Saturday, 4 December 2010

Fabric, birds, fun!

One of the things I love about going West, young woman, is the prospect of new and interesting fabric shops... and Textile Traders didn't disappoint!

These are my finds:

All nice 100% cottons, and perfect for the Christmas tree decorations I'm making for some people I can't actually name at this moment in case they're reading this...
I made a couple of things too:

A6 size journal covers - these take about 30 minutes to make and when I come back from the Golden West, Gentle Readers, I will do a tutorial because they were fun to make, and very easy.

I also got some bird watching in:

This is a Bronzewing pigeon, native to WA, having a mid-morning drink at the birdbath...
and watching for sudden movement - 

And this is a wattlebird, so called because they have 'wattles' on their necks, rather than loving or living in wattles...

And we had some fun with the kookaburras:

And tomorrow we come home, so more on Monday.  Ciao!


  1. That pigeon is stunning! It kind of reminds me of an European wood pigeon, but all blinged out.

  2. Thank you for your kind words - they are very beautiful, the flashes of colour I got are a bit pale by comparison to their real glory - see here:

    PS Love your pics in flickr!!!


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