All posts tagged: weekend

What did I do this weekend?

It has been a hot and sunny weekend here in the deep mid-west!  It did rain last night and that was very welcome. I had a single ripe tomato on my plants and this morning when I went to pick it, it had gone, stolen, presumed eaten.  One of our furry long tailed garden friends I am sure is the guilty party.  I always try to grow lots of tomatoes to share with the squirrels but to take the very first ripe one, that was mean. Lesson learnt, when I see a ripe tomato, don’t leave it, pick it! Over the weekend  I bought a few new art supplies in the form of acrylic gouache and some basic kraft paper to make sketchbooks from.  I love the colours this gouache comes in and choosing a few was a difficult job. I bought this book from the library sale cart for a whole 25cents!  I don’t think I will use it for anything except sitting on my shelf because my grandad was a morris dancer and …

Ombre Ocean Waiting for Snow.

I have fallen in love with these long long three strand necklaces.  Ever since I made my first one, making notes and measuring thread all the way, I have adored them. That first one took me days to finish.  I am happy I did all the measuring and guideline notes as I usually need to refer to them. I decided to make this one with an ombre look – light going to dark, in a selection of blues on a blue thread.  I always use a gorgeous vintage mother of pearl button to fasten, they are a lovely highlight to the piece and those buttons go with any colour combination I can throw at them. I am working and working on filling up my Etsy shop and I love the summer look of the linen thread which is my favourite stringing material in the whole wide world.  Check out my shop here or click the link on the left side of this page.  Let me know what you think. What do you like to accessorise …