Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Crochet Bunting and a new Woodland Keeper *~*



Since taking down the Christmas decorations I have thought how bare the fireplace looked...



so I made a spring Hare from a grey linen fabric...




I looked through my wool stash and thought I would try and crochet something ...


And this is what I made a crochet garland of bunting...


 Beechnut is sitting next to the old books.. so now it looks much more like home....




Then I made a new little Woodland Keeper friend, she is  full of fun..


and mischief...




Meet " Wild Cherry" she tells the woodland birds and animals where to find the berries and nuts but sometimes she hides them!!

Thursday, 21 February 2013

A New Woodland Keeper***

I have spent my last  few days looking after my youngest son (post op spoiling) sewing on my trustee sewing machine" Cecily" and baking..my kind of perfect day...

Nothing fancy just a good old fashioned " Vicky" sponge...


Then I thought I would make another "Woodland Keeper"...





I decided she should wear blue floral's...




She is a special friend of the woodland birds....



She has a tiny note book in her raffia bag...


Woollen braids....






Meet  "Periwinkle" ...I shall be popping her in my Etsy shop later
Thea x


Monday, 18 February 2013

The Woodland Keepers*~*

When I was a little girl back in 60s ( yes an age ago)  I was given a rag doll by my Auntie Phyllis. Now Auntie P was a typical 60s "girl" she lived in lovely world ..painting still life ..growing strange plants in her lean-to greenhouse ..riding about on her bicycle whilst wearing her leather thong sandals and always had flowers in her hair, she also had a strange smell about her a bit of joss sticks mixed in with patchouli oil.


Well, back to the doll..she had a pretty floral dress brown wool hair and buttons for eyes, very homemade..
but I thought she was perfect... I named her Beechnut





Living in Kent I spent most of my days playing outside..and the best times were in our local woods.
I loved everything  about the woods the smells, watching out for squirrels, listening to the birds singing out sweet songs collecting acorns,pressing leaves.........

And of course I always had hold of my new doll Beechnut

I used to imagine how she lived in the trees and sat talking to the birds...She became a little tatty and grubby but I loved her...
Then one day after a day of woodland magic I arrived home, had tea and a bath, then I looked for Beechnut ..I had left her in the woods!




My Mother was not particularly interested as she did not care much for Auntie Phyllis and her ways and just said we will look for her next time we visit the woods...
I was so upset..the next day I went straight to Auntie P's house she lived at No1, we lived No9.



Auntie P put on her sandals took my hand and we walked up the lane to the woods...we looked everywhere but she had gone..She will be with her friends Auntie P explained she will be busy looking after the woods..a Woodland keeper ?

I never forgot Beechnut and still thought I might find her but alas I never did..Auntie P said she would make me another but that never happened ...So now I have the chance to make my own..



She is sitting in my woodland garden and thinking of new friends to help her look after the plants and trees.. a little circle of friends ..the Woodland keepers





I dedicate this post to my inspiring Auntie Phyl who always wore a smile and had a twinkle in her eye , she taught me more than she will ever know

Thea x ...(Thank you all for your kind wishes and words on my Etsy shop)




Saturday, 16 February 2013

The Sun Shone and My Shop Opened +~+

The sun shone all day here in the Moorlands, it was so lovely to see him....

And at last I have had time to open my Etsy shop...I have lots of ideas going around my head on what to make ...


At the top of my lane is a large rocky outcrop, weathered boulders appear out of the moorland moss and grasses, and in the warm summer evenings if you tread softly you can watch the rabbits play, this gave me the inspiration to create the Rabbit Sisters

 Aster.. a friend for life.. she has already hopped away to a lovely new home..

Petunia...such a sweet soul...she is nearly ready to list....


And Viola..she is a little bossy but lovable...



 Six 1950/60s pretty saucers

I also plan to add a few vintage finds from time to time..




And of course a few Tilda style dolls.

And then there are the Woodland Keeper's, a magic little ring of friends... coming soon!

Thank you all so much for your words and support...My Etsy shop can be found top right of my blog.. love Thea xx


Thursday, 14 February 2013

My Little Valentine..*~*



When your man has been away on business and he arrives home with roses on Valentines day...



What can a girl do..,, lay the table.... pour an aperitif..


 The music is playing..


The wine is poured..


The table is laid.. as Fin cooks me a lovely meal..



A toast to my lovely Fin who has let me be who I am.. and let me be me.. Thank you xx

Happy Valentine's xx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Celebrating My 1st Anniversary ...

I cannot tell you all how much I have enjoyed my journey in the world of blogging
I started it after being so inspired by reading some wonderful posts written by some truly talented people...
So a year ago I started my own online diary..and I was so surprised when friends started to join my little world...
I so enjoy reading all your blogs , it is such a joy to be in touch with like minded people..


I have had so much"on my plate" lately that my plans to start an Etsy shop and my planned giveaway have been delayed..but they are coming soon!


So in the mean time I have been sewing a few friends to help me celebrate...

Thank you all for a very special year I have spent with you all !!  Thea xxx