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Decorating

Hello everyone :)

How are you all today??? It is all go in the household, we are busy decorating you see, nearly every room of our home!!! Poor John, good job he does not mind D.I.Y work :) Yesterday, John ripped up the stair carpet, and when his finger is mended (poor soul broke his finger last night!), John will be sanding the floorboards down and painting our stairs, landing and passage, I can not wait!!!

Also, John is going to re-paint the bathroom in a powder blue, re-grout the tiles, then hang this border which I ordered online…

I am really in love with this border, very cath Kidston wouldnt you say??? I am going to paint our bathroom shelf red, to match the roses, and buy a new shower curtain, bath mats, towels and storage boxes, all in reds and florals to match the border, I have a picture in my head of how it will look, I can not wait to see the finished result :)

So thats the stairs and bathroom John is doing, and he is also going to re-grout the kitchen tiles, paint our fireplace in this paint…

which is a lovely colour, it is eggshell paint, so is ideal for fireplaces, and it is an art deco white, called Chalk White, which is a warmer white than the white paints made today, so I am certain our fireplace will look lovely :)

And John is also going to paper our fireplace wall in this Millie Wallpaper. I sent off for some samples, the one with the cream background, and the ones with the blue background….

And I really love this paper, it is very thick, good quality, and so vintagey, so I have ordered 3 rolls of the one with the cream background for our fireplace wall, hopefully it will be here next week, and when I can, I will order a few rolls of the blue background for our bedroom :) Poor John, all that work, good job I have such a willing, hard working and placid hubby :)

I’ve been crocheting…

 

These blankets :)

I have also been sewing  :) I made some pillow cases on the sewing machine, then added a crochet edging to them…

I love these, the pillow cases are covered in flowers, anything floral I LOVE!!!! As you can see, our bedroom is painted red at the moment, I can not wait to get the Blue Millie wallpaper to paper our bed wall, paint the other walls in a lighter colour, and paint our bed white :)

I have also finished Johns Valentines Day Heart Cushion, which he loves, I have gave it to him early :)

When I gave it to him, I said “I am giving you my heart”, lol, how corny am I!!!!! :)

I have done the housework today, changed the bed linen, nice clean sheets tonight!!! so now I am going to work on my shop, then have a nice bath, read my new Cath Kidston magazine

and watch the wonderful Darling Buds Of May while crocheting :)

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your wonderful comments.

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)

 

Hello Everyone :)

How are you all on this fine winters Sunday????

I thought I would share with you all my Cruelty Free shopping. Basically, what this means is I only buy products that have not been tested on animals, and whose ingredients in the products have not been tested on animals either. I have been doing a lot of research into this, from such sites as BUAV and PETA, and have found a whole range of products out there which are cruelty free.

For things like kitchen cleaner, laundry detergent ect…. I am only going to buy and use Astonish products, which are cheap, BUAV approved and contain no ingredients in them which have been tested on animals, and the CO OP’s own brand cleaning products, which are ditto Astonish.

And for things like cosmetic, make up, fragrance, ect…. I am only going to use Superdrug, M&S or again, the CO OPs own brands, as all are BUAV approved, so nothing in their products has been tested on animals.

it is so easy these days to buy and use only cruelty free products, loads of companies are going cruelty free, all you have to do is look for the Leaping Bunny symbol. I would recommend only buying products that have been BUAV approved, as companies that have just stuck on their products ‘Not Tested On Animals’, may have ingredients in their products which have actually been tested on animals. I dont have to tell you the horrors that go on in the world of animal testing, I am sure you all know already, but perhaps you did not know just how easy it is to go Cruelty Free, just stick to those companies listed above and you cant go wrong :)

Also, those companies make really wonderful products at affordable prices, I went shopping the other day and only bought Cruelty Free products, I found it cheap and easy to do….

The Superdrug moisturiser is a dream to use, it smells lovely, absorbs easily and leaves my skin feeling so soft and lovely, I love it :) And all the products I bought from Superdrug are suitable for vegetarians (like me) and vegans, so they contain no animal by products at all, an added bonus!!!!

So please, go cruelty free.

Oh, and one last thing, John and I have stopped using PG Tips tea, Lyons Tea and Liptons Tea as all of these tea companies test on animals, yes, you read right, they are now testing tea on animals, and not by making them drink the tea, no, by doing awful, horrendous things to the animals (I wont say what, as it is disturbing, but if you want to know, you can easily find out on the web, just type in tea tested on animals), they test the tea to back up their claims of health benefits, which is ridiculous, as things that may be beneficial to our health, may not be to an animals health, so it is totally pointless. We only buy Typhoo tea now, who have gave written conformation that they do not test on animals, as has Tesco tea and Twinings tea, so there are alternatives to animal cruelty.

Even some pen inks are tested on animals, BIC are notorious for testing on animals, so I will not be buying BIC products any more, nor will I ever be buying any Proctor and Gamble products, as they are really notorious for testing on animals, they even test their Duracel batteries on animals!!!! Proctor and Gamble make so many well known household brands like Ariel and even Pringles crisps, so if you want to boycott them (which I am doing) just look at the list of products they make and so not buy them.

Even things like sanitary towels and toilet roll are tested on animals, but I have found out that Velvet toilet roll, and Andrex toilet roll  does not test on animals, nor does the CO OP, so I will be buying our toilet roll from one of those, and my sanitary products from Superdrug or CO OP, so I know they are cruelty free. Oh, and for all you crocheters and knitters out there, please be warned that some  wool from Austrialia is very cruelly obtained, again, I wont go into details as it is very horrendous and disturbing, if you want to find out more (please be warned, the following links are graphic), please click on this link, this link and this link (please be warned, the links are disturbing and graphic), so just stick to buying acylic or British obtained wool, and you will be fine.

Really, there are so many products tested on animals, but for every product out there which is tested on a defenceless, innocent animal, there are many that do not, it just takes a little time, look at your product before you buy it to see if it is Cruelty Free, do some research online to find out what is and what is not tested on animals, it only takes a little time, but if you do this, perhaps one day, animal testing for cosmetics and household products will be abolished.

Okey dokey, rant over, lol :)

here are some things I have crocheted ….

Note:- the last pic of the blanket, the blanket is folded in half, it is twice this size, but it is so big, it would not fit in the studio backdrop, hence why it is folded :)

And here is You Little Monkey, who is my own design :)

I am busy crocheting a heart shaped pillow, which is going to be Johns valentines day pressie :)

 

I have bought some lovely wool….

Okey doeky, I am going to go now, but just before I do, let me show you what book I am currently reading…

I love Miss Marple, and this book is a pleasure to read :)

I am going to relax and get ready for LRTC tonight, yay!!! Oh, and its official, this is to be the last series of it ever to be made!!!!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leave your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)