Postcard from Cornwall …

01/11/2012 § Leave a comment

We managed a brisk walk on the beach before the rain arrived this morning and I’ve taken so many photos of waves!  I love this place and our week is disappearing all too fast.

Hope you’re enjoying your week, wherever you are.

Postcard from Adaliza x

In the bag …

02/10/2011 § 17 Comments

I’ve been bag-making over the last few days …

Rust Shoulder Bag

Black Wool Shoulder bag

I designed and made some handbags earlier in the year and received lovely comments about them.  This time, I’ve designed a shoulder bag.   I move around a bit with my textile passions so, last week it was scarecrows and quilts and this week it’s bags!  I do like a bag that’s pretty on the inside too …

and must have pockets for phone, pens, notebooks etc etc etc etc!

I’ve been raiding my stash of wools and corduroys to make these – how I LOVE LOVE LOVE wools!

All my October calendar pictures are bringing out the homebird in me and I want to make the house warm & cosy, but all the windows are open and I’m in a summer skirt and no cardi!

I brought in an autumny handful of blooms this morning, just to remind me that it’s OCTOBER ALREADY – despite the thermometer telling me it’s June!

Kitchen table

Now there’s a tidy corner of the kitchen table!  The sale catalogue from yesterday, still fairly pristine, not well-thumbed like my usual auction catalogues.  No sooner had I brought them in than I had to take the flowers outside again ‘cos it wasn’t bright enough in the kitchen for a decent photo!

That’s more like it!

Love that vase – one of a pair found in a charity shop the other day for the princely sum of £4.50 – for the pair!!!

A quick catch up on weekend news – a bit of a disappointment yesterday.  The rural auction – a biannual event held in a field in the midst of Hampshire – was not what it used to be.  I haven’t been for a few years and when we drew up mid-morning, we found a surprisingly small crowd gathered around the auctioneer.  The lots were quite interesting and I took some photos that I’ll share later in the week.

My saddle came home again – thank goodness I put a reserve on it!  To tell the truth – I’m really pleased it’s back.  HF is slightly worried that a horse will appear – just the right size for the saddle (it’s usually the other way round, in my experience) – but never say never!

Off to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts – maybe a trip out in Dolly later.  “Dolly?” I hear you ask – well you’ll have to pop back to meet her too and no, she doesn’t have 4 legs!

Pop over to see what we’ve all be up to this week at Wendy’s blogspot and Handmade Monday.  A week of solid evening sewing awaits me – 2 fairs next weekend – Alton on Saturday and Blackmoor Apple Day on Sunday and undoubtedly some more bags.  I may not be around next Sunday night to post so …

enjoy it while it lasts, the sun’s still shining brightly here …

Adaliza x

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