Sunday, 1 November 2009

Cosy toes..................

The day is dark, a herald for the quiet sleepy shadows that fill November days
enabling me to sew and make my Christmas presents, while the dust falls hidden and undisturbed.
I am making aprons from vintage and home printed fabrics, and some 'Christmas Fairy' napkins, she just needs a star sewing on where she is reaching up...... and I have bought a lovely white cotton bag, and I have relined it and printed it for a present.
I can't face the shops yet they are too bright and too busy, they intrude on my thoughts, my purse needs to rest!! I love the coming of the winter, the dark soft days, I like to wrap up in soft warm clothes and light a fire, making small nests on the sofa with Adrian, or maybe battle through the woods in the wind and rain looking for beautiful fallen branches to hang my Yule decorations on....I think I like this better than summer............
Sweet Dreams and cosy toes my lovely friends
Lynn xxxxxx


A Bun Can Dance said...

Thank you very much for wishing my toes cosy!
I adore your creations, Lynn. Did you print the red flower-head fabric yourself? It is gorgeous!
And the aprons - at first I thought it was a photo of an amazing throw you had made for keeping toes cosy, now I know it's an apron it makes my food-stained, tatty commercial aprons which are hanging in the kitchen cupboard, somehow much less desirable.....!
I am most envious of the people on your Christmas list.....!
Happy and Cosy November days to you,
Denise x

Gina Cuff said...

Thank you for such a beautiful post on this fine Sunday morning!

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

How I wish I were on your Christmas present list! ;-)) ... such thought and careful creativity goes into everything you think about and everything here...especially your calm and restorative words.
Happy November Lynn,
Niki x

Stella Pesci said...

Your creative work is beautiful, as are your messages in your blog postings...I always feel happy when I see them!
Stella xxx

Ange said...

We have one last sunny day here before the November rain is said to arrive. The kiwi fruit have been picked from the vines by the river so soon I too will be searching for the beautiful twisted branches to hand my decorations from too... I'm looking forward to my fire since reading your post. Thank you!

Noamaja said...

I´ve said it before and I have to say it again...I just love your posts! Soo beautiful and poetic written. I wish I could love winter as much as you and you remind me to always search for the beautiful in life and one will find it. Now I will enjoy the rest of this rainy day. Thank you!


ale said...

hola lynn! everything is so so beautifull,so unique,so personal,so full of your great style!!!!..l love to prepare presents because in that moment all your heart and mind is in the one who is going to receive it..
l love everything but everything you show us!!!!!!have a happy and cozy sunday y un beso grande para vos!!!!!

erin said...

so, so gently beautiful and poetically thoughtful...i just love coming here! your aprons are gorgeous! i also loved your last post with the ghostly children!

Miss•Elena•Eous said...

Oh you sound so nice and cosy! This is indeed the best time of year. Present making and blankets abound...

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

We are most definitely on the same page! Happy November to you.

The French Bear said...

Hi Lynn, I just love your beautiful work. Everything you made here is so lovely, did you print your own fabric? I want to make my own designs on some fabric, I love to make clothes for my granddaughters, I love you apron, it looks like the skirts I am making!!!
You are such an inspirations to me, thank you so much!!!!
Margaret B

heidi said...

Hi lynn,
i love the fairy napkins how sweet are they?!
wonderful vintage fabrics too,infact it is all simply lovely.
wishing you lots of cosey times. xx

cocoa and blankets said...

what beautiful are so clever Lynn...I agree...autumn into winter is the most beautiful and the most magical of times....and as always you put my thoughts and sentiments into exquisitively crafted words.....

manon 21 said...

moi aussi je préfère l'automne à l'été,mais je n'ose pas le dire!!!!



bikim said...

Lovely gorgeous creations.
Happy november,

Jacqueline said...

You have made such beautiful presents, creative you are....I love the little franked adds that little something extra.....and the napkin is adorable.
Not only do I have the same bird images that you had on the cupboard but I also have the grey, metal leaf, heart garland....great minds and all that ! XXXX

IndigoShirl said...

Gorgeous, wondrous things!

Lisa said...

Your world sounds so dreamy and still next to my crazy, chaotic house! I, too, am looking forward to some cooler weather, but here in the Bay Area it will be almost 80 today! Your fairy napkins are so sweet!
Enjoy your cosy toes!

Kay said...

this is definately better than summer!!! love it all..x

Tulipa said...

Dear Lynn,
As always poetry that touches my heart and beautiful pictures...

Take care/ Mariette

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

What a to-die-for apron Lynn...and what a perfect time of year for you to do your sewing...and baking!!! November in the Land Down Under heralds the coming of Summer...Her sunshiney days and many beach walks to come...But in my mind now I am imagining a little fire to cosy up on!!! Enjoy your prelude to sounds delicious!!! Love Dzintra♥x
Hope your Samhain went well

Chatelaine said...

I'm sure your presents will be fabulous. You have such talent.

I think Autumn is the best of all the seasons. Hot drinks, warm wooly sweaters, flannel sheets, what could be better?

Di Overton said...

