Saturday, October 20, 2007

Lilac and Lavender

I have had such a lovely day . A leisurely pot of my favorite tea this morning with a new pile of library books, and some freshly picked lilac to treat my senses.

One of the books that I have delved into today was Felt Wee Folk by Salley Mavor. This is a beautifully illustrated book giving exquisite and detailed instruction on making tiny fairy folk, using felt, wool, wooden beads and pipe cleaners. I am going to have a go at making one of these cute little dolls before I have to return the book.
Whilst browsing through the pictures of these wee folk I was reminded of the little fiddler I found in a craft shop in County Wicklow, Ireland. Here he is:

A wander through the garden to pick some lavender
Some family around to share lunch, and an afternoon with a baby to cuddle, a little crafting , music and some little ones giggling and playing nicely together ....(quite an unusual feat in itself).

Tamsin showed us how to weave our native flax. By the end of the afternoon this was turned into a small basket. A delicious pizza dinner and now three tired children all tucked up in bed to spend the night, with a Craft Fair to look forward to in the morning....who could ask for more.


caireen said...

what a nice post! v. satisfying cx

Alexander said...

Glad everything is going well (=
I wonder if the fair in the morning is the clifton terracer school gala ??
I used to love those crazy bikes you could ride. - make sure you take arlo on one !!

Hope everyhting is well



I Knit London said...

what a brilliant day! I hope the craft fair went well! Our Saturday was slightly different but I enjoyed it imensely.

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Sounds like a lovely day... bliss.