I recently splashed out and bought myself a rotary cutter, a cutting mat and one of those plastic, ruler, measurer thingy's that clever patchworky people use......
Well there was a sale on and so I figured it was a good time to buy them.
Certainly makes cutting fabric heaps easier and when you have lots of triangles to cut for a bunting order it's the way to go.
But there's only so much cutting and measuring I can take before I need a break.
So this morning I grabbed my camera and headed outside for 20 mins or so.....
The root stock of the Blue Moon rose has taken over and I don't mind it. I thought I had bought a lovely red rose to ramble along the chook run fence. I was quite disappointed when it bloomed and it was Blue Moon.....wrong label.
I have never seen a decent specimen yet. Blue Moon seems to have a rather straggly habit and is prone to black spot, so I will let the root stock flower and prune it off at the end of the season.
Friend or foe?
H.M. Mrs Brown is ready for action.....bugs don't stand a chance with her around......
Out in the tree belt the Bottle brush is flowering it's head off.
It's absolutely stunning, so I grabbed a basket and trusty secateurs, put my boots on and headed over there.
The blooms are stunning, so soft.....
I also picked some 'Silver Dollar' gum leaves to add to the vase.
So it may not be the prettiest flower arrangement and no doubt it breaks a lot of floristry rules....but I don't care......
They look amazing, I was never one for native plants, but over the years my tastes have changed and I can now see the beauty in their shape and form.
Love the shadows on the wall and table.......
This sculpture has been 'planted' to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the nearby Wooragee primary school.
As I drove past on Sunday morning I made a mental note to stop on my return trip and take a pic.
Isn't it wonderful?
I love Sunflowers, reminds me I must get some seeds in.
Of course I'm late doing so....what's new?
You can see the seeds in the middle....whoever made it did a great job.
Hubby and son came up to the market on Saturday for a visit on one of their rare weekends home.
I left them in charge as I went off for a wander and catch up with other stall holders.
No. 1 said if anyone asked who made my stock, he would tell them I sent the designs to China where they were made by the 1000's.
Funny boy....gotta love his sense of humour.
The market was another success, it seemed particularly busy this month which is great.
The weather was perfect, wonderful live music and lots of sales.
I had made two 'Audrey's' similar to the one I put in the recent art show. It was a last minute decision to take them and test the waters.....would anyone be interested?
Well, the answer was a resounding 'yes'....
The lovely Nat and her friend Roslyn were up from Melbourne for the weekend and Nat snapped up both of them.
I think I was a bit shocked actually and excited, so I asked if I could take a pic.
Hope you don't mind me posting it Nat?
Roslyn was wearing a wonderful cardy which had been felted and refashioned and so we got chatting about it.
Love moments like these.......
It was great to meet both of you.
Thank you for purchasing some Sweet Birdy Love makes.
After a market weekend, Mondays are spent outside in the garden.
I got busy and whipper snipped the weeds and edges into submission. No doubt the sighting of a brown snake in the back orchard Sunday afternoon prompted me to get busy and tidy up.
It hasn't been seen since, so I hope it was passing through and not hanging around the chook house, hoping to find some mice!!
I also pruned and tidied up the spring growth and got my dose of Vitamin D.
It was a lovely day and today is the same, blue sky and sunshine and a light breeze. Sounds like it's going to warm up towards the end of the week though.
Well, I better get back to those triangles......somehow I think this will be the last lot of bunting I make.
The list of orders has grown and I need to get cracking......
Hope you are all enjoying your week and thanks for coming over for a visit, it's always great to hear from you.