Thursday, 3 November 2011

Love is in the air

Love and some very hastily taken and badly edited photographs but its busy busy busy here at Dogdaisyhill.
Last week I made a 'card' for a lady to give to her friends for their 50 years of marriage.

 I layered sheer fabric and machined leaves and then cut them out and made them into a heart.
I've scribbled their names out (Badly) because just in case anyone reads this blog who knows them..and everyone in the village knows wouldn't be a surprise. 
A lovely couple, kind and generous . I hope they have a great day.

Next a bit of a loss.
Our garden is not the best or the easiest but was dominated by a larch tree. In the summer we would sit under it(Although that hasn't happened for a while) and its gorgeous drooping boughs hung over us like a waterfall.
Birds nested in it and midges made merry in the evening preventing us having chinese lantern lit soirees I used to dream about.
When the wind blew as it does so readily here at 800ft above sea level, branches full of cones hurtled across the garden. In the Autumn the path was a mat of needles. They drove me mad.
It was in the garden when we arrived and had only reached a fraction of its potential height and width. 26 years later that was unfeasible in our narrow space and sadly we had to do the deed.
 Which now means our garden is TOTALLY boring and so is the view. but we do have a goodly stack of wood for the fire which we will need, as we now have no money left for the gas bill. You would not believe what two men up a tree for two hours charge!
Maybe it will improve growing conditions for next year?

I have also been busy making usual. This seedhead was a commission.(I am not Anna was just a convenient white background for the pic)
 Then yesterday was a craft fair in Preston. Moderately successful but sometime you wonder if its worth the effort. I met nice people and there was a percentage commission for a soldiers charity. 

I made almost enough money to pay for half the cost of the cat to have his teeth out next week. 
 Then I came home and catalogued a large part of my stock and listed and numbered and posted off for this event.
If you are in that vicinity you might like to pop in. There are some very good makers and lovely quality of work.
These are the ones I didn't send!

Harris Tweed brooches. 

 Of course felt brooches. I kept the hearts back, 
 but there are plenty of paisley, and  fronds, and leaves.

Today I should cleaning because...and I don't know if I mentioned this....

someone is coming.


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