Beth – crafter, fibre artist- married to Christopher a PI
Janie – seamstress, quilter- married to Gabriel a mathematician
Philip – Local historian, single
Miles – Deals in antiques lives with his retired father
Suzanne – Baker widowed
Anthony – artist recently divorced
Peter – runs the village pub The Golden Lion
Harry & Geraldine run the small post office & village store
When Beth moved to the village little did she know she was entering such a thriving artistic community, and all settled around the village green!
Beth & Christopher’s cottage was a renovation project and as such the couple decided now was a good time for Beth to leave the chaotic world of catering behind have 6 months reprieve so she could take on the majority of the work returning each room back to its bare bones of brickwork.
Within days of Beth moving into her quaint ( yet only just inhabitable) cottage a leaflet was pushed her letterbox announcing the local village garden party was being held at the village hall and it’s enclosed grounds 2 weeks hence.
Beth scribbled the date on her calendar,
When the Saturday of the garden party arrived Beth & Christopher planned to take the afternoon off from turning their abode into what resembled ruins and join in the festivities.
As the sun peeped through the cottage windows Beth became aware of a ruckus outside – raised voices shouting for the landlord next door to wake up and help, it turned out when the chairman had opened the village hall to begin preparations for the day’s events he noticed water cascading through the hall roof putting the hall out of order,
hastily gazebo’s were erected on the village green, all the stall holders moved lock stock and barrel from the hall gardens out onto the green, Peter opened up the pub kitchens where the ‘Village Ladies’ gathered to make sandwiches, Suzanne but a distress call out for scones to mass produced, she had already made muffins, cupcakes and all manner of sweet delicacies as her contribution to the cream tea which was arranged for 3 pm …and this is where Beth entered the fray ….
I have a ‘Thing’ for buttons – there I’ve said it out loud,
Have I got the right button for my latest project …NO!!!!!! I don’t know if you or a friend of a friend can help me – but I’m looking to buy 2 x 25mm & 2 x 38mm heart decorated wooden buttons, either by pyrography or painted, I need them all to be different, I’ve put a post on FB and contacted a couple of folks on Etsy.. so I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can find what I’m looking for
Now for something completely different, if you are a certain age you might be able to cast your mind far enough back to remember a certain cult film The Blues Brothers now this week I have got to spend time with the REAL BLUES BROTHERS * squeal* I know little ol’ me with the Blues Brothers I did manage to take a couple of sneaky pictures of the famous duo
So if you know anyone who can custom make me some buttons don’t be shy send them my way
Thank You x
I know this may be a little early to mention the Christmas word, but this year all my gifts are to be hand crafted, so I need to start now !!
I have down loaded the first pattern (all 41 pages of it !!) and am raring to go, OK let me re-phrase that, I’m a little apprehensive as the first project has 58 motifs and I actually need to learn how to do an African flower pentagon, heptagon, triangle, octagon and square yet, so all I can say is ….it may be a long old haul, don’t wait up, and for all my blogging companions I’ll sign off with this message …
OK so I’m sat at home and crafty thoughts are drifting through my mind, only trouble is I have no idea how to go about what I’m trying to achieve, so please if you have any advice I’m all ears
I’d really like to have a go at stamping a few gift tags, postcards, fabric and anything else I can get my hands on BUT it’s a minefield which is better blocked stamps, clings, clear???? and what other basic equipment do I need ? how easy/difficult is it ?
By now you realise I’m beyond dumb about this craft, are there any super books,blogs and tutorials that you can recommend, yes I’ve look on the web but came away even more confused
Thank you in advance, and I apologise for my ignorance 😀
If you could help me out with your opinion I’d be grateful….I’m either going through a phase or I’ve developed a problem. Firstly I seem to have contracted OCD Obsessive Crochet Disorder, which in itself is fine, the phase / problem is variegated wool
It seems ever since the untimely passing of Old Dog and as new pup hasn’t been born yet, I’m not taking my usual stroll around the local countryside, so I’m using yarn as a substitute for the colours of nature, when I look at variegated yarn it’s as though I’m seeing an abstract painting
Three things may come of this issue I’ll outgrow it, when new pup has arrived and my daily walks resume I’ll move on or …..a new career as an art critic awaits
Yeah another ta da moment, if you remember as I embark on my voyage into crochet I set to on a blooming flower cushion, tutorial closely poured over courtesy of Attic24 well I’ve only gone and done it, so now not only can I do a basic granny square I can go round in a circle as well…..Bonus 🙂
I’m really pleased with the back to boot
Was it as difficult as I first envisaged no, thank goodness. Now my little corner in the crafting den looks warm and inviting, during the grey winter I’ll always have a little summer reminder.