Wednesday, 27 July 2011
Tuesday, 26 July 2011
So I found this little wooden box in a charity shop for £1 and had recently purchased a load of lovely old but very worn books, atlas etc. I decided to cover the box in the index pages of a natural history book and then used the insect pages for my pictures! It is lovely I think and I really enjoyed making it- my tin trunk is coming along, being made in the same sort of way- will post pics of it when done!
Sunday, 24 July 2011
Badger Face sheep
Badger Face sheep are good coloured sheep for small holders to own. They lamb easily and are excellent mothers, frequently producing twins that grow well. They are hardy and economical. The meat is lean, tender and very tasty.
Using the fleece of Badger Face sheep
The fleece of Badger Face sheep is used mainly for carpets but it is popular with hand spinners who appreciate the natural colour and bounciness of the wool.http://www.bcsba.org.uk/coloured-sheep/badger-face-sheep.html
So this is my fleece all washed and dried ready for carding then spinning!!! The washing was an experience and thank goodness for the internet- all advice gathered via Google!!! Luckily the sun came out long enough to dry it beautifully! The fleece was given to me by a very kind farmer friend! I am hoping I can get to grips with the new (from an auction with no instructions) spinning wheel! Will keep you posted!!
Thursday, 21 July 2011
So I have a few of these little coffee cups and saucers - got them free with lovely packets of biscuits a while ago. And I need a pin cushion- I saw this idea in Cloth magazine (a lovely little mag full of ideas!) it took 20 minutes to make so just up my street for quick makes!! I love it and will probably make more !!!
Tuesday, 19 July 2011
Lovely flowers in our little garden- a bolt of colour in the greenness here!!
Graphics Fairy. Also used a lovely label for the elderflower champagne!
Very popular home produced items I can say and I felt very proud of each little veg leaving with its purchaser!!
Well our Lewis has been travelling for 9 days he has been to: London, Paris, Dijon, Nice, Milan... wow what a lot! Also seen his grandparents on the way and celebrated Bastille day with them. Off next to Zurich. Follow his blog http://lewisislost.blogspot.com/
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
The Occasional Pat blog I too have decided to try Annie Sloan chalky paint. will post the outcomes as they emerge!
Sunday, 3 July 2011
So the garden continues to grow and provide us with ongoing pleasure and things to do as well as food to eat! I have lifted most of my shallots this weekend as they looked ready and the sun is good to dry them. Also lifted some garlic that was beginning to die down. this looks great- all the way from France last year!