Thursday, February 18, 2016

Settling takes time

I find it takes time to resettle in even to a place one has lived in before...
Things need to come together....
I have a tendency to get back to work & wander a bit first & this sort of detail waits

As I live with & use "things" in my work..
I like to have them about....
easy reach 

Love the Zac donkey ..& he sits in this gorgeous frame
on a piece of linen fabric
with another painted & overlayed  piece of linen & cotton fabric
with the word Jardin stitched & the borders raw edge & stitched to next piece of linen...

Bunny Love button designs sits on a pin cushion....which softly sits that it isn't glaring obvious that it is in use !
The box is quite old in the early days of using paint, stamps & stuff....
Finally the swag under the flowers..
is just stamped ( a few times ) 

 In this beautiful heavy pottery vase from Provincial Decor Living are the green flowers
which hides
my sets of sewing scissors ..
They are handy... 

The frames are more of what is possible in the workshop painting & stamping ....as is this

Which is the size I endeavour to supply in the workshops....
So they sit with the other frames on my bookshelf with the other frames

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The Day is Cool

A cool cool day.....
A day to potter 
 do chores 
and other things as one pleases....

Today I was going for a drive but I take so long to wake up..I am up but slow !!!
it is too late to go far..
Clothes needed washing...
Things still needed to be sorted & stored properly LOL
These 2 iceberg roses need to be here at my place not where I saw them yesterday...
So whizzed over to the store for them..
Happy now they give me such pleasure

Into organising so I needed more little plastic trays from the Reject Shop & how quickly some of the storage has now come together.

Lunchtime & i started to read the Country Living UK & found a most delightful story
on cleaning products
These are those dream style profiles that keep small business people in love with what they do..
I could see these products in a tiny store as I was reading...all washed timber  & soaps in wooden boxes just as in the photo in the magazine

 The thread of activity is now broken ...
well maybe maybe maybe not 
 A sage to end this post...
In a little herb pot 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Been a while since I have been here

A random selection of things in the pictures  I have presented here...
The partial building  in the cream colours is in Bendigo in a tiny tiny street called Howards Place 
where my Great grandparents had a grocery store
I was strolling through Rosalind park last week & as I came near the 2nd bridge near the law courts I realised my grand father & his father & maybe great grandmother Martha all strolled in this park too.
Cousin Ian was the one who was able to point where the shop was as he had researched & acquired copies of the rates notices....
the rest fell into place from my Mum's oral history.

This perhaps comes from near that era  but was left to my mother & she handed it to me many years ago....
The yo yo's are exquisite ....most of the work in this pillow case is in calico & then hand crocheted..

Hand painted on a linen/cotton fabric by moi
I need to do some more of these...
such a pleasure to do....