The Garden Centre stocks some lovely vintage style gifts, Cath Kidston etc and is always worth a browse.
Today I spotted these wonderful vintage beach inspired items-I love the little lady in her retro swimwear!
I couldn't resist treating myself to this brilliant enamel sign-I have just created a craft room with a seaside theme so it is earmarked to be hung in there tomorrow.
I make a little range of vintage style hearts with messages and last year designed this 'By the sea' one:
So today I started on a fresh batch of these for the summer. I use Cath Kidston bue mini spot and 'little boats' -this design always reminds me of summers at the coast in times gone by. For the message I handstamp on to white cotton/linen using 'Versacraft' ink. This year I will make some bunting to go with them-this was the plan for last year but the summer ran out before I got down to it!
I am loving meeting new friends here-please do leave me a comment if you have time! Hope you have a lovely, sunny weekend, Alison xx