Friday, October 23, 2009

Right now I am...

looking forward to cosying up tonight in my new rosebud pyjamas and cream knitted slippers (purchased from Primark this morning)... A pretty (but not blow the budget) treat to me!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Crafting Again!

This Sunday I went on a fab workshop called "A Christmas Home -Decorate your house with everything vintage at Christmas, transform woollen blankets, luxury fabrics and rich prints into all things Noel. Hand crafted stockings, swags and tree decorations will give you the perfect festive look".

Doesn't it sound great! The lovely lady who runs the course is an avid collector and treasure hunter and her workshop is an aladdins cave of vintage and salvaged materials, beads, sparkly buttons, lace and buckles. Just being surrounded by all these lovely things makes you confident you can create something beautiful!

This is her lovely workshop.

These were examples of the things that we could make.

We had a lovely time and over copious cups of tea and pieces of homemade carrot cake I put together a Christmas garland of gingerbread men, christmas trees and hearts, and a Shaker Angel. I didn't quite get to finishing both of them there, I had to do the final finishing at home. I've just finished my Angel, would you like to see her?

I've not tackled anything like this before, some of her I even tackled on a sewing machine without too many disasters(!), and I'm very pleased with how she has turned out. You might notice though, that she's missing one thing, her face! I'm still practicing drawing faces, before drawing hers on for real, but none of them have looked right yet. Does any one have any tips?!

My christmas garland is still being finished, I'll show that soon!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Getting in the Harvest

All of our local farmers have been so busy over the last few weeks gathering the harvest in the fields surrounding our house. Yesterday we had our school harvest festival at our church.

Today we took the opportunity of the gorgeous Autumnal sunshine to get our own little harvest in.

I think squashes and pumpkins are one of our favourite vegetables for eating and for decoration. We have arranged them on a rack (so that air can circulate but the rain is kept off), just by our front door so that we can look at them every day.