Monday, June 6, 2011

Mousehole Village crafting~

Reading through my vast amount of Country living magazines, I came across an article about a quaint English village called 'Mousehole village' in West Cornwall. Is that not just too cute! I've decided that should I make anything worth sharing with you, I will post it and call it 'Mousehole village crafts'....Please look out for it. I can just picture the village. Old stone walled homes, smoke seeping slowly out of their chimney's, inviting front English country gardens with a crooked wooden gate, tea always on the ready, craft basket sitting at the comfy chair at the low window ready to be worked on. Of course, no home would be complete without a cute little dog lying in a warm blanket... Boy, can I only dream of Walking though this village. Its a small fishing village and a true treasure of a place. Please join me as I craft this fine day. I am not too patient with writing tutorials so the basics will be covered in picture.

Today, I have decided to share a part of my home which I love. This little spot is in my kitchen right next to a large glass paned door. Being Winter, I needed to bring my garden in doors. This old battered cupboard was a treasure find I payed R200 for.. Just LOVE it! So, these pots looked a little dreary and I have made a plan to cover them. I have some recycled wrapping paper and some cotton lace. I must say all looked easy until I tried to wrap a round, take it slowly and use allot of tape discreetly. I hope you love the end result. I intend covering them all. Maybe even knit a pot holder too.

Happy crafting~!
Mousehole village


Sharon Lovejoy said...

Suzanne dear,

Nobody could've appreciated my old Tasha Tudor Cookbook than YOU and I am so happy you were the winner.

Hoping you are all well and happy.

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hello dear Suzanne, I am very much looking forward to all of your mousehole village crafts. Sounds wonderful, and I wish I could join you, for tea too :)

I love your red cupboard, and all the other beauty in your home, as always.

I was happy to hear from you this evening, thank you for visiting and writing. I hope you and your family have been very well!
Lots of love, Renee XO

Linda said...

A lovely post dear friend:)

Jacqui said...

I love Country Living magazine and have a huge pile too, which I constantly refer to. Your blog is just as beautiful. Just for information - it is pronounced Mowzle. Still nice, if you can imagine the Cornish twang. xx

W-S Wanderings said...

Such a happy flower pot! And that space in your house, the red cupboard, the robust flowers, is GORGEOUS. I also eagerly anticipate future Mousehole Village crafts.


Susan said...

Comfy and Cozy! I just get lost reading your post and imagining your life. Wish we lives closer! XOXO

Suzanne said...

I can't wait to see what you craft up! We love our mice around here, preferably not in the cupboards:-) Eli at Flutterby Patch made me an adorable mouse I blogged about here:

We have been reading Tumtum & Nutmeg--their adventures at Nutmouse Hall---great stories!

Have a wonderful eve Suzanne!



Tonya Gunn said...

What a beautiful idea. Thank you so much for sharing Suzanne.
Thinking of you, Tonya

Beth said...

So pretty, dear Suzanne! I do so love to visit your blog. You always show such joy and peace and love - it makes me happy! Sometimes I will just leave your blog open with the pictures up and the music playing while I sweep the floor or wash the dishes - then it's almost like I have a dear, sweet friend sharing my day with me and bringing beauty to the simple, otherwise boring ;) tasks.
I can't wait to see your other "mousehole" crafting! Such a fun idea...

Lori ann said...

What a lovely image, mousehole village! this pot is adorable and really adds a lot to your charming space.

valarie said...

Hello Dear Suzanne,
I can just see you in Mousehole Village. It suits you perfectly. Thanks for sharing the lovely corner in your kitchen. So cozy. I love reading about winter. I'm so hot here at 93 degrees fahrenheit. I'm going off to do some crafting of my own. Be well.

Kelly said...

Hello my sista
I look forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve with your Mousehole village. I take Sol to a woodwork class in a most beautiful little village here in the Cotswolds. It is quite the hippy town with its fairshare of organic shops, waldorfy craft shop and lots of lovely little antique shops you would delight in.
Wishing you a happy weekend.

Unknown said...

Hello friend, it's been a while.. busy busy before our trip which we are now enjoying in the mountains of Wyoming also in a quaint but OLD Western village that holding up their western traditions. We've been reading all the Ingalls Wilder books so the boys are loving the wagons along the roads, beautiful prairies and snowcapped peaks.. of course the cowboys and indians.
Oh the little mouse hole village in England sounds so sweet. I remember those beautiful little English Country gardens during my time there. I to love and appreciate the ways of Tasha, I am always so inspired by her and hope to have a beautiful little country garden just like hers someday, sure to grow old in happiness.
Home is not home without dogs, I miss mine, they are wondering where we are!
I will post soon about our adventures. Stay warm, I am enjoying a nice herbal tea for

Jessica said...


What a lovely corner!

I really must obtain more flowering "houseplants." They are so bright & cheerful. Just like your lovely home!

Hope you are doing well--do you remember me at all, it's from Foursquare Schoolhouse (but now I'm at Only Small Things)?

I have less time to read blogs than I used to, but I always make time to stop by your little corner of the world. :)


charlotte said...

Hi there, these look just lovely. I have just joined your blog which is everything I aspire to in myown new family blog http// I am also interested in your swapping market, are you still doing this?

charlotte said...

PS when I'm in Cornwall on holiday this year I will look out for this little village!! x x x

Taking Time said...

Mousehole (mowzle:-)is indeed a very cute and very tiny village! We stayed in an equally tiny cottage there a few years ago. It sits right on the sea and is very stony and very quaint. It was so rainy and we spent the entire time tucked indoors with coffee and boardgames with a few brave attempts at rainy walks and drives. I remember there was a sweet art gallery with such charming little paintings depicting seaside life - lovely:-)