Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Sunday....another day off....

This could get to be a habit....! A nice one though.

Some beautiful flowers from my son..they glow with colour...

A wonderful chicken stir-fry cooked for me, then an evening by a warm log-fire as we played Scrabble with our well-worn old set...

Erm....I was beaten hollow!

A Day Off....

On Friday, a day off from making Christmas items, my daughter and I wended our way to Teignmouth. I get withdrawal symptoms if I don't see the sea for ages, so it was lovely, although the day was overcast and moody. The first thing we saw was a rainbow: I took a photo on my phone, but infuriatingly it would not save as the memory was full! An "oh shoot" moment!

The huts on the pier looked rather bizarre without the sun and summer crowds, and very lonely.

From the other side, less so as they were all clumped together.

Lunch at the Beachcomber, then another amble on a freezing cold promenade and through the streets - we both like just ambling. As the light went at tea-time, the horizon developed a shaded line, as though someone had carefully applied eye-liner - it was beautiful, and looked very cold and forbidding at the same time.

Then it rained, and rained and rained.....
Time for a cup of tea.

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Christmassy fabrics

I love handling and working with beautiful quality fabrics! Christmas ones are especially gorgeous.
I am well under way making bunting and Christmas gifts for my online shop, and fairs coming up in December .......some will be in the shop next week.

It is such horrid weather today - cold, raining and a strong wind, that I will light a fire and sit and sew....... bliss

©Dar Msallema 2010

Monday, 8 November 2010

On being old-fashioned

Do read this article - well worth it! Found it by a link on Twitter. I am unashamedly old-fashioned in some ways, and many of the things mentioned in this article take me back to my childhood and teen years when they were commonplace. I still have my fountain pens, the Ultra record player which my father gave me for my 21st birthday, and it works!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

I love bartering!

For a few months I have been keeping an eye out for a model head to use for display at craft fairs. Quite by chance yesterday I acquired this one in exchange for a packet of biscuits! I love bartering like that, with both parties happy!
I think the head is beautiful.......

She needs a name, as she will be joining Diana when I go out.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

Saturday, 6 November 2010

It's a cat's life

I went outside a short while ago, and it felt really cold tonight. My cat seems to think so too....uncharacteristically, she is in early, and curled up in a chair. Maybe it has something to do with fireworks going off nearby as well.
She looks so comfortable it makes me want to wend my way to bed too!

Monday, 1 November 2010