My daughter and her family (Miss E, Master R, Little Miss M and Mr.M) went on holiday last week. To welcome them home I made this little cameo, which is photographed in my hall before I took it to their house.
Joining Cathy for her worldwide garden party held every Monday over at Rambling in the Garden.
I used hebe, hazel, primrose, succulents and this flower spike from a laurel
A few empty snail shells were put in the corner as Little Miss M loves snails – when she was 2 she collected them and made houses for them.
In the early 1990s I worked at Dansel , a bespoke woodworking Gallery. If you are ever in Dorset it is well worth a visit. It was a wonderful place to work and very tempting. I am lucky enough to have a few pieces from those days. Each piece was signed by the maker. The mirror frame was made by Simon Teed.
If you would like me to pick a card for you, let me know in the comments.
The picture you can see in the mirror is a piece of felt I made at a workshop run by Di Pattinson a few years ago.
I can highly recommend her workshops.
The piece was immediately pinned to a canvas painted with acrylic paint mixed with sand and there it sits – I always intended to do more to it but now I think I like it as it is. I could fix the pins at the back with Sugru.The diamond weaving hanging below it was made for me by Miss E for my birthday. She knows my favourite colours! Orange and pink together always a winner!
Maybe, I could fix it on to the painting ……. hmmmm ….. ….
I’ll leave for a while….. I think I like it ….. what do you think?