Monday, 8 February 2016

A little purse...


Latest project...














I've wanted to make one of these little purses for a while ...I used 2 contrasting layers of fabric with a thin layer of bamboo wadding in-between. Sewing the clasp on was a bit awkward...I used strong cotton which I had pulled through a wax disc and then covered my messy stitches with some vintage lace...
all in all I'm quite happy with the result !
Hope you all have a nice week..
Gail x

Thursday, 4 February 2016

The sun is out ....the sky is blue....



 



The sun came out....
The amaryllis basked in it's glory....
And so did Treacle the cat.... 
Happy days...
Gail x 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Waiting for spring.....









I love that we have 4 seasons here in the UK but every year the anticipation of spring is so nice...waiting for bulbs to grow and flower...waiting for fresh green buds on bare winter branches...waiting for the sun to kiss the garden again...waiting for birds to start singing and nesting...and for the days to start getting longer...
it's a time for renewal...a good time for a spring clean in the house.... a time to renew certain aspects of your life...to let go of what you don't need...mental, physical and emotional habits that undermine your health...and to replace them with some positive elements that will nourish the soul...
...sometimes it's easy to get bogged down with things and forget about what really makes the heart sing....

Gail x

Monday, 11 January 2016

Happy 2016

A gap in the rain has brought all the birds out and it even feels a little spring-like in the sun...



 had to say goodbye to my lovely Tripod...the 3 legged cat with a big personality ....so sad...had him since 2001 and he was a few years old when I got him so he was an old boy ...but I feel I've known him forever....





Wishing you all a happy 2016 !
Gail x

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

A warm glow....

 a lovely porcelain tea light holder....








These dark December days are so short....the weather has been wild and stormy...rivers have burst their banks in nearby towns and caused chaos....It's so awful to see people's homes flooded... leaving people without power and having to be rescued along with their pets...the rescue services are amazing....

so tonight I am lighting candles...and getting cosy ...but sparing a thought for all those in less comfortable circumstances.... 
Gail x 







Sunday, 29 November 2015

First candle for Advent....





Time to light the first candle ....
It's so horrible and stormy outside ...
but inside it's cosy and warm...
have a nice evening ...
Gail x

Friday, 27 November 2015















Just finished the crochet throw...ran out of wool so it's not as big as I was going to make it but just a nice size for a cosy lap rug for winter nights in front of the fire....then a little polar bear courtesy of Tilda pattern...first time I have made a stuffed fur toy but it's so cute ! Wishing you all a nice weekend !
Gail x

Thursday, 19 November 2015

I know it's early but....








Been busy making advent "calendars"....
made Father Christmas heads and attached some dowel rods for the arms....
a nice full skirt with pockets and rings....
just right for little gifts.....
I've got one more left to make...

Hope you are all having a good week...
Gail x
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