Saturday, 10 July 2021

Doing what you love……..

Postman Sid you’re such a lovely man
Bringing me gifts in your little red van

Good friend Vix sent me a parcel which included brand new Petra dress
she picked up in the clearance shop and knew I would be able to layer it
up with Petticoats, cardies & brooches. The stamp collections will be
great for crafting. Thank you so much Vix for thinking of me.

And look at these clever book corners made by Liz aka Bizzymitts
Aren’t they clever. I’m looking forward to us being back at
Anne Brookes studio again in Brighouse later this year.

Thanks Liz for the bookmarks they are already in use.

I finished reading the fantastic book Where The Crawdads Sing
by Delia Owens this morning just as Vix parcel arrived which also
included Niamh Boyce’s book The Herbalist.

If you’ve not read Delia Owens book I would definitely recommend it.
It’s now being made into a film due out next July.

I’ve been saving this dress for tea out at the pub for the first
time since October with our good friends Jacqui & John.

The dress is a design by Ghost Fashion for Marks & Spencer
and has some lovely features, like the gorgeous frilled sleeves
for shoving your hankie up. 

Before the excitement of the footie final on telly tonight
there’s time for lots more textile experimenting for
this months prompt - Nature, with the textile gang.

I created a new flower made from three old ones from a flower
arrangement that was past it’s best.
Its being pressed in this old ledger book now.

Here’s a little montage of what I’m working on and with.
I’ve been printing, stitching, flower pressing, messing with layouts
on PhotoGrid and sketching.

It’s like being back at college and I’m loving it.

Enjoy the match if you’re watching it
and have a good week.

See you soon


  1. Postman Sid has brought you the most wonderful things indeed, you lucky girl!
    I'll be on the lookout for the Delia Owens book. I might have seen it in a charity shop here, now if I could only remember where exactly :-)
    Loving the frilly-sleeved dress, and the newly created flower, and judging from your crafty collages, you are definitely on a roll, big time! xxx

  2. Love those two frocks and the colours in that collage! Marks & Sparks are working with Ghost? How interesting!
    I loved When the Crawdads Sing. Is that the actress lined up to play Kya? She doesn't look at all how I visualised her! xxx

  3. Still haven’t got round to reading Crawdads. It’s been on the list for way too long now!