Saturday, 30 January 2010

Gone, all gone

All my bits for Crafthope have gone, and I was very happy with the outcome of Sunday's efforts with the japanese linen & red spots:

The colour combo was just right, good size, zip went in beautifully... a slightly different experience to the original combo.  Obviously the god of sewing wasn't keeping her eye on the original pouch.

I have a bag of disasters, in the small but perfectly formed room, where I keep everything I've started to make but which has gone horribly wrong - I don't know why I keep them, they don't teach me anything except to perhaps be more careful... 

Other items of note in the Golightly Garden - the flowering gum is:

They're just like aliens, aren't they, waiting to burst forth from their pods... but very beautiful.
And the Crepe Myrtle, also flowering but on its last legs - it's been so pretty this year:

I was trying to be a bit artistic here and get right into the flower with my digital macro lens, but it was windy and do you think I could get the wind to stop blowing when I wanted it to?  Obviously the god of wind wasn't paying attention when she should have been either.  That's my excuse for the blur.

And we have a visitor in the garden - who is very welcome, even though I'm not that keen on them per se, and I don't like them in the house, I love seeing them in the garden because their job is to eat mosquitos, which means the mossies don't eat me, and that's got to be good!

And yesterday was my friend Deb's birthday... she's had a torrid few months, lately, what with one thing and another, so I've pushed the boat out a bit for her birthday - but still in keeping with the handmade vow, I got her this:

RESERVED Black Spotted Urchin with White Interior, Medium, Porcelain

from the lovely DiTerra, in Minneapolis... and I didn't make her anything.  Is that good or bad?  Who knows!


  1. Hello, love the flowering gum, how beautiful, may well be an alien spying on us.


  2. i do love that japanese linen, and the spotty lining works so well! very very nice. one very pleased person will be receiving that i can imagine.

    where you do you buy your swivel clip hook thingies from? i've been trying to source some for some lanyards i'm making with not a lot of success so far... any direction would be greatly appreciated!

  3. Hi Megan
    I get my swivel hooks from, she made me a bulk order last time, which was great & shipping is very speedy!

    PS Glad you liked the japanese linen, I did too!


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