Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Walkies...





















My sister and I had a lovely walk in the woods....about 30 minutes from where we live....we set off quite early in the morning....there was snow on the hills and the air was lovely and fresh....I love these kind of winter days ...the sunshine is so welcome and yes, you have to wrap up warm but once you are walking you soon get quite toasty ! The lake was frozen solid and had the most beautiful images across it...like wings...other pools of water held fabulous reflections of the bare trees....birds were busy gathering food and nesting materials...it was a stunning day.....
natures healing gifts come in a variety of shapes and sizes.....sometimes it's the feel of the sunshine on your skin...sometimes soft,summer rain or the smell of the moss on the woodland floor....or maybe a fleeting glimpse of a wild creature amongst the trees... after today's walk my soul felt truly nourished.....thank you mother nature you are awesome....
Hope you all have a lovely week...
Gail x

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Natural beauty....

 Too beautiful to eat ?
Romanesco Cauli









It really tasted as good as it looked !
I would definitely try these again as I found the flavour was milder but nicer than the usual cauli...


finished another jumper ...Yay ! 
This one is merino chunky so knitted up quite quickly...it's so nice and soft, a lot different from the woollen jumpers I remember as a child....
it's a tad warm too !!


Have a lovely "nearly spring" week !
Gail x

Friday, 13 February 2015

Happy Valentine's weekend !





I made a few paper hearts to decorate some larch twigs and of course our cat Treacle had to be in on the act! She has such beautiful fur....
....and a little machine embroidered birdy gift bag...
I wish you all a weekend filled with love !
Gail x


Monday, 2 February 2015

Procrastination...

I started this little cardigan about 18 months ago and the only thing I had left to do was the frill on the front.....but something had me procrastinating...... maybe because I'm a Taurus ?? or maybe because I thought "oh that frill looks a bit fiddly and I'm not sure I will be able to do it!" 
Anyway ....it sat in the bottom of my knitting basket ..hidden from view...until on Saturday I noticed it peeping out and thought.."aha time to finish you off!"
And you know, it wasn't so difficult after all, I did have 250 stitches on each side which was quite a handful ...but once I started I really enjoyed finishing it !









And so I challenge you !! If there is something lurking at the back of your craft cupboard etc etc ....get it out and have a go at finishing it ....or pass it on to someone else who may enjoy the challenge!

Have a fun week...
Gail x

Thursday, 29 January 2015

January brings the snow....


We have had a sprinkling of snow...
a good time to be tucked up cosy indoors...
a good time to get creative !
I have just finished this little brooch...
made from vintage linen and lace with an transfer paper print of a moth....
add some ribbon and tiny metal ornaments...









Tripod likes to look at the snow ...from inside the house !!

Gail x

Friday, 23 January 2015

Ten things I love...part 2...


I love art... 

Hare by Durer


Da Vinci 


Rossetti


Rossetti


Klimt


Klimt


Kahlo


Lucian Freud


Michelangelo


Rossetti


William Holbrook Beard


Mr Finch


Hstiles


Will Kurtz


Will Kurtz


Da Vinci

I love all kinds of art 2D and 3D ...mixed media, textiles, paintings, sketches ...you name it.... there is far too many wonderful creative delights for me to cover ....

Hope you all have a creative weekend !
Gail x

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