Sunday, 2 November 2014

A Jessie Chorley Work shop

I had a very quick visit to London yesterday to go to a Jessie Chorley Workshop. 
I set  off with my little case full of snippets and pretty s to play with, you probably recognise the glittery twinkle stamped fabric from my Winter Fairys box.

 Jessie had provided us packs to work with they contained a heart and dove and some beautiful papers and embroidery thread. I chose to make some bunting or at least make a good start on it, these samples are my efforts on the day (sore fingers). We were able to use lots of lovely stamps and all sorts of papers and fabric pieces Jessie had provided
Other industrious lady's decorated beautiful hearts cut from old book covers  , and painted card doves with silk ribbons and bells, some made gorgeous Christmas cards, so many beautiful things, so many lovely lady's.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend.
A sparkly twinkly start to November
Hugs Lynn xxx










Sunday, 26 October 2014

Magical Winter Fairys......more fluttery Fairy's being listed this Friday evening 31.10.14





I have listed some more Winter Fairy's in my shop, don't forget they come in their own Vintage style decorated boxes for safe and pretty storage all made by hand. xx

 Thank you for all your enquiry's and your lovely messages.

I would like to say if you would like a special colour or request please contact me it is no problem, I have just made 50 of these little beauties for a Winter Wedding all in silver and white and with writing on soooo pretty xx.

I hope you all enjoyed your extra sleep wasn't it delicious?
I hope you  have a lovely week

Hugs Lynn xxx


Thursday, 16 October 2014

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Remembering

  

I run, I dream, words come to me and sometimes I see a shadow, a watcher on the path, then I look again and they are gone, part of nature, part soul. I have shared my words and feelings today with you. Nature she is magical and tangible she takes my heart and whispers her secrets to me and then I remember then it all makes sense 




Swans........

I felt them coming, tilting back I looked into the blue sky.

My ribs opened up into the light and from my chest a swan flew long necked free.

 Her brothers and sisters followed, seven white swans beating high into the autumn day.

Against the leaves against the tide of the drab chocolate ebbing water, where upon the bank shiny conkers lay, half buried in leaf mould smelling of something spicy herbal precious.

 Half remembered memories from another time, then such beauty fell upon me it sparkled in the hedgerow and painted itself upon the hawthorns upon the tall hemlocks upon the swans as they faded from me.

Love Lynn xxx

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Dare I mention the Christmas word?

I have been embroidering linen handkerchiefs  for my Christmas cards (just the right size), I can scan in my embroidery's and then print them out onto tea stained card stock add some glitter and I have some personal hand made cards. I thought you may like to try this idea for yourselves, hence why I am mentioning the C word a little bit early...to give you some time xxx












It is nice to mess about with paper now and again, I am up to my eyes in Workshop inductions, new students and fabric at Uni, so to come home and play is a good unwinder.
Love and hugs
Lynn xxxx.


Sunday, 21 September 2014

Just for me.........

I have never sewn in leather before(ooh naughty words!!) ..and I have had given to  me by a lovely friend, some rather special pieces of very soft leather in gorgeous colours, so thought to have a play with making a new over large bag in a very simple new shape.  This will be most useful to carry my lunch and paper and kindle on the train into work with me...thought you would like a peek....
some tips...

use leather needles
use a Teflon foot
use polyester upholstory thread or guttermans all rounder
good luck  xxxxx



this is my new autumn cushion displayed in my back room


I love the feel of Autumn, its the equinox over the coming days
light and dark in perfect balance, before the dark takes precedent and settles over us once more over  the land, bringing cosy nights and crisp mornings (I hope).
The days bring with them so many joys so many festivals as the land changes and the fingers of Autumn weave themselves around our hearts.
With Love x 


Sunday, 7 September 2014

All in the presentation....................

                                                    a sofa of one's own....................





                                                         only young once ...................................



A beautiful shop called Fleurie in Lewes Sussex....it drew me in like a wasp to jam.
Looking into this lovely place, my eyes fluttered from one exquisite display to another and you know that lovely feeling of discovering something quite beautiful I just wanted to move in!  ha ha ..

Thinking on... shouldn't we all have a space in our homes or lives that make us feel like this, so often on pinterest I see so many wonderful images pinned by all of us searching for that 'perfect setting' for that piece of ecru hemp, or soft fall of light on lace.  As the seasons move past us we gather pictures of Autumn leaves and fair isle jumpers why?? Are we missing something in our lives, are we satisfying our soul searching for something lost or not yet found.

Its a huge question I know, and our homes are not shop display areas, but our lives are special and our familys are special too,  making  where we live and love needs to have magic too doesn't it?

How do you make the beauty in your life, will you share it with me xxx