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

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Ten things I love....part one....




 I love wool ! I love pure wools and other natural fibres to knit and crochet with.....















I love to knit and crochet and make felt ...so wool is definitely on my "love it" list.....I have just started a cable jumper in "wisteria" and it sits in it's basket waiting patiently for attention....I love wool shops and I love to just own wool with the prospect of making something....Is wool on your "love it" list I wonder ?

Have a lovely Wednesday evening...
Gail x 



Wednesday, 7 January 2015

When we love we grow......

We had to say goodbye to another of our beloved pets at the end of December....


At the time I felt so sad that I wished I never loved anything or anyone because the pain of loss is too much......
My auntie said to me "but you know love, that if you never felt anything you would also not enjoy the giving and receiving of love and the pleasure that goes with it " .....she's very wise my auntie.....
So thank you Sprite and Jackson for sharing my journey for a while ... I will miss you both x


When we love we grow...

Happy New Year everyone ...
Gail x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Friday, 12 December 2014

3rd weekend of advent.......


'Twas the night before Christmas,
 when all thro' the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of sugar plums danc'd in their heads,












Already the 3rd weekend of advent....time flies !
I've been busy making sleepy santa's and felted gingerbread men....
Tomorrow we will go and choose a tree...it's always exciting....I love the smell of a real tree...it's so nostalgic....
the weather has only just changed from the mellow warmth we have been having since the end of summer....
now we have a sprinkling of snow and cold,cold temperatures.....

Wishing you all a nice 3rd advent weekend...stay warm and cosy !
Gail x

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Waiting for Advent....




Advent....
a time of anticipation...
preparation...
reflection...
joy...
hope...
and peace.....

Gail x


Friday, 14 November 2014

World kindness day.....

 I've been a bit spoilt....
my sister made me this lovely bag to keep my knitting and crochet needles in.....
she even put little pockets inside....
I just love the fabric !








I picked these when we were on a walk on Sunday...
 I think they are arbutus...
they remind me of those little marzipan balls used for decorating cakes....
and what fantastic colours !








drying some beans and some fir cones....


spoilt again....
I came home to find these lovely little crates on my doorstep...
my friend had made them for me as a surprise...
he's planted one up with winter lettuce...






well this photo is determined to be sideways !
another gift ....4 packs of fritillaria bulbs...
it's not even my birthday !


home-made banana cake with white chocolate icing and crème fraiche filling.....


November 13th was world kindness day...
it's a good idea... but I feel lucky to have people in my life who are very kind every day...!
yes of course there are "the other type" in my life but I promise never to let them over shadow the goodness that the kind ones bring !

I made banana cake as a thank you for all my gifts
...of course I had to be kind to myself...
 and sample a piece.....mmm ! 

Wishing you a lovely and cosy, November weekend !
Gail x





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