Wednesday, May 25, 2011

hubby's latest and greatest work... chuffed much???? lol

Hi everyone
check out my hubby's blog Shabbily Restored to see the transformation he has done
im so proud of him!!!

will post pics of it once i fill it
love to you all

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hubby is blogging again

YAY Dave is back
check out his blog shabbily restored.
I will be back later with some news of my own
hopefully.. if i dont fall asleep with them lol
love to you all
Vic xxx

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A baby and my first faux cake!

hi Everyone,
wow its been ages since my last post.... i have some news
First our son was born 22/12/2010, weighing in at 9 pounds 11.5 ounces a real heffer!!
we called him William Malcolm (after both Dave and I's fathers)and he is devine.. his big sister Lily adores him!
here are some pics
Lily and Will
The new man in my life
Will and I
Brother and sister!

My other news is my FIRST faux cake! im really finding making these addictive and am chuffed to say have already sold a few

anyway i can hear Will crying so i have to feed him... again!!! every hour pretty much but hey a growing boy needs it
much love to you and yours
Will blog more this year.. well thats the aim anyway
take care
Vic xxx

Sunday, November 28, 2010

so where have I been and what have I been up too?

Hi everyone
how are you all? first thank you for the love and support from my last post xxxxx
Just thought I would give you a few updates.... I have 4 weeks to go before our son is born.. so I'm very broody, nesting like crazy and HUGE! I am also clearing out alot of stuff... and selling off a few of my creations... we have news for the new year but i cant say anything until then, so grab a cuppa and i hope you enjoy the photos... but here is some of the china i am selling on ebay under Shabbily Romantic.. its Maxwell Williams fine bone china, hydrangea chintz pattern (2002) and its pretty rare so I have....


a bowl

dinner plates, oh and cake tiers will be available soon too

here's a large cupcake i made

same one different view

Christmas decoration

I have also been selfish and revamped a few things for our house
including this hall table that was smoke damaged I ADORE IT!

my cane boxes in shelves i painted flat white and the baskets in pale pink, blue and green

a magazine rack

I also wanted something interesting for our mundane items eg toothbrush and soap

 a mirror in one of those "what do i hang here walls"

3 little faux cupcakes I made and finally have on ebay

part of our dining section of our house.. getting there... still lots to do
i am starting to paint more chairs this week

a sideboard with new doorknobs and a flat white paint LOVIN IT!!!
h and my lustre ware

kitchen table decorated soo nice to sit there and even coming home is a joy
its soo lovely to walk in a see this

my potato boxes as with the other shelves i have to line them with fabric

detail of the sideboard

and so that concludes what i have been up to.. oh and i have done some gardening as well
the news will have to wait and i have actually enjoyed doing things for us and relaxing a little and just being...I have enjoyed painting and the relaxation of it.. and just making things at my own pace
as for business i really wish i could tell you BUT we still have alot to decide and what road to take but we are almost there.. and getting excited about the new chapter with our family and new addition
i hope your all keeping well... much love to you all
Vic xxxx

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

the end?

Hi Everyone,

I hope your week is going well... Mine has been one of great sadness and it is with tears and a heavy heart that I write to you all.
At the moment things are not good... i won't go into too much detail but I am seriously thinking and i mean seriously thinking not mucking around no joke nor attention seeking crap.. about permanently having up my beloved pink apron and saying goodbye to the shabby/craft world i adore.
I am exhausted and I cant even think. This weekend Dave ands i are going to get rid and go through some of the furniture we had in The Silver Teapot and yes the website and name may go too.. as well as Pumpkernickle Kids. I am saying this now to prepare you as if i go ahead ALLLLLL my craft items will be sold off, that includes fabrics, trims, sewing machine, tables, laces, buttons everything I have collected for years will be on offer.
I am actually heartbroken and distraught and have been crying for 4 days now. I feel like  a death has occured in me... I am honestly at my wits end and cannot take it anymore. I have tried and tried and tried and don't seem to get anywhere (yes some sales have gone through and I'm getting some recognition but it isn't enough to keep the debt wolves at bay i have been trying so hard to fend off.. we still have no idea if Dave has full time work so I wanted to get extra money so we aren't so broke all the time, but it seems it never ever stops and all the positive attitude in the world at the moment isn't helping... and I cannot continue to only get 4 hours of sleep a day maybe 5 or 6 if I'm lucky trying to make things and restart my business. It was my dream to have the businesses work, and to revive The Silver Teapot... but it doesn't seem to be the case. I wanted to fight and prove those who condemned us wrong and that we are still around and stronger and haven't been beaten. But the truth is I have.. I feel like a wounded animal that has been picked and ripped apart and has been trying for too long to keep all the vultures away.. and now I just feel... let them come....I have no fight or anything left..I have had alot happen for the last few years and I know there is always someone worse BUT I really don't care about anyone else I cant i have to focus on me...and my needs. I am also totally alone.. and feel it... there are always 1000's of excuses as to why noone can help... I have a very demanding little girl (which is all i will say who gets destructive if I'm not with her so I have to be there at all times, leaving no time for business nor me) as you know my baby is due now in 10 weeks
Dave is very supportive but can only do so much. So in a way this is a goodbye from me.
I have a few options that I cant think about right now... Dave doesn't want me to get rid of anything apart from the de clutter as I may regret it... I'm not convinced but not being hasty either
I feel at this point rather than look at my craft stuff its best if its not here at all. That way I can forget and move on. I will keep you posted as to what is going on and if i choose to sell everything as I want my things to go to people who will love and cherish them as much as I do
So thank you lovely blogger ladies, meeting and reading up on you has been a true delight even if I haven't left comments... you have inspired and touched me, I have laughed and cried with you.. and stared in awe and wonder at the talent you all have, admired your homes and felt pride for and with your families.. the world is indeed a better place with all of you in it... keep sewing your threads through the quilt of life and contributing... I just need to get back to me and have some serious decisions to make
take care
love always
PS thank you for your comments on my work and in general, and for hearing my voice and being kid when i put my things out there... but int he previous post well  a while back now I talked about living life... I have to as right now I'm a shell and need time to be kind to myself

Friday, September 24, 2010

feather, flowers and creating

 Hi Everyone
hope you had a great week... just wanted to show you what we have been up to,
I have been focusing on business alot lately and coming up with new and hopefully exciting products!
A cute little cupcake bow
being modelled by my beautiful little girl

in the spring garden
a fascinator inspired by my baby girl
she makes a great model and even wore it
out for Thursday night shopping
a headband for a newborn made with soft stretch lace
with velevt and organza flowers

So yeah I guess I have been pretty busy lately with both Pumpkernickle Kids and The Silver Teapot....

I hope you have a fantastic weekend and thanks for stopping by!
take care
Vic xxx
ps hubby is taking better pics of what i have and the cupcakes they should be up on our ebay stores by Sunday!! will keep you posted xxxx

Monday, September 20, 2010

Putting it out here - part 1... i think

hi everyone,
hope you Monday was great for you.. how AMAZING is this weather? well here in the highlands it is anyway..
OK so in a few posts I have been talking about putting stuff out there....
with a few gentle encouragements and a few hard kick up the bums... I have decided to shop MY version on the faux cupcake... I admire the work of Mandii, Natasha, Shannon and Sheryn so much I felt mine weren't good enough to show.. I made them AGES ago and so here they are...
I am planning on selling them so we'll just see huh? *fingers crossed you like them*
these are the small ones....
faux lollipops I made ages ago also.. just to throw them in
I chose not to do the piping thing and do my own version.. PLUS i suck at it LOL

anyway please be gentle with me xxxx

Love to you all
Vic xxxx