A few pics of my latest makes!
Little pouches filled with lavender, some of which I collected from Mum's garden earlier in the summer....
Hang them in your wardrobe to scent your clothes or by your bed to aid your sleep.
A little peek into one of my cupboards where I keep a few of my favourite vintage finds....
and on the shelves of an old toy dresser a couple of things I bought at The Country Living Fair back in March; a porcelain cup and saucer imprinted with lace made by Amanda Mercer, and the cutest felt lamb made by Mary Kilvert, who had a stand opposite from me at the Fair and I just couldn't resist taking this little fellow home!
The delightful card with the bunny writing a letter is an illustration by Claire Fletcher, oh how I love her paintings!
Squeal! I have had these two old bears (Billy and Monty) for about two years now, and the folding bed for longer than that, but I have only just got round to making some bedding for the little dears!
A mattress made from some wadding and a bit of old blanket, some more old blanket for a coverlet and the centrepiece of a 19th Century English quilt for the top, plus a little pillow made from hand-dyed linen.
Billy and Monty will be coming with me to be sold at The Cotswold Vintage Fair next Saturday!
I also have this other little doll's bed for sale, which has an original hand-stitched quilt, circa 1890.
After five days of almost continuous rain the sun decided to come out this afternoon!!!!!, so I took a walk up to the top of Tregonning Hill.......
The path was so overgrown it was almost impassable in places.
Gorse and heather, bracken and bramble......
Dark peaty puddles, the mud sucking at my wellies.
Looking to the north west, with St. Ives in the distance......
From the top you can see the whole sweep of Penzance Bay with St. Michael's Mount and Mousehole, and to the south the satellite dishes of Goonhilly Earth Station on The Lizard.
Also on the top, an old quarry with the following sign:
This is what the Preaching Pit looks like today
As well as being steeped in Cornish mining heritage the area is also the site of the first discovery of china clay:
It is so calm and peaceful on Tregonning hill now; the only person I saw on my two hour walk was a guy on a mountain bike!
Hope the sun is shining for you too, wherever you are x