Sep 26, 2008

Gift in Autumn Hues

Here is another gift I have enjoyed wrapping for a friend's birthday. This firend enjoys gardening so I chose a garden theme in lovely autumn colours. I use gold, orange and dark green paper tear ribbon to make the bow, added a bow in a lovely tulle with gold spots, and made a tag from the same wrapping paper used to wrap the gift, accented it with a hand drawn bug and 3D ladybird.

Sep 20, 2008

Robin's Wreath

Last spring, our family of Cape Robin-Chats made their nest in a watering-can hanging up on my log cabin shop. This spring they have chosen the wreath that hangs by our front door. I made this wreath about two years ago and it has sat by the front alcove to welcome in our visitors. The robins have built their nest right in the middle, its a lovely deep nest and unless you step right up and look right down on it, you cannot see the mother with her two eggs.
Here are two pictures, one a close-up. We are so lucky to be able to once again enjoy their activies at such close quarters.

Sep 12, 2008

Looking Back

Looking back through photos of things I created, I found one of my favourites. Its not one item in particular but something about how these few items came together, that my heart skips a beat whenever I come across this picture. I sooo.. soo enjoyed making these little characters, born out of inspiration from my first discovery of all things prim.

Sep 11, 2008

Ode to Autumn

As a tribute to one of my favourite times of year, a sort of fairwell to this years' autumn season, I have put together a collage of pictures of items I made. Inspired by the wonderful rich colours of the season, the warmth and earthiness of nature, its always been a great time for me to create.

Sep 3, 2008

New and Old

Here are more things in Granny's Cottage Shoppe.

Mum had this crystal dressing set as far back as I can remember.
The roses are this years dries.

Some new, some old. The old steamer at the back is really old but still in great condition.

I love enamelware and wire things. I also love collecting moulds.

Sep 1, 2008

First Day of Spring

My Granny's Cottage Shoppe, in memory of my mum, is now officially open and what better time than the start of spring. My little cottage shop is a combination of museum pieces and items for sale- what is not priced is for you to enjoy and what has a price tag is for sale. What I need to do now is take some photos.
Each room, from kitchen, diningroom, lounge, bedroom and bathroom have items on display and for sale, from pretty cloths to cannisters, from collectors pieces to crockery, some new, some old but all well loved and looked after.
Watch this space for lots of pictures.