Hello there friends & readers,
It has been a mixed bag this past week...
I was lying awake one morning at around 2 pm & somewhere in the far, far reaches of my mind (an" interesting place" I might add!!!)
I remembered seeing in a magazine somewhere... a long, long time ago ... ???
something along the lines of a herbal "door hanger"???
hmmm .... you are shaking your heads I know !!!!
So the next day I fossicked around in my box of bits & bobs
& found my crinolene ladies, (crocheted by my friend Joyce)
I thought it is long past time I put some of that lavendar to use
So it was very much a kind of "make it up as you go along" project
but I am thrilled with how they turned out...
which is your favourite??? Red or cream??
they are both on linen - half filled with lavender - can you smell them???
I thought they would look lovely hanging on one of those dark timber doors ... the one with the handles way up high :-)
I have also been trying to finish some more gollies as my golly ladder in the Cottage was looking very empty
I made another Isabella as I always like to have at least one of her
|Why hello there ...|
|just hanging out with my friend Ted|
I came across a pattern I have only ever made once before
This was about 6 years ago as I made it for a friends 50th birthday
Again it is a Lil Blokes design ... say Hello to Mimi
I have taken a pic of her lying down to show her apron detail...
Although it has photographed pinkish, it is actually a lovely deep
burgundy red in colour
I make horseshoes for a local shop & it must be the wedding season
as I have been struggling to keep them in stock
the horseshoes that I cover are actually real ones
they are a lightweight aluminium & are used on racing horses
they are nice to sit & do at nights when I am struggling to see the darker golly fabrics
Plus I love to think about the brides that will receive them :-)
Speaking of horses ... as I sit & type this post I can hear the Polo Tournament from just across the paddocks from me . . .
You can see in the distance they have erected a huge marquee
it is great excitement as South Africa have come to play against us
right here in lil' old Kihikihi :-)
I can hear the loud speakers & I wonder who is winning??!!
It is that time of year for gathering & drying things from the garden
which I use for my potpourris - there has been plenty of this going on during this hot dry weather ...
|fresh rose petals drying in the Sleepout|
|Strawflowers drying in baskets|
|Poppy heads drying in the sun|
Finally, a couple of snaps from around the garden as late summer kicks in & things are still struggling along ...
I remembered photographing this barrel of petunias in early spring
I must've fed it something it liked . . .
I hope you all have a great weekend, where-ever you are in the world & whatever you are doing
take care - I am off to make clothes for a boy golly :-)
(the Mr has kindly pointed out I have more than enough girl gollies now !!!)
thanks so much for stopping by & for your comments that you leave me - you have no idea how they brighten my day :-)