This weekend I went to a craft centre. I found this wonderful antique Singer.
At the craft centre there was a falconry centre with these young barn owls.
Next week they will be able to fly.
I didn't take photo's of the adults or stay for the falconry show.
I feel very uncomfortable seeing birds in cages and well, birds of prey are so magnificent, I know it is wrong to keep them this way.
“A Robin Redbreast in a Cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage”
The ducks seemed happier, although they did have stiff competition for offerings of bread. Look in the water!
Some wonderful flowers.
I love the colours nature offers.
I liked the blown glass ball decorating the cane in the centre picture.
The flowers in the 3rd picture impressed me a lot.
They were easily 10ft tall!
Here is one of the studio-shops at the craft centre.
If you look through the window you will see the Bunsen style flame of the glass blower.
There were many studio's. Potters, hat makers, stained glass windows, photographers, jewelry makers, a chocolate delicatessen!
My favourite was the felt makers. Such treasures and delights.
I bought a felt needle.
I didn't get the opportunity to visit all of the studio's or take photo's of the occupants skills.
3 year olds tire easily and are much more amused by animals and flowers.
The following day I started on this rug. I used up all of my natural rare breed wool.
The beautiful soft greys and browns.
I spent the entire day felting, such hard work!
My daughter helped a lot.
She danced,jumped and stepped all over the rug.
We developed our own technique.
I bounced on my gym ball and Naomi bounced across the rug on her space hopper.
There is still much to do, alas I feel it must wait until the sun comes back out to play!
The design and colours of the rug were inspired by a recent post of one of the most generous bloggers I know. I will tell more when I have a completed project to show you :)