Friday, 4 July 2014

Halfway through the year...

Doesn't time fly when you're having fun. Here we still have workmen clambering on our home. The roofing job is running over and the noise of the cement mixer outside our Studio is starting to interfere with our creative flow. Hopefully today is the last day they will be here, it will be lovely to finally have a smart roof and peace once again.

Roll on the weekend, but before we start winding down we need to have another...

.. Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds!

It's the letter 'H' this week so there's hares, hens, hearts and some beautiful Harris tweed to appreciate. Don't forget to take a look around all the featured shops, their shop url's are under their photo's.

  'H' is for...

Heavenly shade of Blue
H is for Hare - This wistful hare is painted onto mouth blown glass in the most beautiful shade of blue. Hang it in a window to catch the light, it's sure to brighten up any room. Lots more glass work back in Amy's Folksy Shop:

Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick, Chick Hen!
H is for Hen - this cute key ring is filled with lavender so it will not only keep your keys safe but scent your bag or pocket too! Lots more pretty hand sewing in Julie's Folksy Shop:

Every book should have a smart jacket
H is for Harris Tweed - this beautifully made book cover is made from the original Harris Tweed tartan in the shade of blue skies. This would turn any novel into a masterpiece of literature!
More covers for not just books but also tablets, Ipads and kindles in Shirley's Folksy Shop:

The colours of the garden - Heart shaped
H is for Heart - this jolly button brooch is titled 'Monet's Garden' and having had the joy of visiting those famous lily ponds with the wisteria festooned bridge we can see all the colours captured in this button collection. More buttons back at Jane's Folksy Shop:

Back in our Studio we have battled through all the disturbance with the help of Radio 4 being turned up an extra notch. Gary has created a print which will soon be seen in our farmyard section of linocut prints. My progress has been a little slower, still cutting out the second plate of my latest flower print. It has some very fine parts to it which need a good deal of concentration. Hopefully it will be ready to print at some point this weekend. 

One of our little grey donkeys trotted off to a new home this week, do hope it's near a beach.

Off to pastures new...

The garden calls..
... now the workmen are out of the back we can dig space for our raised beds. Gary built four more a couple of weekends ago, so the turf needs stripping, the holes need digging, then once the wooden frames have been fixed into the ground it will be out with the 'wild thyme' garden paint and a brush for a quick lick of paint. And then, at last, all the various beans, peas and squashes that are bursting out of their pots can stretch their roots and hopefully grow for us!

Enjoy your weekend.

'A weekend wasted isn't a wasted weekend.'

1 comment:

  1. Great finds. Love the hare and the donkey.
    Many thanks for including my Harris Tweed book cover.
    Also you have given me a new tag to use - book jacket - never thought of that before!