Greetings from a wet, very wet corner of England again. Sorry, just couldn't resist mentioning the awful weather. No ofcourse I'm not affected by it or fed up of it even if it is nearly the end of June. At least the vegetable garden doesn't need watering:
and what if Amber did come back from a camping trip with bag loads of wet clothes and shoes. Hey, I have a washing machine and an Aga to dry it all on:
and did you see a bit of blue sky in those dark clouds. It can only get better. But wait - I just looked out of the window and there's now a torrential downpour. A girl can only take so much especially when it's nearly the end of June.
So what does she do on another wet day? Well, even though I seem pretty affected by the colour of the sky these days I did have a moment of inspiration yesterday. Raj was playing with his Lego Crazy Contraptions and I was shifting things from one end of my work table to another. I was just about to dump these in the bin:
They're the edges of some of the blanket pieces I've dyed. I don't usually cut them off before I dye (laziness, I guess) and end up trimming each piece if I want to sell it. Anyway, I was thinking how pretty they were and next to them were some flower shapes cut out of felted jumpers and blankets and before I knew it I'd turned one into a brooch.
Raj played and I sat and rolled up blanket edgings and sewed them onto the flower shapes. In fact, I was so inspired by these that I just kept going - only stopping to make supper and put the boys to bed. Tom walked in the door at 10.40pm and I was still sat here sewing. Mind you my eyes were pretty tired by then. Here they all are:
I'm really pleased with them - it's recycling at it's best I guess. Here's a close up of one:
and a side view of another:
What do you think of them? Do you think anyone will buy them?! I might list them on Etsy later ..........when the weather clears and I can take some photos. By the way talking of Etsy, I've made up sets of the blanket pieces now and will be listing them very soon. Here's what they're like:
Well, I'm off to have some comforting cocoa and to look at the sky again. Hope you have a lovely weekend.............
PS I can't take any credit for the vegetable patch - it's all Tom's work.
PPS Brooches listed here now.