Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Climbing a hill...........







Some days I feel like I am climbing this hill........especially as far as my creativity is concerned, and some days are better, the hill is not SO hard to climb. This hill I might add was especially nice as it leads to the home of the Bronte's, at Howarth and the day was wonderful hence my casual relaxed pose ha ha.
I am on holiday at the moment, and life is fun I have been making and altering cardigans for myself (again) to stretch out my spending money, and I have been inspired again by the wonderful Jessica Ogden, when I was at university( two years ago now!!) we did a huge Eco project on reconstructing and modernising clothes, using old nylon underskirts, boiled jumpers, and ratty quilts etc to produce original embroidered and textural clothing, we had lots of fashion designers visit us to give us ideas and talks...I so miss those inspiring days, well I have found a lovely page from Elle magazine, giving lots of ideas for you to try using Jessica's clever ways with clothes, as you can see I have embroidered a pink cardigan with birds, it looks gorgeous, I am really pleased, THANKS Jessica xx.
My other photograph belongs to Adrian really, he has disappeared into the back basement and is making beer and bottling wine as if it was going out of fashion it smells divine down there........maybe he is planning a party ..who knows!!
Have a lovely week
Hugs Lynn xx




26 comments:

Henna said...

Dear Lynn...I just get amazed by your posts every time, the pics are lovely as always. Pleased to read that you are enjoying life and it is to be seen on your lovely creations :-)
Enjoy your holiday!

Hugs Anne

Miss.Maddie's said...

What a perfect idea revamping old cardigans into all sorts of possibilities and less to the landfill.
I once collected some beaded cashmere ones and made them into the most beautiful stockings for Christmas to hang from the mantle.
Now those are big jugs of beer.You Brits drink yours at room temperature, right?
xo Susan

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I am over from Gretel Parker's site and am so glad to have found you! You have a most lovely blog and Edward and I shall return!

Katie said...

Lynn, you have the most wonderful ideas that I have ever seen...you have sensitivity, intuition, beauty, charm, and REAL talent with everything you do. I mean this from the very bottom of my heart; You are a true artist. I admire your ideas and covet everything I've ever seen you make! I'm sorry you feel like you are slow-moving up a hill right now, but it is good to have a fallow time with your art - I think it gears you up for something wonderful when you are ready again. You are such a beautiful spirit. lovingly, Katie

Sea Angels said...

Thankyou my friends, I always love to hear from you...and your kind comments give me such a warm feeling, and stir me to continue searching for new ideas and inspirations.
Thankyou sooo much xx

Arija said...

Lynn..
I'm having such fun roaming your world but, like keeping my birthday presents for the right day, am leaving most of it 'till Sept., when my downloads will be quicker.

Seeing your work I wonder if you have come across India Flint's web site? I think you would enjoy it. You can reach it from the autumn picture on my blog and wander the
woods.
xxx Arija

ps. I too cry at beauty.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Edward and I have added your blog to our list of Splendid Locales. It's really beautiful over here.

Janneke said...

Hello Lynn,
i am glad you were climbing the "creativity-hill" so well; seeing the cardigan that you have embroidered !!
Greetings, Janneke.

Ellani said...

I love your blog. I came over from Donna's site. Thanks so much for the lovely pictures and I enjoyed the music!

Marja Kristiina said...

Yep, I know a thing or two about climbing hills myself. I do believe that you're on top of eveything right now and am looking forward to seeing your latest creations!

It's amazing how slowly time goes by, though. Imagine that I only graduated one year ago from the university and it feels like, well, twelve :-)

tumbleweed said...

hi Lynn, thanks for your visit...the hill-climbing pic reminded me of a wet and wintry visit to the Brontes home at Haworth way back in 1983, arriving suitably sodden having wandered the moors in sleeting rain so as to be in the correct fram of mind...
warm wishes
india (the tumbleweed)

rivergardenstudio said...

What a beautiful blog...I love the dishes on the counter by the window and everything! I will be back! Roxanne

Solstrimmor & Stjärnstrålar said...

Really beautiful cardigans and your pink cardigan is gorgeoous and I can understand that you are really pleased.
hugs
nina

Ragged Roses said...

Lynn your cardigan is beautiful, the colours and design are just wonderful. You are so talented (I know I keep repeating myself). It looks like you're at the top of your mountain to me (most days I'm stumbling around the bottom trying to get a foothold!). I have always, always wanted to go to Howarth, ever since I was at school studying the Brontes and my English teacher came from there and told us so many marvellous stories.
Kimx

Donna said...

The cardigan is Beautiful Lynn! And as Always, so are your pictures! Hope you're enjoying your holiday!! Happy week Sweetheart!!hughugs

allaboutpretty said...

Wanted to say Hi, so happy to have found your gorgeous blog, love the pics, your home & all your creations, everything is so beautiful, thanks for sharing. I'll definitely be back to visit & I've listed you on my favs so I can share you with others. God bless, Laura

Moth to a Flame Studio said...

What a beautiful blog, I am really enjoying all of the pictures and especioally the outdoor scenery. Your handmade creations are lovely!
Looking forward to your next post.

All my best, Lisa

http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5655333

serenitymeadow said...

I'm loving the pictures on your sidebar. Your handiwork is so unique and very beautiful.

Sea Angels said...

Thankyou guys so very much xxx

Annabelle said...

Beautiful work Lynn! Sounds like you are enjoying the time off....more relaxed to create.Luv the clothes...very romantic.

Lynn said...

Hi Lynn,
Welcome to ECS :) Your blog feels so serene, and it is just lovely.
I love cardigans, always have, you can never have enough in my opinion, and I love the sweet birds you embroidered on your pink one.

MISS PRUDENCE said...

THANK YOU LYNN FOR YOUR VISIT FROM ACROSS THE BIG BLUE SEA... WE WILL TRAVEL THE USA FOR WEEKS TO COME, PAST FARMS AND SMALL TOWNS & BIG CITY ALIKE...MAKING MEMORIES AS WE PASS ALONG OUR WAY HEADED ONWARD TO THE EASTERN SHORE OF NEW ENLAND.. PLEASE VISIT ME AGAIN ...
XX FROM AMERICA

kari and kijsa said...

Do miss those days of school when the creativity oozed everywhere...always trying to recreate that time!
Thank you for all your prayers and blessings!
Have a wonderful Labor Day,
kari & kijsa

les fifoles said...

The third picture is just breathtaking. Really, really beautiful.
Bises. Anne

les fifoles said...

The third picture is just breathtaking. Really, really beautiful.
Bises. Anne

Marja Kristiina said...

It's me again.

Um, Lynnston... I hadn't realized that 'squeak squeak' was happy noise ;-) But I totally get the hype and I'm extremely happy for you!!!

Where did you get the booky?