Tuesday, 30 September 2014

A walk on the wild side

Not really wild, quite tame really. Nature to me is wonderful from the first snowdrops appearing from under a blanket of white. Crocus and daffodils dormant for months appearing with colourful faces in the Spring. The sweet delicious smell of roses as they open to a beautiful flower in the summer and now Autumn. Colours from natures palette fill the trees from creams to deep burgundy, merged together they give a patchwork quilt effect like no other.

Autumn to me means edging towards Christmas a time of fun, lights, tinsel, glitter and gifts wrapped to perfection under the tree. I am a big kid at heart and always gives me a happy warm fuzzy feeling.

I am making for myself atm, very odd as never seem to get the time but am in an apex where I can afford to indulge myself. I love this fabric, linen, roses and vintage styling. Will be turned into a handbag tote to carry all my notebooks and camera I just have to take with me. With brown leather handles and proper studs for feet to protect the base. Also a matching wallet/purse, with compartments for all those loyalty cards. Has no one thought of a way to combine onto one card? instead of the hundreds you collect when out shopping. Must admit have had a wean out as some hardly use and some not at all, often find get into a shop and struggle to find the one I want. Hence this wallet will have loads of slots and pockets to carry all my stuff plus fit my phone in as well. Hope  to be able to post a photo next week, that is if all goes well.

That's all for this week, wishing you all a Happy Autumnal Week

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Spooky Tales and Earrings

Halloween is not far away, the days are drawing in, the leaves are turning to produce a wonderful Autumnal display. Not posted in a while gave myself a blogging holiday but nearing the end of September time to get back in the saddle.

First things first a craft fair but this time online:

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My first time at this event but had to give a go, never quite sure how online fairs work but this one seems so easy to understand both form a seller and buyer point of view. I don't do difficult.

Now earrings all with sterling silver earwires. I love these designs by Sonia Showalter and being stitched they are so light to wear, no dragging down the earlobes in an unbecoming way.

Fuzzy sheep





finally spooky Jack 'O' Lanterns, perfect to wear near Halloween

My next event is a wedding fair in Catherington, Hampshire on the 8th November so back to the sewing machine conjuring up all manner of accessories to make the brides day perfect