Friday, 15 August 2014

Super Moon...

The sight of the super moon illuminating the night sky this week took our breath away with it's luminosity.

Gary tried to capture it through the camera lens but it really deserved to be seen standing outside, looking up at the night sky and marveling at it's humbling beauty.

So Friday rolls around once again and it's
time for..

.. Fabulous Folksy Friday Finds!

This week it's the turn of the letter 'N' to provide us with our fabulous finds. The shops behind the items are all purveyors of lovely wares so do find time to drop by all the shops, their url's are under their photo's.

  'N' is for...

These would finish off any dinner table setting
N is for Napkins - these are found in Charlotte's pretty Folksy shop which is brimming over with jolly home wares. I have my eye on one of her fabric covered notebooks, it would make a great garden journal:

Pass me a butter knife!
N is for Nutella - such a fun plate, it would make that breakfast slice of toast extra special! Chloe has lots of decorated ceramics in her Folksy shop including some rather handsome pet bowls:

Tweet home for rent
N is for Nesting box - any birds looking for a new pad would surely feel very cosy in this stylish bird box. And a brilliant shop name from Pete and Phill - 'Skiprat Creations' - turns one person's junk into another person's treasure!

A necklace with tooty fruity zing!
N is for Necklace - such fruity, tropical coloured buttons decorate this fun summery necklace. Lynn has buttony necklaces in a kaleidoscope of colours to suit every season back in her Folksy shop:

Back here the garden harvest is in full swing with the tomato glut fast approaching. Have been pouring over recipe books for courgette recipes, more on these coming up in Monday's blog post.

In the Studio we have spent a couple of days printing so we are slowly disappearing under a mountain of prints pegged up to dry!  Gary still has at least 3 more colour plates to cut for his new landscape, it is looking beautiful even at this stage in it's development.
My two very different landscape prints are now ready for photographing so will hopefully be appearing online very soon. And Gary has found time to complete the dog breed requested last week, a friendly faced Pembroke Corgi. He's nosing his way into our shops this weekend.

Hot Dog - hot off the press!

We lost a bright light in the world of comedy this week with the sad passing of Robin Williams. We both loved his madness and remember as kids being entertained by him in the TV show 'Mork and Mindy'. We did once catch a glimpse of him sitting in the back of the US Postal team car following Lance Armstrong in the Tour de France.

Hope he has found his peace.

'You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it'.
Robin Williams.

Nanu, Nanu.


  1. So pleased you mentioned the Super Moon. I have not been sleeping well this week. I thought they had not turned out the street lights on Monday. Walked to the back of the house, and Moon Shadows seemed as strong as Day Shadows. The moon was really huge, I had not realised that it was a Super Moon.

  2. Yes, the Robin Williams thing has saddened so many of us -- there has been much in the news on depression in its wake -- the good thing, I think, that his death left -- even more so than the magic moments his brilliant comedy gave us.

    We, too, enjoyed that fabulous moon -- and you're right -- no matter how good the photo, you had to be there!

  3. Another lovely collection of folksy finds! Yes, the 'Super Moon' kept us awake one night, too: a beautiful sight, though :)