Monday, 24 May 2010

All kinds of everything

Hubby is watching the football so I thought I'd come and have a chat,let you know what I've been up to.
First is the two bags I made from the Cath Kidston book. I have no idea what I'm going to do with the pink one but the Cath Kidston original has been appropriated by my little one.

I must admit I'm pleased with how they turned out.

This is my little one with that look on her face which says "Oh go away Mum, I'm working"

And whats that behind her, good lord Beach Huts.

I have been so busy lately that I have started marking a day in my diary for a home day, (for home read crafting). I really did think when I gave up work that I would get bored but I never stop.
One of the things I've been doing is trying out new crafts. I've have been doing needlefelted 3D items for a few years but never really tried flat felting. So I went on line and found this company called SST who do distance learning crafting courses from beginners through to City and Guilds. I'm doing the beginners course in flat felting and I am enjoying it. You put together a small portfolio of felted pieces and then send off photo's to be assessed.

This one isn't part of the course, it's just one I was practising with but I'm quite pleased with it but I still have a way to go though.

This is the sort of thing I normally do for my folksy shop.

Over the weekend we went for a gentle bike ride and I took these photo's.

This one is the sand dunes on the coast.

This is a sign you don't seem to see much these days, in fact I can't remember the last time I saw a Jumble sale advertised. Just a shame I couldn't go. Hope this shows they might be coming back though, always a good place for a bargain as long as you don't mind having a rummage.

Then we went to this nature reserve for our picnic lunch. That's My Mr.T in the reeds.

And just look what I found, isn't it beautiful.


  1. Lovely bags!
    I had a go at felting a couple of years ago - keep meaning to get some wool and have ago at home but there just don't seem to be enough hours in a day.

  2. Your bags look amazing! You've done a great job - I love the way you added lining in the pink one, must try that myself next time. Your felting looks gorgeous too:)

  3. Hello,
    Lovely to meet you via Bloggyland.
    Em x

  4. Beautiful photos!! Do people rent the beach houses for a holiday?

  5. I think you can rent them for day use.

  6. Gorgeous bags, lovely photos ... :0)

    Shirl x