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I decided to take part in a Jubilee themed swap organised by Lakota at

The rules were pretty simple; you must send your partner between three and five items. At least one must be handmade, at least one thrifted or second hand, and at least one must fit in with a Jubilee theme.

So my partner was Geraldine at, so I had a little look at her blog, and decided to send her these things…

A cup, saucer, milk jug and sugar bowl – because I spotted a few vintage china items in her blog post. I spotted these in a charity shop and decided they would fit the jubilee aspect of this swap as they were made by … … Royal Windsor!!

Then, keeping within a vague red white and blue colour palette I made this brooch.


It is three yoyos stitched together with a button on top. I made myself a similar one a while back and really like it. I hope Geraldine likes this one.

And finally, using a stripey pillowcase rescued from charity shop oblivion, I also made a shopping bag.

Again, loosely red, white and blue, it rolls up and secures with a button and loop. Pretty and practical – just like me!!

I got a lovely parcel of goodies in return…

…including a knitting magazine (red handles!), heart ice cube tray (I love hearts!!), Union jack bag and passport cover, special stickers to put on my next lot of jam and some lovely handmade brooches.

And the final thing, a thrifted scarf in beautiful colours of sky blue and pink so I can always remember who sent it to me!



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Jubilee Scrapbooking

Street party images

I somehow managed to sneak into a scrapbooking shop (woo hoo!!) and bought this ace sheet of paper, just right to record the street party we had last weekend. Unfortunately I hadn’t been organised (sober) enough to think about taking a group family shot, so I had to use several images to get a picture of everyone.

We had a fab day, meeting neighbours, sharing food and wine. It wasn’t the greatest June weather but the rain held off for the day.

A patriotic lot!

I kept the embellishments simple, just some cricut lettering, punched heart shapes and a little printed tag.

God Save the Queen!!

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Jubilee madness!

Jubilee fairy cake

Bubble gum sherbert makes great blue sprinkles!

It seems that everything is red, white and blue at the moment, and this is a bandwagon I’m completely happy to jump aboard! I’ve made my fair share of jubilee inspired goodies, like some brooches…jubilee brooch – oh, how i wish I’d bought more Union Jack ribbon! jubilee hairclip And I’ve made lots of hairclips – not my usual sort of thing as I tend to avoid hand sewing at all costs.

And last, but not least, I made a special birthday card for a little boy whose birthday falls on the Jubilee weekend.

Jubilee birthday

The image is a free digi stamp from which I have coloured with watercolour pencils. I drew the Union Jack into the empty heart.

So that’s it, the weekend is nearly here – I hope you all have a fab Jubilee holiday!

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