On one of my walks with my love we noticed something unusual in the distance-flashes of pink amongst the green.
Monday, 1 September 2014
Friday, 29 August 2014
Thursday, 28 August 2014
Back in May I caught the end of Midsomer Quilting's Patchwork and Quilting Exhibition at Radstock Museum (which is a bit of an unexpected gem and well worth a visit!). I was blown away by the incredible skill of the various quilters, and spent a long time looking around and taking photographs. So many, in fact, that I can only show a few of my favourites in this post-I took over a hundred pictures!
I will let the photos speak for themselves, but this really was a stunningly beautiful exhibition, which I am so glad I saw.
Incredible tiny hexagons quilt (with my tiny hand for scale!): "Hexagonals" by Juliet Nelmes.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
Friday, 22 August 2014
The last week has brought a definite chill in the air and Autumn seems to be rapidly approaching. These in between days where the weather can't make up its mind can be difficult to dress for, but I'm enjoying the opportunity to wear my big cardigans and these new and very warm boots.
I thought the bronze colour of this tiny pocket watch necklace looked pretty with the rusty orange of my silk blouse. The wire wrapped ring is on long term loan from my boyfriend and was made by him. I really need to start wearing more of my own creations-that proverb about the cobbler's wife rings very true!-so I put on a ribbon rose headband I made a few months ago.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
Why hello there.
As I needed to take cooking photos for my Ozeri Earth Pan Review, I figured I might as well photograph the WHOLE ENTIRE PROCESS and put together a little recipe post. To be honest, my cooking is usually pretty much throw-things-in-a-pan-hope-it-works, but I do seem to have mastered a basic pasta sauce, hurrah! Making your own pasta sauce is a really easy way of getting a few more fruits and vegetables into your diet, which is something I'm really trying to work on at the moment.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
I think when you're first starting out with sewing, or any other creative pursuit, it's very easy to get disheartened by the skill of others who have been learning longer than you have. It's something I struggle with myself-even though I've been creating for quite a while now, I still sometimes see incredible work which makes me just want to give up and crawl into a hole. However everyone has to start somewhere, and I recently re-worked an old project, which made me realise just how much progress I've made.