Good evening lovely bloggers!
How are you all this damp and Autumnal-like August evening?
I hope this post finds you all fandabby dozy :o)
I came and sat down in front of this screen nearly two hours ago now. I loaded up my photos from my camera so that I could make a post. Got my crochet out next to me ready to do a spot of crocheting while Blogger was loading my pictures. Started looking at all my favourite blogs, and now it's two hours later, and I've only just started to write my own post!
Honestly, I'm too nosey for my own good I am!! lol.
Anyway, let's just get down to business now shall we?
I know you won't believe this, but I actually got around to taking some photos of my daughters quilt I made her for her Birthday.
I couldn't make her a quilt and not add some crochet now could I? And the beautiful oriental butterfly is from just one of the vintage fabric pieces i bought from Jennie's shop.
I spied this sequined skull and cross bones in my local fabric shop, and with his red gem eyes, I just had to get it for her along with a sequined star that you can see in a picture above ...
This was the backing fabric...loads of bright skulls on a black background.
I couldn't actually find any fabric like this in the fabric shop, so i bought a brand new double duvet cover, and used one side of that..
This is a closer view of the backing fabric..i had to add some girly flowers to each end as it was just too goth like to keep it all skulls and cross bones.
The dolphin cushion cover came up beautifully.
But unfortunately the only feather cushion i could buy in time was too big for the cover, so we've put it in for now with a view to getting a smaller one when we see one! (Hence the very over stuffed look :o)
I'm working on a few crafty projects at the moment.
This is the beginings of a new afghan I'm making. It's yellow in all the centres, then greens in the middles, then I'm going to border it with black -around each granny square-, and maybe add a thin yellow border round the very outside too. but this is an 'ongoing spare five minutes' project that just gets added to every now and then.
See my beautiful little russian doll?
I spied her in the Charity shop the other day.
She's absolutely tiny, just four centimetres tall. I just couldn't leave her there once I'd spied her.
We've been out and about quite a bit these school holidays.
Over the past few days, we visited Lyme Regis again. (We went there on our way back from holiday)
It's the most lovely place, all kinda quaint and English-fied.
Gorgeous old buildings..
I just loved these blue shutters on this old house by the stream..
gorgeous pastel coloured beach huts..
D'you remember the book 'Persuasion' by Jane austen?
Well, the stretch of path above is called the 'cobb', and it's a place her heroine in her book visited, and the scene of a nasty accident! But it was lovely to 'promenade' along it thinking of her story (Alas I'm the only one in my family who had read it, so the others had to take my word for it that it was in her book lol)
I just love vintage graffiti don't you? :o)
It was a glorious, sunny day,
We headed up the beach to some of the best fossil hunting areas in the country..
Took out trusty tools...
And hey presto!
Laying in the ground (no hammering required!) I spotted this beauty...
She's a gorgeous fossil. 7cm across, and made of solid iron pyrite (fools gold) so she shimmers beautifully in the light.
we found several other fossils too, but not as good as this one.
Do you go fossil hunting?
Our children love it. Shades on, so no nasty bits of rock fling up in their eyes...and they can hammer away with impunity :o)
If you've got this far without falling asleep, thankyou for reading my lovelies.
I'll try and post more often with less photos in future ;o) (famous last words).
Have a great week whatever you do...
Two weeks till they're back at school -it'll fly by ;o)
Take care now,
Love Donna x