At last the sunshine has returned, and though I don’t think you could call it hot, certainly there’s a pleasant warmth in the air and so I’ve been able to take my work out to the summer house today. I’ve been finishing off another project for the July issue of the magazine – another trophy head – a Hare in a Hat!
Inspired by the lovely brown hares I see running and gambolling across the fields when I take Ben and Daisy to their favourite kennels. And of course the furry pair were outside with me this afternoon, “helping” in their own special way. Here’s a view of the summer house with my hare on the wall ready to have her picture taken ….
And it’s easy to spot Ben, snoozing gently on the warm slate paving. But where, I wondered, as I took this photo, is Daisy? Not far away was the answer – all tucked up in my favourite clematis and far too sleepy on this warm and drowsy afternoon to open her eyes, even just a little bit …
Naughty girl - she knows she’s not supposed to be in the flower beds! Perhaps she thought if she didn’t open her eyes I wouldn’t be able to see her?
If only our preparations could be completed as quickly as those of the little mouse wedding party …..
Who are all ready for their very special day. Our blushing mouse bride has a beautiful dress and pearl earrings whilst her groom sports a beautiful pink rose in his buttonhole. And we mustn’t forget their little bridesmaid, dressed in blue velvet with a lace skirt, who is taking her duties very seriously, holding up the bride’s sparkly veil.
Project in the June issue of the Bustle & Sew Magazine (out next week)
Busy busy busy and we’re nowhere near ready yet, just like this little bride to be!
Watch out for the mouse wedding party coming to the June Magazine. xx
This morning as I sat at my table sewing my new top, my eye was caught by a tiny movement in the corner of my workroom ….
Who could it be? No, not the French hens .. nor the lovebirds … But wait – I see – what is my little fox in a frock doing? Let’s look a little closer ….
She’s taught herself to embroider. What a clever fox! What beautiful neat work!
Especially as she only has felt paws! Well done Miss Fox. Her vintage bluebird pattern is from an old pattern sheet with half a dozen different bluebird designs and I’ll include it in the May magazine as well as the pattern for Miss Fox.