Friday, 31 December 2010

The cusp of magic ..... our past and our future...............

Our stairs............... a place in between........... a place to sit and to think.
The past year with its pages full and brimming a book well read...  the unknown year..it's pages new, unmarked, unfolded..........
This very eve we dance with both, we toast a future with hope, and salute the past with respect....... 
Now let your dreams and wishes unfold...............................................
With Love and Bright Blessings
Lynn xxxx

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Kissing under the Mistletoe............



Early this morning


Do you think it's a good hint......................

 

Just some last minute finishes........ and I thought you might like to see my cosy cushion that I printed onto fur...I have never done this before and it worked! hurray........ no stopping me now ha ha...
Most of all I wanted to say a big thank you to you all  so very much for being so supportive this year. With your kind , and lovely thoughts, with your fabulous and funny messages and most of all for letting me share a little in your worlds, and your lives be they near or far across rivers or Continents, it has been a real privilege for me to see into your homes and ideas, and I feel truly blessed thank you. Happy Christmas xxxxxxx

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Happy Wedding Anniversary................

 Like most couples we had no money, no furniture, but oh what a day........................and we celebrated Yule that night as we will tomorrow and pray that the Blessings of the Goddess are with all of us this Yultide and remember our lovely friend Sandy xxx.
A few words for yule...............


 This is the season of the White Goddess,
And the time of the Divine Child.
It is a time for entering the wilderness,
And seeking the calmness of solitary locales.
This is a time to know the endurance of the hills,
For standing alone and godlike,
And seeing all things clearly.
So let us call forth the Old Ones,
And celebrate with joy the return of the Light!


At this time do we know the dark of the year.
The season of life is past, and all is cold.
Emptiness and blackness are all about.
Let us now give honour to the Goddess,
That the wheel of the year may turn on
Through the birth of the Divine Child,
The Golden Newborn Solstice Sun.
Bright Blessings my beloved
Lynn xxxx

Monday, 20 December 2010

Squeaking Mice......................


                                                                              Make your own Sugar Mice
450 Gram Granulated Sugar
225 ml water
2 tbsp of golden syrup
ribbon for tails
icing for eyes
Marble slap or very smooth surface

Put the sugar and water into a strong saucepan over a very gentle heat until ALL the sugar has melted, it will look cloudy white, only then bring it quickly to the boil and it will go clear, don't stir it and as soon as the temperature reaches 240 remove from the heat, if you let it go too much over you will get toffee brittle instead!!
Allow to cool in pan occasionally and  very gently stirring as it cools, as it gets stiff tip out onto slab and with a palette knife move the outside cool sugar into the center eventually you can handle it like pastry.
Then either press into moulds( Lakeland sell mice moulds ) or you can model by hand. This recipe makes 8-12 squeaky mice for about 60 pence.......Don't forget to add the tails and keep an eye on the sugar I left my first lot for2 minutes to long and ended up with hard toffee! ha ha






                
We are having Mr Sea-Angels mom for Christmas FIRST time ever! so I  have just started to get her room ready I want it to be a special magical Christmas (don't we all) and I liked the stillness and peace in there and the way the light is reflected from the snow outside, so I shall try to preserve that little peaceful place for her and not clutter it up toooo much ha ha...
Lots of hugs
Lynn

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Last few days at work...................




We don't normally put up decorations at work, but how could I resist sewing a few French Vintage paper stars
and some Festive Bunting together this morning........ it brightened my day up loads.... might even put some on my tree......
Hugs Lynn xxx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Playing with snow..................


                                                                                                  

Yesterday I put our Yule Wreath on the front door..I'm getting kind of worn out but in a pleasant
amiable sort of way .......you know what I mean..present wrapping's and glitter everywhere, unfinished projects begging to have a final button stitched on....and food ingredients accumulating in groaning cupboards...with icing sugar adding a touch of silent stickiness to everything..........I just want to finish work and throw myself into those final mad days before I finally pass out with a glass of bubbly...
Oh but I do love it sooo much
Hugs Lynn xxxx
PS look up Snow effect on this link it gives you quite a nice speckly look like my top picture

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Rescue mode..........................

                  
 What do you do when it all gets too much? 
I thought I would share my running with you today,
Glamorous.............. No
Stylish.....................No
Sexy.......................No

but give me the sky and the river, and an i pod full of music,  a few hours of solitude, lots of fresh air and I'm ready for anything..............now where did  I put my chocolate buttons....
Lots of hugs
Lynn xxxxxx

Sunday, 5 December 2010

The Winner..............................with the help of my chums at the Vintage Fair


collecting yule time berries

on the way to the fair


                                                Vicky's lovely things

                                          my fabulous car booting chum Anne she makes the most gorgeous jewelry 


more lovely things....
Vicky Draws the winner Hurrah!



Well done Gaby xxxxx

This was so magical again today and so full of giggles and laughter being with friends at our local Vintage Fair. Drawing the winner, then collecting winter foliage...it was so icy we both (Mr Sea-angels)and me kind of skated along the roads to the fair, holding on to each other to stay upright... hence the rather strange photo of me trying to stand upright on a slippy downhill slope ha ha..No! I had not been drinking mulled wine ...honestly....
'We wish you a merry Christmas', tr la la la la laaaa....
Thank you so much for entering this little give away ...it really pulled at my heart strings to see all your names on my blog I wanted to be able to pass something nice to all of you thankyou so much for your support always xxx
Love Lynn xxxxx