Was I excited?
What do you think?
Questions, questions, questions!
Tucked into a 'straw nest" was my pincushion from the lovely Amanda of www.eco-possum.blogspot.com, who also happens to be a chook lover.
Hidden in the straw was a yummy Kinder Surprise egg and a little container of pins with bows on the end of them and some buttons. Thankyou Amanda, I just love it.
Here she is. Amanda has made her completely from recycled fabric and thread. The wings have a beautiful cross stitch picture on them. The stitches are so tiny, I would have gone crossed eyed trying to do them. One wing has a bird on it and the other wing (pictured above) has a flower on it, beautiful embroidery.
Just look at those teeny tiny stitches.
The swap has been alot of fun and thanks Kate for all the work in organizing it.
One problem - I don't think I can bear to put a pin in my beautiful pincushion!
I would love to have a flock of these girls if they all laid chocolate eggs
Market day today, the trees are putting on their Autumn colours and are just beautiful. The weather was perfect for the market and people came and went all morning.
This photo is taken looking up the street, just after everyone had set up.
Also at the market today were Skye Flamme and her partner Chris, from Bird and Blossom Skye sells lots of wonderful things, toys, retro clothing, jewellery ,cards all sorts of lovely goodies.
She doesn't have a blog (yet) but does sell vintage and retro gear on ebay if you want to have a look.
Here is the latest, creation, finished last night, while I watched a very old episode of Midsomer Murder, which I had seen twice before!! I just love the scenery so will watch any episode.
The flowers were cut from the one jumper and I wouldn't have thought to put these colours together, but they have turned out really well and I was very happy with the final product. It's not until you add the stitching that it all comes together and it can be hard to visualise the end result, so it's always a bit of a gamble. But this one has paid off.
The lovely Ella who has been after a cosy for some time, turned up just after I had set up my stall and snapped this up quick smart.
Here is my stall, (click on the photo to enlarge) the tea cosy is in the back RH corner behind a few others, which are looking for homes as well.
I had a good morning and there was less to pack up which is always a good sign, so more sewing required during the week.Don't get me wrong , I'm not complaining at all!
It's been over 2 years since he set foot in a hair dressers, but decided he needed a trim to get rid of all those pesky split ends.
I made the appointment and I had some rope handy just in case I needed to tie him to the chair!
Fortunately it wasn't needed, the hair was trimmed and looked much neater afterwards.
Of course I couldn't miss this photo opportunity as it is one for the records as they say.
What would a post be without a 'garden' snap, last week the butterflies, were invading my Zinnias in the nicest way possible. I couldn't believe how many there were, so I had to race inside and grab the camera. The plants have really put on a show and are about a metre or so high. Still putting on plenty of flowers, but they are getting smaller as the season comes to an end. It's certainly going to leave a huge hole in the garden when I have to pull them out.
Well, I hope you have all had an enjoyable weekend and all the best for a creative, inspiring, rewarding week ahead.