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





Sunday, 24 August 2014

Listening to crows

 I walk out of the front door and I need to walk into a forest or field. They are close by calling me but not quite close enough  so time spent in Wharfdale and Grassington  collecting Wild Heather and Blackberry's is deeply satisfying. Listening to the wind and bathing in the late colours of the landscape, gives me a real and honest peace. I can take this feeling like nourishment with me, then into my mind and body, and into our home. The patterns of late summer lodge in my dreams, I crave the shades of deep pink and berry purples, I have that needy feeling to stock my cupboards with home-made jams, the corn has been cut and the stubble is sharp in the fields, the nights are darker, and the crows whisper their secrets in the late afternoon long with shadows.
There it is on the horizon do you see and feel it... a coming of Autumn of swirling mists, of magic, of rituals and thanks.
Walking in Heather



Everywhere is pink and smells so sweet



berrys for jam



some heather at home


a new painting in progress


Wednesday, 23 July 2014

All whites...........

 Inspired by my vintage French wallpapers in shades, of chalky whites and greys with metallic touches I have begun work on a new range of Winter Items in these romantic shades....trust me to start on Winter as this heatwave is washing over us....ha ha

This is one of my new cushions in milky whites and greys, vintage hemp and printed poetry stuffed and soft perfect for Winter and candlelight evenings



Talking about candles I have been really fortunate to buy some really lovely things this week ( back being MUCH better and wanted to share,
One is my new French walnut table totally in a dilapidated state, but needed a good home, and a very very shabby pair of Toile ware candle holders, all flaky paint and just what I like. I have popped the table next to our  bed, I haven't a clue  where I shall put the candle holders... 



 
                                                           Happy sunshine days
                                                              Hugs Lynn xx

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Ballet Shoes.. for sale sorry all sold x




If anyone is looking for some gorgeous ballet shoes for their art work or shabby dreamy decoration
I have some assorted pairs for sale in my Etsy Shop.
They are the most lovely colours.
Hugs Lynn xxx


Monday, 7 July 2014

A flash of Turquoise


I would love to capture how amazing it is to see a Barn owl fly out into the violet haze of early morning, or the flash of iridescent turquoise lining a Kingfishers wings as he skims the water.

 How having a bad back has made me more observant and patient how this pain has become a gift... an insight...  a lesson of life. How its very need for measured movement  has changed my days.

I can share with you my painting, and my French wallpaper decoupage suitcase that I have been covering.

 I have within these warm slow painful days become insightful, sagacious or maybe I just dream of these states of mind?

Here are some of my watercolour paintings from my June work book and projects  xxxx







Village Fairs


My suitcase


The Handle still to cover


Placketts


Bands of vintage patchwork


Afternoon Tea

Hugs Lynn xx

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Pretty finds for Tuesday xx


Some faded curtains


rather pretty pyrex

a lovely Gypsy Girl (sorry she is sold and has a new home xx}


Isn't funny how we find and even buy things in colour story's, within minutes  I had bought the pyrex dishes in mustard and turquoise just after buying this 1950's Gypsy Girl Picture, I love her but will probably sell her in my Etsy shop, I quite fancy selling the occasional pretty vintage item I come across. 
I shan't be selling my lovely vintage faded curtains though not yet anyway xxx.

Hope you are having a few sunny days they make such a difference don't they

Hugs Lynn xxx