Hello girls, I'm sitting here tip tapping away, yawning and struggling to keep my eyes open.
After two early morning starts for markets, the lack of sleep has caught up with me a little, so I'll try very hard not to ramble too much......
Trying to be a little more organised and not so last minute I finished off the last of 3 tea cosies on Friday morning and packed the car ready for Saturday's market.
#1 little Blue Wren and Spring blossom.
First time I've sewn a Blue Wren, will tweak it a bit next time so that I'm completely happy with it.......
Those nimble little musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties with which natured hath furnished them to the shame of art'......Izaak Walton
The Hollyhocks finished and ready for sale.
I wanted to use a polka dot fabric for the lining but Spotlight didn't have any so a plain fabric sufficed.
'To dig one's own spade into one's own earth.
Has life anything better to offer than this?'.......
Of course there has to be a little vintage caravan somewhere.
This cosy sold before I had even set up my stall....
The market was moved to another location within the park
It was a beautiful Spring morning....
Lots of visitors to the market which was great and
Nicky Bomba played some tunes.....
A nice quiet spot on the river bank.
Handy to have a backpack for your pooped pooch!!
(tired dog, just in case you were unsure!!hehe)
Spied these gorgeous flowers in the main street after the market wound up.
I think they are Ixias, the colours were gorgeous.
Had to stop and take some pics
These guys had the right idea.
I could quite easily have joined them as I was feeling rather weary but had a 45 min drive home and some more sewing to do.......
Bright is looking her best this Spring with beautiful blossoms everywhere you turn.
Lots of Dogwoods in flower they obviously love the cooler climate.
I couldn't go past this lovely, white Wisteria and had to stop to take some pics........
As you can imagine the perfume was divine and the bees were having a feast.....
From a distance you don't notice the mauve and yellow sections.....
This Wisteria was beautiful, BUT I still prefer the dark purple variety, both are wonderfully perfumed.
It's good to be back at the market and catching up with everyone. Sales were great which means more sewing to restock.....
no complaints there.
This morning's market was alot quieter than we expected, but that's how it goes sometimes.
This week I will be focusing on the upcoming art show.
I have put my name down for four entries, so better get cracking.
I have an idea of what I want to do so will get the paints and canvases out and hopefully something will turn out well enough to enter. I know where my skills lie and painting is not one of them, but every now and then I hit on a winner!!
Confession time here, a rooster I painted one year, failed to sell(no surprise there)
It was a bit of a rushed job....tut tut
It's now hanging in Cluckingham Palace a reminder to allow myself more time and not to settle for second best.
Well, it's time for bed.......thanks for visiting girls and I hope you enjoyed your weekend.
Have a fab week whatever you are up to