I'll start with the ATCs I received in Kimberly's recent TEA IN THE GARDEN swap. They are all so beautiful! And Kimberly, being the wonderful hostess she is, sent the sweetest little party gift with the swap -
And here are the splendid ATCs I received back in the swap -
This one came in its own fabulous fabric envelope with teabag! -
Isn't this one just gorgeous? -
And how about this little beauty? -
All photographed against Vicki's stunning new nest.
A little while ago, a charity shop in a town not too far away, had a huge box of all kinds of yarns for sale. I suppose it was older stock which the local wool shop wanted to get rid of. It was such fun rummaging through the massive box and pulling out lovely yarns.
I started with neutral colours, thinking they would make a gorgeous knitted patchwork blanket -
Then I thought, what the heck, there are so many lovely colours in there, why ignore them? So I came away with some rather brighter yarns as well -
Great for adding a bit of colour to collages and tags etc.
And talking of tags, all that colour must have had an influence on my crafting brain, lol, because when I went to the craftavan to make some customer tags, they had coloured bits on them as well and not a piece of white lace in sight -
I had a 100 year old colourful map of Paris which was completely tattered, so I used little scraps of that on the tags -
And to finish off, some photos for the BATH prompt over at the OUR BEAUTIFUL WORLD blog, a big old zinc bath tub behind the cottage, where the rain running of the workshop roof collects. Until my son and husband took down two of the three huuuuuuuuge pine trees, it was also overhung by them and therefore not only collected water, but also all kinds of debris from the trees, like pinecones, moss, twigs. They have taken on a fabulous rust colour and even though I have often wanted to empty it all out and clean it up, I just can't bring myself to do it, because it all looks so fascinating under the clear water -