What a delight it must be to be on your Christmas List :)
Everything is so beautifully put together - clever lady

Greedy Nan said...

Oh no! Christmas is coming! I am always one of the last to know and therefore totally disorganised. Why can't it be on the same date every year? It would make it so-o-o much easier for me ....
Thanks for reminding me though.

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Such beautiful handwork... gifts that speak from the heart.
Hope all is well in your corner of the world and may you enjoy November's early envelopment of darkness...
xo Susan

H ennA said...

You amaze me every pretty creations, lovely!
I´m keeping my thumbs up for you, it would be such a pity if you had to sell the house..:-/

I´m not selling anything yet, I should do´s just an issue with my selfconfidence and I think everybody else makes so much prettier things..but the so much thinner wallet would be happier with a little extra money :-)

It is funny though, it´s like I´m having so much more to do at home now and time flies...I just can´t figure out how on earth I managed to potter when working fulltime?! ha ha..I believe I´m doing things in a slower pace?

Anyhow dear friend...I wish you a cozy week!

Hugs Anne

My little footprints said...

Hello Sunshine :)
I am starting blogging again :)
Lovely to come to your blog my friend, and have so much inspiration just seeing your pictures! You have som lucky friends and family who can have the gifts that you make!
I send some hugs over the sea with some wishes of some lovely Nowember-days!
Husd from your friend in Norway xxx

maminka girl- Loribeth Robare said...

November is my favorite month..I love putting the garden to bed for the winter and the gray days. Good to put on pajamas at four in the afternoon! Love your beautiful apron. best wishes and hugs to you, Loribeth

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Lynn,
Such wonderful and loving gifts you are making. I am a big fan of home made. I also make many of my Christmas gifts too.
I agree with you fall is a beautiful time of year, I love to feel the cool air against my face and sit outside with the fire on all curled up with a home made blanket.
I have enjoyed your post as I always do.
Take care and keep creating,

Jeanne said...

Love and hugs and many blessings
Love you

les fifoles said...

I'm just like you Lynn, I deeply like autumn, grey days and cool temperature. I feel more alive than in summer ;-)).

Love. Anne

Modern Country said...

Hi Lynn!!

Finally I have made my way into your lovely "home". So long time since we talked. I have missed you dearly!! I was suppose to answer your mail for ages, but sadly I was disturbed. Sorry my friend!! I will soon send you a few words. I hope you are fine. (and did not catch the bad flu)

Just the thought that November is here is incredible. I felt that I just walked around in the garden collecting apples and swinging the hammock. I hope you embrace this season. It seems like you also are getting more Inspired and busy making wonderful things. I love your Christmas presents!!! Oh, the apron is so gorgeous!! Love faded vintage fabric.

I was thinking about you opening your little shop. Are you? I thought you mentioned something about it earlier on this las year.

Well, I have to go, enjoy your Sunday!! Myself will take a walk, the weather is lovely :))

Take care my friend,
Lots of warm hugs, Aina

Modern Country said...

Just sent you an e-mail :)

Have a lovely afternoon!

Summer Gypsy said...

A lovely post. I love the aprons. They remind me of ones that I see at my favorite store...Anthropologie! That's a good thing.

The Devil Makes Work said...

Hey Lynn,

I hope you had a good Samhain.

Your creations are so beautiful, I just love them.


My little footprints said...

Hello again my lovely friend :)
So nice to hear from you again! I am alsom glad that I am blogging again :) happy happy happy, and a BIG smile :))
I am so glad you saw my lates post, I wanted to show you where my house was. Not the old house of course, but did you see the one picture where the yellow house was far away? In back of the apple tree? That is my house :)
In the beatifull nature :))
I will will write to you on FB :)
All the best wishes for the week to you and Adrian ;)
Lots of hugs from your
friend Beth xxx

Jema Rose said...

Thank you so much Lynn, for your sweet comment..!

Lots of hugs to YOU!



Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Lynn,
Beautiful vintage fabric to sew with and create one of a kind gifts!. I love that, my favorite gift is home-made.
Your Christmas Fairy napkin is adorable, I would love to see a pillow made with her on it(hint, hint).
Its always a pleasure to visit you, I go away with such lovely visions in my head.
Enjoy your day,

Lois said...

Hi Lynn, what a beautiful blog! Thank you for sharing it with me, I shall drop by on a regular basis. The aprons are wonderful, as is all your work, like Niki, I wish I was on your Christmas list... Thanks for reminding me that I need to start making my Christmas gifts! Have a great weekend, Lois x

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

It shows that you put love in everything you create. Our favorite season is coming soon. It's been raining the last couple of days and it made me think of you. I know you love the rain like I do!
hope you are well,

Kickcan and Conkers said...

I missed this some how, lucky your family is with all these wonderful presents in the making. So beautifully presented as always. The throw's my favourite I think.
November really is a month of change isn't it. I miss Bonfire night, sparklers, toffee and jacket potatoes. My children have never done all that.

Rostrose said...

I love your photos - and your words - the things you are showing - the things you are expressing -
Hugs Traude