Saturday, 23 April 2016

Needle Felting....

23rd April 2016

Another lovely day today so spent the morning working in the garden  followed by a promenade walk with Jack. There was a really cold northerly wind on the prom but the sun was great in a sheltered spot.


These felt slippers, a gift from my daughter 2 years ago, were looking a little sad so I washed them. They took 3 days to dry!


Next I had fun needle felting...


...now have slippers that make me smile.

A new lease of life for the cosiest slippers I have ever had!

Next I decorated a tote with some of my rusted fabric, rather pleased with the result!


Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Painting, Planting Pallet Planters....

20th April 2016

Another sunny day here in Blackpool....

.....spent 3 hours in the park this morning....

....Alan putting in liners....


.....Enid and Sylvia painting....


.....such cheerful colours...


......Marie....


....Alan placing the plants for us to plant...




....I will take photos to show the development of these planters.

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Took Jack up to Stanley Park for a walk in the sunshine....

... new leaves against the beautiful blue sky....



...boats on the lake....


....herons feeding their young...




...beautiful blossom...


....moorhens on floating nests....



...the last of the daffodils....


....reflections...


...socialising....


....blossom and shadows...


....a brilliant day making the most of the spring sunshine!


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Last Four Pages of my Fabric Baby Book

17th April 2016

Sunny today so wrapped up against the cold wind and went down to the beach...




....Jack enjoying a paddle, I have to keep the lead on as he runs off!!!


Had a play with some pebbles.



Came home and finished the book, not perfect but made with love!



I have also been working on my secret project which is nearly finished. Will share at a later date.



Saturday, 16 April 2016

Work on the Park Project....

16th April 2016

This morning our park group met to make planters from old pallets, a great recycling project and the weather was kind to us!


Planning the stage ready for the 'production' in May...


.....the willow dome has many new shoots, a fence had to be erected after vandals uprooted it 10 times!!!!


Margaret happy in her job...


...RD was 'roped in' while he was walking Jack around the park!!


....working out where the castors will go....


...fixing the castors....



....lots of measuring, sawing and hammering....


.....the 1st movable planter off the production line....


....painting....



....Enid at 81 is an inspiration to us all!!


One of the dog walkers commented, 'you look like elves in Santa's workshop'....


...2nd planter being painted...


....a very productive day, 5 planters made and these will be stencilled and planted up on Wednesday.



Monday, 4 April 2016

More Fabric Baby Book Pages....

4th April 2016

I have stitched some more pages for the baby book.....



.....used my transfer paints for a butterfly, top is the painted paper, middle  transferred onto calico and bottom  transferred onto a synthetic organza....


....backed the organza with the calico and free machined, a little wrinkled but I am sure the baby won't mind!!


Free machined daisy....



...just 6 more motifs to do....

.....also finished a blanket using up my oddments!