Thursday, 23 August 2007

Autumn is coming.....

Autumn is coming and it is time to start thinking about wool, do you spin, hand spinning is easy. Collect some fleece or buy some from Wingham Wools it's very cheap you can then dye the fleece by using simple plants like blackberrys or elderberrys, then you can felt it, or spin it and knit, and crochet. I buy old pure wool jackets from the jumble sales, cut them up, put them on a boil wash in a net bag, they shrink, you dye them, then make bags, cushions, wraps. What about crochet work. buy pet blankets make sure they are wool then dye those, they look much better. Look at the hedgerows, look at the colours, use nature as your colour pallette, you cannot go wrong........

Wednesday, 22 August 2007

We are all so lucky

I was thinking today how wonderful and supportive all you bloggers out there are being. I have only been blogging for a few weeks, yet, I have received such kind comments and lots of visitors to Sea Angels.
Since leaving university last year I have missed being with my friends a great deal. We all supported each others work throughout our textile course and we had fun at the same time, we got stressed and cried, but we got the work done and then we graduated..... but now we have all split up, we are still in touch but not every day so it has been a quiet and strange year up till now........but now I have started my blog, and all of you great bloggers have started to introduce yourselves things are looking so much brighter..... so here is a big thankyou to all you creative lovley generous bloggers, thankyou for being out there, and being so positive and kind with each other, you know things don't seem quite as lonely any more xxx

Hume Sweet Hume.......

These two wonderful sisters live in the Orkney Isles and craft the most amazing clothes. I met them at the Country Living Fair and I bought some of their lovley items www.humesweethume.com I just love looking at the stunning colours and texture they use... so clever.


Sunday, 19 August 2007

Maybe I should just sew them instead.......

I have just been to the charity shop, and I bought a super linen cloth printed with a really faded pattern, this has made a nice background for my cakes and tea time stuff, I think I will add a quirky teapot and some cups and saucers.

Saturday, 18 August 2007

Trials of cooking.....

I do try, truly I do..... my merangues are so huge it will take a week to get my blood sugars back to normal after one of these, and my little lemon drizzle hearts are not even heart shaped. I cook on an Aga it's great for everything but I find cakes a real challenge, if anyone has any tips, please take sympathy on me and hand them over.....quickly xxxxx

Friday, 17 August 2007

Somewhere to sit and dream.......

Our lounge is our quiet room, we don't have a television any where in the house, but we do like to listen to the radio, but over the past few days we have been glued to our Harry Potter books very exciting........

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Please take a look at these lovely things.........

Kate Formans fabric are just divine www.kateforman.co.uk/accessories.htm

Late summer colours.....

Don't you just adore late summer, today I noticed that the crab apples are ripening ready to make jam, and that the lovely Rowan trees are lush and red. The blackberrys are juicy, ripe and sweet and wild plums threaten to topple the tree's over, down by the river. All is as it should be.....the rain has stopped and the ground smells sweet, damp and perfumed. Enjoy xxx

Friday, 10 August 2007

Saturday, 4 August 2007


This is a small area in my bathroom, I like to collect bits and pieces from car boots in the summer, I love playing about with them.

Welcome to my home.......

As you can see all the paint has been stripped of all of the woodwork, this took us ages, and I think will take us forever to finish. Our house is fairly old, Georgian and we bought it in a poor state of repair, so we are forever renovating it, we have tons of damp and the roof leaks but as I am a pisces thats ok............