Monday, 18 June 2018

In A Vase On Monday - A Wild Bunch

Afternoon Everyone,

It's a wee while since I joined in with Cathy's In A Vase On Monday but I'm back blogging again so here's my vase for today.
All flowers from the wildflower patch - white oxeye daisies, blue centaura dealbata, orange hawkweed, purple thistles inappropriately called Cirsium 'Trevor's Blue Wonder' and white ground elder flowers.
I could have chosen any number of roses today but my wildflower patch has taken such a bashing from the storm recently that I preferred to rescue some of them before they are completely ruined. 
Here's a close up of the Cirsium - it's definitely purple and not blue as the name would suggest. I've decided that as I can't win with the ground elder then I will make the best of it and add it to the vase today. 

Happy to be back and flower gathering again.

Monday Make - Sparkly Crochet Lap Throw

Morning Everyone,

Thought I should share this little throw today.

It's one of a very long list of UFOs and it's only taken me 6 years - yes, 6 years - to complete! It's not that it was anything complicated, just nine Grannie squares and a border but it got abandoned half way through the making and ended at the back of a cupboard. That is, until recently when I decided I just had to do something about it. The red and black yarns have a metallic thread running through them which was one of the reasons I abandoned the throw all those years ago - the yarn would split when I wasn't paying attention. The other is that black yarn is - now that my eyesight isn't what it used to be - difficult to work with, particularly in the evening which is when I prefer to crochet. Anyway, it's done and the intended recipient is delighted, even if she is now 6 years old!

Have a lovely day.

Sunday, 17 June 2018

Scrappy Sunday - Sweet Little Hut

Evening Everyone,

It's been a while since I posted anything creative but my mojo is back and so am I!

I decided to celebrate my new garden hut with this layout. Most of the supplies are from Mind The Scrap (MTS) - after much deliberation I've taken out a subscription. So far the kits have been lovely and include just enough new goodies to keep me happy. I did pull out the huge pot of white gesso I've been hoarding and made a splashy mess, using the packaging method, with blue Spectrum Noir Aquatint Inks and my Windsor & Newton watercolour paint ... all good fun. The layers behind the photo include white tissue paper, papers from MTS and a variety of papers from the scrap basket. It's a Suse Fish Scraptherapy inspired layout based on a sketch from a book I've downloaded from Creative Scrappers.

I'd like to submit this layout to Pixie's Snippets Playground. Haven't participate for a long time but it's nice to be back.

Hoping to once again post more regularly now that I've found my feet, so to speak. Thanks for popping in and if you would like any further information on the supplies used, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Take care and have a great week ahead.