Thursday, 8 October 2009

Flower power

I was inspired to use some bits of indigo 19th cent. quilt that are so wrecked it had to be something small to use them. I love these prints and the quilts so much every piece is precious to me.
I was thinking about fabric mattress buttons which I am about to make from ticking when I got this idea and this is the result, what do you think?

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Driftwood fun

As a result of the lovely afternoon beachcombing with a couple of friends I was able to complete my first Dritwood Christmas tree. I had a little construction help with my resident " engineer " who did not want to be left out.
I bought this gorgeous rustic snowman in Oslo and he looks well at home on my tree , there a few finishing touches to do but I could not resist showing you a sneak preview.
I hope it will decorate my stall at the various Christmas events we are doing this year.
The wind was so wild last night I think another visit to the cove is called for

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Living History on our doorstep

Our friend Natalie at camp with the English regiments

The French go through their paces
Breakfast at encampment
Our stall all decked out in period. Lizzie set up Sat while I was in Chagford and I joined her today. We met some enthusiastic people and will hope to do more of these events
Good morning!

Napoleonic living History at Dorchester

Lizzie had excelled herself in setting up the stall

Well done Sheila !

The Chagford Rag Mkt was the talk of the town ! and a lovely place it is too.
Sheila had excelled herself and we were packed out all day with happy shoppers. When I went down to the shops they were all raving about it so can't wait for the next one.
It was such fun too with lots of enthusiastic, interesting customers . The little group of card tables where you could sit and have a cup of tea was lovely and people stayed for ages .
Thank you Sheila