Saturday 18 October 2014

Destash! Vintage fabric for sale

I'm having a bit of a sort out of my fabric cupboard(s).

I've put a few pieces for sale over on ebay.

This is an ongoing destash project, so keep your eyes peeled for more listings from me.

Any questions, give me a shout!

vintage cabbage rose fabric in olive green, cornflower blue & yellow 60s 70s

vintage retro floral print fabric cobalt blue, green and pink 60s 70s 80" long

vintage spirograph graphic print fabric yellow brown 60s 70s 68" long

Monday 13 October 2014

Dr Seuss vintage fabric embroidered wall art

Dr Seuss hand embroidered vintage fabric canvas wall art
Recently, I've been working on a number of hand-sewn pieces featuring quotes I love.
This piece features the Dr Seuss quote:
“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.”
We love Dr Seuss in this house. His books are inspirational to children and adults alike.
One of our absolute favourites to read together is 'Oh the Places You'll Go'.
It's great for inspiring children and teaching them about both the ups and downs that life can throw at you...
"Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act. Just never forget to be dexterous and deft. And never mix up your right foot with your left.
And will you succeed? Yes! You will, indeed! (98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)
So... be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea, you're off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way!"

Dr Seuss vintage fabric canvas wall art embroidery
you're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child dr seuss

Friday 3 October 2014

Breathless at Brent Knoll

One of the upsides of moving back to my home town is that I can take my daughter to all the places I enjoyed going to as a child.

One of those places is Brent Knoll on the Somerset Levels. It is quite a unique hill. Anyone travelling on the M5 to Devon and Cornwall may have spotted it as they pass Weston-super-Mare and travel further into the South West. It looms up out of a landscape which is predominantly flat (well, they aren't called the levels for nothing). It is 449 ft above sea level and once you've got to the top, there are 360 degree views all around you.

It's no wonder you find the remains of a hill fort up there, you could see your enemy approaching from all directions. For many years it has been used as a vantage point. Bronze age, Iron age and Roman troops have used Brent Knoll as a safe place to keep an eye on the surrounding land.

These days it is one of the best places to see jaw-dropping views of the beautiful countryside and coastline we're lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

From the top you can see the coast of South Wales, the hills of Exmoor, the edge of the Quantocks, the Mendip hills, Cheddar Gorge and far off in the distance, Glastonbury Tor.

But before you get to see these views, you have to put in some leg work.

I haven't been to Brent Knoll since I was a child and I'd forgotten how steep it was. My heart sank when we got to the foot of the hill. I thought my daughter would complain all the way up. How wrong I was. She stormed on ahead of my husband and I. She was completely caught up in the task of getting to the top.

There's nothing like a climb up a steep hill to make you feel unfit. Whilst my daughter took the climb in her stride, we were puffing and panting up the path behind her. I felt like my heart was going to burst out my chest at one point.

But once you get to the top, you are completely rewarded for your efforts.

My daughter stood at the edge with her arms flung out on either side of her and shouted "this is amazing!"

And who can argue with that?

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


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