Wonderfully woodland ….

by Helen on September 10, 2013

Firstly, thank you so much to everyone who’s taken the time and trouble to enter my giveaway.  I am so loving reading all your wonderfully creative ideas – please keep them coming, you still have two more days to enter!  I’m delighted too that my little toadstools are proving so popular as I’ve decided to continue my woodland theme into the October issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine with my felt fox head …

Felt Fox Head

 Mounted on a 10″ embroidery hoop with some of my favourite Fox Hollow fabric – I don’t have much of this left now, but have loved using it.  This little fox is definitely a “keeper” though, and has already found a home on my bedroom wall.  Then there are my Forest Friends Display Pegs ….

Forest Friends

…. an unusual way to display all manner of cherished items whether these are childrens’ drawings, greetings cards, remnants of favourite fabrics – or anything you choose that can be pegged to a line.  Above you’ll spot two of Rosie’s childhood creations put away safely for many years by me … a lovely little mug mat with rows of running stitch – and a portrait of me(!) complete with elastic band hair!  

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Both the Felt Fox Head and Forest Friends display pegs will be in the October issue, along with my Winter’s Comfort Quilt (still quilting!) and the first of this year’s Christmas projects.  But before then I have chutneys to make!  Sitting in the summer house – it’s chillier now, but I’m making the most of the last warm days – every so often I hear a rustle and then THUMP! as another apple falls from one of my trees.  Daisy loves to play with them, but we are plagued by wasps and I’m afraid she’ll be stung.  So an afternoon of chutney-making before my friend Tom comes to take the rest away for his homemade cider.  And – as she’s not allowed the windfalls, Daisy decided that stealing some of my toy stuffing was the only way to go ….

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 Caught in the act!

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