Friday, 30 March 2012

Sunnyside up....................

One of the lovely things about living here in Wells is the peace and quiet of the countryside but also the wonderful array of fun things the smallest city in England has to offer. For example we have lots of lovely teashops providing your waistline with enough calories to increase your waistband tenfold; we have 2 lovely new fabric shops Millie Moon and Sew Vintage which both provide their customers with a variety of different and beautiful fabrics to choose from and classes to attend to learn about or improve your skills in sewing, crochet, knitting and ceramics; we have a beautiful Cathedral and Bishop's Palace to visit and enjoy the historical elements and the garden atmosphere; we have pretty English countryside where you can walk and enjoy the lovely natural world we live in, in short Wells is a pretty cool place to live.

On top of these things, the sunshine has brought out the lovely people who live in this old hospital and I have met some new people and I hope perhaps friends. I have been sitting outside enjoying the sun and crafting my little heart away. There is a crocheted teacosy in the offing, baby knitting, nursery curtains and pictures for my friend. In fact yesterday and today I have been cutting and stitching felt to some curtains using the patterns and beautiful designs of the fabulous Laura from Lupin. Her book ''Supercute Felt'' has some amazing designs and my friend and I have have adapted some of these to make her baby's nursery just the way she wants it.

Other items I have been working on are this Hen weekend memento book which was commissioned by lil sis for her friend. Lil sis is Maid of honour and wanted to present the hen with something to record the fun and frolics of their hen weekend away.
This is what I designed and made for them.....................

The book is made from 2 pieces of A4 size mount board which I covered with some handmade paper in cream and gold (the wedding colours). I then made the primary focus an embroidered and beaded relief of their initials intertwined. I also added a button heart with a central blue one for something blue, an embossed gold heart and a cutaway heart with some lettered vellum behind. The pages were held together with book rings. The hen had a wonderful weekend and loved the book I am glad to say.
I am also counting the book as my March make a month .................

What have you been doing whilst enjoying the sunshine?


  1. Goodness you have been busy, and ooohhh lucky you to live close to such lovely places

  2. Sounds like you have as much going on near you as I do living so close to Birmingham. And and amazing amount of crafting going on.
    We enjoyed the sunshine with lunch by the canal last weekend.

  3. Wells is so lovely! I really enjoyed my afternoon wandering round with Jo, looking in little shops, exploring the market and seeing the Gardens. We even had ice-creams!

    The book looks gorgeous - clever you! I like the paper you used for the cover; then the collaged bit on top - super duper and fab!

  4. What a beautiful book, they will be thrilled with it!

  5. Sounds like some lovely projects you're involved with. The book is beautiful.

  6. Your momento book is stunning! I'm glad I found your cheerful sunny post today - it's a dull and dark Monday lunchtime now and a bit of cheer is very welcome


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