Saturday, 23 February 2019

Orchids at Kew....

23rd February 2019

Just arrived home from a trip to Kew with friends who are visiting, beautiful sunny day and a cloudless sky, unbelievable weather for February....
...the gardens were so busy we queued for an hour to see the orchids but it was worth it...



...daffodils, crocus and snowdrops all flowering together!!







Beautiful woven planters at the entrance...



....amazing petals...





...a moss 'big cat'...


...suspended from the roof...











...'dragon on the leaf...


...gorgeous leaves...


....seeds on a palm....




...moss and leaf sculpture...




...turtle sculpture...





...my favourite...



...display in the middle of a pool...





....origami butterflies...



....moss dolphin...


....the colours, variety of shapes and scent of the orchids was fantastic!

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Some beautiful sunsets this week....

...a late afternoon walk in Richmond Park...



...on Richmond Hill looking down on the Thames....


...another great week!



Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Cards and Yarnbombing!!

20th February 2019

Been a bit under the weather the last week with a cough and cold that seems to be going around so haven't had much energy!!

Experimented with sandwiching a very open hessian between tissue paper using Gesso....

...haven't used them yet but like the texturing for a mixed media piece or background.




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One of the projects my craft group has done is preparing to yarn bomb a tree in the community....

....owl made by Sue...


....some of the group with our tree...






....it was a good project and apparently people have been stopping at the gate and taking photographs and the children have loved it, good to make people smile!!

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Made some fabric cards for my craft stall in April using hand dyed fabrics from my stash and free machining.






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Also made a wall hanging using one of my indigo dyed tea towels and old hand made lace....



.....and a wall hanging for my bathroom window....


...difficult to take a photo against the light, the fabric is a stiffened scrim and I have used recycled sari silk strips and shells to embellish, rather pleased with the result!

Visitors this weekend then off to Cornwall on 1st March for a course, hope this cough/cold disappears by then!!!