Sunday, 25 March 2012

Spring Has Sprung in my Garden.

Hi everyone Spring has now sprung in my Essex garden, so i thought i would take a few  photos of the beautiful flowers that have managed to survive the cold winter.

Spring to me is the best season. I love all the Spring flowers and bulbs that appear out of nowhere as if they have been put there by magic. The garden has been transformed from darkness to light with such wonderful colours to lighten up any ones heart. Hope you like the photos.


What pleasure it is to be able to go out into my garden on a lovely sunny day and take some photos of the simple, but precious things around us.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

My lovely Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day  to all you mums out there in Blogger Land.

 Hope you have all had a great day like i have.

Here are some of the goodies my family gave me.

These gifts were given to me by my son  Benjamin and his family.  Stephanie, my daughter in law chose the DVD. Under the Tuscan sun, I can't wait to see it. I also had some Sanctuary treatments to pamper myself with and some chocolates . I loveeeeee chocolates
Florence just had to get a look in. Here she is looking at a card of my two granddaughters Mia and Darcey. 

My daughter Rebecca gave me these beautiful roses. They are my favourite flowers

These gifts were given to me by Rebecca. Becky chose the Adele Cd's as she knows i like her music.

Becky also made me this lovely meal of salmon, mashed potato, asparagus, green beans and sprouting broccoli .It was delicious. This was her first meal she has ever cooked for me. How lovely is that...... 
This day made me feel very special by my lovely family.....

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Essex Daisy Brooch

Hi everyone during my patchwork class last week one of the girls showed us how to make a daisy brooch. I loved it so much i had to make one. So just in case some of you lovely bloggers would like to have a go here is how i made it.

I chose a light weight Laura Ashley fabric with a small design. The lighter weight of fabric the better.

                                         The finished  Essex Daisy Brooch

I cut out 13 circles approx 6cm or the size of the bottom of a jam jar.

                           To make the 12 petals i folded them into half, then quarter, then eighths.

To secure the petal I sewed each one separately.

I then threaded each one to form a circle. This part was a bit fiddly.

With the last circle I stitched round the outside, added a small circle of felt, then pulled it so make a Suffolk puff. I  then sewed it onto the from of the brooch. Next i cut out another circle of felt for the back and repeated it again. I then sewed on a safety pin to finish it off.

This is why i love blogging i think its so lovely to be able to share our art and craft ideas.