Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Time For A Change

Hello and welcome to a new week I have decided it's time for a change..........

Nothing major, but a comment made by a customer at the market on Saturday got the ideas swirling around in my brain.

I was keen to get home, dig into the bag full of fabric scraps and see what I could come up with.

Above are the first two daisy designs..................what do you think?

I like the blue and red daisy.

Sorry, the pic is a bit dull, but I think you can get the idea.

Driving over to Bright for the market on Saturday morning I was a bit apprehensive about the weather.
It was fine, but quite cloudy and I was worried that the sun would go all coy but the cloud disappeared and the sun did shine.

It was cold, but I always have a mobile wardrobe in the car as I have been caught out on other occasions.
I didn't need most of it, but it's good to be prepared in the cold weather, particularly when it's an outdoor market!!

There were quite a few visitors around as it was the last weekend of the school holidays and
Bright is very close to Mt. Hotham, one of Victoria's ski fields.

I had a good day, made quite a few sales.............Moonbeam babies, got lots of positive feedback and I sold one, but Blanket Bunnies were more popular.

You never can pick it.

When I came home from town this afternoon, I found this lot making themselves at home in the front garden.

No. 1 had let them out of their run for a forage and hadn't been keeping an eye on them.
Don't blame them really, we had close to an inch of rain overnight and there's probably nowhere dry for them to dust bathe.

They actually look like they have settled in to lay an egg or two..........that would be nice!!

The season's first Daffodils.

I planted two garden beds with Daffodils about 3 or 4 years ago.
Somehow, some Jonquils have found their way in and seem to be taking over..............

It's still very pretty, but it would be nice to get a good display of Daffodils, they are always so cheery and bright.


We had some lovely rain overnight.
Don't you just love lying in bed and listening to it on the roof?
It's a bit too damp to be working outside ,so the next day or two I will be sitting at my machine whipping up some new designs.

Much as I love Winter, Spring is making it's presence felt in more ways than one and now it's creeping into my crafting.

Thanks for popping by to say hello always nice to hear from you, hope you all had a good weekend and there's a good week to follow.

Till next time, take care,

Claire X


  1. Gorgeous singlets Claire. If I had a baby I'd buy one. :)
    Your chooks look very comfortable in the garden bed. Ours currently have mud in their run so we let them out today to free range in the yard. I'm just trying to turn a blind I to some areas that are a bit worse for wear.
    Enjoy the rest of your week,
    Anne xx

  2. Love those little vests, very sweet. x

    Leah x

  3. Claire, Your Moonbeam Babies are adorable. I used to try to do everything under the, knit,crochet,cook,BAKE, and I wanted to make all my kids clothes down to their underwear. Didn't quite get that far, though. I loved being a stay-at-home mom and making house just like I did when I was a kid under a table draped with a blanket. I love your chickens "chooks" and wish we could have some running around here. We have deer,(there goes the garden), groundhogs, and an owl in the winter. Being at home with the children allowed me time to dabble in a few careers before I settled on being a painter, which I always wanted to be anyway. One problem....time. The kids grew up and left, the husband moved on with a young one...I finally recovered from it all, but I know I had to focus in on one or two skills to really get good, and leave the other skills behind. It's difficult with children to focus, I found. A Mom does what necessity calls for. But painting is all mine now. Claire, keep at it and introduce even more new skills to your time. Have the time of your life!!!!

  4. Claire,

    I like the red flower, its so bright and happy.
    I understand about the public, I always am wrong when I do shows. What I think will be a sure seller is always the last thing to sell!
    What a fantastic place you have to come home to~

  5. I'm glad you had a good day at the market and the sun came out for you.

    Those hens look right at home in the front garden!

  6. Glad you had a good day at the sale! I love hearing about your cold weather.. just saying the words "cool" and "cold" seem to help me sweat less. I made my husband go out and water my plants the other day... I just couldn't handle the furnace outside.
    The new designs look wonderful! I love daisies!

  7. The motifs on those little vests are lovely - children will love them! The hens look very happy hope they oblige with a nice new laid egg or two! Our weather has been quite blustery, wet and cold here too!

  8. I also love both the blue and red daisy, so cute! And what lovely friends you have in the front garden. If only it were spring and you had little chicks running around.... ^_^

    x Lily


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