Am off to the UK for a week and am busy trying to organise myself. What to wear seems the biggest problem,will it be warm or will it be cold? I will have some money just for me. I could buy clothes but we are going to an Antiques fair and I know there will be lots of joyous things there I would love to have. I will be searching for vintage material ribbons,lace,anything pretty I can use on my dolls or my other textile things.
I made these two dolls last year before I tried painting faces. I now love painting the faces but it is very difficult to get exactly the right expression. As a result I have boxes of heads that aren't quite right. I can't bare to cut them up, because they seem each to have a personality. Maybe I could make some sort of collage with them?
Its a Wet and grey start to the day so am going to spend the day in my workroom. I began to make flowers yesterday and was so pleased with them got carried away. Today I am going to make a bag using some of them, then I would like to make a crown covered in them. It would be just decorative I think or maybe I could make some brooches, Its a good feeling to have so many possibilities. Yesterday I took these photos of our wood and some flowers in a tub in front of the house,my favourite colours. If anyone knows what the strang red fungus is called let me know
Sat down today to download some more photographs but they refused to download, instead I went into the garden and passed several hours outside in the sun. Maybe by tomorrow I will have sorted the problem.
Mydaughters sent me thislovely bouquet offlowers . I love thecolourssoaminspiredtomake a bag or a cushioncenter if I canfindtherightmaterials in mystash. I do have some fragile antique piecesofsilk but not sure if theywillbestrongenough. Will have totry a tinypiece!
The beautiful blue sky and bright sunshine today have shaken off my winter blues. I suddenly remembered how much I like getting up early and going to vide-greniers or brocantes here in Normandy in the warmer months of the year. Then I thought I would go and wander through our wood,something I haven't done since last year. To my delight there were daffodils and acconites every where, I could see that the primroses are soon to be in flower and birds were beginning to build in the many nesting boxes we have put up. I looked for signs of the water voles building nests but none so far, I hope the recent heavy snow hasn't driven them away .I came back indoors looking forward instead of back.
A wonderful Spring day which lifted my spirits especially as I had just accepted a delivery of the most beautiful bouquet of flowers from England for Mothers Day. This bag is one of my latest creations, I designed the silk velvet flowers then hand appliqued them to a dark blue woollen weave. Petite but still large enough to hold a purse and mobile phone whilst being perfectly vintage chic.