Monday, 26 August 2013

Butterfly Invasion

The weather was delightfully warm yesterday and around 6pm we were sitting next to the house supping tea, when we realised there were loads of butterflies warming themselves on our house wall in the early evening sunshine. It was such a beautiful treat to watch them flit and rest like little painted decorations. They were mostly peacock butterflies.

They remind me of a dear friend who used to love to visit and see the butterflies on our buddlia. I painted her this necklace one year.

Friday, 23 August 2013

Have a berry nice weekend!

I picked all the redcurrants the other day. What an amazing crop we got from just one bush. There was a bucket load by the time I had finished. It took me ages to strip them off their little bunches using a fork. Redcurrants are amazingly gorgeous and lush to look at. Like bunches of little ruby jewels. I want a necklace made out of them!
They are now bagged and stashed in my mums freezer, in the hope that she will turn them into jelly!!

In other news,  Tonic Studios will be on Create and Craft TV on Sunday with lots of very gorgeous goodies being offered in their 30k giveaway. Here's a card I made with some of those pretties. (I made the little feathers with washi tape)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013


I can't believe how quickly the school holidays have gone past. Much too fast!
Here in the Highlands everyone is back to school today. The house is so quiet, and I have so many things to catch up with I hardly know where to start first. I did head upstairs to my craft room this morning to play with my Tonic Studios goodies and rustle up a quick card though. I haven't had the time to do that for a good long while. It's already looking like something exploded up there and I only made one card !

My next task is picking the redcurrants and blackcurrants before they go past their best. I am trying to motivate myself to do this right now!

We have a friendly neighbourhood pussycat who visits us often for a little saucer of milk. The other night I went out to see if there was anyone there, and there was. Not the cuddly visitor I was expecting though!

Slug of milk anyone?

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Just zooming past...

The summer holidays have been zooming past way too quickly for my liking. Not enough time to do all the things we wanted to get done. Not enough days chilling at the beach either. The above jellyfish was seen on one such rare day.
Apart from that, we are still trying to sell our home. We have a viewer tomorrow.
I managed a couple of quick crafts using some of Tonic Studios lovely new dies, but apart from that I have hardly had time to be in my craft room.
This was a 50 pence candle from Morrisons , embellished with one of Tonic's new dies.
This started life as a very cheap notebook from Tescos.

Well...must dash. Visitors just arrived.