Thursday, 24 November 2011

Wonderful Surprises................

There are some things that you expect in the post bills etc........and then some others are just totally gorgeous, unexpected, and most welcome.......
 Like this beautiful bouquet of Eucalyptus pods from Kay ...................






I have been trying so hard to find some of these Wintery stems full of green and white frosty pods (that last and last forever), and thought I would never ever see any in the north west. But a fabulous thing happened and Kay from 'Is this the Right Path' blog who  has a florist called Martin and the Magpie sent me this gorgeous wonderful bunch of powdery pods all wrapped in Darkest rich brown tissue,the box smelling of her flower shop. I had just got in from work to a poorly husband (he has my flu) and was thrilled to see this lovely bunch.... they will look amazing with eucalyptus leaves, and red, berry's, really so festive.
THANK YOU Kay what a lovely treat xxxxx

Now my other parcel... (Adrian said it was like Christmas)now  that had in it some Annie Sloane wax clear and dark to antique my paint work.......I am renovating a dolls house,using Annie Sloane Chalk paints
thought it would be nice to keep my bits and pieces in, like a cupboard but smaller of course...
Phew what an evening...best get some tea cooked before poorly husband turns grumpy xxx ha ha .........




Hope you've had a lovely day too....Happy Thanksgiving xxxxxxx

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Carnival Noel....................


Ilax Berries wearing their best red coats.....


Fly Fly little shiny moth....



All the birds sing for Solstice



Dancers to fly on sparkly feet with the moths.......

Christmas Stockings.......

waiting for presents.....


The whole house is peaceful and quiet, it is misty outside and we have lit the fire and the flames are making shadows on the walls, whilst I have been off work with this virus, I have been happily crafting and sewing , falling asleep sometimes thread in hand.

  I am now creating a  paper mache mobile from music sheets to which I will attach my moths and dancers. My inspirations this year have come from old European Travelling Carnival pictures, so my colours are muted and faded like the images I have been looking at. 
 I rather like the idea of a slightly darker more mysterious solstice for this year, I would love to find some softer lights for the tree, more creamy than white so I could get that dulled sepia look to the tree too.

What a are your favourite Christmas colours?
Lynn xx  

Friday, 11 November 2011

Some pictures of home and my work................................


I print my own fabric....

 and love to embroider my drawings......
                                                                            Down the stairs into my basement kitchen  .........          


Shall I make some more fairy s I like twinkly ones.........

or I could needle felt another Princess..............

Christmas Maddonas to Cherish

frosty mornings....

What will my hall look like this year......




Boxes of pretty things to work with.....

Cushions to make for friends......


I've been poorly all week and haven't left the house, so I have had the lovely pleasure of flickering through some older pictures of the things I  have photographed in our home, and ideas that I have made that I sometimes forget about.  So I hope you don't mind a little trip down memory lane just for this post....pictures of my cough medicine and echanacea drops just don't look as nice...ha ha .. 
With love and a few sneezes 

I love to solder charms, heart shapes are my favorite

to make Christmas hearts...

  

Best wishes ....enjoy.......Lynn xxxxx