Monday, 29 June 2015

Summer Notes

A round up of early summer in pictures......

A holiday

 A sunny week in north Pembrokeshire in lovely converted coach house with two foot stone walls and poppy red shutters.

 St. Davids Cathedral in the smallest city in the UK....the cathedral and old Palace are sited below the town so your first glimpse is looking down at them,  and to visit you go down lots of steps

 days of walking, visiting beaches, small towns and generally exploring and having a relaxing time

The charity shops in Pembrokeshire were very reasonably priced, and I bought a load of this beautiful green china, actually two different makes and designs but they match perfectly.

A trip to a Fair

Back in May I had a trip with a friend to the Decorative Living Fair at Eridge and came home with some lovely stuff!

 some gorgeous vintage French provencal fabric that had covered a screen

 a beautiful antique Belgian mangle cloth

and some beautiful vintage wooden spools and some recycled sari yarn....cant wait to have a go with this using the wooden crochet hooks I bought too!

Cross stitch and embroidery

I stitched some little cross stitched lavender filled key rings 

embroidered some simple heart hangers using vintage pre-printed embroidery linen

and made a cross stitch bookmark 

In the shop

 I made lots of mini bunting made from fabric scraps that I save

and some full sized bunting from vintage fabric sheets

added lots more vintage embroidered linens

 and made a cushion made from a t-shirt...hope to make lots more of these

I now have a little area with childrens aprons, bags and cushions

In the Garden

 the summer jasmine is prolific this year and so strongly scented... its lovely to step out of the back door and smell its fragrance

 the front garden is colourful with yellow loosestrife, campanula glomerata, cistus and erigerons, lavender and geraniums....these photos were taken a few weeks ago before the loosestife was fully out.

some pretty flowering annuals waiting to go in pots and hanging baskets


I finally made up some cushions from crochet squares I made a few years ago!

I don't know where the last two months have gone!

Wishing you all happy, sunny and creative days!!