Saturday, 24 March 2012

Bits and bobs.

            Hi,another beautiful day we are getting spoilt now, I'm just hoping that we are not getting the nice weather too early and this is summer,don't think so.I have looked after my daughters dog this week while they have been on holiday,he is called Finnegan Finn for short.He is a black lab as you can see from the pic only 18 months old,and a very strong dog,very good natured and I am going to miss him now as he has gone home today.As I have gone out of the door and down the road with him I have felt like a kite he has pulled me along like a rag doll until we have got to the fields and he can be let off his lead to chase sticks that I have thrown for him.As you can see the field I have taken him to is on a hill so he has run up and down tail wagging wanting more,he is a lovely dog.

            Now I'm going to show you some of the things I have been making over the last few weeks. The little bags on this wreath have wadding in them with some essential oils sprinkled on tissue it smells lovely when you walk past it.
           After Christmas when I took the fairy lights down off the dresser in the kitchen I thought it looked very bare so I made this bunting to hang up,.I think it looks quite nice with hearts as well.

           A few weeks ago I won a giveaway over at The Wiccan life blog and received these two little wreaths which Kim makes herself,I think they are quite cute and at the moment they are sitting looking pretty on one of my book cases,thanks again Kim.

          And then I was very lucky to win another giveaway from Rue and Hyssop blog,and received this book and seeds,they are medicinal herbs I cant wait to get some compost  and get sowing them,and as soon as I have finished reading the book I have on the go at the mo I will be reading this.Thank you Rue.

          I have gone along to my friend Denise's craft club and have been making cards,I love doing them like Denise says it is very theraputic.These are just a few of what I have done there.
           And these are what I have done at home.My daughter Maria started doing cards a few years ago so I have had her stash of bits and bobs out and got a bit carried away with myself but lost in my own little world.
           These three are my favourite ones I think untill I make some more then Ill probably change my mind.

         I made this little quilt and added the buttons which I love they are so pretty I wanted to get some more but forgot where I bought them will have to look for some on line.

         Little Lavender pillows nice to sleep next to .
         Padded little pot holders whichhave some herbs in  they smell lovely.
        Teacosy and pot holder to match.
        Black and white bunting that looks nice and fresh when hung up.
          Two little bags you could use to put hankies in or make up.They are padded and lined with matching fabric.
        I love these littlepatchwork pin cushions,just bits of fabric that I had left over from other projects,quite easy to make.
         Just a few of the little hearts I have got carried away with.
             These little hearts are hung on ribbon with little buttons on.

       A small pile of cushions all colours.
          I like this one the best.

             This is work in progress,some patchwork that I have not done before but enjoyed doing,Im thinking of doing a quilt from this pattern for one of the grandsons beds,I reckon I will not be able to make one without doing three though.
          Maria and me are going to do a car boot sale soon so I thought I could sell some of what I have made there ,fingers crossed.
             Maria and family called into Glastonbury on thier way home from Cornwall holiday and visited my favourite shop Star Child to get my mothers day prezzie for me. A lovely bowl pink candles rose pot pourri and my favourite oil patchouli.Billy had said to the lady that wrapped the gifts up for them that "These are for my very best grandma and this is her very best shop"Ooooh how sweet is that.

          I love the way they print star child.
          How sweet are these little herb jars and pretty colours,they are from a collection of Jamie Oliver kitchen equipment.I have a fair few now all differant sizes and colours.

                I hope you have enjoyed seeing my bits and bobs,and that you are enjoying your weekend and that the lovely weather continues.Dont forget to put ya clocks forward oh I love light nights and will be going for walks now after my evening meal,lovely.Bye for now take care see you soon Love Jill xxx

Friday, 23 March 2012

Plants and my walk .

          Hi you lovely people out there in bloggy land how are you?all well I hope.This week has been beautiful weather everywhere I think I hope so anyway,yesterday I and a friend in the village made the most of it and put our walking boots on and went for a 6 mile walk.It was lovely to feel the sun on my skin and had a good old natter as we walked along,some huffing and puffing as we went up the hills, there was a lot of hills.While I was waiting for Mary to arrive I took a few pics of the pots at the front of the house and the cheeky pheasant that is visiting us each day and pinching the bird food I put out.I have quite a few Pansy's and tulips in the pots at the front,they are coming up lovely and such pretty colour's.

         As I said a few hills to climb but beautiful views to stop and look at.Look how the sky is so blue cannot believe its only March

        Look at the length of the hill it goes on and on, sure is nice to reach the top,phew !!
           The primroses are out smiling away in the sunshine so delicate.
       Nearly at the top,this is the view of the village,see that's built on a hill as well.

       A very old stone trough for animals to drink out of,you can not tell but the water is very clear it comes from a fresh spring.
         This lovely old farmhouse has been used on Heartbeat (the telly series) a lot,its so pretty.
     Not quite show what this plant is called that is growing in the stone wall .

      This is Spot Marys little dog ,he enjoyed his walk.

           Inside the little pub we went in for a cold glass of coke nothing else.
          Look at the old dart board over the fire place.

        And to finish off a lovely pussy willow tree.
        Hope its lovely weather all weekend then I will be able to do more walking.Hope you all have a fab weekend look forward to reading what you get up to.Bye for now,Love Jill xxx