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A Mixed Bag for Handmade Monday

It’s Handmade Monday, again, and I’m about to break a blogging rule* by not having single theme for this post.  I’ve got far too much to say, and too many photographs!

Yesterday was our local Farmers’ Market where we have a Knit and Stitch table to promote our monthly evening get-together. It’s also a good reason to get out one of my ongoing projects which has been sadly neglected for Planet Penny Cotton Club productions and needlefelting just lately!  Do you remember the Jane Brocket blanket from this post?

It’s still progressing, but very slowly…

There was a mouthwatering cake stall, Welcome Treats...

Pretty things from Gingham Rose

…wonderful woodturning…

…some beautifully presented jams and chutneys from Shirley’s Kitchen.  What a great way to use old seed catalogues and wrapping paper!

 

Unfortunately I was too late to catch the Fruit and Veg stall at it’s best, and the local pork stall was not that photogenic, but the flower stall was as pretty as ever…

…and I bought a Michaelmas Daisy!

Back home, I have two really useful books on the go which I really want to recommend to all my Bloggy chums who sell on line.  There’s this one, which is where I discovered this rule*(see above) …

…and this one…

…which has really made me evaluate my photography.  I started reading it thinking maybe I ought to move on up from my little pocket digital to a DSLR.  But then I dug out the manual CD for my little Canon IXUS 115 HS, switched off ‘Auto’, which is where it’s been lazily set since I bought it and started to experiment.  I’m amazed at all the features I didn’t know were there!  It’s not that I haven’t been happy with what I’ve been doing so far, but I can be much more ambitious now, so watch out!

I’ve been clearing out a little flowerbed near the house, a mixture of Creeping Buttercup and a Snail Hotel, and made a bit of breathing space for my ‘Fairy’ Rose.

…and I had to bring a few inside…

They are so small and delicate, if they were scented they’d be perfect!

I sourced some great twiggy wreaths this week which were perfect for the mini Robins bigger brothers to sit on…

They are about 8″ across and are currently for sale on Etsy

And I’m still making the teeny ones in the 2″ rings although they are selling so quickly if you miss them on Etsy you’d better contact me!

Since I am breaking the rules with my mixed bag of news, I might as well carry on with …Pet News!

I’ve had many kind enquiries about Clovis’s progress after his car accident, and I’m pleased to report he’s coming along well, if slowly.  He has had two of the three pins removed, the last one must stay for a few more weeks.  He’s trundling around quite happily, and even presented my mum with a mouser this morning!

If you saw this morning Silent Sunday Post and Higgins in his new bed, you can find out much more about it in this little film…


…and finally I will leave you with this weeks link to Handmade Monday over on Handmade Harbour. I hope your brain is not too boggled with all the stuff I have thrown at you!

See you soon…x

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