Saturday, 4 October 2014

Home Sweet Home

Hello - I hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far! can't believe that we are now in October!! 
I thought I'd show you this little plaque that I made for my friend Lynn. After a lot of delays, she has finally moved into her new home... SO pleased for her! :-))

It's the first plaque that I've made and I was going for a Shabby Chic style but think I've got a lot to learn!! ... I want to make more of these and I'm hoping that I will get better at them with practice!! 
I've used a Marianne Design Collectables Set - Home Sweet Home which has the house die and also the sentiments. 

I've been really enjoying the series Our Zoo... think it's the last episode next week. I do hope they make a second series!! think there is so much more to tell of an amazing true story.

We used to go to Chester Zoo a lot when we were kids. So I thought I'd share this photo of me at the Zoological Gardens aged about 7 in 1969. I'm stood in front of the Fountain Cafe. I remember the flowers were always so beautiful there... lots of very happy memories from our visits.

Well it was VERY noisy here last night in Manchester, UK ... the wind and rain were lashing at my windows and kept waking me up... felt like I was in Wuthering Heights! Lol SO glad that I was warm and cosy in bed!

 I'm going out to see the film Gone Girl this afternoon... and there are some big thunder clouds on the horizon!! So I'm wrapping up warm and hope I can still fit in my Raincoat!! not worn it for a while! Lol

Thank you for visiting and for all your comments! I really do appreciate them!
Hope you enjoy the weekend!
Love and Hugs


Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Sue what a lovely plaque. Very shabby chic and I bet your friend loved it. Hope you enjoy the film, Susan x

Tammy said...

Oh what a beautiful plaque Sue! I love that house die and the added pearls! What a cute pic of you, enjoy your movie too!
Big hugs, Tammy

meg said...

Love the plaque Sue, especially the sentiments The heart cut out of the roof below the heart sentiment was a great idea.

Lovely photo of you as a young lady you look very sophisticated for a 7 year old.
Have a wonderful weekend Hugs Meg

Pia S said...

What a sweet creation and a lovely housewarming gift for your friend!
So fun also to see your photo as a child, a great walk down the memory lane for you I'm sure:)

Sue said...

This is so beautiful Sue. I love your design and such pretty detailing. I am sure your friend will treasure such a special gift.
Such a wonderful photo and nice to hear about your fond memories.
I hope you enjoy the film.
hugs Sue xx

Kathleen said...

Gosh it has been a lovely day here, cool but lovely bright sun shine and we are only, at most an hour away from you. 1969, the year I got married and it was wild and windy then.
Gorgeous creation, love the dies.

Kath x

cotnob said...

I love your plaque Sue, I'm sure your friend will treasure her gift.
Such a wonderful photograph of you as a little girl - I love to see the old photographs, you look really pretty in your lovely dress.
I hope you enjoyed the film.

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous plaque Sue...What a fab photo.Been to Chester Zoo so many times when the kids were

Ira Huberts said...

Your plaque really looks gorgeous Sue! What a lovely feel it has, so homely, cozy and comfy! Your friend must have been so pleased! Hope you had a great time watching the new film, wasn't it too scary? Gosh, thanks for reminding me, seems I missed out on Our Zoo last Wednesday! Love how sweet you look in your photo, really beautiful! Hugs, Ira xox
Ira’s Crea Corner

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Plaque sweetie. Yes it is a shame it is the last of the Zoo this coming week. I have enjoyed it. Cant wait for Downton tonight.
Love the cute picture of you at the zoo. BLESS!!!
Hope you enjoyed your film.

Debs said...

Love your fabulous shabby chic plaque Sue and I bet your friend did too :o)
Brilliant photo - you look adorable :o)
Hope you've had a wonderful weekend.
Debs xx

Mary J said...

You were so adorable Sue! And I love your project - so delicate and beautiful!

Pat said...

Lovely plaque Sue, I am sure your friend will love it. Great photo too. Hope you enjoyed the film.

Pat xx

Chrissy said...

Fabulous plaque Sue..and what a gorgeous photo you little cutie.Nothing nicer than being curled up all snug and warm and listening to wild weather..


Liz McGuire, said...

Aww Sue, that's a lovely pic' of you - so cute. Bet your plaque will take pride of place in your friends new house.

It was howling here too but it's better now. Quite fancy that film, hubby has read the book and enjoyed it.

Take care, Liz x

chrissy xx said...

Such a pretty plaque. It's so much nicer that just sending a card Sue..LOve your lace ribbon with the little pearls in and this cute little house with the heart.
I LOve your photo, can tell that someone loved the flowers when they took this picture, they look Stunning.
I've enjoyed and are enjoying The Zoo.
Freya plus another 2,000 Brownies camped at Chester Zoo last weekend for the night and she really enjoyed herself.

Janice said...

Fab photo Sue, look at you in your summer dress, love looking at old photos - looks like a lovely day out! Love your plaque too, a super personal house warming gift, and one that I'm sure will be treasured. Rubbish day here today, lashing wind and rain that never seems to let up. Hope it's calmer with you, Jx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Such a sweet plaque Sue and a fabby photo with lovely childhood memories.

Hope you're having a great week sweetie.

Warm hugs

Hammers said...

Hey Sue, thanks for visiting all the time - I love being able to repay your visits with one of my own!! Love the photo of you at the zoo - amazing...not a lot of pics left of me at that age ( we had a fire) I love the plaque - take my approach, try-don'tlikeit-tryagain-fail-keeptrying-fail-nailit! Cx

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgoeus design on the plaque,'s just perfect for a house warming gift!!!! Your picture is absolutely adorable, too...what a precious memory!!!! Hope you enjoyed the movie and made it home ok without much rain!!!

craftinka said...

The plaque is gorgeous Sue, simple and perfect! You were a cute little girl... sweet memories. Hope you're well? Big hug, Justyna xxx