Thursday, 21 August 2008

I dug out my old flower press last week and
started frantically trying to preserve some of my
lovely summer garden before the weeks of rain took its toll.
The result was this butterfly card which I was quite pleased with
I can see me doing many more.

My crochet birds are coming on and
with some brainy ideas from my other creative
pals I have started developing a label Woolly Soup.
Since I seem to have a thing for birds at the moment
I started playing around with sketches of birds for my logo.
Final result as shown above, let me know what
you folks think.

Other news, I have two weeks to go till due date, Cant explain
how excited i am, the belly now has a name (Merryn) as we have
been told it is a girl although I'm still not 100% this is correct
knowing my family history.
And Finley has decided that noddy lives in toy town
in Exeter, and that he has only just grown his nipples
(he wont believe me that they were always there) looks like
my baby brain is now a family thing not just me.
poor Merryn what is she being born into.

Sunday, 10 August 2008

boxes of treasure

Finally we had some sun and so came the mad rush to the sea to get that summer feeling I so love about living in Cornwall.

I discovered a new section of beach in Looe previously undiscovered by me, and what a find for beach combing.

Thousands of mother of pearl shells, drift wood and some amazing plants hanging on to the cliff face.

I also found some ellusive burdock growing which I have been searching the hedgerows for to make a brew.
After gathering some seeds to sow next year and filling my pockets with beach treasure I left a very happy girl.

My other box of treasure, stock for selling, progressing nicely.

Its surprising what you can do in a few nights instead of cleaning
and house chores although I now live in a pig sty.
I also found a treasure in the local charity shop, the best book
with the best title, you got to love those vintage publications, they're so cheesy

chutney stock also progressing, Although our home grown chili stock was a bit disappointing this year with all the rain so we had to top up our supplies with a few extra shop brought chillies too.