Friday, 6 June 2008
"Wish you were here"
I made these a couple of months ago and was meaning to post about them but they sold before I got round to it. I then meant to make some more so I could show you but somehow along the way I got sidetracked.
Finally today I finished another couple of bundles of them to show.
They're made from vintage linen and are my attempt at mini postcard pillows. You all know how much I love old postcards and my love for the countryside and being by the sea, well I decided to put all those things together and came up with these.
I loved reading all your comments on our recent walk and wanted to create something that in some way captured some of those scenes, all these are of course images of a bygone age, more "Darling Buds of May" than "The Ragged Roses May ramble"
and much the nicer for it! I've put them in my etsy shop if you'd like to take a look.
I even managed to make myself a set to put in the bathroom.
It's been a funny old week, the girls have gone back to school and are really tired - Big Sister told me last night that she needed a holiday!
I know what she means though, she said she was feeling claustrophobic, and I understand that feeling when the sun is shining and you really just want to be free to enjoy it.
Free to go on long country walks, free to sit on a beach and hear the sea, feel the sand or just read a book. For Big Sister, free to run across the Downs with your arms outstretched, Ipod on and be alone with your thoughts.
I bought this book as a birthday present for a friend recently - The Fortnight in September by R C Sherriff. Has anybody read it? I'd be interested to hear what you think. I was so drawn to its subject and toying with the idea of getting a copy to read if and when I get to the mountain of books by my bed. Written in 1931 it tells the story of an ordinary family's fortnight holiday in Bognor Regis on the Sussex Coast.
Of course I'm interested in finding out how much seaside holidays have changed but in a way it's the domestic details that appeal and above all the hope that we all set by our holidays, the desire to escape just for a little while.
I'm not sure if the Ragged Roses will be going on holiday this year but I'm determined to make the most of any good weather that comes our way and I'm lucky to be living in a place that offers me both beautiful countryside and the sound of the sea.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, we're off Springwatching!