Oh yay oh yay, Summer is here at last! We've had some gorgeous weather this week... i hope you have too!
Sailing Boat Book Mark
There are few things more lovely in life than basking in the sun with a good book... not that i've had too much time for basking this week, although i did manage to make a book mark in the spirit of such pursuits!
The design features an applique sailing boat and hand embroidered writing... here's a close up so you can read what it says!
The fabric is a linen/cotton blend on the front and pale cream linen on the reverse. I've gone for a casual, frayed edged style... i hope you like it!
I have to say i've got a tonne of bookmark ideas now and i really enjoyed creating this one so there will very likely be more to follow... what do you think...? Is there a demand for bookmarks in this age of e-readers etc? Would you buy one for yourself or as a gift?
Gardener's Hanging Hearts For Dad's
I've added to my collection of gardening themed hanging hearts this week - the first was created with Father's Day in mind...
As with all my hearts it is wool stuffed - no lavender with this one though, that could be a step too far for some Dad's i think! You'll find it in my Etsy shop priced £8.25.
Here's another, inspired by one of most favourite things to use in the kitchen... home grown herbs.
The simple pleasure of popping out from the kitchen to pic a few fragrant handfulls to add to what i'm cooking always makes me smile :) current fav, lemon thyme!
This heart does have lavender and is priced £8.50 and available now from my Etsy shop.
That's it on the making side from me for this week, but there's still excitement to come as i reveal the identity of last week's mystery flower arrangement!
Thank you to everyone who had a go at guessing the identity of the mystery flowers last week! Most of you though they were rape seed...
... a good guess as the fields are full of it at the moment - but not correct.
The fields around here are also full of these yellow beauties...
... buttercups snapped on this afternoon's dog walk... also very lovely, but not correct.
Here's a final close up of the mystery flowers before i put you out of your suspense - accompanied by drum roll... (has anyone guessed i've been watching Britain's Got Talent and The Voice finals this weekend! :))
They're PURPLE SPROUTING BROCCOLI! Dug up from our allotment last week as they're passed eating but put to good use decorating the table :)
If you can bare the suspense, here's another mystery flower for you...
A 'pat on the back' will go out across the airwaves to any correct guessers!
I'm off over the Handmade Harbour now for more crafting fun... i've no idea what i'll find, but its sure to be fabulous :) Care to join me?
Thank you for dropping by and have a wonderful week! x