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The Velvet Cow
Turning a sow's ear into a silk purse wherever possible
Interests: making something out of nothing
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Have you ever been to Wincanton (or Winky as it's affectionately known by some locals)? I know many people whizz past it on the A303 en route to the far SW. Even inhabitants of nearby towns don't think of Wincanton as a destination and pass by it to the up... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at The Velvet Cow
well well well... people seemed to like my stuff! Hoorah... the wonderful generale publique was willing to part with his/her lovely money to own a Velvet Cow picture or a pair of cufflinks and, those hotties? I sold them all! My goodness I've been a busy little Velvet Cow, crocheting... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
Inspired by my own warm glow after making Christmas presents for the family, I rather rashly agreed to take a stall at a local craft fair. This was a month ago.. Plenty of time to rustle up some goodies I figured... Eeeerrrmmm.. Actually a month flies by at break neck... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
If I say "handmade christmas" do you immediately think of a knitted jumper with a reindeer on it and sleeves ending round your ankles? or some really sicko peppermint creams with nail marks in them? all created with lots of love, no doubt, but quite frankly, not quite what you... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
You move into a place with eyes wide open and can envisage exactly what you can do to make the place A-Maze-ing (well Craig Revel Horwood is back on our screens...) but as the weeks drift into months, you can't help getting accustomed to the ugly bare light bulbs or... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
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Sep 17, 2014
As you might have gathered if you've read previous posts, I love a bargain, I love someone else's cast offs but most of all I LURVE free stuff. The best things in life are definitely free... days at the beach, cuddles and kisses from your kids, roses picked from the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
Nothing quite like beans on toast for lunch is there? A nice quick, warm meal of cute little beans swimming about in red sauce on a thick piece of hot buttered toast. What could be nicer? Don't mess about with any of those low sugar low salt varieties (bought those... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
There was a time in my previous life when had I moved into a new home with bare walls, I would have gone out with a fat wallet and spent some serious money on posh paintings...BUT.. those days are gone, my friend, and to be quite honest, I'm not too... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
So we've been rather camping out in our little rented cottage.. perched on borrowed chairs and all elbows-a-knocking round the too small table I found in my mum's garage. Ebay is a wonderful thang and I have been browsing and bidding and drooling and losing and sad and philosophical and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
When I was a little girl, one of my favourite books was "Little Grey Rabbit's Wash Day"... no idea why.. did I hanker after being the perfect housewife?... I really don't think so (not sure what my Feminism in Literature university professor would have thought of my book choice!) but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
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Jul 21, 2014
Ok so I have nothing to sit on, nothing to eat off and am sleeping on a mattress on the floor BUT when I saw this little lampshade in the charity shop for £3, I felt it had to be a part of my new little home once it had... Continue reading
Posted Jul 21, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
home is not home without a few little green things in the garden to tend and nurture... and, of course, a compost heap. It is ridiculous how excited I get about turning a mouldy old lettuce and some vege peelings into a heap of gorgeous, crumbling, dark manure for the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
For reasons too melancholy to explain, I find myself renting a small cottage in the country with few possessions and little cash. I will NOT sit like a cat in a bag waiting to drown ( thanks to The Verve for surely THE most depressing lyric ever...) but am determined... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2014 at The Velvet Cow
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Jul 13, 2014