My goodness its been a long while since I blogged! I got took to task over my lack of posts by my lovely aunty last week lol (in a nice way) - sorry Aunty M :)
SO.. what have I been upto? Lots of felting.. I have been making cobweb & featherweight wraps:
|Looks solid on the model.. but against the light you can see its quite fine|
I've felted a nice bright mat.. could be either a table runner or hearth rug really. This was meant as a sample piece - trying out fibres for a rug. The planned rug was to be so HUGE and thick though it would take me forever and a day just to prepare the fibre.. let alone lay it out and felt it! I'm very happy with the little mat though :)
I'm not going to do a great big monster post as my first one back, so I shall show you some other makes next time.
This week I have been experimenting with an eco dye project.. in between watching the Olympics on TV (did anyone else find the beginning of the opening ceremony weird?!) and COOKING! I recently added 3 new cookbooks to my bookshelf; Soups, a Mediterranean cookbook and Rivercottage Veg Everyday.. so many mouthwatering recipes to try out! This evening we shall be having vegetable tagine with summer couscous :) Followed by banana and blueberry (from the garden) muffins baked this morning. An odd mixture maybe - but I think we shall enjoy it :)
We have also FINALLY got some summer weather - which is so lovely it's not been as nice this week as it was over the last couple weeks though.. hope that's not all we are getting! I had a few lovely days gardening in the lovely sunshine.. mind you the blisteringly hot day that I decided to set up an irrigation system for my fruit and veg pots ended up being hard work! And I still haven't got the whole lot dripping nicely! :( oh well.. it'll be better than nothing when we go away.
Anyway.. promise to be back soon