Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Hearty Cheers


Valentines Day and the Chorley Contemporary Crafters big Crafty Takeover at Astley Hall approacheth.
And I'm ready!
Reddy I should say...reddy reddy red red.


Not only that but I have resurrected the leaves I made a very few of two or maybe even three years ago.

They are a bit fiddly to make but I do like them.



This is my favourite.I used lots of snips of velvet in colours I'd almost run out of.

The same with greens and yellows.

More hearts in other subtler colours.

There's got to be purple hasn't there?

Caramel anyone?

Paisley?


On my stall there'll be Tweets and Tweed bags and silk cuffs and tweed brooches..and then there are all the other lovely stalls and lovely people....come and see for yourselves.




Its good to sit at the sewing machine when the weather is bitter outside, and then go out and find little works of nature's art in the garden.




This why we have to go in the garden...often! (And not always in time)

We had such fun at puppy training last night. A room full of baby doggies? Its the best thing ever.
Hetty was very good and had especial fun when Ferdinand,  a little Laso apso decide to practice his humping skills on her! 

    We were wondering what we might call the offspring, 
you know, like cockerpoo, and Labradoodle.
   'Schnapso' was the best we could do. 
Fortunately we won't have to worry about that due to their age. 
Ferdinand didn't really know what he was doing!

29 comments:

Maggi said...

Very pretty. Have a good show. The mind boggles at a combination of those two. How come they have such fancy names now anyway - they always used to be called mongrels!

Sandy said...

I love all the colors. Puppy school is fun. My German Sheppard was the shy guy.

Carol Q said...

gorgeous colour combinations Jackie but that red is SO rich. hope it goes well! lol - I like Maggi's comment about fancy name and mongrels

Nells Embroidery said...

Such beautiful colours as always. Hope the show is a huge success. Dog training is fun, we were always kept behind after class for bad behaviour!

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feltwright said...

Lovely!

Miriam Weaver said...

Lovely colours! Fingers crossed we've not had an accident for a few weeks, Hetty will get there soon.

Heather said...

I bet it won't take Ferdinand long to find out what he's doing!
Your stall will look fantastic - all those wonderful shapes and glorious colours - irresistible! Have a great weekend.

Rachel said...

You have some glorious colours there! Hope it goes well this weekend...

Lyn said...

I love the red hearts Jackie, they are gorgeous! Hope you do well at the Craft Fair
xxx

Annie and Lyn said...

Your red hearts will be a huge success! But your whole stall will be popular with all those yummy colours.

The photos of the ice are terrific! Art to be sure.
We've been quite lucky down here (so far) and have avoided the severe weather.

Thimble Fingers said...

Love the rich redness of the hearts, beats a rose any day!
Whats your next theme ... clovers for St Pat's day? ... I can visualise more of your wonderful designs nice coming on.
Your posts on Hetty always tickle me ... she's so lovely.

heikeknits said...

Gosh they are all so beautiful, wish I was closer to Chorley to see them all in the flesh. Have a great day at the show and may it clink a lot in your money box xx

Boxoftrix said...

A beautiful selection for your stall Jackie I hope you have a very successful day!

Rosie said...

Your work is always such a feast for the eyes - all that wonderful colour and texture. I've been hiding indoors with the sewing machine too - its far too cold to be venturing out!

Els said...

Ah so sorry I can't visit that show .... would like to meet you there ;-)
When you print out the first photo you would have the most lovely greeting card !!!!
Lots of succes Jackie !

Magpie's Mumblings said...

After a number of dull yucky days here I was absolutely delighted to see such bright colours. You made my day with these and then the ultimate reward for me was to see Hetty at the end. (Hah - would you believe the word verification is "DOGirkso"!!)

Margaret Applin said...

Love your red hearts!!!! I haven't yet done anything with mine but recently moved to a new studio with lots more space to play! Everything looks luscious as usual in your new pieces!!!

Morna said...

Pretty, pretty hearts. :-)

Paint Pots and Petals said...

Laso-schnau? schanzo-apser? snazzy-lasoo? Laso-schnap? peach schnaps - ok maybe not, but the possibilities are endless. Ooh that was fun, give us another one. Glad you enjoyed puppy class. x

Anna said...

Beautiful, rich colours; yummy. Hope the fair goes well

Anna said...

Beautiful, rich colours; yummy. Hope the fair goes well

joanne May said...

Love your heart brooches very much! ;-)
I still wear the green and gold leaf one you made for me!
It has been a long time since I have visited your blog. I hope you are well and enjoying life! ;-)

Emma said...

Truly scrumpcious colors & shapes - as Heather said they should be irresistible!

Jacky said...

Your caramel heart is beautiful!!! I love that colour combo (love all of your colour combo's really). I'm sure the market will be a success, those hearts will fly out the door.

And Ferdinand, what a handsome boy he is.

Jacky xox

silverpebble said...

I do hope today has gone well. Those leaves are my favourite of your brooches I think. They remind me of scandinavian ceramics.

karen jane said...

Ready, reddy, red and now read!

Linda said...

A post full of lusciousness ....and I definitely wouldn't mind a caramel!
I hope the Fair went well, I would love to have been there.
Sounds like the pups were having lots of fun the other evening ;-)
Judging from the photo Hetty came home with very dirty feet, lol!!

Very Berry Handmade said...

Those leaves are so beautiful. I can see why they are fiddly, but definitely worth it!



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