Tuesday, 12 June 2007
Ring o' roses
This weekend seemed to be full of things to be ticked off lists, ferrying children to and fro, shopping, ferrying children to and fro, mammoth homework tasks, sorting out the computer, birthday invitations and, yes, ferrying children to and fro! Weather wise it was beautiful, unfortunately we were never all in the same place at once long enough to enjoy it. Two days of going round and round in circles.
However, I was able to snatch a few hours here and there over the past 3 or 4 days to make these rose corsages for my Etsy shop.
Sunday morning, the eldest had gone off to Springwatch it somewhere in the woods, my husband had gone off to the computer shop and my youngest decided, quite strangely for her, to just have a rest on the hammock (I think she was secretly psyching herself up for the big party in the afternoon, complete with real live snakes and spiders ) and read quietly .. BLISS!! Fabric, canvas and trimmings snatched hastily from the house and plonked on to the garden bench where I sat happily ragging for a while. Polka dots, ginghams, florals, lace and felt and pinking shears - perfect!!
Unfortunately no real gardening done - where does the time go? I noticed that the blackberry bushes are really growing now and we're looking forward to those later on in the year. I'd love some strawberries too, maybe next year ... Knowing just how much I love strawberries, the very talented Alison over at Foxgloves sent me some of these gorgeous strawberry pincushions last week as part of our swap. Aren't they gorgeous?
The very kind Clare over at Vintage Home ( a wonderful blog that always has the prettiest photos) sent me the lovely fabric in the background of this photo, together with some lovely ribbons to use in my corsages. Thank you too Clare, and, as you can see from the photos they have been put to good use!
Well the sun's out again and so I'm going to grab a few minutes in the garden before those girls come home!