WELCOME: Just a bit of nonsense really from a paper crafter and quilter who loves to dabble in all sorts of crafts. It will give me a way of remembering my craft projects - and sharing them with others

12 June 2012


There are alot of obsessive behaviour traits in my family and amongst the women folk it seems to show itself in the form of hoarding and collecting.  My Mum and I collect fabric which we just like to look at and stroke and then pack away in endless boxes which clutter the spare bedroom (s).  I'm mentioning this as I can feel myself slipping into the collecting mode with tea cups. What started as a weekend craft project to make tea cup candles is taking over. I cant pass a charity shop (and there are alot in my area) without popping in to see if I can find something interesting.  My husband isnt impressed as he is a bit of a minimalist and doesnt like clutter.

Here is a cup which has been part of my collection until recently but I have now parted with it as a gift to a friend.  I tried to research the origins of the 6364 marking- it is very similar to the Art Deco design Collingwood Blue Florinda 6494  but not quite. For once Google let me down.

Time to go and sort out some of my paper collection and make a couple of cards....seem to spend alot of time sorting and not enough crafting.


  1. Hello Linda,
    That is a pretty Collingwood tea cup! I love the vintage design.
    It is hard not to collect things! There are so many lovely things out there. I know what you mean about fabric too : )

  2. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. Your card with the London bus is very beautiful
    hugs Linda

  3. Hi Linda: What a beautiful cup. I know what it is like to start collecting and not know when enough is enough. I have to fight that all the time. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful cup. I look forward to what you will share next week. Blessings, Martha

  4. I love your teacup set. I love art deco designs, they are so eye catching. I too love collecting and my hubby is a minimalist. I might add though he is not interested in design or eye appeal only function....eww! What does that say about me I wonder....LOL I too sew and love papercrafting. I have enjoyed reading your blog post. Hope you can visit mine too.

    1. Thanks for your comments. Just got back from a week's holiday in Wales and cant wait to get caught up with what's happening in blogland. I will visit your blog soon. Linda