Friday, 7 November 2008

Bless the Weather



Doesn't it feel good when you can look out of the window on the Friday afternoon and see sunshine, it makes the weekend seem all the more exciting. Today I am a happy bunny indeed! After a week of grey drizzle and a return to the school routine, not only is the sun shining, but Mr Ragged Roses and me are off out to a concert tonight. Not just any old concert, we're going to see the very very lovely John Martyn. Do you remember when you were younger and there was a concert looming on the horizon and the days in between seemed interminable, well that's how I've been feeling since Mr Roses booked the tickets some months ago.



If perhaps one person could serve as the backdrop/soundtrack to the last twenty or so years of my life, it would have to be this man. His beautiful, sweet voice was there in the background when I first met M, he accompanied me on holidays, romantic evenings, highs and lows and even the birth of Little Sister. So I sit waiting, filled with memories and thoughts ...



I have been busy this week. Finishing off jobs that have been hovering near the top of my 'to do' list for far too long. For a long time now I have been in love with Cath Kidston's beautiful bathroom in this book. I've been on the hunt for some lovely old towelling to make some cushions in a similar vein. Finally I stumbled across this fabric a few months ago. Beautiful little birds of paradise sit lovely amidst green foliage. Now, if I made some cushions, chances are they would end up in the bathtub with Big Sister alongside this month's Elle magazine, so a lovely bath towel it was



Complete with bobble trim. Almost too lovely to use and it won't be long before I find either one (or both) of our cats hanging from the end of that trim!



I've also managed to make this little lavender cushion to add to my Etsy shop. I found this vintage cotton and love the image so much. I think I had very similar pictures on my cot when I was little, or was it pink teddy bears? It really reminds me of photos from this book, just wish I had more of it ....



This morning, whilst on John Martyn countdown and almost at having to sit on my hands stage, I made some nostalgic lavender sachets for my shop. So there you go, that head of mine that has been buried deep in the sand re the old "C" word is slowly beginning to surface!



Have a great weekend, we're on our way Mr Martyn ...

27 comments:

MelMel said...

Have a lovely evening.....
All your pictures are lovely, i adore the towelling...fab....and have aweakness for CK's towels, because of the rose prints...:>))x

thriftymrs said...

I am in love with that fabric. So pretty and vivid. I am too glad that the sunshine is back!

Gingham and Flowers said...

The sunshine to day has been just wonderful hasn't it. Hope you enjoy your evening. I hate to admit that I have never heard of John Martyn. Love the new bathroom towel. I adore both the bathrooms featured in this book. Would love a bathroom big enough for a fireplace and towelling covered armchair. Have a lovely weekend. x

Cape Cod Memories said...

Have a lovely time this weekend!
We've had torrential rain. I hope it clears up soon as this weekend starts the first of many holiday fairs at the local churches.

I saw your darling pillows in your etsy. It reminded me I bought some gorgeous fabric from Claire (Vintage Home blog) that I had intended to turn into pillows... about 8 months ago! I'd better get to work on that! =)

hugs, beachy

Willow said...

Have a fantastic night out at the concert, you lucky things! As for the CK bathrooms, I love them both and long for a bathroom with a fireplace too ... pure luxury I should think!
Willow x

Simone said...

Enjoy the concert! Sweet little lavender bags. With regards to the lamb, I remember having a similar lamb transfer on my cot when I was a child.

Tracy said...

Hi, Kim! You've been a happy and a busy bunny, it looks like! Love the fabrics, they are so sweet. Enjoy every precious drop of sunshine...Here it is pouring with rain, which suits as DH & I have been unwell :o( But the weekend's here, and that always rouses the spirits! Happy weekend to you all there ((HUGS))

April said...

Hi Kim

Have a fab time - I love John Martyn!

Loving the vintage lavendar sachets

April xx

periwinkle said...

have a lovely time at the concert - we've just got tickets to see a band in February
lisa x

MaryPoppins said...

Ohooo enjoy your concert :) I absolutely love the little Christmas pillow, i love it so much I have to have it, have been on Etsy though not sure I know what I am doing :) Maybe you could help me out so that I can buy it off you

Many Thanks Mary X

aromatic said...

Love all your new Etsy creations!!
Such gorgeous fabrics......
Have a great night out!!
Jane xxx

Elizabethd said...

I hope your concert was super.
I'm having a 200th post giveaway, do come over!

dottycookie said...

I have only three words for you, Mrs Roses - 'May you never .....'

Have a fab time. I'm only mildly jealous, honestly. Mr DC used to play John Martyn and Nick Drake songs to me on his guitar in the early days. Sigh.

Kitschen Pink said...

Oh lucky yous. I've only seen him play live a couple of times. What a treat. Love that towel! Keep the cats away!! t.x

Sal said...

Hope you enjoyed the concert!
Your bird fabric is so gorgeous!
;-)

Gill at Lucy Locket said...

Hope you enjoyed the concert Kim! The CK book is one of my favourites, it was the first book I bought that converted me to Vintage Style, I'd love my rooms to look like those in the book :)
Your bathroom towel is gorgeous, the bobbles wouldn't last long in my house either.

Emma Herian said...

Hope you had a fun time Kim and M!
I can't remember what it was like, seems so long ago that we went to a concert.

The sun was fun, but as I was under strict work mode I missed it!

Good to see youve been doing some sewing, where do you find such gorgeous fabrics. The Christmas sachet is so sweet, I am sure that will be snapped up soon!
Have a good weekend me dear and we really need to catch up.
Emx

This Vintage Life... said...

I'm very jealous that you came across that lovely towelling. It's so difficult to find!
I too wanted to snap up that little christmas pillow...I suspect you could sell it many times over.
Hope you had a great night out
Deb x

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hope you both had a wonderful evening Kim.

LOVE the towelling fabric - just fabby!
And your creations are fabby too!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Niki x

Cowboys and Custard said...

Mr Martyn and a rabbit all in one post.... be still my beating heart!
I hope that John's voice and his oh so eloquent and haunting songs will inspire many more beautiful 'C's from you...

With love from an ever so slightly green Mrs C...
Dxx

April said...

Hi

I've left you an award on my blog, please come and see

April xx

She'sSewPretty said...

I'm embarrassed to say that I don't know who John Martyn is but I listened to him and I enjoyed his voice very much. I'll have to look for a cd now.

LOUISE said...

I like your latest creations Kim. I am not surprised to see the little Xmas nostalgia sachets have been snapped up already. x

Hen said...

Great towelling fabric and love your lavender sachets too. Enjoy the concert.
Hen x

julia said...

I'm drooling over that towelling fabric (it's not a pretty sight!) - what a gorgeous pattern, love the bobble fringe, although I'd give it 2 minutes in this house before someone had wiped their filthy paws on it!
I had a cot just like you describe when I was a baby, how I wish we'd kept hold of all that stuff.
Enjoy the concert!
Julia xx

Elizabeth said...

Hello - I just spent a lovely part of my afternoon perusing your blog, with all the beautiful pictures and commentary. Thank you so much! I feel my heart has been lifted.

~Elizabeth from northern California

Rowan said...

Hope you enjoyed your concert - have to confess that I haven't come across John Martyn. Lovely vintage fabrics especially the one with the children and the Christmas tree.