Friday 25 June 2010

New discovery

I came across a great blog the other day: Everybody likes sandwiches. The recipes are no fuss, quick to make, varied and delicious. I have only tried this cinnamon apple duch baby so far, but looking through the other recipes makes me want to go to the kitchen and get messy!
Maybe you could try something new this weekend?


I haven't got a garden, and never have. I wouldn't know what to do with one, how to start looking after it. In the meantime, I enjoy outside spaces like this one, which are just so lovely.

Saturday 12 June 2010

Out with the old....

I've had this hideous cushion for years, and although I have never particularly liked it, it has never bothered me....up until the last couple of weeks.
Each time I looked at it ( a few times a day) I kept thinking: oh, you don't fit here....So I had to do something!

And so I used this remaining fabric I got in Ikea a couple of years ago, and a zipper I bought in a charity shop who knows when. I knew it would become useful sometime!

I love to listen to music while I sew, and this time it was Loreena McKennitt's turn. I love this particular song: La Serenissima, and this video is really beautiful.

Have a lovely weekend!

Tuesday 8 June 2010

Colourful ink

I don't do any calligraphy these days, but it is so cool to have all these inks!
I can then get into playing with colours any time I want.

I like that the illustrations on each box is quite different from one another. And my favourite colour? It depends on the day!

Sew happy!

So R., being the wonderful man he is got me a little pressie, which is a book I had on my Amazon wish list.

Oh, the photos, oh, the fabrics, oh, the possibilities......

This book is written by a very talented woman, Rashida Coleman-Hale with a blog I would recommend you check out. There is also an interview podcast you can listen to about her and her work in Craftsanity.

What best way to look through a book than with a cup of tea? And yes, I do like it strong....

Easy sewing

I have been sewing a little bit lately.

One of the sewing projects I am now enjoying is making another hot water bottle cover following the pattern from the book Sew, from Kath Kidston. I like making these because they are simple and it has quilting involved, which is easy to do whilst watching telly.

It is a little bizarre to make a hot water bottle cover in summer....but it was an easy way to get into sewing again...and there is no right or wrong here, is there?

Sunday 6 June 2010

Sunday morning walk

Good morning everybody!
Today is a beautiful morning. The sun is not shinning, but the temperature is perfect and what a better way to start the day than going for a walk?

I wouldn't mind living in a house that looked like this fact, I sometimes like to day dream and pretend in my imagination that I actually do live in a house like this one.

Not so much into boats, but a ride on one every so often must be fun. I usually wave to people on boats, and I always get a wave and a smile back. I don't do it if I am on my own though...I would come across as a bit of a lost case.

What do you think they use this shed for? Too nice and pretty for dirty tools, don't you think?

The canal is an interesting place, and I just love to see the flowers in people's gardens, the cute sheds and the little boats waiting to be taken for a ride.
No photos of ducks, but we saw a few, some of them young, and we fed them breakfast with dry bread.
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Tuesday 1 June 2010

A day in the sun

We went to the Cotswolds Wildlife Park a few weeks ago and had a great time pretending to be National Geographic photographers.

I felt like a kid again, being amazed at the way they looked, how they behaved and excited to find what the next animal would be like.

Some of the animals were real posers, and so fun to look at. A great day out!

Next time I should take a sketchbook....