer look so pretty, such a lovely design. Yes, I am hoping spring is on the way. Such a lovely day today. Hope you have a good week.

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    1. Thank you very much! :)

      It has been a lovely day hasn't it, definitely more spring like than we've had for a while! x

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  4. It is lovely to see signs of spring - I was going to have a look outside this afternoon but have to admit to deciding against braving the biting wind!
    Love the tea cups :)

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    1. There was a bit of a breeze about wasn't there! :)

      Thank you, i'm glad you like them :) x

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  5. Oh the roses cup & saucer is gorgeous! I love it :-) Have a good week, Simmi x

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    1. Thank you very much Simmi!!

      You too :) x

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  6. The tea cup is lovely, especially the little details on the inside of the cup and the saucer.

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  7. The cup and saucer is a really lovely design. I love the dog's nose in the pic!

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    1. thanks Wendy!!

      that nose gets into everything :) x

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  8. Your painting is so precise on the cups and saucers. I love the simple clean effect with the colours giving it a cheery feel. Another great week :)

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    1. aww thank you! Yes i like bright fresh colours :) x

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  9. very cute magnets and the cups and saucers are very simple but effect x

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  10. The cup and saucer is very pretty, your photos capture it really nicely too. Very feminine and delicate! Perfect for a tea party.

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  11. The cup and saucer is lovely. I can just imagine them on a table for afternoon tea.

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  12. Very pretty cup and saucer. Who needs to wait for spring....what about a nice crumpet with some cocoa. Lovely.

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    1. thank you :)

      oooh that sounds yum!! x

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  13. Your cup and saucer design is really beautiful! And lovely to see some spring-like photos

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  14. Really love your little cup and saucers. So pretty!! I am yearning for spring and am loving the amount of daffodils I can now see pushing through....can't be long to go surely? ;) xx

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    1. thank you!

      i'm getting excited about spring too :) x

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  15. The magnets are really cute but my favourite is the cups and saucers, they are so pretty. I can just imagine having a lovely cup of tea in them and of course some cake. Have a lovely week.
    Ali x

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    1. Aww thank you Ali, i'm really glad you like them! x

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  16. The cup and saucer set is just sooo pretty. Your photos really made me feel that spring could be on it's way, Jo x

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    1. Thank you very much Jo :)

      It did seem like it was on its way... for a day anyway!! x

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  17. Love the design of your cup and saucer. I'm starting to get a bit jealous of people posting their spring photos when I'm still looking at snow :-)

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    1. thank you!

      finger crossed you get a taste of spring weather too soon :) x

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  18. Your cup and saucer are lovely. I could totally see myself relaxing and sipping some tea from that cup. Shared on pinterest.

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  19. Your teacup and saucer sets are adorable! Come on spring.

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  20. Lovely cup and saucer, I'm looking forward to sitting in the garden with tea and cake and not having to wear 10 layers of clothing :)

    Jan x

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