Sunday, 2 May 2010

House Party Blog Hop

Welcome! Welcome! And, as we like to say round here, Come on, on, on in. We've been waiting for you to get here. I'm guessing that tearing yourself away from some of the other houses has been hard! Did you have a good time at Lizzie's? Yes? I'm not surprised! Or maybe you're starting here with me? I thought you looked in need of refreshment! Grab a drink and let me explain.

Our Party Queen Rinda certainly knows how to have a good time. And the thing about Rinda is that she always gives me the feeling that she knew me before she knew me, if you see what I mean. When she suggested the House Party and volunteered to send us all supplies to make a little altered house, she said she had the perfect collection of bits for me. And she was right. She generously sent red card, grey card, bits about books, bits that I loved and so I was able to make this:


How did she know that when I lived in a little house just like it, I was working in the library? We loved that house, hole in the roof, no central heating and all. Look, here it is:


Red brick and reading: two of my favourite things. Thank you Rinda! It's nearly time for you to leave High In The Sky now, I know,  but before you go, I've got a giveaway. After all, all the best parties need gifts. Leave a comment, simply say hello, or really get your feet under the table and start following me and I'll draw a name from a hat to receive a package of book related scrap goodies (oh,and a few house-y bits too). International entries welcome. The more, the merrier! And then I'll have to wave you off and send you on your way to Mel's. Have a good time..and if you get lost on the way, or if you would like to stop by and thank the hostess with the most-est do call on Rinda now, won't you?

44 comments:

melissa said...

oh how fun! I love your little house, sounds like Rinda knows you well!

Nadine said...

this is indeed fun (:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Sian,
I love what you did. It is so "you!." Terrific to see you at an earlier stage in your life, too. And what a lovely set of goodies.
Thanks for partying with me,
Rinda

Amy said...

Sian I think Rinda is an extremely intuiative woman - she sent product perfect for me too!
I love your little house :-)

Kirsti said...

I love what you have done with your wee hoosie...It's gorgeous and so cute that it relates to reading - I love reading too..beautiful:)...xox

Cherry said...

Totally awesome and love that stamp you've used. Love its relationship to books - a home needs books. Have fun Hugs Cherry XXX

Lulu said...

I love the literary feel of your house and am sure I could spend hours perusing your bookshelves too, especially given the awful English weather today! Still mustn't outstay my welcome as I still have a few more house calls to make :)

Margi said...

love, love, love your altered house and how personal it is!

helena said...

love the colours, comfortable and warm. Love how you staged it for the photo too

JO SOWERBY said...

i love ur house with the book theme, mine would have had too many it would have had to be a block of flats!!!!! ur old home reminds of mine in southampton and i have a tear in my eye.
Love Jo xxx

jennifer said...

Love the house Sian, it looks like a nice snug place to have a piece of buttered toast while reading a good book!
I'm itching to do some altering now...

Denise said...

Love it, love it,your house is gorgeous and you always make your posts so interesting. Great to see your photo too. Happy birthday to your family member today as well -have a great party day xx

Ruth said...

Youe little house is perfect! I love how you draw the readers in to your blog posts ~ I feel as if I've known you in person for years!

Seetje said...

Love your little house! And I'm a big fan of reading(books and magazines) and scrapbooking too! And stamping by the way, so your giveaway looks great to me....

scrappyjacky said...

Love your 'literary' house,Sian...it seems very 'you'.

debs14 said...

Rinda has obviously put so much thought into what she sent to each of us. She's picked up on so many little bits of our lives that we sneak into our blog posts.
I was looking forward to seeing what you came up with and I knew I wouldn't be disappointed - Your house is lovely!
Thankfully a certain someone didn't misread the invitation and think that it was a 'Horse party' going on ;-)

cate said...

a beautiful little house!

Julie Shoemaker said...

I love your theme...must be a book lady. Wonderful house...just draws me in.

Karen said...

What a wonderful theme for your house. I love books and red brick as well, so I'm a big fan of your house. This has been so much fun.

Jules said...

What a lovely house! I've just finished a house shaped mini book, so the theme really appeals to me

Suzy said...

Hi Sian

That's a cute little housy you made - I love it with all the booky bits

Suzy x

Becky said...

What a wonderful house! I used to live in one just like it when I first got married and I loved it :)

Ann said...

What a cute house you've made. And so 'you' with all the book references! Thanks for a lovely party - I'm off to call on Mel now.

Debsg said...

Lovely little house - you've used great embellishments. Your real house looks great too!

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sian. How lovely that you got bits that were "you".

Alana said...

Cute house you have made Sian, love the little girl too.

Kimberlee said...

Nice work. I love that vintage feel. I totally love brick too... your house is adorable.

Carmen said...

Sian, guess where I live now? In a partially (not red) bricked house with no central heating :) Love your little house how fun. I'll now have to check everyone elses out.

Am so with you on the reading!

scrappysue said...

What a gorgeous house; just dropped by from Lizzie's and now I am going to have to mooch around everyone! What a great idea, and I need to make change of address cards, so I am sure to find heaps of inspiration.

Fiona said...

A lovely house.

humel said...

Love your house - it is indeed so 'you'! Fab prize pack, too, what a kind thought xx

Heather said...

love your little house Sian! looks like i've missed some fun this weekend so i'll try hard to get involved nxt time!!

luci said...

such a ditz! I wrote you a comment but put it on yesterdays post. duh! hope you have been enjoying all the houses,too.

DaniH said...

Just bookmarked your blog... I am amazed by your creativity. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Lizzie said...

Lovely Sian! The house really does remind me of a traditional Victorian red-brick. Books are my favourite thing too, so the house is extra nice from my point of view!
I love the photo of your little house from earlier in your life. My first home was a two-bedroomed Victorian red-brick terraced house, with tall sash windows, high ceilings, a quarry-tiled kitchen floor, a huge bathroom (it was the old 3rd bedroom at the back) and a little tiled courtyard garden (complete with the original outside loo!). Memories...

Thanks for sharing your creation - it's lovely.

Curlywiggles said...

i love your project! But i think i love those vintage penguin books a little bit more!

laurie b said...

such a cute house, such a fun project! i hope i can get involved in the next one.

i would love to live in a house of books, such as you've created. :-)

Deb said...

Hi Sian ~ I'm back from my birthday trip and getting a late start to the party blog hop, but I've finally made it. I love your house and the connection to your own personal loves. :o) And what a fabulous party gift you are sponsoring here! (hope I win!!!) xo

Liz said...

Absolutely brilliant and perfect for you. the colours are a great match for your house too. i love the big READ it fits perfectly. :0)

Amanda said...

What a perfect little house. I treasure my felt house and card and I see that it arrived in May of last year :)

hlcarroll said...

You're house is soo cute! Althrough you made it sound as through the days of having no central heating are over, not for me they aren't!! Brrr! Hannah xx

Nancy Y said...

Your little house of reading is just perfect! I love all the little details.

catesbyK said...

What a pretty house! I too love red bricks and reading and often lost myself in our local library on my way home from school once upon a time. Happy days.

Cindy M-Team PIG said...

Here I am late to the house party, but I'm here and love your house! The words coming out the side are so cute. Cindy @ snoutkiss.com if you want to see my hours.

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